Kern County

The struggles that Kern County first-time home buyers face

January 13, 2022 / By

It’s been a couple years since Jasmin Arriola and Francisco Bolanos have been hoping to have a home of their own for their small family.

California Health Report: This Central Valley Town Has a Carcinogen in its Water. Why Are Solutions So Slow?

December 20, 2021 / By

By Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Una traducción al español de esta historia está disponible aquí.

On the dusty outskirts of Bakersfield, Rosa Perez and her family are living without a basic housing amenity — clean water.

MAOF expands program opportunities for the community

December 16, 2021 / By

The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is offering free booking and clerical training opportunities along with GED classes to those who need it.

BC Arvin campus set to break ground in 2022

December 13, 2021 / By

It was revealed on Tuesday night that Bakersfield College (BC) Arvin Education Center construction will begin this upcoming summer in July 2022.

Arvin’s water quality increases thanks to Committee for a Better Arvin

November 25, 2021 / By

Last month, Arvin was reported to have the cleanest water in Arvin history.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that Arvin is now in compliance with arsenic drinking water standards.

Kern County is one of 18 communities to benefit from State broadband project to help bridge digital divide

November 18, 2021 / By

Kern County is one of 18 locations that Governor Gavin Newson has committed to bridging the digital divide.