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Salas, Cox, Perez to hold Unemployment Benefits webinar

April 24, 2020 / By

Assembly member Rudy Salas, Representative TJ Cox and Supervisor Leticia Perez are hosting an Unemployment Benefits webinar Monday to help individuals in the 32nd Assembly District and California’s 21st Congressional District stay up to date with changes to unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary: Essential farmworkers makeup the majority of McFarland’s population GEO Group aims to profit from

April 23, 2020 / By

By Rosa Lopez

I’m a 20-year-old college student who returned from the UC Berkeley campus this semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Newsom announces free COVID-19 testing site to open in East Bakersfield

April 22, 2020 / By

Kern County Board of Supervisors Chair, Supervisor Leticia Perez in coordination with Governor Gavin Newsom, announced a new Verily COVID-19 community-based testing site will open in East Bakersfield.

COMMENTARY: Kern County leaders need to consider the re-entry needs of residents being released during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 22, 2020 / By
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The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting everyone in Kern County, and our leaders need to do everything they can to mitigate the spread of this virus, including protecting the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated population in our region.

COMMENTARY: My safe place will be taken away from me if McFarland city officials grant GEO’s appeal

April 21, 2020 / By
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McFarland city officials have decided to give GEO Group another chance this week to bring in immigration detention facilities to my hometown.

OUR VIEW: Time to protect our ‘essential’ farmworkers and not double up on oppressing them

April 20, 2020 / By
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There is a small farm working community in Kern County where essential workers risk their lives everyday by going to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide the nation with the food we eat. 

COVID-19: 10 tips from a local grocery store worker

April 19, 2020 / By

For many it feels like the coronavirus lockdown happened over night.

Now weeks have passed and for many, grocery stores are the only place they are able to go to since the shelter-in-place order went into effect.

Q&A: UFW’s Armando Elenes discusses how farm workers are being affected by COVID-19

April 17, 2020 / By

Farm workers across the country continue to go to work everyday during the COVID-19 pandemic because they are considered essential workers. 

California to provide relief to undocumented immigrants during pandemic

April 16, 2020 / By

Governor Newsom announced Wednesday California will give cash payments to undocumented immigrants living in the state.


April 16, 2020 / By


Después de suspender temporalmente las actividades de recolección de datos de campo del Censo 2020 en marzo debido a la pandemia del COVID-19, la Oficina del Censo anunció hoy que estaba haciendo planes para reactivar las oficinas de campo tan pronto como el 1 de junio de 2020.