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Health officials confirm 11 more COVID-19 deaths, 286 cases in Kern

August 25, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Tuesday 11 more COVID-19 deaths in Kern, bringing the total to 251.

Tips to reducing exposure to smoke from fires

August 21, 2020 / By

Massive wildfires are sweeping across northern California, creating smoke-filled skies and poor air quality across the state.

Kern County approves $1 million grant for non-profits affected by COVID-19

August 20, 2020 / By

The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a $1 million grant for non-profit organizations in Kern County that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kern County Library continues curbside pick-up service

August 12, 2020 / By

Although summer is nearly over, summer reading does not have to end. The Kern County Library is still open with a curbside pick-up service.

Bike Bakersfield seeks community input on bike, pedestrian connectivity with survey

August 10, 2020 / By

Bike Bakersfield has partnered with the California Bicycle Coalition (Cal Bike) on the Central Valley Bikeways Project to improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in Bakersfield.

‘Be a hero and donate’: County officials call on COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma to save lives

August 2, 2020 / By

Kern County, along with local medical experts, are calling on those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered to donate convalescent plasma.