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47th Mini-Reunion

August 13, 2015 by Kathy Berry Berry Stanley (Register to contact)

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We have planned an informal get together at Wool Growers on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Any member of the Class of '68, please contact me (Kathy Berry Stanley) at ***** if you need further information. Must have reservation through me in order to attend.

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Sex in the classroom: Kern High investigating  KGET 17

Students were snickering and parents were fuming Tuesday as a video circulated that seemed to show two students engaging in a sex act during class at a ...

Peggy Taylor Obituary - Bakersfield, CA | Bakersfield Californian

PEGGY W TAYLOR May 24, 1922 - April 12, 2014 'One tough cookie'...Peggy had just the right mix of sweetness & strength. She didn't crumble under pressure; ...

Student stabbed on Bakersfield High School campus  KERO 23ABC News

A student was stabbed Thursday morning during a fight on the Bakersfield High School campus. According to Erin Briscoe, Public Information Officer for the Kern ...

Betty Younger, Bakersfield artist, art patron, diminutive powerhouse, dies at 88  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield residents who knew her well say it's impossible to list the myriad contributions Betty Younger made to the local community.

Coach Paul Golla leaves Bakersfield High for Garces  The Bakersfield Californian

Paul Golla sat in his office, just feet away from the train tracks on the Bakersfield High campus Tuesday afternoon, reflecting on his 14 years as head coach at ...

Two students arrested for stabbing at Bakersfield High School  KGET 17

Two students were arrested after an investigation into the stabbing at Bakersfield High School on Thursday.

East High prepares for 2019 Hall of Fame event on Feb. 9  The Bakersfield Californian

Nine is fine for East Bakersfield High School. On Feb. 9, it will induct the ninth class of Blade Hall of Fame, including athletes, business owners and more.

Good morning, Bakersfield! 'Hairspray' comes to BHS  The Bakersfield Californian

In these times where divisiveness is commonplace, it is time for a reminder that despite the obstacles, “you can't stop the beat!” With a message of acceptance, ...

Two KHSD principals planning to retire at end of school year  The Bakersfield Californian

Two principals in the Kern High School District have announced that they will be retiring at the end of the current school year.

'Addams Family' a scream come true for East High cast  The Bakersfield Californian

They're creepy and they're kooky and altogether ooky and this week, they'll be live on stage at East Bakersfield High School.

'We are his family': Bakersfield High students welcome home Bakersfield naval aviator  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield High School students lined up on campus along California Avenue on Friday to welcome home James B. Mills, the 1958 Driller alumnus and ...

SCHOOLS ROUNDUP: Retired teachers win Kern High School District races  The Bakersfield Californian

Retired teacher Jan Graves won this race by a wide margin on Tuesday. Graves had 46.21 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting. Jennifer Pitcher ...

Bakersfield High School holds annual 9/11 tribute  KERO 23ABC News

Bakersfield High School is holding their annual 9/11 tribute. The tribute will be held on the Bakersfield High School campus. The BHS Color Guard will raise the ...

KHSD set to break ground this week on pool facility  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District has announced that it will be starting construction on an Olympic-size, 27-lane pool facility just north of Independence High School ...

At Bakersfield High, students 'cuss up a storm,' fight and assault staff; teachers say new disciplinary practices are to blame  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield High School PE teacher Terry Chapman was on the basketball court more than a year ago when he was punched in the face and tackled to the ...

Earl Warren Cup returns to BHS tonight  The Bakersfield Californian

The Earl Warren Cup returns to Bakersfield High School tonight to test students' government knowledge.

Whistleblowers call out KHSD investigation process  Bakersfield Now

Whistleblowers took center stage at the Kern High School District Board of Trustees meeting Monday night. Two staff members, from two schools, with two ...

Virtual Enterprise Competition Happening in Bakersfield  KERO 23ABC News

BAKERSFIELD, CA. — The Annual Virtual Enterprise Competition is in Bakersfield this week. The event allows high school students across California pitch their ...

VIDEO: Bakersfield High students welcome home James Mills  The Bakersfield Californian

BHS students line up on California Avenue to welcome home 1958 Driller alum and Vietnam War aviator James B. Mills. The naval officer was lost during 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 ...

VIDEO: James Mills Rally at Bakersfield High  The Bakersfield Californian

BHS students line up on California Avenue to welcome home 1958 Driller alum and Vietnam War aviator James B. Mills.

Bakersfield High School teachers upset over disciplinary practices limiting their protection  KERO 23ABC News

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Bakersfield High School English teacher Michelle Nixon-Machado dies  KERO 23ABC News

Bakersfield High School English teacher Michelle Nixon-Machado passed away on Tuesday, according to Principal David Reese. Reese said in an email to ...

KHSD board to consider settlement of teacher complaints  The Bakersfield Californian

Two Bakersfield High School teachers who say they were physically attacked or threatened by students could receive a settlement package next week.

Stewart leads Liberty to 7-0 win over Drillers  The Bakersfield Californian

Sam Stewart Jr. said right before the Liberty offense took the field that Patriots head coach Bryan Nixon gave him a look.

Earl Warren Cup returns to BHS after three-year break  The Bakersfield Californian

The Earl Warren Cup is not your typical student competition.

HORN: In his time at Bakersfield High, Paul Golla secured a legacy  The Bakersfield Californian

In the 14 years that Paul Golla was head football coach at Bakersfield High, no other team in the area had as much consistent success.

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 ...

7 students arrested after 2 fights break out at East Bakersfield High School  KGET 17

There were two student fights at East High School yesterday that were unrelated. One fight was recorded and the behavior exhibited on the video is clearly ...

Academic Decathlon tests students' knowledge on the groovy '60s  The Bakersfield Californian

After studying World War II and Africa the past two years for the Kern County Academic Decathlon, high-school students had a more groovy topic to learn about ...

Earl Warren Cup mixes learning with fun  The Bakersfield Californian

Most student competitions don't start with men dressed in U.S. Revolution-era garb standing next to a DeLorean from the film series “Back to the Future,” but ...

EDUCATION ROUNDUP: BHS students snag first place in national competition for second year running  The Bakersfield Californian


School officials find firearm inside Bakersfield High student's car  KERO 23ABC News

A Bakersfield High School student was arrested on Monday after officials found a firearm inside of a car driven by the student. According to Lisa Krch, ...

KHSD: No credible threat to Bakersfield High  KERO 23ABC News

The Kern High School District responded to an alleged threat to Bakersfield High School after a post on social media was circulating on Thursday.

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 ...

Students create book highlighting people who make Bakersfield special  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield has traditionally had a bit of a perception problem.

KHSD students receive active-shooter response training  The Bakersfield Californian

With school shootings on the rise, the Kern High School District has decided to train all students in basic active-shooter response techniques should a situation ...

Three Bakersfield men arrested in brutal stabbing death said they chose victim at random, according to reports  The Bakersfield Californian

Drunk and angry, the three men were in the mood for violence as they walked the streets near Mill Creek Park in the middle of the night.

2018 PEAAK Awards to honor Kern High School District's best  The Bakersfield Californian

It's the end of the 2017-18 academic year, which means the Kern High School District is set to host one of its premier events.

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 ...

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Drillers show support 'the Driller way'  The Bakersfield Californian

To do: Check out Trivia Night at 7 p.m. at Sandrini's Public House, 1918 Eye St. 20180326-bc-calm-1. CALM docent Terri Hayes handle a coastal rosy boa ...

9/11 memorials to be held Tuesday  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield High School and the Bakersfield Fire Department will each hold short remembrance ceremonies Tuesday to mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept.

2019 Kern County fall sports All-League teams  The Bakersfield Californian

Editor's note: All league teams are voted on by coaches in each league and are not the same as the BVarsity All-Area teams that will be unveiled this week. For.

Former BHS football star Anthony McClanahan to stand trial in wife's killing  The Bakersfield Californian

Anthony McClanahan, a former Bakersfield High School football standout, will stand trial for murder in the killing of his wife at a Utah ski town.

Rollin the Streets of Bakersfield for annual robotics competition  The Bakersfield Californian

At an upcoming robotics competition, teams will use robots they have built to play a game called "Turning Point." It's a complex game, with flags, caps, balls and ...

RACE ROUNDUP: Here are some of the school board races on ballot  The Bakersfield Californian

Here's a look at some of the other school board races that will be on the November ballot.

2019 Kern County Regional Science Fair winners  The Bakersfield Californian

The 31st annual Kern County Science Fair took place at the Rabobank Convention Center on Tuesday.

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.

BVarsity previews and predictions: Central Section football semifinals  The Bakersfield Californian

Last season was a bummer. No high school football teams from Kern County played in any of the top-five Central Section championship games — the first time ...

Drillers outlast Rams in SWYL volleyball thriller  The Bakersfield Californian

This one won't soon be forgotten by the Bakersfield High faithful.

Teenage pedestrian hit near Frontier High School A pedestrian was hit near a high school in  KERO 23ABC News

A pedestrian was hit near a high school in Northwest Bakersfield.

COMMUNITY VOICES: Celebrate and remember our local ethical leaders  The Bakersfield Californian

The Wendy Wayne Ethics Awards were founded to honor the legacy of Wendy Wayne, a Cal State Bakersfield alumna and ethical leader. In Wendy's name, the ...

KHSD hosts first-ever esports tournament  Bakersfield Now

Video gaming has gone professional and it's expanding to the Kern High School District.Saturday, North High School hosted the first ever League of ...

School districts expect strong growth in student enrollment for fall  The Bakersfield Californian

Local school districts are seeing a clearer picture of how many new students they can expect this year now that the start of the school is just a few weeks.

BHS to honor Vietnam veteran after remains found 52 years later  KERO 23ABC News

Bakersfield High School is honoring a veteran and BHS graduate after his remains were found off the coast of Vietnam 52 years after he went missing.

KHSD students recognized for achievements at PEAAK Awards  The Bakersfield Californian

Select county high school students were given the Oscars treatment on Wednesday for their hard work this school year.

JUSTIN SALTERS: Want a reason to be hopeful for America? Come to the Earl Warren Cup  The Bakersfield Californian

We live in a time of perpetual outrage. If you have any doubts, you must live in a world without television, radio or social media. Consider these headlines from ...

CSUB picks three for Wendy Wayne Ethics Awards  The Bakersfield Californian

Cal State Bakersfield's Kegley Institute of Ethics has announced the recipients of the 2019 Wendy Wayne Ethics Awards.

HORN: Friday night football should be varsity-only  The Bakersfield Californian

Change is coming — ready or not — during the current triple-digit heat wave hitting the Central Valley. The California Interscholastic Federation state officials ...

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.

Thousands honor those who served at Bakersfield's Veterans Day Parade  The Bakersfield Californian

Thousands of locals lined the streets of downtown Bakersfield on Monday morning to enjoy the city's annual Veterans Day Parade.

Marvin Dean, founder of Kern Minority Contractors Association, has died  Bakersfield Now

Marvin Dean, ,66, three-time candidate for Bakersfield City Council Ward 1, died Sunday after a brief illness. Dean grew up in Ward 1 and graduated from ...

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 ...

TBC EXCLUSIVE: Emails reveal disagreement, insensitivity over tasing of BHS student  The Bakersfield Californian

When 17-year-old Bakersfield High School student Tyson Reed was taken to the ground by a Kern High School District police officer and tased twice in 2015 ...

BHS grad, transplant recipient will make NCAA history  The Bakersfield Californian

In May, Jackson Vaughan delivered his valedictorian speech to the Bakersfield High School class of 2018.

'Out of control': Teachers describe KHSD schools after anti-discrimination settlement  Bakersfield Now

This summer, the Kern High School District settled a lawsuit that claimed discrimination caused minority students to be suspended more often than white ...

BHS football standout Cameron Williams commits to Pac-12 program Oregon  The Bakersfield Californian

Cameron Williams was stoked to receive his first college football offer from Arizona when he was just a freshman in high school two years ago.

Van Horne family 'own stock in the rock' at Bakersfield High School  The Bakersfield Californian

There's school pride and there's family pride. But when the two combine, you have the makings of a Driller dynasty at the city's oldest high school.

Air Force veteran, former BHS teacher Harvey Brockmeyer dies at 102  KGET 17

The community is mourning an Air Force veteran and former Bakersfield High School teacher who died this week at the age of 102.

Thousands of students storm Rabobank Arena for College Night  The Bakersfield Californian

Future college students packed Rabobank Arena Monday evening for the 19th Annual Kern County College Night.

Remains of Bakersfield naval aviator identified after 52 years of uncertainty  The Bakersfield Californian

The handsome young aviator had all the promise in the world.

Death of man found buried in backyard ruled an overdose, fentanyl found in system  KGET 17

His body was found buried in a backyard, now his death is being ruled an overdose, but a man is still in custody tonight, considered liable for his death.

Former high school coach arrested for sex with student  KGET 17

A one-time Bakersfield high school coach has been arrested on multiple sex charges after a woman said she had a relationship with him beginning when she ...

Michael Horne, newly elected BCSD trustee, aims to be voice for disabled, foster youth  The Bakersfield Californian

Michael Horne describes himself as a developmentally disabled man who will advocate for students who face hardship and live with disabilities.

Body found near East Bakersfield High | Breaking  The Bakersfield Californian

A body was found early Wednesday near East Bakersfield High School, sheriff's officials said.

ROBERT PRICE: Dennis Quaid sighting in a local almond orchard  The Bakersfield Californian

Announcing the return of the "notes" column ... That guy who looked like Dennis Quaid that you saw north of Bakersfield earlier this week might have been ...

Long-awaited pocket park opens in east Bakersfield  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield police Officer David Nelson was described as someone who would take time out of his patrols to play sports with neighborhood kids on the street.

Happy, scary and ready to go: A new school year begins  The Bakersfield Californian

Rosedale Middle School Principal Becky Devahl stood at the gate, her watchful eyes scanning the crowd of students gathered like a herd of wildebeests waiting ...

Bakersfield High graduate Arik Smith proving himself in pro basketball abroad  The Bakersfield Californian

There were many nights that Arik Smith, a 2011 Bakersfield High School graduate, sat in his apartment in central Italy wanting to leave.

Caught on camera: Teens claim they were attacked for being gay  Bakersfield Now

Video of a fight Thursday at East Bakersfield High Schoolis being shared on social media.Anais Ortega and Kayla Cruz are freshmen at the school. They can be ...

East Bakersfield High will have added security Thursday following "disturbing social media video"  KERO 23ABC News

There will be added security personnel at East Bakersfield High School Thursday following a "disturbing video posted to social media."

Kern County Fair offers fun, challenges for youths showing livestock  The Bakersfield Californian

While many people are attracted to the Kern County Fair for its food, concerts and rides, livestock remains a major focus of the event for many.

East Bakersfield High School students make history  Bakersfield Now

The We the People team from East Bakersfield High School (EBHS) has been selected to attend the National Finals in Washington D.C. April 21-24, as the ...

AP styled: BHS students turn newsprint, more into fashion for design challenge  The Bakersfield Californian

Anyone who watches "Project Runway" knows contestants on the fashion competition tend to be afraid of the infamous unconventional materials challenge, ...

Wondering about those protesters outside Bakersfield High? They're just spreading kindness  The Bakersfield Californian

All week long, Bakersfield High School students have taken to the corner of California Avenue and H Street waving signs and hollering for traffic — but they're ...

Former BHS standout athlete Anthony McClanahan pleads guilty to murder in wife's death  The Bakersfield Californian

Anthony McClanahan, a former star Bakersfield High football player who played in the Canadian Football League, pleaded guilty to murder Monday in the ...

Women's March Kern County returns to support women's rights  The Bakersfield Californian

While Saturday was the second go-round for the Women's March Kern County, the effort didn't show any signs of slowing down.

Wasco quietly puts together impressive season in resurgent South Sequoia League  The Bakersfield Californian

The South Sequoia League took a step forward this year, even as it reverted back to a look from years past.

KHSD board to consider policy changes relating to student immigration status  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District is looking to make significant changes to a few of its policies, largely regarding student immigration status.

Photo Galleries of Back to School  The Bakersfield Californian

Our reporters and photographers were all over Bakersfield this morning capturing moments and scenes as students headed back to school. Here's where we ...

The possibility of Bakersfield tunnels still fires the imagination  The Bakersfield Californian

Is it the story that never dies? A 2-year-old Californian article about the legendary Chinese tunnels of Bakersfield is enjoying a second burst of reader interest ...

Watch these people make their marks in 2019  The Bakersfield Californian

Every year at this time The Californian looks back on the year just completed and the local events that shaped our present. It's logical, though, that we also look ...

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' ...

Program encourages teens to become health professionals by letting them work alongside them  The Bakersfield Californian

Jovanna Orellana pulled a set of disposable paper coveralls over her body, tied a surgical mask around her face, scrubbed up and stepped into a bright, sterile ...

Kern Back In Business: Helping Santa Claus this Christmas  KERO 23ABC News

There are jobs available in Kern County to help spread Christmas joy by being one of Santa's helpers.

KHSD settles chicken suit beating case for $10.5 million  The Bakersfield Californian

The Kern High School District agreed Wednesday to pay $10.5 million to a former student injured in a violent dog pile that broke out during a 2010 Bakersfield ...

SOUND OFF: Should we be sparing children news of a parent's fate?  The Bakersfield Californian

Reader: I am responding to your question from last week's Sound Off, "Did we go too far in reporting on Chris Burrous' bizarre death?" Yes: You go too far in.

WATCH: Earl Warren Cup highlights | Video Gallery  The Bakersfield Californian

The Earl Warren Cup was held on Wednesday at BHS' Harvey Stadium.

BHS rally organizer testifies she's not responsible for safety of students  The Bakersfield Californian

A Bakersfield High School official tasked with overseeing a pep rally in 2010 that left former student Mitch Carter with multiple injuries testified Wednesday that ...

WHERE WE LIVE: Old Stockdale, proud of its island independence, contemplates the mainland  The Bakersfield Californian

Old Stockdale, that proud little bastion of winding, tree-lined streets and sprawling mansions spaced incongruously alongside quirky pastel bungalows and low, ...

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