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Hundreds protest, counter-protest expansion of immigration detention at McFarland Planning Commission meeting

January 27, 2020 / By and

Hundreds of people gathered outside the McFarland Veteran Memorial Hall last Tuesday to attend the City Planning Commission meeting, where people were set to discuss the possibility of expanding city permits to its immigrant detention capabilities.

‘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.

Hundreds attend meeting with state officials to discuss economic, health impact of local oil and gas industry

January 16, 2020 / By and

Hundreds of people joined State officials from Governor Gavin Newsom’s office Tuesday for a six-hour long Board of Supervisors meeting, where the Board discussed the economic impact State regulations regarding the oil and gas industry would have on Kern County. 

Supporters of the oil and gas industry, elected officials, environmental justice advocates, education leaders and local law enforcement officers filled the Board of Supervisors chamber at 1 p.m.

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.

Kaiser mental healthcare professionals demand more mental health resources in statewide strike

December 18, 2019 / By

As part of a five-day statewide strike protesting Kaiser Permanente’s mental healthcare system, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and other healthcare professionals of the medical group in Bakersfield are raising awareness this week of the need for more mental health resources.