Kern County

‘Change is here in town’: Taft City School District is urged to pick maps Cherry or Plum in districting process

October 13, 2023 / By
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Taft City School District held its fourth public hearing regarding districting the areas. Advocates are pushing for two specific maps to be the top choices for the board to pick. 

‘They dedicated their lives during a time when racism was at an all-time high’: a committee starts to honor African American Vets

August 25, 2023 / By
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Kern County Parks and Recreation District 5 Commissioner Ucedrah Osby requested to start a committee dedicated to creating an African American Veterans Memorial.

CCAC discusses advances in Delano within the meetings

August 4, 2023 / By
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The Central California Asthma Collaborative has been advancing in Delano to provide better air quality.

“Hosting the monthly meetings has been an important process for creating a safe space where residents are able to voice their concerns with the health effects, including Asthma, that are caused by poor air quality in Delano,” said Sammie Meneses, Climate and Environmental Justice Associate.

Q&A: Traco Matthews is appointed to California’s Racial Equity Commission

August 3, 2023 / By
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Governor Gavin Newsom announced his appointments to the first Racial Equity Commission for the State. Among his appointments is Bakersfield’s local, Traco Matthews.

Independent Living Center of Kern County hosts annual ADA Conference

July 21, 2023 / By
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On July 26th this year, there will be a conference hosted by the Independent Living Center of Kern County in honor of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law on that same day back in 1990. 

Back-to-school events in Kern County

July 21, 2023 / By
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The new school year is approaching, and it’s time to start preparing. Several organizations are taking a step to make this process easier for families.