CAPK receives $5 million from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund to help the homeless community

November 22, 2023 / By
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In a press release Tuesday, the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) announced that they received a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund.

Dr. Yamin emphasizes the importance of vaccines during the holidays

November 17, 2023 / By
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The holiday season is meant to bring cheer all around, not viruses. Dr. Zeba Yamin with Dignity Health Group Spoke with Kern Sol News about the importance of getting vaccinated, especially before the holidays. 

Interfaith Pilgrimage shines light on CA’s HEAL budget and challenges detention center conditions

November 14, 2023 / By

In October 2023 the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity organized a pilgrimage known as the Pilgrimage to HEAL our communities with the objective of orchestrating an event to shed light on the budget initiative throughout California known as Healthy Economies Adapting to Last (HEAL), and to protest the detention of immigrants held in centers all over California. 

Homeless and foster youth are suspended at disproportionate rates in California Schools

November 13, 2023 / By
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When children are disciplined in schools, a common outcome is being sent home on suspension; a recent study looks into how this affects homeless and foster youth. 

Community weighs in on Prosperity Neighborhood Project for safer, thriving corridors in East Bakersfield

November 9, 2023 / By

Tuesday evening, the City of Bakersfield held its Niles and Monterey Complete Street Project community meeting to collect community input on the changes they’d like to see implemented on these streets as the project progresses.

Kern County residents seek affordable housing solutions and accountability in Housing Element update

November 6, 2023 / By

Concerns about high rental increases, trouble finding affordable housing, and habitability issues inside homes have many residents looking forward to working alongside the County as the County looks to update its Housing Element for the years 2024-2031.