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.
Choung Won Ahn, who had been held at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield since Feb. 1, died by suicide this past Sunday, according to a news release sent out by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today.
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.
BY UCEDRAH OSBY
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting everyone in Kern County, and our leaders need to do everything they can to mitigate the spread of this virus, including protecting the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated population in our region.
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.
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.