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Local News Officials: 'Lock-out' lifted at West High School 23ABC Digital Team 10:10 AM  KERO 23ABC News

On Wednesday, a lock-out took place at West High School on New Stine Road about two hours into its first day of school.



KHSD board approves new principals at BHS, West High School  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District board has named new principals at Bakersfield and West high schools.



West High counselor is first-ever Kern County recipient of prestigious award  The Bakersfield Californian

West High School counselor Meagan Holmes did not understand why she was kept out of an assembly Wednesday morning.



West High 'lockout' lifted after deputies arrest suspect nearby  KGET 17

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A lockout at West High School has been lifted after deputies arrested a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon ...



UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at West High, no gun found  The Bakersfield Californian

UPDATE: The Bakersfield Police Department said it has learned the report came from a student who thought he saw another student with a gun.



'West the best': Principal Terrie Bernardin bids farewell to 29-year career at West High School  The Bakersfield Californian

As West High School Principal Terrie Bernardin sat in her office Wednesday for one of the last times, she reminisced about a recent European trip.



Former West High School coach, Will Smith, Jr., dies at age 53  KGET 17

Students are mourning the death of Will Smith Jr. -- a former athlete and head coach at West High School.



New West High food-sharing program aims to reduce waste, food insecurity  The Bakersfield Californian

Trash bins in the West High School cafeteria have historically been the destination for students' uneaten food, but now the school is doing something to change ...



Vista West High helps students in need with Gator Pantry  The Bakersfield Californian

Most students leave school with an expanded knowledge and deeper understanding of the world around them. Many also go home with food items that will keep ...



Fourth person arrested in death of former West High student-athlete  KERO 23ABC News

A fourth person has been arrested in the death of a former West High School student-athlete.



Former West High student-athlete stabbed in Southwest Bakersfield  KERO 23ABC News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A former West High School student-athlete was stabbed during a fight in a parking lot in Southwest Bakersfield. According to BPD, on ...



KHSD announces death of Vista West High School student  KERO 23ABC News

The Kern High School District announced the death of a Vista West High School student on Monday.



Court documents: West High School student sexually assaulted on campus  The Bakersfield Californian

A West High School student was sexually assaulted on campus last month, according to court documents.



Smith remembered as former prep standout, all-around loving man  The Bakersfield Californian

It was Will Smith's heart that took him to new heights as an athlete.



Two KHSD principals set to retire this year  KGET 17

David Reese, principal at Bakersfield High School, and Terrie Bernardin, principal at West High School, will both retire at the end of the school year.



Thousands of KHSD students hit the books this summer  The Bakersfield Californian

Just because school is out for the regular academic year does not mean students are not hitting the books this summer.



Passing of the torch: New principals at Bakersfield, West ready for their dream job  The Bakersfield Californian

As two longstanding education leaders prepare to say their goodbyes and begin retirement, two new principals are ready to begin their journeys.



New high school principals appointed at BHS and West High School  KGET 17

Kern High School District approved two new principals set to take over for the incoming school year.



West High announces new members of its hall of fame  The Bakersfield Californian

West High School's Hall of Fame board has announced that nine people and three teams will be inducted into its Hall of Fame in March as members of its 2018.



Bright minds: Fourth annual Kern Solar Energy Academy teaches students more than just the sun's power  The Bakersfield Californian

Among the daily stresses high school students face, one of the most painful must surely be the sight of a low battery message on their phone.



Slew of high school graduations kick off Wednesday  The Bakersfield Californian

A slew of high school commencements will be transforming students into graduates beginning Wednesday.



ICYMI: See hundreds of high school graduation photos from across greater Bakersfield  The Bakersfield Californian

It's a grand time for celebration as high school seniors become graduates. Check out our extensive photo galleries — you may just find your friends and loved ...



Coaches grieve over 'protector' athlete killed in Feb. 2 stabbing  The Bakersfield Californian

Former West High School football player Aaran Porter has died, the Bakersfield Police Department announced Tuesday.



KHSD superintendent recognizes 118 top students  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District honored 118 students with the highest grade point average from the class of 2019 Thursday during the Superintendent's First In ...



New school year means some new changes at BCSD, KHSD  The Bakersfield Californian

The first day of school is Wednesday for several Kern County schools, and Bakersfield City School District and Kern High School District students might notice a ...



GRAPHIC VIDEO: A fight caught on camera near West High School is under investigation  KERO 23ABC News

A fight caught on camera near West High School on Tuesday is under investigation, Kern High School District officials said. The video obtained by 23ABC News ...



ROBERT PRICE: Once a Viking: These West grads won't forget the ones who'll follow  The Bakersfield Californian

This is the story of two high schools, separated only by time and local politics, and of how one reached across three decades to befriend the other.



Five fights in 72 hours at West High School  23ABC News

Cell phone video captures three of five fights on the West high campus in the last 72 hours.



Bakersfield teenager identified as body found in Polo Park  The Bakersfield Californian

The body of a Bakersfield teenager found in Polo Community Park on Saturday has been identified as Anthony Tyler Spence, 18, according to the Kern County ...



Thespians, athletes, scholars honored at annual PEAAK Awards  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District's annual PEAAK Awards were the hottest ticket in town Wednesday, giving some of Hollywood's most prestigious award shows a ...



KHSD forum highlights mixed results regarding student discipline  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District has made some significant strides in the past couple years when it comes to student discipline, but data shows there's plenty of ...



PHOTO GALLERY: North High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

North High school graduated 376 students on May 30 at Rabobank Arena. This was the first North High graduation ceremony to be held at the arena.



Local high schools to hold graduation ceremonies  KGET 17

Local high schoolers will begin the next phases of their lives when they graduate beginning this week. Seniors from Garces Memorial High School will be first ...



PHOTO GALLERY: Highland High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Highland High School graduated some 440 students on Thursday at Rabobank Theater in downtown Bakersfield. The theater was packed, the audience ...



PHOTO GALLERY: Ridgeview High School graduation 2019 | Multimedia  The Bakersfield Californian

Ridgeview High School graduated 623 students on Wednesday at the school's football field. It is one of the school's largest graduating classes, according to ...



PHOTO GALLERY: Liberty High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Liberty High School held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 on Thursday at its football stadium.



Community Voices: ‘I know how victims feel’: West High steps up to combat bullying  The Bakersfield Californian

West High School has a bullying problem. Walk around West High any school day and you can find somebody on campus who has been personally affected by ...



Ann Cierley made a career in education, had a passion for wine  The Bakersfield Californian

She was the kind of person who liked to see others do well.



PHOTO GALLERY: Shafter High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Shafter High School graduated 367 students on Wednesday at the school's football stadium. The students, families and teachers celebrated 91 years of "pride ...



Ridgeview High School announces new head football coach  KGET 17

A longtime football coach in the Kern High School District was just named Ridgeview High School's new head coach.



PHOTO GALLERY: Wasco High School graduation 2019 | Photo Galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Wasco High School graduated 335 students on Thursday at the high school's football stadium. Proud parents and family showed up in force and wearing their ...



Family grieves Bakersfield teen's death: 'They just left him there to die'  Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A young man who had just turned 18 was found dead at a northwest Bakersfield park. Anthony Spence, a student at Vista ...



JJ's Legacy teaches high school students power of the pink dot  The Bakersfield Californian

Ten years ago, Jeffrey Johns was in an automobile accident and died from a brain injury. After his passing, doctors came up to his parents, Lori Malkin and Tom ...



McCarthy to present Kern County students with 2019 Merit Award  The Bakersfield Californian

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will present Kern County students with the 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award at 4 p.m. Friday at the ...



Local trumpet player dies at 66  KGET 17

Last night Kern County lost a legendary trumpet player in the county where country is king. John Hollins, 66, died Monday night, he is best known as an ...



Top Bakersfield news: Slice of Italy vandalized two nights in a row; body found in park; more  Hoodline

Here's the most recent top news in Bakersfield; see what headlines are trending among local readers, with links to full articles.



Bakersfield Jamaican Restaurant Feeds People in Need  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

A Jamaican native, father of three, former track runner for Bakersfield College and now owner of Barrington's Kitchen , is Barrington Lewis.



Three schools on lockdown as BPD searches for possible robbery suspects  KERO 23ABC News

(UPDATE: September 20, 2018 11:11 a.m.) Four suspects have been detained for a store robber that lead to three schools being placed on lockdown.



Grider steps down as East football coach  The Bakersfield Californian

After just one season as the head football coach at East, Chad Grider has announced his resignation on Thursday.



Bakersfield, McFarland instructors selected as Kern County Teachers of the Year  The Bakersfield Californian

Students from Juliet Thorner Elementary School and Browning Road STEAM Academy are going to have to buy several shiny red apples because teachers from ...



Centennial High School mock trial team wins local competition, heads to state  The Bakersfield Californian

Competing against 19 other local schools, Centennial High School's team won the 2019 Kern County Mock Trial Super Saturday event this weekend. The team ...



Community Voices: Hold the KHSD accountable  The Bakersfield Californian

It's been one year since the Kern High School District (KHSD) settled a historic lawsuit that showed KHSD disproportionately expelled and suspended ...



First day of school filled with excitement, nerves for Kern County students  The Bakersfield Californian

Whether students were heading to school for the first time or catching up with old friends after a few months apart, the excitement of a new school year was felt.



Arvin High crowned 'We the People' regional champions  The Bakersfield Californian

Arvin High School won Saturday's regional "We the People" Congressional Hearings competition and will go on to represent Kern County in the state ...



From Guam to Princeton: Foothill senior has eyes set on Ivy League after life's long journey  The Bakersfield Californian

Finding out whether or not one has been accepted to a university is a momentous occasion, especially if it is a "dream school."



BEST OF HALL OF FAME: Jim Burke Ford  The Bakersfield Californian

The heart of a community lies in the foundation set by organizations that inspires growth.



High school football: West relying on solid connections  The Bakersfield Californian

Josh Boyd has made his expectations pretty clear to his quarterback, telling junior Christopher Coleman repeatedly whom his leading receiver ought to be.



Sutton Tompkins saves Righetti's baseball season | Baseball  Santa Maria Times

Sutton Tompkins saved the day … and the Righetti Warriors' baseball season.



The Ku Klux Klan and Visalia: A legacy of racism that hasn't died  Visalia Times-Delta

In the late summer of 1931, more than 500 members of the Ku Klux Klan from throughout California descended on Visalia for the hate group's annual California ...



Prom season is here, and so is its guide  The Bakersfield Californian

Prom, an unforgettable night for many teens, is around the corner. Prom isn't just another school dance. It's considered a rite of passage for teenagers on the ...



Local high school graduations begin this week, continue through early June  The Bakersfield Californian

Expect plenty of tears, hugs and smiles on the part of both students and parents the next few weeks as high school graduations are celebrated throughout Kern ...



Women in Kern County: Raji Brar  KGET 17

"We are here to be in *service* to one another. We aren't here for just ourselves and actually in *service* we grow and we learn to become leaders," said Raji Brar, ...



Baseball: East, West ready for one more showdown  Foothills Sun Gazette

Strong pitching leads East team into All-Star Game on Saturday, June 15. @TheSunGazette. TULARE COUNTY – The 59th annual East-West High School ...



Ken Burdick: A man of many faces, many voices  The Bakersfield Californian

It's late into the evening and Ken Burdick is hunched over, cynical, gruff and miserly, the weight of the world on his shoulders. He's become cold and distant, ...



Kern High School District releases 2016 graduation schedule  Bakersfield Now

With graduation season approaching, the Kern High School District has released a commencement schedule.They are as follows:Arvin High School: Friday, ...



Prep notebook: Sun Prairie's Payton Addink makes college choice for volleyball; Madison Memorial baseball team earns national academic honor  Madison.com

The 6-foot-1 Addink, who's a junior-to-be, plans to attend Minnesota-Duluth.



'Pride is a moment of reflection': LGBTQ community members share their stories for Pride Month  The Bakersfield Californian

You never know who will walk through The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity's downtown doors during one of its commuter mixers.



Alissa Carlson’s Friday Forecast  KGET 17

Heating Up! Temperatures will heat up for the weekend in Kern County! Expect a ridge of high pressure to briefly build in, resulting in highs near 100 degrees.



LIST: Free summer meals for kids in Kern County  KGET 17

Several school districts are taking part in offering free meals to children when classes are not in session. Kern High School District The Kern High School District ...



2019 National Merit Scholarship List: California  Walnut Creek, CA Patch

2019 National Merit Scholarship List: California - Walnut Creek, CA - Here's the complete list of California students awarded $2500 scholarships.



KHSD students get hands-on experience in dental industry through ROC  KGET 17

Students in the Kern High School District have access to 30 different programs through the Regional Occupational Center that prepared them for a career in a ...



Kern High School District employee arrested for sex with 16-year-old student  KERO 23ABC News

On September14th, 2016, detectives with the Kern County Sheriff's Office Sexual Assault and Abuse Investigations Unit (SAAIU) began investigating allegations ...



Who did Kern High School District run through sensitive database? Administrator applying for promotions, DUI teacher, student who filed lawsuit, source says  The Bakersfield Californian

They include a woman who got into an altercation with a district employee during her drive to work one day.



Faith Bender Is One Of The Top Underclassman Throwers  MileSplit

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Bakersfield native crowd-funding dark comedic short 'All is Well'  The Bakersfield Californian

These days, if you're trying to do something you don't know how to do, you can ask the all-knowing Google. Maybe you'll find step-by-step directions on wikiHow ...



CSUB baseball mercy rules Northern Colorado to win series  The Bakersfield Californian

A lot of the players on the Cal State Bakersfield baseball team were “super frustrated,” according to first baseman Jesse Rowley.



PHOTO GALLERY: South High School graduation 2018 | Multimedia  The Bakersfield Californian

South High held its class of 2018 graduation in their stadium Wednesday evening. The South High class of 2018 had 448 seniors.



Celebrating high school graduates! Check out our online photo galleries  The Bakersfield Californian

Thousands of Kern County high school seniors are graduating this week. The Californian has been at these ceremonies to capture lots of special moments.



PHOTO GALLERY: Mira Monte High School graduation 2018 | Multimedia  The Bakersfield Californian

Mira Monte High School graduated 530 students on May 30 on the Mira Monte football field. The school's 10th graduating class was just short of last year's total ...



Clovis West Girls Defeats Clovis North by 1 Point at CIF Central Section  SwimSwam

The Clovis West girls took home the CIF Central Section title over Clovis North by a nail-bitter 1-point margin.



Carmen Cardiel Obituary - Bakersfield, CA | Bakersfield Californian  Legacy.com

CARMEN CARDIEL January 19, 1935 - May 26, 2019 Our mother, Carmen, was born to Antonio & Dionicia Dominguez in San Miguel, NM. She relocated to ...



Worth Noting in Education: CSUB opens new Student Advising and Success Center  The Bakersfield Californian

California State University, Bakersfield held a grand opening for its new Student Advising and Success Center building on Wednesday.



Bakersfield, Delano teachers take home Teacher of the Year awards  The Bakersfield Californian

Two Kern County teachers — one from Bakersfield and the other from Delano — have been chosen as winners of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools' ...



Boys Class-By-Class Nation-Leading No. 1s For The '19 Season  MileSplit

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California Grape Growers Award Scholarships  California Ag Today

California's table grape growers recently awarded scholarships to seven students in grape growing regions of the state. All recipients will be attending California ...



2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...



Liberty boys swimmer wins D-I section swim title  The Bakersfield Californian

FRESNO — The fist pump said it all. Liberty's Julio Alcantar was a sophomore in 2015 during the inaugural CIF State Swimming and Diving Championships.



Kassidy Lemminn and Colin Rabanal are Frontier swimming’s 1-2 punch  The Bakersfield Californian

Colin Rabanal and Kassidy Lemminn have certainly been cornerstone swimmers for Frontier High School over recent years.



Friends and family aren’t forgetting Sierra Gabbert  The Bakersfield Californian

Her West High School friends and teammates are hosting Sierra's Celebration, a fundraiser where all proceeds go to Sierra Gabbert's family for medical and ...



Community Voices: Big opportunities open to small businesses  The Bakersfield Californian

Small businesses have long been considered to be the engines that power the nation's economy. In Kern County, where you see many small businesses partner ...



Teen loses fight after heart issues  KERO 23ABC News

A sad update to a story 23ABC has been following for the past week.



Bakersfield High football to induct 2018 Hall of Fame class  The Bakersfield Californian

The 13th Annual Driller Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Thursday at the Bakersfield Marriott Hotel Ballroom.



Treading water: Pool shortage presents challenge for high schools  The Bakersfield Californian

Marc Urmston has his swimming teams show up in the cafeteria on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. for a practice that won't begin for another 90 minutes.



The Top 1,000 Returning Junior Boys In XC  MileSplit

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Hanford FFA ag farm grand opening | Local | hanfordsentinel.com  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Students, educators, elected officials and community members gathered Friday to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the new Hanford agricultural ...



Bakersfield College graduates biggest class in its history  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield College made history Friday night by graduating its largest class ever.



District found liable in pep rally beating case, could face millions in damages  The Bakersfield Californian

It took only an hour of deliberation for a Bakersfield jury to decide Monday that the Kern High School District acted negligently by allowing Bakersfield High ...



Community Voices: Continuation schools have a lot to offer students  The Bakersfield Californian

The Community Voices piece by Brik McDill regarding continuation schools and our environments promotes ridiculously wrong stereotypes of our schools and ...



How much did KHSD's chicken suit victim take home after legal fees?  The Bakersfield Californian

Mitch Carter, the former Bakersfield High School senior who infamously donned a chicken costume during a 2010 pep rally and then got pummeled by his ...



Bumgarner takes no-hit bid into sixth, Giants beat Phillies  KGET 17

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For much of this week, Madison Bumgarner spent extra time throwing on flat ground as he tried to get his feel back after a forgettable ...



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