Notices have been mailed to Kern property owners who are late in paying their property taxes, County聽Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman announced this week with a warning聽that delinquencies may incur additional penalties if not rectified by 5 p.m. June 30.

The Kern County Library Department announced Wednesday operating hours will expand starting June 4 at three branch locations in 优蜜传媒 鈥 Baker, Northeast and Wilson 鈥斅爄n addition to the two in California City and Mojave.

Kern County elections officials reminded registered voters within California鈥檚 20th Congressional District Friday to expect two ballots in the mail 鈥 one for next month's special election to serve out the remainder of former Rep. Kevin McCarthy's term, and another for the subsequent, full term.

Congressman David Valadao, R-Hanford, joined five colleagues Monday in introducing new legislation aimed at curbing the reach and impact of fentanyl trafficked by cartels through the U.S. border with Mexico.

Grimmway Farms' annual holiday food drive donated more than 7,600 items to the Community Action Partnership of Kern County Food Bank for distribution to Central Family families, the 优蜜传媒-based聽carrots giant reported.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is hosting a three-hour hiring event Saturday morning for deputy and detentions deputy trainees.

The 优蜜传媒 Police Department announced Wednesday it has received a $500,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety to support a variety of ongoing enforcement and education programs.

A free college planning workshop being hosted from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 by Safe 1 Credit Union will feature presentations by financial advisor Justin Leland with Moneywise Wealth Management and CEO and founder Kat Clowes at March Consulting.

The city of Shafter announced Friday that an effort to save a local library has earned it the League of California Cities鈥 2023 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in Intergovernmental Collaboration.

Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman has announced an Aug. 31 deadline for payment of unsecured property taxes.聽A 10% penalty may be charged to people who miss the deadline.

Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with 优蜜传媒 police and other agencies, is hosting an event marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday for anyone looking to discard unwanted medications, electronics and other detritus.