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