Kern County

ACLU Foundation files lawsuit against City of McFarland over ‘unlawful’ approval of ICE detention center, says city violated Brown Act

August 25, 2020 / By

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, with attorney Paul Nicholas Boylan, filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of McFarland and its city council, according to a news release.

More than half of Mesa Verde detainees test positive for COVID-19

August 24, 2020 / By

In the Zepeda Rivas, et al. V. Jennings, et al. case, evidence showed that GeoGroup (GEO) did not intend or adhere to testing detainees and staff at the Mesa Verde ICE processing facility. 

Final stage of 2020 Census count begins this week with home visits

August 12, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Bureau has begun following up this week with households in California that have not responded to the 2020 Census, which is the final stage of conducting the once-a-decade population count of everyone living in the United States.

‘I am their voice’: First-time voters to uplift their voices with their ballots

August 5, 2020 / By
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Biviana Camacho, an incoming Bakersfield College freshman, will turn 18 nearly one month before the 2020 Presidential Election.

KCSO data shows drastic decrease in transfers to ICE, release notification requests

July 28, 2020 / By

Data released by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at Kern County’s third annual TRUTH Act Forum, held Monday evening, showed a significant decrease in the number of transfers to Immigration Customs Enforcement and release notification requests.

Despite calls to de-fund BPD, Bakersfield City adopts budget that allocates more funds to police

June 25, 2020 / By

The Bakersfield City Council voted at Wednesday’s meeting to adopt a budget that many say allocates too much money to the Bakersfield Police Department.