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City leaders team work results in 22 million dollar award

December 27, 2023 / By
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On Monday, December 18, 2023, The Bakersfield Senior Center (BSC) hosted a news conference to celebrate Bakersfield’s historic award of a 22 million dollar grant that will be shared amongst several organizations including the MLK Community Initiative.

Warm Clothing Drive Accepting Donations throughout December

December 21, 2023 / By

Kern County’s Supervisor, David Couch, is hosting a Warm Clothing Drive throughout Kern County.

The Clothing Drive is encouarging residents to donate gently used or new warm clothing such as blankets, coats, sweaters, scarves, pants, and socks until the end of December.

Community weighs in on changes they’d like to see along the Monitor St corridor

December 7, 2023 / By
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On Wednesday evening, the City of Bakersfield hosted a community meeting where they asked residents to help them identify deficiencies along the Monitor Street corridor and to suggest improvements they would like to see. 

Interfaith Pilgrimage shines light on CA’s HEAL budget and challenges detention center conditions

November 14, 2023 / By
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In October 2023 the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity organized a pilgrimage known as the Pilgrimage to HEAL our communities with the objective of orchestrating an event to shed light on the budget initiative throughout California known as Healthy Economies Adapting to Last (HEAL), and to protest the detention of immigrants held in centers all over California. 

Kern County residents seek affordable housing solutions and accountability in Housing Element update

November 6, 2023 / By
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Concerns about high rental increases, trouble finding affordable housing, and habitability issues inside homes have many residents looking forward to working alongside the County as the County looks to update its Housing Element for the years 2024-2031.

City invites public to a community meeting to shape the future of Niles and Monterey Streets

November 3, 2023 / By
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With efforts to provide complete streets, safety, and mobility improvements along Niles Street and Monterey Street, the City of Bakersfield will be holding a community meeting in order to gather input on their Niles and Monterey Complete Streets Project (NiMo).