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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.

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.

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 ...

West High School teacher is 'One Classroom at a Time' winner  Bakersfield Now

The One Classroom at a Time program has been awarding grants since 2006.This month the winner is Jose Santos, a Spanish teacher at West High School.

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.

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 ...

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.

WATCH: Benjamin Raymond, entrepreneur, author and speaker, speak to West High students  The Bakersfield Californian

Entrepreneur, author, mentor, talk show host and comedian Ben Raymond spoke at the West High School auditorium on growing up without guidance and ...

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.

Ten to be inducted into West High Hall of Fame  The Bakersfield Californian

West High School has announced eight men and two women will be inducted into its Hall of Fame on March 18 at the Marriott Hotel on Truxtun Avenue.

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 ...

Foster teens and continuation school students a rapt audience for poor kid turned millionaire  The Bakersfield Californian

Benjamin Raymond wanted to see whether the teens listening to his inspirational talk were truly his target audience — whether they were anything like him.

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: 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.

Kern High School District offering free summer meals  KERO 23ABC News

With summer right around the corner, the Kern High School District is offering free meals to students to keep them fed while school is out. Anyone age 18 or ...

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 ...

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

Shafter High School graduated approximately 340 students on Wednesday at the Shafter High School football stadium. School spirit for the Shafter High ...

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 ...

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 ...

Students show off their knowledge of the past at Kern County History Day  The Bakersfield Californian

More than 200 Kern County students who have been researching since the beginning of the school year competed Saturday at the 35th annual Kern County ...

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 ...

Headlined by Abshire, locals shine in D-II Central Section swim championships  The Bakersfield Californian

There's no debate that Abigail Abshire is one of the area's elite swimmers.

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.

Bakersfield College graduates biggest class in its history  The Bakersfield Californian

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

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 native proudly serving on the high seas  The Bakersfield Californian

SAN DIEGO – A Bakersfield native and 2016 West High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which ...

Where will Bakersfield native D.J. Reed get selected in 2018 NFL Draft?  The Bakersfield Californian

D.J. Reed's possible selection in this week's NFL Draft is no small feat, particularly when considering his company.

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.

Guide to 2018 California High School Section Meets  SwimSwam

Miranda Heckman, pictured above, won the 200 free and 500 free at the 2017 CIF State Championships.

Man in critical condition after shooting in Southwest Bakersfield  KGET 17

Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a shooting that left the victim in critical condition.

Macias takes charge  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — There's a new man at the helm of athletics for Hanford West High School and his name is Angelo Macias.

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.

Aide arrested on suspicion of having sex with teenage boy  The Bakersfield Californian

A Kern High School District instructional aide was arrested Thursday on suspicion of having sex with a 16-year-old boy who attended classes at a continuation ...

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.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Dispatcher's call volume has increased over the years  The Bakersfield Californian

Noel Haggard and his younger brother, Ben, are headlining the Haggard Boxcar Festival, an event honoring their father, Merle Haggard, and the Bakersfield ...

Residents displaced after apartment fire in southwest Bakersfield  Bakersfield Now

A Bakersfield family living in an apartment complex near Valhalla Drive and Belle Terrace is out of their home Friday after an apartment fire.It happened just ...

Meet the candidates running for 2nd district supervisor  KGET 17

The candidates running for the second supervisorial district shared their visions for the district Monday. Incumbent Zach Scrivner is challenged by Michael Biglay ...

East/West All-Star game showcases top talent  Hanford Sentinel

Some of the best baseball players from Tulare, Kings and Kerns counties will take the field today in the 58th Annual East/West High School All-Star Baseball ...

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 ...

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, ...

New Bakersfield Christian girls tennis coach brings experience, expertise to court  The Bakersfield Californian

When Mike Noel replaced Frank Thiessen as Bakersfield Christian girls tennis coach prior to this season, he was taking over for a local legend.

Inspire California to host second college prep program  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — After two successful runs, Inspire California will host its second annual summer college prep program next week.

NASCAR driver receives her high school diploma at track minutes before race starts  For The Win

Hailie Deegan graduated from high school at Sonoma Raceway.

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' ...

Hanford FFA ag farm grand opening  Hanford Sentinel

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

Three schools in Kern High School District experiencing student threats, fights  23ABC News

The Kern High School District is looking in to three schools that experienced student issues over the past couple days.

Clovis West freshman arrested for online threat  KMPH Fox 26

Clovis Police arrested a 15-year-old Clovis West High School freshman early Friday morning, after officers say they traced an online threat to that student.

Early start has football coaches worried about practices in Central Valley heat  Visalia Times-Delta

Central Section high school football teams will be playing three games in sweltering August this season.

Former BC, Centennial star will be inducted into JUCO Hall of Fame  The Bakersfield Californian

Brandon Kurtz, a local Centennial High School and Bakersfield College standout, will be recognized as one of California's finest junior college athletes ever on ...

Mirelez brothers medal at California World Challenge | Patterson Irrigator Prep Sports  The Tracy Press

With the high school wrestling season roughly a month away, the 2017-18 Western Athletic Conference and CIF Sac-Joaquin Section champion Patterson High ...

Personality: There's no place like home, the Belle Rae  The Bakersfield Californian

The Belle Rae has been brewing since Shannon Hough and Michelle Meadows' days at West High School. But the Belle Rae is more than an event space that ...

Monache aiming for breakout season under coach Chris Frankland  Visalia Times-Delta

The Marauders claimed their first playoff victory last season in more than a decade.

Hanford hosts annual CMEA fest and all that jazz  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Over a dozen jazz bands gathered at Hanford High School Thursday for the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) jazz festival.

ROBERT PRICE: Hey, kids: Throw books. Or get mad here and now.  The Bakersfield Californian

Paloma Morales was here to support her son, she said. He wanted to come, so they came.

Guns, school bonds and scandal: The year in education  The Bakersfield Californian

Scandal, shock and sex rocked Kern County schools this year.

Friday Night Live Varsity High School Football - Week 8  KERO 23ABC News

23FNL has all your scores, highlights and top plays from Week 4 of high school football.

CESAREO GARASA: Steve Sharp shined a spotlight on others  The Bakersfield Californian

Steven Sharp wasn't one to crave the spotlight, or at least, not that much, but he definitely made it his life's work to see that others managed to get theirs.

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 ...

Knights send Vikings back to Bakersfield with loss  Santa Maria Times

The St. Joseph Knights closed their regular season with a wild 51-28 victory over West High School in a non-league football game Friday night at St. Joseph's ...

Advocates Call For More Openness In Wake Of High-Profile Valley Suicides  Valley Public Radio

Every year in America, around 42000 people kill themselves. Suicide is the second most common non-illness related cause of death, but prevention advocates.

High school football Week 1 in the Central Section  Fresno Bee

Coaches: Report scores to FOOTBALL. WEEK 1. Aug. 24. Dinuba 28, Mission Oak 0. Premium *content* for only $0.99. For the most ...

BPD investigating students' allegations of racial profiling, bogus arrests  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield Police Department officials have launched an administrative investigation into allegations two black college students have made in a video that they ...

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.

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 ...

Jesús Campos dances in Fresno on a Saturday night, competes at a chilly Boston Marathon on Monday  Vida en el Valle

Fresno High School teacher Jesús Campos lip-synced to the Mexican classic 'La Llorona' (The Crying Woman) while dressed as Mamá Imelda from the ...

FBI investigating case of two black students who claimed false arrest, police brutality by BPD  The Bakersfield Californian

The FBI is investigating a case involving two black college students who claimed last year that they were stopped by Bakersfield Police Department officers, ...

Selma boys basketball falls in D-III semifinal  Hanford Sentinel

It was a long ride back to Selma for the Selma boys basketball team after falling to the West High School Vikings (Bakersfield) 87-63 March 4 in the semifinals of.

Kern County educators celebrated at Teacher of Year event  The Bakersfield Californian

Casa Loma Elementary School kindergarten teacher Kristina Merrick and Mojave Elementary second and third grade teacher Lisa Massee were named Kern ...

Darin Parson talks being the new principal at Sierra Pacific  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Darin Parson, the new principal at Sierra Pacific High School, wants to build a culture of inclusivity.

Flash mob wedding at Liberty High School takes students, staff by surprise  The Bakersfield Californian

What started out as a joke turned serious last November for Liberty High School English teacher David Ziegler, 45, and his then-fiancee, Charlotte Fraze, 37.

Sports roundup: Who's still in the playoffs? | Local  Hanford Sentinel

OROSI — The 6-seed Golden Bears went on the road and upset 3-seed Orosi 28-14 in the first round of the CIF Central Section Division VI football playoffs on ...

Suit claims KHSD negligence as student suffers brain injury at pep rally  Bakersfield Now

A pep rally held in the Bakersfield High School gym was supposed to be for the purpose of raising school spirit for the Drillers football team. It was 2010 and BHS ...

Education Roundup: Compton Jr. High students share a scoop  The Bakersfield Californian

Every once in awhile, the journalism students at Compton Jr. High School scoop us, and when that happens, we're happy to share their stories. This week, they ...

MATT MUNOZ: Bakersfield remembers artist, prankster, music great  The Bakersfield Californian

Although local music icon Roy Lackey, aka Sonny California, died in Las Vegas last Friday, thoughts of him rippled through Bakersfield immediately.

McCarthy honors 36 students, teachers with merit awards  The Bakersfield Californian

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R–Bakersfield, honored 18 high school students with the 23rd Congressional District of California Merit Award ...

West HS junior fights for life after heart issue  KERO 23ABC News

When you are 16 going on 17, a severe heart issue might be one of the last things on your mind. But for West High School junior Sierra Gabbert, it became a ...

Student who suffered brain damage in pep rally attack while wearing a chicken costume is awarded $10.5 million  Los Angeles Times

Student was attacked wearing a chicken costume at pep rally, suffered brain damage. Now, he's awarded $10.5 million.

Iconic BHS water tower comes down | News  The Bakersfield Californian

For more than eight decades, Drillers have walked in the shadow of an iconic water tower many regard as an unofficial landmark. On Monday, construction ...

Warriors boys soccer gets back up  Tehachapi News

The Tehachapi Warrior boys soccer had a rough week plagued by injuries and illness.

Students show off arithmetic skills at Math Field Day  The Bakersfield Californian

Math isn't usually considered a fun and competitive activity, but the participants of Saturday's 45th annual Lee Webb Math Field Day at Cal State Bakersfield look ...

Ask TBC: Has the coroner's office really run out of room for bodies?  The Bakersfield Californian

Q: The Californian got a tip that the Kern County coroner's office had run out of room for bodies as a result of a spike in violent crime. So we.

Girls Swimmer of the Year: Continued growth huge for Skeggs  The Bakersfield Californian

Every time Ariane Skeggs jumps in the water at the start of a race, the only opponent she is focused on beating is the clock.

JV softball wins Centennial Tournament  Tehachapi News

The Tehachapi High School junior varsity softball team defeated Stockdale High School 6-3 to win the 20th Annual Centennial JV Softball Tournament at ...

The enduring legacy of the Civic Dance Center's 'Nutcracker'  The Bakersfield Californian

The holiday season is a time for miracles, anticipation and traditions. One holiday tradition that is an important part of the Bakersfield community is the Civic ...

Martinez sensational as Clovis West defeats Clovis  Fresno Bee

Adrian Martinez spun a pressure-packed stage into a simple game of catch Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Clovis West High School junior ...

Josh Boyd Is No Longer With Wyoming Football  KOWB

The Wyoming Cowboys lost some depth at the safety position Thursday with an announcement that a player was leaving the team.

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Jamal Walton Leads The Pack With Top All-Time 400m Mark  MileSplit

Last spring at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships, Jamal Walton ran one of the top marks ever by a high school athlete. Walton threw down a ...

With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road  The New York Times

Students fed up with gun violence hopped a bus to Tallahassee, Fla., and planned protests from coast to coast. Whether their activism would amount to anything ...

Golden West star Gonzalo Rodríguez battles another game away from football  Vida en el Valle

Gonzalo Rodríguez is more than an outstanding wide receiver and running back for a Golden West High School that ended a 12-3 season with a home loss in ...

Tulare Western rusher David Alcántar honored loved ones fighting cancer  Vida en el Valle

Tulare Western's leading rusher David Alcántar will wear the names of several loved ones on his sleeves when the Mustangs play in the Central Section ...

This year's Relay for Life has raised... | News  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield Relay for Life was expected to continue its streak of raising $1 million a year to help fight cancer, “amazing” given the recent hits to the local economy ...

New Hanford West principal wants 'better school experience'  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Students and staff at Hanford West High School will have a new leader this year. Darin Parson, previously the learning director at the school, will ...

Cross country competes at West  Tehachapi News

In their last SYL match until league finals in three weeks, THS cross country felt like they were competing on Friday the 13th instead of Wednesday the 18th.

Kern County Fire prepares to honor Brian Massey for duty-related death  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern County Fire Department is preparing to bury one of its own, Fire Chief Brian Marshall said Monday.

Vince Fong, longtime McCarthy aide, will seek Assembly seat  The Bakersfield Californian

Vince Fong, district director for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, announced Wednesday he will run for the 34th Assembly District seat, ending months of ...

BHS senior Pardo takes home Mayor's Trophy at annual PEAAK awards  The Bakersfield Californian

John Surface had gotten about halfway through his description of this year's Mayor's Trophy winner at this year's Kern High School District PEAAK Awards on ...

Guide to 2017 California High School Section Meets - with Links  SwimSwam

Eva Merrell of Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach will be among the stars at the various 2017 CIF section championships in two weekends.

Students from all over Valley learn leadership skills at Hanford West  Hanford Sentinel

HANFORD — Middle and high school students learned ways to increase their leadership skills during the annual Student Leadership Conference held at ...

Warriors take 56-12 loss to Bakersfield Christian during homecoming  Tehachapi News

For the first part of Friday night's homecoming game, the Tehachapi Warriors looked as strong as they have all season. Unfortunately, an inconsistent effort ...

Police on High Alert After Sept. 11 Threat Found in Bucks County School  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police officers are on hand after a threat referencing Sept. 11 was found written in a bathroom stall in a Pennsylvania school.

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