Kern County

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. 

African American leaders take virtual outreach approach to inform hard-to-count population of Census during pandemic

April 8, 2020 / By

During the Census, several population groups – referred to as “hard-to-count” – are at a higher risk of not being fully counted.Some

Kern County leaders address plans for COVID-19 pandemic

March 30, 2020 / By

Kern County government, education and health leaders came together Monday morning for a press conference to discuss Kern’s upcoming COVID-19 plans to keep residents safe and healthy.

Local organization offers Sikh community assistance in filling out census form with support line, canvassing efforts

March 30, 2020 / By

In January 2020, many Sikh organizations announced the U.S. Census Bureau would include “Sikh” as a write-in option for question nine (“What is your race?”)

Advocates say McFarland’s plan to fill vacant seat at City Council meeting during COVID-19 pandemic is an attempt to rush GEO appeal hearing

March 20, 2020 / By

The McFarland City Council plans to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy on the council at its next City Council meeting, despite a statewide order made Thursday by the Governor of California for people to stay home.

‘Round two’: McFarland seeks to fill vacant seat on City Council; GEO appeal on hold till seat is filled

March 6, 2020 / By

The McFarland City Council has issued a public notice, inviting residents to submit letters of interest to serve as a city council member.