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Local hospitals help victims of human trafficking by educating staff and providing trauma informed care

September 11, 2019 / By

It’s not every day a human trafficking victim has access to health care, but when they do, they often do not speak up about their abuser, despite this being one of the very few moments victims are alone.  

However,  local Dignity Health hospitals are working to change that with the Human Trafficking Response Program.

Delano community learns what it means to be a sanctuary city

September 6, 2019 / By

College students, farm workers, council members and many other Delano community members gathered at a town hall in late August to learn more about what it means to be a sanctuary city.

Voter Engagement Project encourages residents to be civically engaged; ready to inform community of elections and census

August 28, 2019 / By

The Kern County Voter Engagement Project is gearing up for another big push this school year, with two big events taking place next year — the Presidential election and 2020 Census.

Project Next Step event to provide tools for success for high school students

August 13, 2019 / By

The Kern High School District welcomes students and parents to its Project Next Step event, a free one-day conference and resource fair for incoming freshmen and returning high school students.

Kern County’s demographic characteristics pose challenges in the 2020 Census, research shows

June 28, 2019 / By

California’s rural and suburban communities will be at the highest risk for being undercounted in the 2020 Census, research shows.

Angela Davis talks about education and incarceration at CSUB lecture

April 15, 2019 / By

Hundreds of people gathered in Cal State Bakersfield’s Dore Theater to hear activists, academic and author Angela Davis speak for the 33rd Charles W.