Hundreds of people joined State officials from Governor Gavin Newsom’s office Tuesday for a six-hour long Board of Supervisors meeting, where the Board discussed the economic impact State regulations regarding the oil and gas industry would have on Kern County.
Supporters of the oil and gas industry, elected officials, environmental justice advocates, education leaders and local law enforcement officers filled the Board of Supervisors chamber at 1 p.m.
Thousands of children across the United States are placed into the foster care system for various reasons. In 2010, about 60,000 children under age 18 in California alone were in foster care, according to a report done by the Public Institute of California.
With the new year, California has expand health care coverage to young undocumented adults through California’s Medicaid program Medi-Cal.
Eligible 19 to 25 year olds now have access to preventive care, such as doctor visits, prescription drugs and dental services, according to a news release by Health4Kern.
Kern County residents have just a few more days to take the County’s community survey, seeking input on a future business plan.
As part of a five-day statewide strike protesting Kaiser Permanente’s mental healthcare system, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other healthcare professionals of the medical group in Bakersfield are raising awareness this week of the need for more mental health resources.
A new bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farm workers passed in the House of Representatives Dec.