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Legislation to Tackle Youth Suicide Prevention Passes Key Committee

January 21, 2022 / By

Assemblymember Rudy Salas introduced legislation – Assembly Bill (AB) 58 – to address the increase in youth suicides and self-harm across the state by improving youth suicide prevention within schools.

Increased 911 calls leads to release of community message

January 14, 2022 / By

Kern County’s healthcare and emergency response systems released a joint community message Friday in which they urged residents to only call 911 during a real emergency.

Kern Public Health confirms more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19

January 12, 2022 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Tuesday 1,143 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 175,585 cases.

CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility to 12 – 15 Year Olds

January 7, 2022 / By

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced their endorsement of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation to expand eligibility of booster doses to those 12 to 15 years old.

Kern Sol News job opening

January 6, 2022 / By

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Community Health Outreach Worker

LOCATION: Kern County and Tulare County, California

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The South Kern Sol youth media program was launched in 2011 to train young people living in South Kern County in media production skills and to provide a distribution outlet to share their stories with a wider audience.

Governor Newsom highlights new laws taking effect January 2022

January 4, 2022 / By

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom highlighted several new bills that were signed into law in 2021 that will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

Debris removal program for property owners impacted by French Fire

January 4, 2022 / By

The Kern County Public Health Services Department urges property owners impacted by the French Fire to contact the department as soon as possible to be eligible to participate in the debris removal program.

State issues additional recommendations to CDC isolation, quarantine timeframes

January 2, 2022 / By

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated guidance to align with the recommended isolation and quarantine timeframes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in December.

Governor Newsom appoints Bakersfield resident to Kern County Superior Court

December 30, 2021 / By

Christie Canales Norris, 37, of Bakersfield, has been appointed to serve as a Judge in the Kern County Superior Court.

California Health Report: This Central Valley Town Has a Carcinogen in its Water. Why Are Solutions So Slow?

December 20, 2021 / By

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Una traducción al español de esta historia está disponible aquí.

On the dusty outskirts of Bakersfield, Rosa Perez and her family are living without a basic housing amenity — clean water.