COVID-19

Latest Census data shows impacts of pandemic on American households

May 22, 2020 / By

Results from the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, released this week, show the effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on households across the nation.

Immigrant rights advocates gather for vigil for detainee who died in Mesa Verde, demand investigation of private immigration facilities

May 22, 2020 / By
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Community members from across the Central Valley gathered for a vigil outside Mesa Verde Detention Facility Thursday night to honor Choung Woong Ahn, a 74-year-old man who died in ICE Custody at the Mesa Verde Sunday. 

Health officials confirm 2 more COVID-19 related deaths, totaling to 27

May 22, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Friday morning two new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 27 deaths in Kern County.

Restaurants, shopping malls open for business Thursday, county officials say

May 21, 2020 / By

After Governor Newsom granted Kern County approval Wednesday to move through Stage 2 quicker, Kern County officials said Thursday morning restaurants and shopping malls can begin to open as early as today. 

Amid COVID-19, the need for governments to take on a racial equity lens is critical

May 20, 2020 / By

Tension between Salinas City residents and Salinas City governing leaders was overwhelmingly high six years ago.

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.