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The Public Information Office is a function of the County Administrative Office that serves as a resource to the public for information about County government and provides updates and news releases on significant developments.
'Reading Is So Delicious' at the Library this summer
The Kern County Library's Summer Reading Program, 'Reading Is So Delicious,' gets underway on June 1 with a day of reading, crafts, and fun in the Children's Room of the Beale Memorial Library at 701 Truxtun Avenue in Bakersfield. The Library's delicious and nutritious Summer Reading menu of story times, movies, reptiles, puppets, bubbles, LEGOs, crafts, model-making, music, and (of course!) books continues all summer long. Click the link above for more information.
Lamont Dog and Cat Clinic Sunday, May 19th 7 AM - 2 PM
Kern County Animal Control and 5th District Supervisor Leticia Perez are sponsoring a low-cost dog and cat clinic. Cost is $5/pet for 2 vaccines. Microchips are available for free and licensing is available at a reduced cost for Lamont residents. No appointment necessary!
County seeks Human Services Director
Kern County is recruiting candidates to apply for Director of Human Services, a department head position that supervises the County's family and individual assistance programs, child protective services, foster care, and adoptions. The Human Services Department has a staff of 1,470 employees and a budget of $177 million. Deadline to apply is 11 a.m. on May 24, 2013. Full information on the position, salary and benefits is available at http://www.co.kern.ca.us/person/Webjobs/JB5806.pdf
County Spray Parks Opening Wednesday, May 1st
The spray parks will remain open through September 30th. The spray parks are free to the public and will be open each day from noon until 7:00 p.m.
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Supervisor Maggard delivers 2013 State of the County Address
Third District Supervisor Mike Maggard, Chairman of the Kern County Board of Supervisors for 2013, delivered the fifteenth annual State of the County address to a record crowd of community leaders from throughout Kern County on the evening of January 30th. Supervisor Maggard's remarks are available at the link shown above. To view a text-only version of the speech, click here.
2013 - 2014 Grand Jury Recruitment Now Open
Do you want to make a difference? Apply today for a chance to serve on the Kern County Grand Jury.
Boat Permits Now Available Online
Kern County Annual "All Lakes", and "Lake Isabella Only" boat permits are now available for sale online at kerncountyparks.org.
Download Audiobooks from the Library anywhere, anytime
Audiobook fans can download their favorite titles free of charge from the Kern County Library anywhere, anytime using the library's new online eBook service. Listeners with a computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android can download a broad range of fiction and nonfiction audiobooks for all ages. Audiobooks can also be transferred to many types of media players.
To try the new service, visit the County's eBook service page and click on the OverdriveTM Media Console instructions in the "Getting Started" window.
FY 2012-13 Adopted Budget
Election Results - November 2012
2011 - 2012 Grand Jury Final Report
Kern Medical Center offers low-cost health plan
Kern Medical Center Health Plan (KMCHP) is a county-funded program that provides medical care to some people living in Kern County. It is a new way for Kern County adults who meet certain federal and citizenship/residency requirements to get quality, ongoing medical care at little to no cost. KMCHP works with you to determine eligibility, helps you to apply, and provides continuing health coverage for those who qualify. To get an application or find out about the benefits you could be receiving, call (661) 326-2392 today.
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Kern communities profiled in new KGOV-TV series
KGOV is pleased to announce the airing of a new series, "Kern COG Presents Kern County." This 13-part series recounts the history and progress that shaped Kern communities and explores the benefits and amenities of each city. Episodes air Monday nights at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m., Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m., Friday nights at 9:30 p.m. KGOV airs on Bright House Networks channel 16, MediaCom cable in Ridgecrest and Lake Isabella channel 16, CalNeva cable in Frazier Park channel 19, Charter cable in Mojave/ Rosamond/Boron and Cal City channel 18 and AT&T U-verse channel 99. Please click on the link above for a schedule showing when each community will be profiled.
Borrow eBooks from the Library Starting July 16
Visit kerncountylibrary.org on Monday, July 16 to begin downloading popular fiction, non-fiction, children's, teens and classic titles - available for free - all you need is your library card! AdobeÂ® Digital Editions software is required and installation is quick and free. Enjoy an eBook immediately by using your library card to check out eBooks and downloading to a PC, a MacÂ®, or by transferring them to a Kindleâ„¢, SonyÂ® Readerâ„¢, Nookâ„¢, or to other devices. eBooks will automatically expire at the end of the lending period - so no late fees! August Workshops will be held at the Beale Memorial Library to introduce the public to the new eBook service.
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