Operating oil derricks in the Kern River Oil Field near Bakersfield. Oil was discovered at the Kern River Oil Field in 1899 and has been in production and part of the area's culture in around Bakersfield ever since, but the city has the nation’s second highest rate of “youth disconnection.”
Operating oil derricks in the Kern River Oil Field near Bakersfield. Oil was discovered at the Kern River Oil Field in 1899 and has been in production and part of the area's culture in around Bakersfield ever since, but the city has the nation’s second highest rate of “youth disconnection.” Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Operating oil derricks in the Kern River Oil Field near Bakersfield. Oil was discovered at the Kern River Oil Field in 1899 and has been in production and part of the area's culture in around Bakersfield ever since, but the city has the nation’s second highest rate of “youth disconnection.” Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
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‘Youth disconnection’ varies widely in state

June 11, 2015 02:33 PM