‘Round two’: McFarland seeks to fill vacant seat on City Council; GEO appeal on hold till seat is filled

March 6, 2020 / By

The McFarland City Council has issued a public notice, inviting residents to submit letters of interest to serve as a city council member.

ROUNDUP: Kern County Election Results

March 4, 2020 / By

Here are the unofficial Kern County election results as of 2:05 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Kern County Elections office and the California Secretary of State’s office.

Sol on the Street: Local students speak about elections and voting

March 3, 2020 / By

Featured photo: Haley Schlechta

With the California 2020 primary elections happening today, young people across California are preparing to vote today. 

From the classroom to the polls: Local professor gives day off so students have time to vote

March 3, 2020 / By

People across the country are working hard to get young people civically engaged, but one local professor is taking it to the next level this Election Day.

GEO Files Appeal of McFarland Planning Commission’s Decision to Deny Immigrant Detention Centers

February 27, 2020 / By

The GEO Group, Inc. today filed an appeal with the City of McFarland requesting a new hearing with the City Council after denying plans by the private prison company to convert two of the city’s correctional facilities for use as federal immigration detention centers.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attracts thousands to rally

February 25, 2020 / By
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Thousands of people filled the Spectrum Amphitheater in Bakersfield Friday afternoon to attend the “Get out the Early Vote Rally” with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.