Posts Tagged as "Kern County"

KCSOS task forces to provide essential services to students during school closure

March 16, 2020 / By
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Kern County Superintendent of Schools is constructing a plan to provide services to students throughout Kern while schools are temporarily closed for the next month, KCSOS said during a press conference Monday morning. 

COMMENTARY: It takes a special person to be a great foster parent

February 12, 2020 / By
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When people think of foster care, they often think of the youth in the system. But foster parents play a key role in helping these youth grow into responsible young adults.

COMMENTARY: California Surgeon General advocates for health equity in Kern

June 6, 2019 / By
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BY CAROLINE FARRELL

California’s first Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris held a listening in Bakersfield in May, with hopes to hear about local challenges and to share the Administration’s priorities, which advocate for health equity, advancing the social determinants of health and screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) from lifelong exposure to toxic environments (social, physical, and natural).

State officials recommend new rules for controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos

November 21, 2018 / By
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In an effort to protect “human health and the environment,” state officials issued temporary recommendations this month for growers in California regulating a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos.

South Kern Sol breaks down public charge

September 29, 2018 / By
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Immigrants who have received public assistance may soon have a more difficult time obtaining a green card under a new rule announced by the Department of Homeland Security this week.

District 4 Kern County supervisor candidates to debate next month at CSUB

September 26, 2018 / By
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Just weeks before election day, the District 4 Kern County Supervisor candidates will participate in a student centered debate next month that will give voters a better idea of what their vision is for Kern County.

Q&A: Bakersfield Police Chief Lyle Martin

June 4, 2018 / By and
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By Ja’Nell Gore

More than a year ago, Lyle Martin took the reigns of the Bakersfield Police Department.

Local LGBTQ Youth Share Their Experience Living in a Conservative County

May 29, 2018 / By and
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By Andrew Alvarez

Kern county is a place where social change is infrequent while conservatism is common.

Why are black people stereotyped? Because y’all allow us to be

April 19, 2018 / By and
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BY:  Ja’Nell Gore

Why is every black woman so ‘angry’? Why is every black man ‘in a gang’?

Ja’Nell Gore on Black History Month on In the 661

April 11, 2018 / By
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Bakersfield High School senior Ja’Nell Gore talks about what she experiences in school as far and Black History Month and what she thinks could be done better.