Community members from across the Central Valley gathered for a vigil outside Mesa Verde Detention Facility Thursday night to honor Choung Woong Ahn, a 74-year-old man who died in ICE Custody at the Mesa Verde Sunday.
The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Friday morning two new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 27 deaths in Kern County.
Of the 1,705 COVID-19 cases in Kern, 1,151 people have recovered while there are still 517 active cases of COVID-19.
After Governor Newsom granted Kern County approval Wednesday to move through Stage 2 quicker, Kern County officials said Thursday morning restaurants and shopping malls can begin to open as early as today.
Tension between Salinas City residents and Salinas City governing leaders was overwhelmingly high six years ago.
Updated 5/19/20 at 4:00pm
During the Kern County Board of Supervisors afternoon meeting, all five supervisors voted unanimously in favor of supporting the re-opening of Kern County businesses according to stage 2 guidelines.
After Governor Newsom announced new guidelines for California counties to reopen, Kern County announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that it will be able to move through phase two of the Governor’s four-stage plan to reopen much quicker.