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CAPK to hold free farmers market in Lamont

July 5, 2019 / By

Community Action Partnership of Kern is holding a free farmers market next week in Lamont.

Beginning at 3 p.m., community members can come to the Lamont Library and grab free produce.

COMMENTARY: While state budget extends health benefits for undocumented young adults, we’re still fighting for #Health4All

July 3, 2019 / By

BY NATALY SANTAMARIA

In my work at Visión y Compromiso, an organization dedicated to advancing the work of Promotoras and Community Health Workers (CHWs), I’m reminded every day of why we need universal health coverage for all residents, regardless of age or immigration status.

Local advocacy groups hold rally to raise awareness of ‘inhumane’ immigration practices

July 2, 2019 / By

The Women’s March Kern County and the Rapid Response Network of Kern are partnering to host a Light for Liberty event next week.

‘If you don’t participate in the Census, Trump wins’: Governor stands behind immigrant communities; denounces addition of citizenship question

June 27, 2019 / By
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In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to block — for now — the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census questionnaire, the governor urged Californians to participate in the census next year — no matter the final ruling.

COLUMN: Community wants to see results from Kern High School District’s teacher diversity initiatives

June 19, 2019 / By
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BY ANTHONY FUENTES

Years ago a student asked me why there was so much pressure on students to go to the high school in their neighborhood while the teachers in that school were, by and large, not from and certainly did not live in the neighborhood.

Delano to celebrate Pride Month with day of action

June 18, 2019 / By
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Delano’s LGBTQ+ Alliance is holding a day of action this weekend to celebrate Pride Month.

The event includes messages from speakers and a two-mile march, beginning at the corner of High Street and Cecil Avenue at the International Community sign.

Community to celebrate Juneteenth Saturday

June 12, 2019 / By
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Community members are getting ready to celebrate Juneteenth, an annual event which commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S.

Mosquito activity on the rise in Kern; public encouraged to take precaution

June 7, 2019 / By

Recent rainfall has caused an increase in mosquito activity in Kern, according to Kern Mosquito and Vector Control District.

COMMENTARY: California Surgeon General advocates for health equity in Kern

June 6, 2019 / By
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BY CAROLINE FARRELL

California’s first Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris held a listening in Bakersfield in May, with hopes to hear about local challenges and to share the Administration’s priorities, which advocate for health equity, advancing the social determinants of health and screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) from lifelong exposure to toxic environments (social, physical, and natural).

City to hold swimsuit drive

June 3, 2019 / By

The City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks is holding a swimsuit drive for those in need.