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Kern County to follow Governor’s eviction moratorium; housing advocates push for stricter eviction bans

March 30, 2020 / By

Kern County will follow Governor Gavin Newsom’s eviction moratorium announced last week, Supervisor Leticia Perez said at the press conference Monday morning.

Local organization offers Sikh community assistance in filling out census form with support line, canvassing efforts

March 30, 2020 / By

In January 2020, many Sikh organizations announced the U.S. Census Bureau would include “Sikh” as a write-in option for question nine (“What is your race?”)

Health officials confirm 4 new COVID-19 cases, raising total to 32 cases

March 26, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed four new COVID-19 cases Thursday afternoon, raising the total number to 32 positive cases in Kern County.

Check out how your community is responding to the 2020 Census

March 25, 2020 / By

Have you filled out your Census questionnaire and curious about how others are responding? The 2020 Census now has a user-friendly online interactive map available for residents across the nation to track response rates by state, county, city, and town with just a few clicks at 2020census.gov.

Advocates say McFarland’s plan to fill vacant seat at City Council meeting during COVID-19 pandemic is an attempt to rush GEO appeal hearing

March 20, 2020 / By

The McFarland City Council plans to appoint an individual to fill a vacancy on the council at its next City Council meeting, despite a statewide order made Thursday by the Governor of California for people to stay home.

Census kiosks no longer available at libraries during COVID-19 pandemic; advocates urge residents to respond online

March 19, 2020 / By

Plans for public kiosks at all Kern County Library branches and during the 2020 Census have been suspended following the closing of all countywide branches between March 17th and April 13th in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.