The Economy

Hundreds attend meeting with state officials to discuss economic, health impact of local oil and gas industry

January 16, 2020 / By and

Hundreds of people joined State officials from Governor Gavin Newsom’s office Tuesday for a six-hour long Board of Supervisors meeting, where the Board discussed the economic impact State regulations regarding the oil and gas industry would have on Kern County. 

Supporters of the oil and gas industry, elected officials, environmental justice advocates, education leaders and local law enforcement officers filled the Board of Supervisors chamber at 1 p.m.

Census Bureau hiring for 2020 Census

January 9, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire part-time census takers for the 2020 Census.

5 Tips for Job Searching with Dean Welliver on In the 661: Youth Voices for Kern

July 9, 2018 / By
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In this special vignette, In the 661 Associate Producer Dean Welliver shares 5 tips for people searching for their first job!

Transit Strikers Demand Better Pay, Full Time Work

July 24, 2014 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho

photo: Kathy Best, GET employee

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Drivers and mechanics for Golden Empire Transit (GET), who have been on strike since July 15, continue to picket downtown and at GET’s northeast offices.

Lamont Chamber of Commerce Is Looking For New Members

August 30, 2012 / By
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The Greater Lamont Chamber of Commerce hosts a meeting once a month./Courtesy of The Greater Lamont Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Lamont Chamber of Commerce is inviting local business owners and the community to become members.

South Kern Teens Turned To The Fields To Help Pay For College

January 10, 2012 / By
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Analleli Gallardo worked the fields to pay for college./by BERENICE SANCHEZ

LAMONT–With her tousle hair and her infectious smile, Analleli Gallardo a 2011 graduate from Arvin High School looked forward to her first semester at San Francisco State University this fall.