BAKERSFIELD - Kern County residents protested immigration reform Wednesday morning.
Kern County Democratic Party, Concerned Citizens and others hope to pressure Valadao support a budget that supports social security and Medicare, a strong middle class, and assistance for lower income individuals.
They say House Republicans's budget protects tax breaks for the wealthiest rather than create opportunities for middle-class families.
Valadao responded in a statement:
With unemployment reaching 30% in some communities, the Central Valley has been hit especially hard by our struggling economy. The Republican Budget will make responsible reforms to get our nation's fiscal house in order, creating economic growth and middle-class jobs for our Valley. Furthermore, this prudent budget will protect programs like Medicare and Social Security for those who rely on them most.
Bakersfield Police to add 15 new employees
Bakersfield City Council voted to approve a plan that will add more than a dozen new positions to the Bakersfield Police Department.
City leaders discuss BPD and memorial bricks
Bakersfield City leaders will weigh in on a plan to save those fading bricks in front of Rabobank Arena during Wednesday night's council meeting.
Officials searching for sexual assault suspect
A 50-year-old Oildale woman was sexually assaulted after an unknown assailant forced entry to her home in the 200 block of Decatur Avenue.
15 arrested during family violence operation
Fifteen people were arrested during family violence sting.