McFarland residents protest city council’s decision to hold GEO appeal hearing during pandemic

April 20, 2020 / By
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The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop McFarland residents and neighboring communities from getting in their cars Sunday to protest the McFarland city council’s decision to hold the crucial GEO appeal hearing during a time the community can not physically gather safely. 

OUR VIEW: Time to protect our ‘essential’ farmworkers and not double up on oppressing them

April 20, 2020 / By
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There is a small farm working community in Kern County where essential workers risk their lives everyday by going to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide the nation with the food we eat. 

California to provide relief to undocumented immigrants during pandemic

April 16, 2020 / By

Governor Newsom announced Wednesday California will give cash payments to undocumented immigrants living in the state.

COMMENTARY: From ‘illegal to essential’: Thousands of farm working families struggle to get through pandemic

April 15, 2020 / By

I have grown up watching my parents head to work in the harshest weather conditions year round just to bring food to the table for my family and I.

McFarland City Council appoints Eric Rodriguez to fill vacant seat

April 10, 2020 / By

The City of McFarland, today, wasted no time in appointing Eric Rodriguez, a former U.S. Marine and former GEO Group, Inc.

McFarland to fill vacancy at Thursday’s city council meeting; advocates say meeting protocols to involve public are ‘limited’

April 8, 2020 / By

The McFarland City Council will appoint someone to fill a council vacancy at Thursday’s City Council meeting, after advocates urged officials to postpone last month’s meeting to a later date when the public can offer their feedback.