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Law firm holds essay contest for undocumented immigrants

May 7, 2020 / By

In an effort to encourage greater appreciation for undocumented immigrant workers, many of whom are working on the frontlines of COVID-19 in critical industries, Immigration law firm Herman Legal Group is sponsoring this Essay Contest. 

OVERVIEW: Health officials confirm 1,083 COVID-19 cases in Kern

May 5, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department announced Wednesday there are 1,083 cases of COVID-19 in Kern County.

KHSD meal services expands to Supper Program

May 1, 2020 / By

The Kern High School District is adjusting meal services times as temperatures warm up and is providing additional meals.

Judge orders review process to identify release of immigrant detainees

April 30, 2020 / By
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, today, a federal judge ordered a review process to identify people for release detained at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield and the Yuba County Jail in Marysville in order to enable social distancing inside the centers.

Call to all seniors: Local radio station honors Class of 2020 graduates with on-air, online campaigns

April 28, 2020 / By

Despite graduations across the state being cancelled, FORGE Radio Network is honoring the graduating class of 2020 with an on-air and online campaign.

COMMENTARY: Distance learning has proven to be more difficult than expected for students

April 28, 2020 / By

BY AIMEE

As I begin my sixth week of distance learning, my education has become harder than ever before.

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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BY UCEDRAH OSBY

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.