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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.

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.

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.

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

A former West High School student-athlete was stabbed during a fight in a parking lot in Southwest Bakersfield.

West High announces 2019 Hall of Fame inductees  The Bakersfield Californian

The West High Hall of Fame committee has announced the inductees for 2019.

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.

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 ...

Fifth person arrested in death of former student athlete  KXLH Helena News

Click here for updates on this story. Bakersfield, CA (KERO ) — A fifth person has been arrested in the death of a former West High School student-athlete.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Central roars back to win second straight section football title  The Fresno Bee

Central High School beat Liberty-Bakersfield 58-34 Friday night, Nov. 23, 2018 for the Central Section Division I football championship and a berth in a CIF ...

Central Section high school football | Week 3 Playoffs  The Fresno Bee

Central Section high school football playoff scores. Divisions I-V semifinals. Division VI, 8-Man championships.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

The 2018 football season is here, and it's one that we’ve never seen before  The Bakersfield Californian

New coaches, new players in key places and a schedule shakeup with new section rivals taking form. The 2018 season will be like none that Kern County has ...

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.

What's new at your kid's school this year? Districts wrap up projects, hires for new year  The Bakersfield Californian

With most Bakersfield schools starting up in less than a month, districts are putting the finishing touches on construction and maintenance work and making ...

Central Section high school football championship scores  The Fresno Bee

Bakersfield Christian's Alex Wallace III, center, runs for yardage after intercepting a pass intended forSan Joaquin Memorial's Mac Dalena, left, in first quarter ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Girls, boys basketball teams head to playoffs  Tehachapi News

Despite a 52-41 loss in the regular-season finale that cost the Lady Warriors the outright South Yosemite League championship, Tehachapi was still awarded ...

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.

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, ...

Through it all, Bakersfield Christian football finds itself back in familiar spot — in Central Section title game  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield Christian football entered the 2018 season facing a litany of questions.

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.

Central High QB Trent Tompkins has a short answer for what drives him to excel  The Fresno Bee

Trent Tompkins leads the Central High football team into the Central Section Division I title game against Liberty-Bakersfield on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.

Black is the new black for fresh Bakersfield theater company  The Bakersfield Californian

Like any good parent, Jarred Clowes was happy to be actively involved in his daughter's early development. But now that she's in school, he's fostering another ...

Another slow start for Central High? No problem as the Grizzlies rally for a victory  The Fresno Bee

Central High is becoming accustomed to slow starts on the football field. It might not be best for its fans, but so far it seems to suit the undefeated Grizzlies.

Central Section rankings on line when Buchanan travels to Liberty-Bakersfield  The Fresno Bee

A look at where the Central Section football teams are in this week's The Bee's top 10 rankings.

Prep football semifinals feature plenty of rematches. Here’s your guide to Friday night  The Fresno Bee

A look at Friday's Central Section high school football games, including 10 division semifinals and Strathmore-Sierra Pacific and Fresno Christian-Mission Prep ...

Frazier Mountain High School student arrested after allegedly making threats against classmates  The Bakersfield Californian

A 15-year-old male student of Frazier Mountain High School was arrested after shooting threats had been made against students at the school, according to a ...

Local schools excel in state business competition, heading to nationals  The Bakersfield Californian

The Rabobank Convention Center has hosted many events over the years where businesses sell their wares. This week, there was one key difference — all the ...

High school notebook: Big day for Ridgeview boys cross country, Liberty moves up ladder in volleyball rankings  The Bakersfield Californian

By Trevor Horn. The Ridgeview boys cross country team took a big step toward a shot at the CIF State Division III championship next ...

First KHSD boundary change public forum takes place Thursday  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District will host its first of at least three public forums Thursday regarding proposed boundary changes at five schools in north Bakersfield.

Buchanan makes late-game FG. But so does Liberty, spoiling Division I final rematch  The Fresno Bee

Buchanan High lost 24-23 to Liberty-Bakesrfield as kicker Brayden Blevins nailed a 27-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the Central Section Division I ...

BCSD board considering limiting public comment time  The Bakersfield Californian

People looking to voice their concerns to the Bakersfield City School District Board of Education could soon face new limitations.

Worth Noting: Bakersfield resident wins half million at Eagle Mountain Casino  The Bakersfield Californian

A Bakersfield resident is starting off the new year a little richer.

Golden Valley sweeps SYL boys and girls wrestling titles  The Bakersfield Californian

The trophy case for the boys wrestling team at Golden Valley has been filling up more and more as each year passes.

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.

BCHS beats Indepedence, takes sole possession of first place in SYL boys basketball standings  The Bakersfield Californian

Kyle Shiloh still expects more out of his Bakersfield Christian boys basketball team. Then again, every coach would like improvement throughout the season.

NorCal prep football playoffs are set: rematch for Central, Valley matchup of unbeatens  The Fresno Bee

The Central High School football team will meet Folsom for the second straight year in the CIF Northern California Regionals. Tulare and San Joaquin Memorial ...

Coroner identifies man killed by forklift west of Mettler  KGET 17

The Kern County Coroner's Office identified a man who was crushed to death by a forklift Monday.

The Bee reveals Central Section preseason high school football Top 10  The Fresno Bee

The Central Section football season begins Aug. 17 with a number of games that include school's in The Bee's Top 10.

Bakersfield College volleyball rolls to another win, now 14-1 on season  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield College women's volleyball is now 14-1 on the season, following a 3-0 sweep (25-8, 25-13, 25-12) of West LA on Wednesday at the Gil Bishop ...

VIDEO: BHS holds off Garces  The Bakersfield Californian

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Man arrested for false active shooter claims at two Bakersfield hospitals  KGET 17

An arrest was made Wednesday in connection with two false reports of an active shooter at two different hospitals within the last four months in Bakersfield.

'I killed Dad': Son claims he fatally stabbed father to protect his mother and sisters, reports say  The Bakersfield Californian

In explaining why he repeatedly stabbed his father in mid-November, Timothy Nelson claimed he, his mother and sisters suffered years of abuse and he wanted ...

Buchanan’s big plays help Bears overwhelm Arroyo Grande  The Fresno Bee

Buchanan High School beat Arroyo Grande 48-17 Friday night, Nov. 9, 2018 in the Central Section Division I football playoff quarterfinals. Buchanan next plays ...

Tradition spurs Kennedy football's run of success  The Bakersfield Californian

DELANO — Growing up in Delano, Mario Millan knows the perception of the west side of town.

Memorial’s high-scoring offense shows how powerful Panthers can be against Mt. Whitney  The Fresno Bee

San Joaquin Memorial (12-0), averaging 49.3 points per game, scored a season-high in a 68-34 semifinal win over visiting Mt. Whitney to advance to the Central ...

Bakersfield College graduates biggest class in its history  The Bakersfield Californian

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

You can’t get any better matchup than this in Central Section high school football  The Fresno Bee

Central High School will host Buchanan in a Tri-RIver Athletic Conference football opener on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Also, a look at the County/Metro Athletic ...

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 ...

Cal Water issues boil water advisory after main break  The Bakersfield Californian

The California Water *Service* issued a boil water advisory to customers in the Summerlyn subdivision in Northwest Bakersfield on Friday night due to a main ...

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' ...

What Central High players are saying about rematch with Folsom for NorCal football title  The Fresno Bee

Central and Folsom highs will meet for the Northern California Division 1-AA championship on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at Deran Koligian Stadium.

New VA clinic coming to Bakersfield  KGET 17

The new state-of-the-art clinic will include services that veterans currently travel out of the county for.

Why a 28-point win wasn’t good enough for the defending Central Section football champs  The Fresno Bee

Central High School, top-ranked in The Fresno (CA) Bee's preseason Top 10 Central Section football rankings, beats Edison 35-7 on opening night Friday, Aug.

Reports: Standard Middle School teacher hit two students, regularly yelled and swore at class  The Bakersfield Californian

Shannon Robinson was upset with the math grades of her students at Standard Middle School.

Concerns raised over proposed bike path; some homeowners openly oppose city plans  The Bakersfield Californian

Leaders of a golf course have voiced concerns over a proposed bike path that would cut through its property, and several neighborhood residents have vocally ...

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 ...

Sierra Pacific girls hoops open with win over Huskies  Hanford Sentinel

The Sierra Pacific Golden Bears girls basketball team opened their season with a dominant 72-13 win over Hanford West High on Tuesday.

Madera, Bullard enjoy exciting finishes. Memorial overcomes Clovis East  The Fresno Bee

Central Section high school football Sept. 14 highlights. Madera beats Selma in double-overtime. Bullard beats Clovis West. Central, Liberty-Bakersfield roll.

Wednesday's fog should skip Bakersfield but rain is on its way Thursday and Saturday  The Bakersfield Californian

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for a portion of the San Joaquin Valley on Wednesday morning.

Funeral services for Dec. 7, 2018 | Funeral Notices  The Bakersfield Californian

SERVICES SCHEDULED. Dolores “Dee” Goodwin, 72, Taft, Dec. 5, in Bakersfield. Viewing 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest.

Cafe Smitten breaks ground on southwest Bakersfield expansion  The Bakersfield Californian

Cafe Smitten, the darling of downtown's so-called Eastchester district, is expanding to southwest Bakersfield in coordination with local real estate developer ...

Memorial routs Bakersfield Christian for second straight section crown  The Fresno Bee

San Joaquin Memorial High School beat Bakersfield Christian 48-7 Friday night, Nov. 23, 2018 for the Panthers' second straight Central Section Division III ...

Coroner identifies man fatally shot in east Bakersfield  The Bakersfield Californian

A 29-year-old man was fatally shot in east Bakersfield Monday evening.

Change at quarterback sparks Stockdale win streak  The Bakersfield Californian

Evan Burkhart fancies himself as a slot receiver. The Stockdale junior standout boasts long blonde hair that flows out the back of his helmet. It's a look that ...

Community sponsors step up to preserve Amestoy's classic neon sign  The Bakersfield Californian

A story published last month in The Californian appears to have inspired a number of people in the community to step forward in an effort to save a vintage neon.

Teacher who inspired 'Freedom Writers' film coming to Bakersfield  The Bakersfield Californian

The teacher whose story inspired the 2007 film “Freedom Writers” is coming to Bakersfield next week.

Golden Valley beats Ridgeview, as Bulldogs eye girls wrestling section crown  The Bakersfield Californian

Kayvette Osorio just wants a new hat. The Golden Valley senior has set the bar for the girls wrestling program as the first four-year member of the program.

1 dead, 4 wounded in early morning shooting Sunday  KGET 17

A man is dead and four others are wounded after a shooting in Southwest Bakersfield early Sunday morning.

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Central Bakersfield  KGET 17

A man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle in Central Bakersfield on Friday evening.

ANNA SMITH: The micromobility movement: Our city is full of early adopters  The Bakersfield Californian

I woke up one recent Friday to a social media invasion. Every other post involved intriguing city critters only seen in other regions that had suddenly migrated to ...

CHP responds to fatal crash | News  The Bakersfield Californian

The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal traffic collision on E. Casa Loma Drive, west of Cottonwood Road on Sunday.

THE DISH: Hello Kitty Cafe Truck to bring sweet treats to Valley Plaza Dec. 15  The Bakersfield Californian

When the Sanrio store closed years ago at the Valley Plaza Mall, it seemed children (and those relieving their '80s childhoods) would have no recourse than ...

From ball boy to record-setter, Trent Tompkins has done it all for Central  The Fresno Bee

Trent Tompkins remembers running around the sidelines as a ball boy in 2010 for the Central High football team.

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 ...

Bullard, Edison play road warriors in the first round. But can either keep it going?  The Fresno Bee

Bullard, Edison win on road in first round of Central Section high school football playoffs. Dos Palos goes the distance (270 miles one way) for win at Bishop.

Central Section high school football Week 3 summaries  The Fresno Bee

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Murder trial of former elementary school principal Leslie Chance pushed back to November  The Bakersfield Californian

The murder trial of former elementary school principal Leslie Chance, accused of gunning down her husband in what prosecutors say was a premeditated killing ...

San Joaquin Memorial picks up a road win and moves up in The Bee’s football rankings  The Fresno Bee

Central and Buchanan remained undefeated, while San Joaquin Memorial does the same after Week 4 of Central Section football. Memorial moved up in The ...

Track House, Scare Valley to replace Bakersfield Karting, Talladega Frights  KGET 17

With the closure of the Bakersfield Karting Experience and Talladega Frights, a new place for family entertainment is opening downtown.

Live scoreboard: Central Section football championships  The Bakersfield Californian

It's Central Section football championship time. Follow our live scoreboard for tonight's games in and around Kern County:

Four takeaways from the State of the County address  The Bakersfield Californian

Chairman of the Kern County Board of Supervisors David Couch delivered the annual State of the County address in front of a sold-out crowd of 600 Wednesday ...

Buchanan High falls to powerhouse De La Salle in a close battle  The Fresno Bee

Buchanan High falls to De La Salle-Concord 31-24 in a football game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis, CA, on Friday, Sept. 21 2018. Buchanan 5-star ...

College Update: Bree Alvarez helps lead FPU  Hanford Sentinel

Bree Alvarez, former Lemoore High standout, had 21 points to help lead the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds women's basketball team to a 83-74 win over UC ...

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