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Calif. AG backs allies, opens probe into Kern Co.’s COVID contract nixed over ‘Defund Police’ statements
The contracts were scrapped last October when Supervisors raised objections over "Defund the Police" messaging disseminated by Building Healthy Communities.
September 22, 2021
Lauren Skidmore, the local chief for Asm. Vince Fong, is taking the reins of Bethany Services, Inc. from 21-year CEO Louis Gill.
September 20, 2021
California's largest oil producing county sued Gov. Gavin Newsom over his de-facto ban on key oil production, including fracking processes.
September 14, 2021
Union leaders and local activists are pushing to impose term limits on the Kern County Board of Supervisors.
September 9, 2021
Fresno Catholic Bishop Joseph V. Brennan took aim at Craig Harrison's current work as a counselor and attempted to clear the air on the circumstances leading to Harrison's exit from the Diocese.
September 6, 2021
California's accelerated decriminalization efforts are to blame for the state's woes, recall contender Larry Elder and Kern County DA Cynthia Zimmer argued on Thursday.
September 2, 2021
It appears that no two homelessness crises are the same in the Golden State and things in Bakersfield are vastly better than in its southerly neighbor.
August 31, 2021
A brewing push to switch who receives the tax revenues from online purchases within the state of California might gain additional support from the Golden Empire on Wednesday.
August 31, 2021
Sacramento hostility toward the oil industry and hefty property tax breaks for solar players held up a 1,300-acre solar project in eastern Kern.
August 24, 2021
The political dominoes of Kern County are beginning to tumble with Supervisor Leticia Perez joining the line-up.
August 22, 2021