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Fong demands answers on Calif.’s water lawsuit spending
As California wades deeper into a legal battle over how much water is pumped south from the Delta, Asm. Vince Fong (R–Bakersfield) is seeking some answers.
May 21, 2020
Missed the California flyover for frontline workers? We’ve got you covered.
The Fresno-based 144th Fighter Wing conducted a flyover across California on Wednesday, celebrating frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 14, 2020
Mobile data reveals Valley is almost back to moving around like normal
Despite a statewide shelter-in-place order due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents in the Central Valley are driving around again, mobile data shows
May 4, 2020
Kern Co. rescinds health order, previewing moves by Newsom
The move sets the table for action by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who announced that changes to the statewide shelter-in-place order was "days, not weeks" away.
May 3, 2020
Coronavirus could force Kern Co. Fair to close for good
The coronavirus pandemic might spell the end for the Kern County Fair. Here's how.
April 30, 2020
Amid pandemic, Valley hospitals not immune from coronavirus layoffs
As California's shelter-in-place order enters its fifth week, it appears that not even Valley hospitals are coronavirus recession-proof.
April 25, 2020
Clinica Sierra Vista chief abruptly resigns
Brian O. Harris, the chief executive of Clinica Sierra Vista, resigned from the Bakersfield-based, Valleywide nonprofit chain of healthcare clinics.
April 25, 2020
McFarland greenlights converting state prisons into ICE detention centers
Amid a series of protests, the McFarland City Council approved two proposals on Thursday that will convert two state prisons into ICE detention centers.
April 26, 2020
Kern Co. Supervisors reject 100 percent vote-by-mail proposal
During its Tuesday meeting, Kern County Supervisors made it clear they have no desire to move the November election to the mailbox.
April 22, 2020
Madera holds steady with no new coronavirus cases, as counts climb Valleywide
California appears near its peak demand of healthcare resources, according a projection from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
April 8, 2020