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Counter-protesters throw smoke bombs into crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, officials say

June 8, 2020 / By

Tensions began to rise at a protest Friday in Northwest Bakersfield when counter-protesters threw smoke bombs into the crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

Dolores Huerta Foundation receives $195,000 donation for COVID-19 relief program

June 5, 2020 / By

The Ravi and Naina Patel Foundation donated $195,000 to the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Vecinos Emergency Relief Program.

KHSD holds meal distributions during summer months

June 2, 2020 / By

The Kern High School District announced it will be providing free summer meals to children ages 2 to 18 beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020, through Thursday, July 9, 2020.

Dolores Huerta celebrates 90th birthday with celebrities on digital fundraiser for those affected by pandemic

May 29, 2020 / By

In celebration of the iconic American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta’s 90th birthday, the Dolores Huerta Foundation is bringing celebrities, elected officials and activists together for a celebration to raise money to help politically disempowered, low-income, immigrant, and farmworker groups that are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kern County accepting applications for Small Business Forgivable Loan Program

May 28, 2020 / By
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Just a few days after Kern County opened the applications for the Small Business Forgivable Loan Program on Tuesday, some businesses have already begun to receive funding, Ryan Alsop, Kern County’s Chief Administrative Officer, said at a press conference Thursday.

Kern to Launch Relief Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations Affected By COVID-19

May 19, 2020 / By
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Kern County anticipates to launch the Kern Small Business Relief Program after Memorial Day weekend, County officials said Tuesday at the morning Board of Supervisors meeting.