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April 28, 2016 by Phil Shubin (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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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.

Bakersfield High School student stabbed during fight on campus  The Bakersfield Californian

A male student was stabbed in the shoulder during a fight that broke out at Bakersfield High School Thursday morning, according to Kern High School District ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Two students arrested for stabbing at BHS Two students have been arrested for a stabbing that  KERO 23ABC News

Two students have been arrested for a stabbing that happened during a fight yesterday on the Bakersfield High School campus. On October 18, a student was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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


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 ...

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. There is no ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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

The Earl Warren Cup is not your typical student competition.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Drillers outlast Rams in SWYL volleyball thriller  The Bakersfield Californian

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

PHOTO GALLERY: BHS drillers welcome home Navy aviator James Mills  The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield High School students lined up on California Avenue Friday morning to welcome home James B. Mills, the 1958 Driller alum and Vietnam War aviator ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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 ...

Warriors fall to Drillers on the road  Tehachapi News

Lessons learned from some game results are not discovered until further along in a season's journey. For the Tehachapi Warriors, Friday night's 57-7 loss at ...

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.

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.

BVarsity Central Section Football Top 25 Rankings: The four-week playoffs begin now  The Bakersfield Californian

Now the fun begins. After a grueling 11-week regular season that began with Bakersfield losing to Anaheim-Servite in Santa Ana back on Aug. 16, the Central ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

DELANO RAMBLINGS: Delano High School honors two staffers and one student  The Bakersfield Californian

Two people shared the Staff Member of the Month honor at Delano High School while one senior student was also honored.

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.

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.

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' ...

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.

HORN: Postseason selection process cut and dry, but play on field is going to heat up  The Bakersfield Californian

PORTERVILLE - This one needed to be given a closer look.

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 ...

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.

When I was in high school: The good, the bad, the painful, the memorable  The Bakersfield Californian

It's the time of year when thousands of newly minted high school graduates look ahead and see nothing but open road, dreams to chase and endless ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Marvin Dean, community advocate and perennial city council candidate, has died at 66  The Bakersfield Californian

Marvin Dean, a longtime community organizer and three-time city council candidate, passed away Sunday morning after a brief illness.

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 ...

UCLA Football Recruiting: 3-Star Athlete Carl Jones is a Bruin!  Bruins Nation

Carl Jones, a 3-star recruit from Bakersfield, California signed his National Letter of Intent this morning and sent it in to the UCLA Bruins. The journey starts now.

An ordinary person living an extraordinary life  The Bakersfield Californian

A wall of a conference room inside Bakersfield City Hall South is adorned with the portraits of council members and mayors over the past 120 years. Of the 138 ...

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, ...

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.

Lonnie Shelton, one of Kern County’s greatest athletes, dies at 62  The Bakersfield Californian

At the height of his athletic prowess — as a three-sport star at Foothill High School, as a college basketball player at Oregon State, and as a 10-year veteran in.

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 ...

Bakersfield teen represents CA at Distinguished Young Women national competition  Bakersfield Now

Kimberly Marquez, a young woman who graduated this year from Bakersfield High School, has been selected as California's representative in the Distinguished ...

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.

BHS senior never missed a day of school in 13 years  Bakersfield Now

Graduating high school is an accomplishment in itself, but one senior at Bakersfield High School is doing that without ever missing a day of school.Adrian Lopez ...

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.

'Grease' the word this weekend at East High  The Bakersfield Californian

Step back into the '50s with East Bakersfield High School's rendition of "Grease," which opens this weekend.

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 ...

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 ...

Delano bounces back with 20-14 win over East  The Bakersfield Californian

Delano High School football sought redemption Friday as they took on the East High School Blades. With the team coming off of a 60-6 loss, the Tigers had a lot.

EDUCATION ROUNDUP: BHS still buzzing over Bumble's business prize  The Bakersfield Californian

The Bakersfield High School team that took part in an international business competition in New York last week didn't merely win a first-place prize, the students ...

Familiar faces atop league swimming championship standings  The Bakersfield Californian

Repeat was the rallying cry at the league swimming championships Saturday at Bakersfield College.

Sights and sounds: Bakersfield students join nationwide walkouts against gun violence  Bakersfield Now

High school students across Bakersfield took part Wednesday in nationwide walkouts in protest of gun violence.The Associated Press has more on the wider ...

Iconic BHS water tower comes down  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 ...

Homeless hero: It wasn't until his tragic death that his story was told  The Bakersfield Californian

Four years ago Sergio Mendoza should have been hailed a hero.

Lawsuit: KHSD officer tasered student twice  The Bakersfield Californian

An 18-year-old Bakersfield High School student who was late to class and refused to leave his desk until his teacher marked him as present was tasered twice ...

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 ...

Carter testifies he was left alone, bloody in stairwell, after pep rally beating  The Bakersfield Californian

After a mob of students piled on top of him at a Bakersfield High School pep rally in 2010, former student Mitch Carter was led to a stairwell, where he sat on the ...

Foothill to induct latest Hall of Fame Class this weekend  The Bakersfield Californian

The Foothill High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will host its Sixth Annual dinner on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Bakersfield Country Club.

Wilson sets state high mark in girls 100 at South Area Championships  The Bakersfield Californian

Aaliyah Wilson was shown her time in the girls 100 and gasped.

Power to the tower: Museum needs funds for BHS landmark  The Bakersfield Californian

The Bakersfield High School water tower has seen a lot: countless football games and rallies, cars speeding along California Avenue and more than a few ...

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.

BVarsity Boys Swim Coach of the Year: David Graves, Centennial  The Bakersfield Californian

David Graves has been in charge of the Centennial swim program since the school opened in 1993, and a member of the sport's local community for as long as ...

THE GRADE: Air rifle range resurrected; 'Godless liberal' running in KHSD  The Bakersfield Californian

RIFLE RANGE RESURRECTED. Until recently, a basement storeroom at East Bakersfield High School was a littered mess of broken down copiers, leftover ...

North High School students brought Nazi flag to campus in protest of gay pride symbols  The Bakersfield Californian

A group of North High School students brought a Nazi flag to campus and flew it around the quad Thursday, apparently as a protest against a school policy that ...

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