Vanessa Villalvazo

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ICE continues to transfer inmates despite COVID-19 surge in Kern County

September 14, 2021 / By

As Kern County faces a rise in COVID cases and reaches ICU bed capacity, ICE is putting the lives of detained immigrants and residents in danger because of their decision to transfer inmates during the pandemic.

City of McFarland votes to keep detention facility in San Diego open

September 11, 2021 / By

On Aug. 18, the McFarland City Council unanimously voted to keep the Western Region Detention Facility in San Diego from closing.

Health officials confirm 609 new COVID-19 cases in Kern County

September 3, 2021 / By

There are 609 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kern County, bringing the total to 126,859.

Health officials also confirmed that there has been 4 new deaths, bringing the total of number of Kern County deaths to 1,482.

Dr. Shapiro, BHC Kern to discuss myths and reality of COVID-19 vaccine

August 31, 2021 / By

Please join the United Against COVID-19 for a special Facebook Live chat with Dr. Shapiro hosted in Spanish via Building Healthy Communities Kern’s Facebook page on September 2 from 5 p.m.

Health officials confirm more than 500 cases of COVID-19 in Kern

August 29, 2021 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Friday more than 500 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more COVID-19 related deaths.

Kern Public Health confirms 2 more COVID-19 deaths

August 23, 2021 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Friday two new COVID-19 deaths.  

As of Friday, there are 1,445 Kern resident deaths and a total of 119,708 resident cases.

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to increase in Kern County

August 16, 2021 / By

924 new COVID-19 cases were reported as of August 16 according to the Kern County Public Health Services, bringing the total number of cases to 118,025 with a death total of 1,436.

Granddaughter becomes vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect her grandmother

August 9, 2021 / By

When Alyssa Pacheco left for a trip with friends, she said goodbye to her grandmother Alicia Ramirez, and expected her grandmother to be waiting for her when she returned home.

Youth speak up about why they have become vaccinated against COVID-19

July 26, 2021 / By

Youth across Kern County have decided to come vaccinated against COVID-19, and some are speaking up about why they decided to receive the vaccine.

Community comes together to celebrate Pride Month at first Pride Pugla

July 1, 2021 / By

Many Kern County residents attended the Delano LGBTQ Alliance first’s Pride Pulga Sunday in celebration of Pride Month.