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Public Health provides heat safety tips as Kern County temperature rises

May 24, 2022 / By
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Kern County is expecting triple digit temperatures for this first time this year tomorrow afternoon. Because of this, Kern County Public Health is urging residents to protect themselves from the heat.

Local organizations awarded $1 million for youth substance use prevention and documentary filmmaking

May 11, 2022 / By

TYM4Change, ShePower Leadership Academy, and MLKcommUNITY Initiative have been awarded $1 million through Elevate Youth California for youth substance use prevention activities and to study the barriers to equity, inclusion, and access for youth and families living in Southeast Bakersfield through youth-led research and filmmaking. 

California Expands Medi-Cal to All Eligible Adults 50 Years of Age and Older

May 5, 2022 / By

Medi-Cal, California’s health coverage program for low-income individuals and families, has extended eligibility for full coverage to more than 185,000 individuals who are 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status.

California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program distributes more than $3 billion to California low-income renters

May 4, 2022 / By

On Monday, during a meeting with U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo in Compton, Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez announced that the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program has distributed $3.1 billion of rent and utility assistance to over 275,000 households throughout the state to keep families housed.

State places Ventura County business license on probation, cracking down on illegal pesticide sales

May 4, 2022 / By

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Pesticide Regulation announced Tuesday it has reached a settlement agreement with a Ventura County business that was found to have unlawfully sold hazardous pesticides on hundreds of occasions.

CSUB graduate appointed by Governor’s office as the Central California Regional Advisor

April 28, 2022 / By

Linda Quiñones-Vaughan, 59, of Bakersfield, has been appointed by the Governor’s office as the Central California Regional Advisor at the California Office of the Small Business Advocate.

Six Kern County locations where you can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine this week

April 25, 2022 / By

The Kern County Department of Public Health Services is continuing to host various pop-up COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinics throughout the county and has six clinics planned for this week.

California is first State to launch chatbot to combat COVID-19 misinformation; System is focused on reaching Spanish-speaking community

April 22, 2022 / By

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today unveiled new Spanish- and English-language WhatsApp chatbot tools to offer reliable information about COVID-19 to Californians, especially those in the Latino community.

CAPK seeks people who want to make a difference in the community to fill two board seats

April 15, 2022 / By

Community Action Partnership of Kern has two board openings and is looking for people who are passionate to make a difference in the community to fill those seats.

State works with social media influencers to expand ‘Save Our Water’ public awareness campaign as drought intensifies

April 15, 2022 / By

The state hosted a briefing on Thursday with more than a dozen social media influencers and content creators calling on them to support the statewide education efforts.