Houseless individuals speak out against Kern’s proposed ordinance that bans encampments

November 9, 2021 / By

In October 2021, Kern County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to set a hearing for a new ordinance that would make it illegal for individuals to camp and store belongings in many public areas.

Preguntas y respuestas sobre el COVID-19 con el Doctor Shapiro

September 23, 2021 / By

United Against COVID-19 celebró un chat especial en vivo en Facebook con el Dr. Shapiro en español a través de la página de Facebook de Building Healthy Communities Kern el 2 de septiembre a partir de las 5 p.m.

Q&A: Myths and realities of the COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Shapiro

September 23, 2021 / By

The United Against COVID-19 held 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.

COMMENTARY: Delano high schools experiencing positive COVID-19 cases

September 1, 2021 / By

After being virtual for almost a year and a half, Delano schools opened their schools back up on August 10; within the first week, students were already being tested to see if they were positive for COVID-19. 

Thousands face eviction without a lawyer — A bill before the state senate would even the odds

September 1, 2021 / By

By Tina Rosales, housing advocate at Western Center on Law & Poverty, Ethnic Media Services 

Imagine coming home one day to find a notice  on your door stating in bold letters: 

TO ALL TENANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS IN POSSESSION: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED…there is now due and unpaid rent for said premises.

OPINION: It’s time Kern County residents take action to prevent another COVID-19 surge

August 4, 2021 / By

The spread of COVID-19 in Kern County is increasing and will likely spread “exponentially,” according to the California Department of Public Health, if we don’t act now.