Narcan, also known as Naloxone, will be distributed Saturday in Taft in an effort by Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Bakersfield Recovery Services to help people who may be at risk of an opioid overdose.

Adventist Health announced Thursday it has appointed Daniel Wolcott, president of its hospitals in Lodi and Stockton, to oversee the organization's operations in Bakersfield, Delano and Tehachapi starting Dec. 1.

Tax bills for unsecured property in Kern — business equipment, farm equipment, aircraft, boats and the like — must be paid by Aug. 31 in order to avoid a 10 percent penalty, the county has announced.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has set aside $11.6 million for the Central Valley — including $4.7 million for Kern County — to support people without a home or are at risk of being put out onto the street because of hardships relating to the coronavirus crisis.

Bakersfield College on Wednesday highlighted a two-week series of events to mark Juneteenth, the annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States in 1865.

The Kern Economic Development Foundation is giving local first-responders, businesses and families $100 gasoline cards donated by Chevron Corp.

The Women's & Girls' Fund has announced up to $50,000 in grants allocated in its 13th cycle of competitive grant making to Kern County nonprofit organizations, according to a press release. 

The Peter Lebeck Chapter 1866 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, an organization dedicated to the appreciation and recognition of local history, will honor a local historian next month.