Kern County Voters Can Track Vote-By-Mail Ballots With ‘Where’s My Ballot’ Tool

Kern County in the Central Valley is kicking up its vote-by-mail system by using California’s online tool that helps voters track their ballot. State officials say voting-by-mail is one of the safest ways to participate in this election, and ballot tracking makes it even easier. “Elections and the right to vote are foundational to our […]

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Have Face Coverings In Kern Become A Thing Of The Past? Health Experts Say Masks Can Help Flatten The Curve

When Delia Ramos visited Bakersfield, she was shocked to see how few residents were wearing masks. “When picking up groceries, I was only part of a few people wearing a mask because it wasn’t required. In Clovis, it isn’t required either, but people still wore their masks,” said Ramos. As COVID numbers rise, public health […]

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Organizations Call To Defund Police In Schools, Reallocate Funds To Provide More Mental Health Services

As the movement to defund the police gains traction, organizations in South Kern and surrounding communities are pushing to remove police from schools. “We know that the ratio of counselors and students [in Kern High School District] is a lot lower than the ratio of police on campus to students. There has always been an […]

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Delano High School Board Approves To Hold In-Person Graduations; Students Express Excitement

Coronavirus has taken away some essential life experiences for the class of 2020. Now, Delano High School is fighting to give one of those experiences back. Late last month, the school decided to host in-person graduations for the senior class. “(I am) happy with the decision because it shows that [the board] cares about their […]

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My New Neighbor Will Be An Immigration Detention Facility, And We Won’t Get Along

Plans to build an immigrant detention facility in McFarland, California have already been approved by the city’s leaders. Now, residents are pushing back. “How am I and the members of my neighborhood supposed to enjoy going outside and relishing our freedom knowing that just a few yards away is a building dedicated to imprisoning many […]

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