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ACLU Foundation files lawsuit against City of McFarland over ‘unlawful’ approval of ICE detention center, says city violated Brown Act

August 25, 2020 / By

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, with attorney Paul Nicholas Boylan, filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of McFarland and its city council, according to a news release.

Judge temporarily blocks GEO’s ability to turn prisons into immigration detention centers in McFaralnd

August 11, 2020 / By

A federal judge ruled Tuesday in favor of a preliminary injunction that blocks GEO Inc.’s and the City of McFarland’s ability to act on permits that would allow GEO to turn two state prisons in McFarland to immigration detention centers.

City of Delano begins installing cameras around town to assist with investigations, considers installing more at parks

August 11, 2020 / By

The City of Delano began installing surveillance cameras around town last week as a way to help the police department with investigations.

Parents, teachers weigh in on reopening schools amid pandemic

July 22, 2020 / By

Kern County school districts are currently making decisions on how they are reopening in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dolores Huerta Foundation calls to de-fund police in schools, supports Black Lives Matter movement

June 9, 2020 / By

Timoteo Prado, an organizer for the Dolores Huerta Foundation, had left the store when he was stopped by police officers and detained in 1992.

Women work longer, sleep less due to COVID-19

May 27, 2020 / By
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By SUNITA SOHRABJI/EMS Contributing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO — Women around the world are facing a shadow crisis amid the COVID 19 pandemic, as their workloads for both paid and unpaid labor increase dramatically.