Hundreds of Kern County residents united Friday with a goal to raise awareness of the “inhumane” conditions in immigration detention facilities across the country.
Kern County has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the state, experts say.
The Delano Police Chief asked at Monday’s city council meeting to indefinitely table a request for the purchase of a surveillance technology that allows law enforcement to access private information about community members.
BY NATALY SANTAMARIA
In my work at Visión y Compromiso, an organization dedicated to advancing the work of Promotoras and Community Health Workers (CHWs), I’m reminded every day of why we need universal health coverage for all residents, regardless of age or immigration status.
Pride month events have taken place across nation for decades, but in conservative cities like Delano, demonstrations like Delano’s LGBTQ+ Day of Action held last month was not accepted by many in the community.
The Delano Police Chief plans to advise against the implementation of automated license plate readers into Delano’s Police Department at Monday’s Delano City Council meeting.
Police Chief Robert Nevarez said last month at a Community Law Enforcement Liaison Board meeting the technology could benefit the department in solving crime.
Across the Central Valley are health advocates working to reach rural communities to inform them on how to improve their health.