Estrella Ramos

Posts by Estrella Ramos:

COMMENTARY: We are privileged in the US to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine

May 11, 2021 / By

News about India’s current COVID-19 surge and emergency need for medical supply should serve as a reminder to how privileged our own community is to have vaccines readily available.

FEMA now accepting applications for funeral assistance

May 5, 2021 / By

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting applications for funeral assistance and reimbursement due to Covid-19.

U.S. commits to reducing greenhouse gas emission by 50 percent by 2030

April 27, 2021 / By

President Joe Biden committed last week the United States to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52 percent below its 2005 emissions levels by 2030.

Local organization celebrates Autism ‘Acceptance’ Month

April 17, 2021 / By

April is Autism Awareness Month, however, there has been a push for a change in terminology to recognize it as Autism “Acceptance” Month.

Majority of California assembly members receive failing grade in oil, gas legislative actions

April 9, 2021 / By

A majority of California assembly members received an “F” Grade for ties to oil and gas in the newly released scorecard by VISION, an environmental justice coalition.

California becomes first state to adopt statewide ethnic studies curriculum for high school districts

March 30, 2021 / By

The State Board of Education approved last week to adopt a statewide ethnic studies curriculum for high schools, making California the first state to make such a move.

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to visit Kern Wednesday

March 29, 2021 / By

The White House confirmed that the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, will visit Kern County this Wednesday, March 31st.

LGBTQ people are disproportionately food insecure, study finds

March 24, 2021 / By

A University of California, Los Angeles study covering poverty found that childhood poverty is a key pathway into adult poverty among LGBTQ people.

Kern County supervisors approve increase in oil, gas drilling in Kern

March 15, 2021 / By

The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved a massive increase in oil and gas drilling last week, despite having received major opposition from Kern County community members.

Food insecurity remains a concern in Kern during pandemic; CAPK works to address need

March 8, 2021 / By

After going through a pandemic for a year, food insecurity remains a big concern in Kern, as people continue to struggle more than ever with food needs.