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Immigrant rights activists, detained leaders speak up amidst labor strike

October 20, 2022 / By and
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Immigrant rights and labor activists gathered outside the Golden State Annex and Mesa Verde Detention Centers on Sunday along with previously detained immigrants in support of currently detained immigrants who have been on labor strike for over four months.

Retired professor, Gonzalo Santos, statement to BC Curriculum Committee

October 20, 2022 / By
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Editors note: Retired California State University of Bakersfield professor, Gonzalo Santos, addressed the Bakersfield College Academic Senate Curriculum Committee in regards to two proposed courses.

The nationwide battle against hunger continues as local organizations fight to keep communities fed

October 7, 2022 / By

On September 28, the White House held a press conference on hunger, nutrition, and health — it was the first press conference of its kind held in over 50 years. 

Activists and residents stress the need for housing solutions in Bakersfield

September 28, 2022 / By
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During the Bakersfield City Council meeting on September 21, a local advocate and resident spoke before the Mayor and City Council members urging them to allocate funds towards eviction protection and rental assistance to strengthen the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) further locally. 

Assemblymember Salas secures $10 million investment for cancer treatment center expansion

September 28, 2022 / By
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Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) presented Adventist Health with a ceremonial check for $10 million to expand the AIS Cancer Center in Bakersfield on Tuesday.

Dolores Huerta Foundation and other organizations host a candidate forum

September 22, 2022 / By
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The Dolores Huerta Foundation and several other organizations held a candidate forum with Ward 3 candidates Boyd Binninger and Zeferino Barron, and District 3 Board of supervisors candidate Brian Smith.