Kern County

Local advocate serves community day and night by raising awareness of 2020 Census

March 4, 2020 / By

The countdown to 2020 Census means overtime hours and extra miles for tireless advocates like Cristina Camacho.

GEO Files Appeal of McFarland Planning Commission’s Decision to Deny Immigrant Detention Centers

February 27, 2020 / By

The GEO Group, Inc. today filed an appeal with the City of McFarland requesting a new hearing with the City Council after denying plans by the private prison company to convert two of the city’s correctional facilities for use as federal immigration detention centers.

McFarland comes out in full force; Planning Commission rejects GEO

February 22, 2020 / By

After waiting a long four hours of comments from GEO Group, McFarland residents opposing the expansion of GEO cheered Tuesday in celebration when the McFarland Planning Commission voted 2-2, rejecting the motion to allow GEO to turn two prisons into immigrant detention centers.

‘Coming together for one cause’: Thousands march for equality for women, safety for local families

January 21, 2020 / By

Featured photo: Dolores Huerta, center, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union leads the third annual Women’s March of Kern County Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Bakersfield, California.

Census Bureau hiring for 2020 Census

January 9, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire part-time census takers for the 2020 Census.

County survey seeks input on business plan for Kern’s long-term goals

December 30, 2019 / By

Kern County residents have just a few more days to take the County’s community survey, seeking input on a future business plan.