Kern County

Community members calls for the resignation of Supervisor Scrivner amid allegations

May 7, 2024 / By
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The Kern County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting since the allegations of Kern County Second District Supervisor Zack Scrivner allegedly sexually assaulting one of his children last month.

Kern Supervisor Zack Scrivner under investigation for alleged sexual assault on his child

April 26, 2024 / By
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Kern County Second District Supervisor Zack Scrivner is under investigation for alleged sexual assault on one of his children, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO). 

Support surfaces for Riddhi Patel amidst allegations

April 23, 2024 / By
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The People’s Budget Bakersfield has released an official statement supporting Riddhi Patel, who was arrested and accused of 18 felony counts after they made threatening remarks towards the city council members on April 10.

Activist arrested after alleged threat to Bakersfield City Council sparks community response

April 18, 2024 / By
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During the Bakersfield City Council meeting a pro-Palestinian protester was arrested and accused of 18 felony counts after they made threatening remarks towards the city council members on April 10. 

Kern County Public Health’s ‘Waste Hunger Not Food’ Program: Addressing Food Insecurity and Nourishing Communities

April 5, 2024 / By

In the month of April, Kern County Public Health identified food insecurity and malnutrition as one of their top health challenges in the community, and to help combat these issues, they implemented the Waste Hunger Not Food program. 

Immigrant Rights Groups call for action following reports of neglect and systemic failures conditions at GSA detention center

March 21, 2024 / By
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California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (CCIJ) released a press release regarding a letter they sent out to ICE to stop the increased number of people it chooses to hold in its custody at Golden State Annex (GSA), an immigrant detention center in McFarland, CA, on March 12.