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Hundreds protest, counter-protest expansion of immigration detention at McFarland Planning Commission meeting

January 27, 2020 / By and

Hundreds of people gathered outside the McFarland Veteran Memorial Hall last Tuesday to attend the City Planning Commission meeting, where people were set to discuss the possibility of expanding city permits to its immigrant detention capabilities.

Foster youth speak on how to improve foster care system

January 7, 2020 / By

Thousands of children across the United States are placed into the foster care system for various reasons.

County survey seeks input on business plan for Kern’s long-term goals

December 30, 2019 / By

Kern County residents have just a few more days to take the County’s community survey, seeking input on a future business plan.

‘It’s just what I have to do’: Teen toils in fields to help keep food on his family’s table

August 17, 2019 / By

Photos by Lizette Chavez

Carlito’s feet sank a foot into the mud as he hummed along to Trap music over the repeated snapping of branches.

Kern County’s demographic characteristics pose challenges in the 2020 Census, research shows

June 28, 2019 / By

California’s rural and suburban communities will be at the highest risk for being undercounted in the 2020 Census, research shows.

California moves to ban chlorpyrifos — commonly used pesticide in Kern; advocates remain skeptical

May 8, 2019 / By

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation plans to ban a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos — after research found health risks related to the pesticide, officials said Wednesday.