There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has affected education in more ways than one. Schools all across the country were closed, and teaching transitioned to online.
Tension between Salinas City residents and Salinas City governing leaders was overwhelmingly high six years ago. It was in 2014 when the City experienced four officer-involved shootings within months of each other, all resulting in the deaths of Latino men from the farm working community.
The success of Saturday’s 2020 Census Caravan through the streets of Bakersfield and Lamont surpassed expectations.
Organized as part of the 2020 Census Week of Action in collaboration with the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, the afternoon and early evening caravans on May 16th attracted over 25 vehicles affixed with homemade signs meant to help reach hard-to-count populations.
Parents facing an ongoing dilemma for keeping kids engaged and learning at home should check out some new free educational resources being offered by the census.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, several community agencies have found themselves working overtime.
From food distribution, daycare, tax assistance and other regularly available programs, agencies such as the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK,) are feeling a heightened sense of need throughout the county.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, today, a federal judge ordered a review process to identify people for release detained at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield and the Yuba County Jail in Marysville in order to enable social distancing inside the centers.