Kern County

Bakersfield community members express which map should move forward for redistricting

March 3, 2022 / By
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Every ten years after the census data is collected the process of redistricting starts. Redistricting includes the City Council Wards to ensure that each council member is covering an equal number of constituents.

Kern County COVID rates as mask mandate expires

February 10, 2022 / By
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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced the statewide indoor masking mandate will expire on February 15, 2022, and will go back to the previous masking guidance, requiring only unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask in indoor public settings.

Virtual citizenship workshop for community members

January 27, 2022 / By

NALEO Educational Fund will be hosting a virtual citizenship workshop on March 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.

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.