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Though COVID-19 is dominating the headlines, I wanted you to know that the work in District 4 continues. This week, we have a few successes to report on that will help the people of Delano and make Delano a better place to call home. Even though Delano is an incorporated city that manages ma…

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We all have our faults, failures, shortcomings and character flaws. However, some won’t admit to having them. Interestingly, the Bible points out how some people think they are right in their own eyes (Proverbs 16:2; 21:2).

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The state Attorney General's Office is investigating whether California agricultural employers are doing enough to protect their workforce from the spread of COVID-19.

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More than 20 million children in America live in a home without a father. Millions more children don’t receive the support (emotionally speaking) from a father who is present in the home. It’s been said if “fatherlessness” were a disease, it would be an epidemic and declared a national emergency.

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In recent months, communities across the United States have witnessed health care workers’ commitment to improving the health of their patients and fellow community members. Everyday our health care providers in Kern County assist residents of underserved communities receive the preventative…

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Independently owned local restaurants have been the primary beneficiaries of Kern's pandemic recovery program, followed by insurance agencies, bars and real estate offices, as the county prepares to distribute the remaining three-fifths of a fund lenders say has already helped the area's economy.

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The absence of magazines, toys and other people in the waiting room might come as a shock to some patients, but that won't be their first indication that the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the experience of going to see a dentist.

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A determination earlier this year that California has missed federal highway safety targets in recent years has renewed criticisms that Sacramento is prioritizing climate change policies over driver safety and jeopardizing completion of important transportation projects in Kern County.

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One’s life story begins at home. A life trajectory is profoundly affected by the presence or absence of a committed father in a child’s life, whether biological or not. This sacred relationship between father and child is recognized as essential to a stable community that every country in th…

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With the summer months starting to get into full swing and triple-digit temperatures heading to the Fourth District, our office is pleased to announce that cooling centers will be open again this summer. Please see the attached information below. Our office will notify you what days and loca…

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The line outside the HomeGoods store on Stockdale Highway in Bakersfield Friday afternoon presented a kind of cross-section of local attitudes toward what seemed an unsettled question of whether people should wear face masks in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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If you missed the sounds of weights hitting the ground, the stinky smell of sweat and the feeling of pure adrenaline and strength, Kern County's latest reopening stage has brought back a comfort for many: fitness facilities.

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Recent events have demonstrated that we are still a divided nation. It doesn’t have to be this way in Kern County. In my years of political experience, I have seen and talked to folks from all over the county. I have heard from them what matters, and I have listened. My findings will not sur…