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Count Committee launches outreach campaign to educate community on 2020 Census

April 1, 2019 / By

The Kern Complete Count Committee launched its 2020 Census Outreach Campaign Monday morning outside the Beale Memorial Library, with a goal to raise awareness and educate the community on the count.

City staffers pitch plans to use Measure N funds to sales tax oversight committee

March 28, 2019 / By

BY EMMA  GALLEGOS

Addressing homelessness, building sports fields and parks, and reinvesting in a long-range community redevelopment plan were just a few of the suggestions a group of city staffers pitched Monday to Bakersfield’s sales tax oversight committee.

‘It’s becoming a crisis’: Community marches in honor of those lost to police violence

March 24, 2019 / By

Saturday was an emotional day for Marissa Barrera. Her brother Michael, who was killed by a police officer in 2017, was on her mind all day.

Mesa Verde to remain open for at least one more year; advocates raise money to pay bonds of those detained

March 12, 2019 / By

The Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center is going to remain open for at least another year, according to a contract between the GEO Inc., the contractor for Mesa Verde and the Department of Homeland Security.

State Senator Melissa Hurtado sends message to young women at swearing in ceremony on International Women’s Day

March 11, 2019 / By

California Senator Melissa Hurtado was sworn into office Friday International Women’s Day in South High’s auditorium in front of politicians, community members, students and teachers.

‘Most of us didn’t have a chance’: How campaign donors and business leaders took control of a $50 million tax oversight committee

March 4, 2019 / By

BY: Emma Gallegos for South Kern Sol

When Tracy Correa Lopez decided to apply for a spot on the Measure N Citizens’ Oversight Committee, she figured she would make a good candidate.