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Robert Forbes dies over the weekend after being struck by vehicle at protest

June 8, 2020 / By

A black man struck by a car near downtown Bakersfield during a protest on Wednesday night has died, the Bakersfield Police Department confirmed.

COMMENTARY: The unrest in my community haunts me at night

June 5, 2020 / By

I feel it is no longer safe for folks to be out after 5 p.m. Where is the medicine to alleviate the pain I’m feeling for my nation?

Amid COVID-19, the need for governments to take on a racial equity lens is critical

May 20, 2020 / By

Tension between Salinas City residents and Salinas City governing leaders was overwhelmingly high six years ago.

Kern to Launch Relief Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations Affected By COVID-19

May 19, 2020 / By
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Kern County anticipates to launch the Kern Small Business Relief Program after Memorial Day weekend, County officials said Tuesday at the morning Board of Supervisors meeting.

McFarland residents protest city council’s decision to hold GEO appeal hearing during pandemic

April 20, 2020 / By
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The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop McFarland residents and neighboring communities from getting in their cars Sunday to protest the McFarland city council’s decision to hold the crucial GEO appeal hearing during a time the community can not physically gather safely. 

Kern County says it will not adopt stricter eviction moratorium

April 10, 2020 / By

The California Judicial Council announced earlier this week it will give tenants 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted to refrain from acting on legal demands to pay back rent; however, after the 90-day window, eviction proceedings will begin.