Posts Tagged as "Kern County"

Marivel Servin: Social justice work and youth empowerment brought me joy and healing

July 27, 2022 / By
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Marivel Servin became politically active in hopes of understanding her culture and her role in her community. 

Kern County Public Works celebrates the completion of the Virginia Street Pedestrian Path Project

July 27, 2022 / By
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Today, Kern County Public Works, elected officials, and community members gathered at Heritage Park for a ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of the Virginia Street Pedestrian Path Project.

Detainees at Mesa Verde and GSA continue labor strike

July 21, 2022 / By
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Detainees in the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center declared a labor strike 84 days ago and Golden State Annex joined the strike 44 days ago.

Community report leads to another leaking oil well discovery

July 20, 2022 / By
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On July 1, a Bakersfield resident submitted a report to Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods (IVAN) with concerns about a potential gas methane link near their home after everyone in the home began experiencing headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, and memory problems. 

La comunidad de Lamont pierde a un líder comunitario

July 19, 2022 / By
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José Míreles nació en Merced Texas el 4 de Julio de 1962 y se mudó con su familia a Lamont CA en 1970 donde se crio.

FDA authorizes new COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax

July 19, 2022 / By
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The Food and Drug Administration authorized a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by Novavax on Wednesday.

Novavax is a biotechnology company in Maryland that received significant federal funding to produce the shot. 

The drought continues to impact the residents of Kern County

July 18, 2022 / By
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According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, there are 839,631 residents in Kern County that are affected by the drought with 7,500 public water systems state wide and 3,000 of them are community water systems. 

Boys & Girls Club of Kern providing free lunches to the community

July 18, 2022 / By
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The Kern County chapters of the Boys & Girls Club, an organization of after-school programs, will be providing free lunch to kids 18 years and younger at their locations in Arvin, Lamont, and Bakersfield during the summer.

Arvin and Lamont welcome the Kiwanis Club to Southern Kern County

July 18, 2022 / By
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“To us it’s a historic moment.” Those are the words of Fredi Castrejon, the founding president of the newly established Arvin-Lamont Kiwanis Club chapter. 

What we know about Omicron and the BA.5 variant

July 15, 2022 / By
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Accounting for 65 percent of last week’s COVID-19 cases, the coronavirus subvariant BA.5 — a sister variant of Omicron — has become dominant in the United States.