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Delano students fight to rid of school policy temporarily prohibiting participation in athletics

August 15, 2019 / By

A group of Delano students expressed dissatisfaction at a school board meeting with with a policy that prohibits students from participating in sports for a year when transferring schools.

Delano becomes first city in Kern to declare itself a sanctuary city

August 14, 2019 / By

Delano became the first city in Kern County to declare itself a sanctuary city after the city council voted to approve a resolution at the Aug.

Jose Bello bailed out by NFL players, ACLU says

August 13, 2019 / By
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Local immigration activist Jose Bello, who made national headlines after being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement twice, has been released from ICE custody after NFL players paid his bail, the American Civil Liberties Union reports.

Secretary of State says he will take legal action — if necessary — to keep census information confidential and secure

August 7, 2019 / By

The Secretary of the State of California promised at a census regional meeting in Bakersfield Wednesday to fight to keep information provided in the 2020 Census confidential in secure.

Teen struggling with housing insecurity rescued by family with love

August 1, 2019 / By

Featured photo: Heaven Sanders stands with Ester Valdez.

For years, Heaven Sanders lived homeless. 

Some nights, the Bakersfield High freshman would stay at a Union Avenue motel with her mother as a parade of seedy strangers visited.

New affordable housing complex to come to Lamont; sparks hope in residents for future growth

July 31, 2019 / By

Jose Mireles and his wife, Diana, have lived in Lamont for decades. Throughout their time living in the rural community, they have had multiple family members stay with them due to a lack of affordable housing.