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PHOTO GALLERY: Tensions rise at Bakersfield’s George Floyd protest after driver hits woman

June 1, 2020 / By
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PHOTOS BY HENRY A. BARRIOS

At Friday’s George Floyd protest in Bakersfield, a man driving a car drove through the crowd and hit a woman.

PHOTO GALLERY: Protesters chant ‘I can’t breath’ at George Floyd protest in Bakersfield

June 1, 2020 / By
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BY HENRY A. BARRIOS

Photojournalist Henry A. Barrios captured the hundreds of people protesting the death of George Floyd Friday, May 29, 2020, in front of the Bakersfield Police Department in downtown Bakersfield.

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.

74-year-old detainee dies at Mesa Verde

May 19, 2020 / By

Choung Won Ahn, who had been held at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield since Feb.

McFarland City Council approves GEO’s request for permits to operate two immigration detention facilities

April 24, 2020 / By

After nearly three and a half hours of debate between residents, immigrant rights advocates, GEO employees, and elected officials, the McFarland City Council voted at Thursday’s city council meeting to approve permits that will allow The GEO Group, Inc.

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.