Dana Carrillo

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Empower Summit: uniting communities for criminal justice reform and healing in Kern County

September 27, 2023 / By

Care First Kern (CFK) is hosting a free, two-day community event to cultivate empowerment around criminal justice reform. 

Groundbreaking new Peace and Justice Center set to transform Bakersfield’s community landscape

September 22, 2023 / By
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Locals can mark their calendars for the groundbreaking new development of the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s (DHF) Peace and Justice Center, which is expected to be finished in Fall 2026.

‘You have to be an active agent in this process’: Rosanna Esparza discusses her passion for her community’s health

September 20, 2023 / By
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Dr. Rosanna Esparza is a proud Chicana with a Mexican heritage, a visible activist for tangible change in local and global politics, and a collaborator for the project: “Faces of Fracking.”

Controversial comments by Taft City Council member spark concern

September 13, 2023 / By
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On June 20, 2023, Taft City Council allowed council member Carlos Chavira to make a six-minute speech following public comments.

“We have a safe space now”: Loud for Tomorrow opens its first office

September 11, 2023 / By
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The newest addition to Delano’s Business Center on Main Street is Loud for Tomorrow’s first official office.

McKinley Elementary combats low attendance rates with Walk to School event

September 1, 2023 / By
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McKinley Elementary School students, parents, guardians, and teachers were welcomed to class by Bakersfield High School’s (BHS) cheer team and community volunteers.

Local entrepreneur inspires wellness revolution through microgreens: the story of Ivan Isidoro and Evolution Greens

August 25, 2023 / By

“Is it good for us?” This is a question Ivan Isidoro asked himself while thinking back on all the reasons he started his microgreens and edible flowers business. 

Protestors against ICE detention centers and GEO Group demand action

August 18, 2023 / By
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In San Francisco and Fresno, protests were held by the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice, survivors of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention, and other organizations at the ICE offices.

Young Invincibles launches survey to assess student basic needs at California universities

August 14, 2023 / By
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With a goal to understand the gaps in services or resources for students, Young Invincibles (YI) have launched a Basic Needs Survey for any students who attend a California State University (CSU), community college, or University of California (UC) school. 

Break the stigma: youth-led event promotes mental health awareness

August 8, 2023 / By
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On August 2, the nonprofit Children First ended their summer high school internship program with a week of daily events showcasing students’ community projects.