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Kern County COVID-19 Relief Fund established to help those in need

March 16, 2020 / By
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The Kern Community Foundation has established a Kern County COVID-19 Relief Fund to address the needs of the region’s most vulnerable residents impacted by the Coronavirus.

Kern Dance Alliance accepting applications for free dance program

March 9, 2020 / By

The Kern Dance Alliance is accepting applications from Latina high school girls for a free after-school dance program.

ROUNDUP: Kern County Election Results

March 4, 2020 / By

Here are the unofficial Kern County election results as of 2:05 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Kern County Elections office and the California Secretary of State’s office.

GEO Files Appeal of McFarland Planning Commission’s Decision to Deny Immigrant Detention Centers

February 27, 2020 / By

The GEO Group, Inc. today filed an appeal with the City of McFarland requesting a new hearing with the City Council after denying plans by the private prison company to convert two of the city’s correctional facilities for use as federal immigration detention centers.

Law firm alleges Kern County Supervisor engaged in fraudulent behavior against District Four opponent

February 22, 2020 / By

A local law office is calling for the Kern County District Attorney’s office to investigate a Kern County supervisor in an alleged attempt to remove a candidate’s name from the ballot.

2020 Census invitations to go out in less than one month

February 18, 2020 / By

The United States Census Bureau will be sending out invitations across the country to participate in the 2020 Census between March 12 and March 20.

Leaders in Life to host Youth Leadership Conference next month

February 18, 2020 / By

Leaders in Life is holding its 21 annual Youth Leadership Conference, scheduled for March.

This event, planned by teens, for teens, has impacted thousands of young lives over the past two decades.

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. 

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.