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74-year-old detainee dies at Mesa Verde

May 19, 2020 / By

Choung Won Ahn, who had been held at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield since Feb.

COMMENTARY: My new neighbor will be an immigration detention facility, and we won’t get along

May 13, 2020 / By

Last month, the McFarland City Council voted to allow the GEO Group to open and operate Immigration Detention facilities in my hometown, and as a member of this community, I feel utterly betrayed knowing there will be not just one, but two immigration detention centers in my front yard. 

The 2020 Census is Hiring in Kern County

May 12, 2020 / By
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The deadline to complete the 2020 Census is a little more than six months away and the U.S.

Got ritmos? Central Valley Latin act brings the beat to 2020 census

May 7, 2020 / By
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Organizations across California have incorporated a number of new outreach methods to help ensure a complete count by encouraging and reminding residents to fill out their questionnaire.

Feeding Kern County in Crisis: Why the census is so important to CAPK

April 30, 2020 / By
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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.“The

Judge orders review process to identify release of immigrant detainees

April 30, 2020 / By
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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.