Teachers in the Kern High School District would -- under a tentative agreement put in writing Tuesday -- receive a 4 percent salary raise next school year and a 1 percent raise this year, the first ongoing salary increase in seven years.
It's been 72 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered and issued Executive Order 9066 during World War II. The order led to the relocation of about 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps.
It was the largest rapid migration in United States history. The Dust Bowl forced tens of thousands of families to abandon their farms and homes in the Midwest and migrate to California, seeking a better life.
A normal morning walk to a northeast Bakersfield school bus stop took a dangerous turn Tuesday when four 8- and 9-year-old boys found a loaded .357-caliber handgun on the ground, and one of them fired it.
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Eesha Sohail, a seventh-grade student at Norris Middle School, beat 22 competitors after more than 20 rounds of intense competition to win the 31st Kern County Scripps National Spelling Bee Monday night.
Sometimes it's hard to walk away from a longtime job.
Homeowners in unincorporated Kern could be able to turn down the dimmer on their power bills, under a new finance program that began Monday.
School districts and the state would be required to do a better job of tracking students who miss class under proposed legislation announced Monday that is designed to lower California's dropout rate.
Kern Medical Center's new management company is assuming more control over the county owned hospital -- and being paid more to do it.
The Medical Board of California has issued a cease practice order to Bakersfield doctor Savita P. Shertukde, who until a few years ago was a contract pathologist at Kern Medical Center.