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Kern Public Health expands Certified Healthy Restaurant Initiative

July 7, 2022 / By

Kern County Public Health has expanded its healthy restaurant initiative “Certified Healthy,” which empowers residents to choose restaurants in their area that offer healthier food options.

Kern County celebrates Purple Ribbon Month to protect children

July 1, 2022 / By

On Tuesday, the Kern County Board of Supervisors proclaimed July as Purple Ribbon Month in Kern County, in honor of Kaitlyn’s Law.

Kern County Public Health launches Know Your Numbers program in Ridgecrest

July 1, 2022 / By

The Kern County Public Health Services Department launched the Know Your Numbers program in Ridgecrest on Thursday at Ridgecrest Salvation Army. 

GBLA to host webinar covering Fair Housing Law Project

June 30, 2022 / By

The Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA) is launching “Second Saturday,” which features month webinars covering legislation impacting residents.

CAPK, in partnership with Kern County, hosts those experiencing homelessness in Safe Camping site

June 27, 2022 / By

The new Kern County Safe Camping area near the M Street Navigation Center is now hosting clients from vulnerable populations who have been experiencing homelessness.

Analysis reveals Kern hasn’t been sharing its prosperity with workers

June 23, 2022 / By

A new labor market analysis by the Kern High Road Coalition (KHRC) found that Kern County’s economy has not produced shared prosperity in recent decades, as workers have experienced significant wage declines and inequality.