Beyond Kern

UPDATE: City of McFarland cancels city council meeting; does not fill vacancy on council

March 27, 2020 / By

The McFarland City Council cancelled its most recent city council meeting, where the council planned to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy.

Census kiosks no longer available at libraries during COVID-19 pandemic; advocates urge residents to respond online

March 19, 2020 / By

Plans for public kiosks at all Kern County Library branches and during the 2020 Census have been suspended following the closing of all countywide branches between March 17th and April 13th in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Census 2020 in-language support lines now available

March 17, 2020 / By
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If you need help filling out your Census questionnaire, a number of different in-language support lines are available to answer your questions.

KCSOS task forces to provide essential services to students during school closure

March 16, 2020 / By
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Kern County Superintendent of Schools is constructing a plan to provide services to students throughout Kern while schools are temporarily closed for the next month, KCSOS said during a press conference Monday morning. 

2020 Census Invitations Begin Arriving Today

March 12, 2020 / By
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Have you checked your mailbox yet? Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20.

Law firm alleges Kern County Supervisor engaged in fraudulent behavior against District Four opponent

February 22, 2020 / By

A local law office is calling for the Kern County District Attorney’s office to investigate a Kern County supervisor in an alleged attempt to remove a candidate’s name from the ballot.