Edith Mata

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Majority of Central Valley voters view police use of force during protests as appropriate, survey results show

September 18, 2020 / By

A majority of Central Valley voters view police use of force during the Black Lives Matter protests as appropriate and a majority do not view the issue of police violence as a systemic problem, according to a recent study.

More than 50 percent of immigrants detained at Mesa Verde test positive for COVID-19

September 3, 2020 / By

Immigrant rights advocates said more than 50 percent of the immigrants detained at Mesa Verde Detention facility tested positive for COVID-19. 

KHSD recommends to Board to not adopt Ethnic Studies program proposed by coalition of local educators

August 17, 2020 / By

After the Kern County Educators for Ethnic Studies Coalition presented a proposal for an Ethnic Studies Program to become a graduation requirement for the Kern High School District at the Aug.


August 7, 2020 / By

Biviana Camacho, una próxima estudiante de primer año de Bakersfield College, cumplirá 18 años casi un mes antes de las elecciones presidenciales de 2020.

‘I am their voice’: First-time voters to uplift their voices with their ballots

August 5, 2020 / By
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Biviana Camacho, an incoming Bakersfield College freshman, will turn 18 nearly one month before the 2020 Presidential Election.

Kern High adopts final budget for 2020-21 school year

August 4, 2020 / By

The  Kern High School District Board of Trustees adopted Monday evening its final 2020-21 school year budget, which allocates funds to the district’s police department.

Kern residents join Sacramento protest, call on Governor to release people from detention facilities during pandemic

July 31, 2020 / By

The California Liberation Collective led a protest Monday in Sacramento outside of Governor Gavin Newsom’s home to demand mass clemency and emergency release for people in state prison and ICE detention facilities.

CAPK and Kern County to launch food delivery program for seniors during pandemic

July 23, 2020 / By

Because seniors face elevated risks from the COVID-19 virus, Kern County and the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) have teamed up to launch the Food2Door program.

UFW confirms 91 Primex employees infected, pushes for legislation to help agricultural workers amid pandemic

July 10, 2020 / By
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Since the first COVID-19 cases were identified at Primex Farms LLC in Wasco in late June, the number of cases have continued to rise.

Skywriting Art Project protests Immigrant Detention Centers and Mass Incarceration over Fourth of July weekend

July 6, 2020 / By

As part of the nationwide “In Plain Sight” activist artwork protest, skywriting fleets left artist-created messages in the skies above Southern California detention centers, immigration courts, and other landmarks over the Fourth of July weekend.