Posts Tagged as "Kern County"

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. 

White house health experts urging people to get boosted now

July 14, 2022 / By
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The newly updated booster vaccine is adapted to not only fight against COVID-19 and Omicron but will also help fight against the new variants.

Commentary: Highschool minorities want to be heard

July 13, 2022 / By
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Despite 70 percent of the San Joaquin Valley population being of a minority race, and 50 percent being female, many students in these groups feel their voices are limited in the classroom. 

Alex Fan: changing the world one op-ed and dance at a time

July 8, 2022 / By
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Alex Fan is passionate about history, social justice, and dance. While the three seem like they’d take him down three different paths, especially dance, he perfectly mixed the three. 

Local non-profit provides free legal assistance to Kern County residents

July 8, 2022 / By
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Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA) is a non-profit organization that offers free legal services in civil matters to low-income residents living in Kern County.

Alessandra Hernando: showing surface-level support for causes is not enough

July 6, 2022 / By
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Alessandra Hernando, joined the organization Loud for Tomorrow because she wanted to make a change in her community.