Kern County

New affordable housing complex to come to Lamont; sparks hope in residents for future growth

July 31, 2019 / By

Jose Mireles and his wife, Diana, have lived in Lamont for decades. Throughout their time living in the rural community, they have had multiple family members stay with them due to a lack of affordable housing.

Advocates ask supervisors to allocate money in annual budget for infrastructure improvement projects in rural areas of Kern

July 30, 2019 / By

Dozens of Kern County employees and residents living in rural communities advocated for more money to be allocated to their departments and communities during the second meeting to discuss the recommended county budget.

Tackling food insecurity: Lamont farmers market feeds thousands

July 24, 2019 / By

Photo above: A youth volunteer with the Greenfield Walking Group distributes fresh melons to the attendees.

Q&A: Ridgeview High student works towards raising awareness of Sikh community and giving students more opportunity

May 22, 2019 / By

Ridgeview High senior Harvin Kaur has been elected President of the Sikh Honors and Service Society and the class Vice President.

Activist detained last year marked for deportation

May 16, 2019 / By

Jose Bello, a Bakersfield College student whose detainment last year made national headlines, was detained again Wednesday and taken to Mesa Verde Detention Facility, according to a Bakersfield College professor.

Data shows ICE arrests drop in Kern; advocates remain critical of KCSO involvement

May 15, 2019 / By

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested fewer detainees from Kern County jails in 2018 than in 2017, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.