Kern County

Kern County residents speak up against ongoing illegal fireworks

August 3, 2021 / By

Despite being well past the Fourth of July, illegal fireworks have continued to be a pressing issue throughout Kern County.

Arvin City Council approves development of cannabis manufacturing facility

July 21, 2021 / By

The Arvin City Council unanimously approved last week the development of a cannabis manufacturing facility.

The council approved the development agreement between the City of Arvin, FSBT Holdings, and Jam Realty Holdings, the owner of the property, for the development of a commercial cannabis operation, located on South Derby Street.

County to hold redistricting hearings to receive input on where district lines should be drawn

July 15, 2021 / By

Kern County is holding a series of redistricting hearings beginning Monday to receive public input from community members on where district lines should be drawn. 

Hard-to-count communities in Bakersfield have low response rates with less than one month to respond to 2020 Census

September 4, 2020 / By

The latest Census data shows a number of areas in metro Bakersfield have response rates of less than 50 percent. 

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.

More than half of Mesa Verde detainees test positive for COVID-19

August 24, 2020 / By

In the Zepeda Rivas, et al. V. Jennings, et al. case, evidence showed that GeoGroup (GEO) did not intend or adhere to testing detainees and staff at the Mesa Verde ICE processing facility.