Politics

COMMENTARY: Kern County leaders need to consider the re-entry needs of residents being released during the COVID-19 pandemic

22.04.2020 / By
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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.

McFarland residents protest city council’s decision to hold GEO appeal hearing during pandemic

20.04.2020 / 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. 

Kern County says it will not adopt stricter eviction moratorium

10.04.2020 / 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.