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Kern County says it will not adopt stricter eviction moratorium

April 10, 2020 / By

The California Judicial Council announced earlier this week it will give tenants 90 days after the state of emergency is lifted to refrain from acting on legal demands to pay back rent; however, after the 90-day window, eviction proceedings will begin.

McFarland City Council appoints Eric Rodriguez to fill vacant seat

April 10, 2020 / By

The City of McFarland, today, wasted no time in appointing Eric Rodriguez, a former U.S. Marine and former GEO Group, Inc.

McFarland to fill vacancy at Thursday’s city council meeting; advocates say meeting protocols to involve public are ‘limited’

April 8, 2020 / By

The McFarland City Council will appoint someone to fill a council vacancy at Thursday’s City Council meeting, after advocates urged officials to postpone last month’s meeting to a later date when the public can offer their feedback.

African American leaders take virtual outreach approach to inform hard-to-count population of Census during pandemic

April 8, 2020 / By

During the Census, several population groups – referred to as “hard-to-count” – are at a higher risk of not being fully counted.Some

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?”)