Posts Tagged as "Bakersfield"

Bakersfield Citizens and Council Members are Appointed Into Committees

January 27, 2023 / By
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The City Council’s 2023 appointments and nominations for Bakersfield’s committees started this January. Councilmember Ken Weir and Councilmember Patty Gray were not present and their appointments were not voted on. 

“Our Story” a musical highlighting Black history comes to Bakersfield

January 26, 2023 / By
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On February 6 “Our Story,” a musical focused on uplifting Black history, will be coming to Bakersfield at the Fox Theater. 

‘This is a fight for truth as much as it is a fight for democracy’ Bakersfield residents remember January 6

January 6, 2023 / By
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On the second anniversary of the January 6th insurrection when people stormed the capitol Public Citizen organized events across the country to show that they had not forgotten what happened. 

Historical changes are made on the Bakersfield City Council

December 23, 2022 / By
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Manpreet Kaur and Andrae Gonzales have made history in Bakersfield. Kaur is now the first Sikh woman to serve on the Bakersfield City Council and Gonzales is the first Latino Vice Mayor of Bakersfield. 

Orlie’s Shoe Drive brings holiday cheer to kids around Kern

December 20, 2022 / By
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With Christmas on the horizon, Orlie’s Shoe Drive team members go into the community, working with local schools to hand out new shoes. 

Apple Core Project Opens Grace Steet Community Garden

December 7, 2022 / By
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Apple Core Project (APC) has officially opened its gates to its newly upgraded community garden on Grace Street, in North East Bakersfield.

Activists and residents stress the need for housing solutions in Bakersfield

September 28, 2022 / By
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During the Bakersfield City Council meeting on September 21, a local advocate and resident spoke before the Mayor and City Council members urging them to allocate funds towards eviction protection and rental assistance to strengthen the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) further locally. 

Assemblymember Salas secures $10 million investment for cancer treatment center expansion

September 28, 2022 / By
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Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) presented Adventist Health with a ceremonial check for $10 million to expand the AIS Cancer Center in Bakersfield on Tuesday.

The importance of the Perinatal Outreach Program during a woman’s pregnancy

September 1, 2022 / By
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Every year, there are new services that Kern County has to offer for women who are pregnant.

City of Bakersfield hosts first job fair as unemployment rates drop

September 1, 2022 / By
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According to, in July, California’s unemployment rate dropped from 0.3% to 3.9%, establishing a new record low going back to the official data series that started in 1976.