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COMMENTARY: McFarland doesn’t need immigration detention centers; city should prioritize residents

February 4, 2020 / By

BY DAYANARA

Lately, there has been quite a dispute in my hometown of McFarland. The argument is over whether the city of McFarland will grant GEO Group, a for-profit prison company, permits to open and operate immigration detention facilities in town. 

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CalEPA accepting applications for Environmental Justice Grants

January 24, 2020 / By

The California Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, which seeks to build community resilience to climate change impacts.

COMMUNITY VOICE: KHSD has decreased use of suspension, but numbers are still a problem

January 22, 2020 / By

By Kevin McNeill

In 2014, various civil rights organizations and individual students sued the Kern High School District (KHSD), the Kern County Department of Education (KCDOE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) in response to the disproportionate suspension of Black and Latino students.

Kern Sol News is hiring

January 22, 2020 / By

Kern Sol News is looking for a passionate reporter to join our team.

The project coordinator and reporter will work collaboratively with the program’s youth participants and local program partners.

Bakersfield College to hold Financial Aid Fest events

January 21, 2020 / By

The Office of Financial Aid at Bakersfield College is hosting its annual Financial Aid Fest next month at multiple locations.

McFarland Planning Commission to hold hearing on possible expansion of immigrant detention facilities

January 21, 2020 / By

Advocates in McFarland will gather at the City Planning Commission meeting at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Census Bureau hiring for 2020 Census

January 9, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire part-time census takers for the 2020 Census.

Education equity group to hold community forum on student discipline and school climate

January 7, 2020 / By

The Kern Education Justice Collaborative is holding a Community Forum this month to inform the community on how to achieve a more equitable education system in Kern County.

Registration now open for Kern County Teacher Recruitment Fair

January 2, 2020 / By

Registration is open for the 20th Annual Kern County Teacher Recruitment Fair.

Sponsored by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, the event is the county’s largest gathering of school district recruiters in one location.

California expands healthcare coverage to young undocumented adults

January 2, 2020 / By

With the new year, California has expand health care coverage to young undocumented adults through California’s Medicaid program Medi-Cal.