Posts by Bryana Lozoya:
Kaiser mental healthcare professionals demand more mental health resources in statewide strike
As part of a five-day statewide strike protesting Kaiser Permanente’s mental healthcare system, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other healthcare professionals of the medical group in Bakersfield are raising awareness this week of the need for more mental health resources.
Delano residents hope to see improvements to roads in community
After the board of supervisors allotted $1.59 million for park improvements to the 2019-20 county budget on Aug.
Voter Engagement Project encourages residents to be civically engaged; ready to inform community of elections and census
The Kern County Voter Engagement Project is gearing up for another big push this school year, with two big events taking place next year — the Presidential election and 2020 Census.
‘We are one human race, we are one people’: Advocates call on elected officials to end gun violence
Community members gathered Thursday in front of Representative Kevin McCarthy’s office rallying against his response to the recent mass shootings that shattered communities in the United States.
Advocates ask supervisors to allocate money in annual budget for infrastructure improvement projects in rural areas of Kern
Dozens of Kern County employees and residents living in rural communities advocated for more money to be allocated to their departments and communities during the second meeting to discuss the recommended county budget.
Community members gather to protest detainment of local activist
Advocates gathered in front of the Mesa Verde Detention Facility Friday, protesting the detainment of Bakersfield College student Jose Bello.
Community members encouraged to become more involved at Voto Latino event
Youth from across California gathered at Bakersfield College last week for Kern’s first Voto Latino Power Summit — a conference for emerging leaders to receive inspiration from groundbreakers across media, tech and advocacy to discuss issues impacting their community.
Data shows Valley Fever cases in Kern increase for the fourth year in a row
The number of Valley Fever cases in Kern County has increased for the fourth year in a row, according to the Kern County Public Health Department.
Community comes together to learn how to be more inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ individuals
Féi Hernandez, a poet and teacher, drove all the way from Inglewood to attend Bakersfield’s LGBTQ Youth Summit this month at Cal State Bakersfield.
Mesa Verde to remain open for at least one more year; advocates raise money to pay bonds of those detained
The Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center is going to remain open for at least another year, according to a contract between the GEO Inc.,