Kern County

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Kern County, California

1115 Truxtun Ave 5th Fl
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 868-3198
Fax: (661) 868-3190

In SW CA, N of Los Angeles; organized Apr 2, 1866 from Los Angeles and Tulare counties. Name Origin: For the Kern River, which was named in 1845 by explorer John C. Fremont (1813-90) for Edward M. Kern, the topographer and artist for the expedition

Area (sq mi):: 8161.42 (land 8140.96; water 20.46) Population per square mile: 93.00
Population 2005: 756,825 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 14.40%; 1990-2000 21.70% Population 2000: 661,645 (White 49.50%; Black or African American 6.00%; Hispanic or Latino 38.40%; Asian 3.40%; Other 28.90%). Foreign born: 16.90%. Median age: 30.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,760; median household $35,446; Population below poverty level: 20.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,928-$22,947
Unemployment (2004): 9.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 23.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bakersfield County seat (283,936)
  • Delano (43,988)
  • Ridgecrest (25,854)
  • Wasco (23,240)
  • Arvin (14,404)
  • Shafter (14,155)
  • Tehachapi (11,653)
  • California City (11,422)
  • McFarland (10,074)

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    In a "what if" study prepared by the Kern County Administrative Office in 2004, a city of Rosamond could expect revenues totaling roughly $3.
    Bjorn is a member of the American Bar Association, the California and Oregon Bar Associations, the Kern County Bar Association, and the Kern County Women Lawyers Association.
    The Water Impact Network says this latest lawsuit is meant to protect Kern County farmers and the Santa Clarita Valley watershed, which the organization argues will be damaged if the newly acquired water is used to support urban sprawl.
    Los Angeles filed suit last summer after Kern County voters approved a measure to prevent the city from trucking processed human waste to Green Acres Farm.
    But it's ironic that we continue to allow Kern County police and prosecutors to deny that anything happened.
    I will work hard to ensure that government is accountable to the people,'' said McCarthy, who had been an aide to Thomas before his election in 2002 to represent a district that includes the southern San Joaquin Valley and other parts of Kern County.
    The Kern County Board of Supervisors originally approved the 1,109-acre expansion of Tejon Industrial Complex in 2003, but that approval was set aside when Judge Twisselman ordered the County to do additional work on the Environmental Impact Report in response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and several other no-growth groups.
    While the water is technically supposed to come from Kern River, the Kern County entities could also substitute water from the State Water Project aqueduct or from ground sources where the two Kern County agencies store water.
    Kern County Rural Targeted Capacity Expansion Project will receive $1.
    Simpson was convicted Friday by a Kern County Superior Court jury in Bakersfield after it deliberated for three hours.
    She has been a voice to both the business and political community in the greater Kern County region.
    LAKE LOS ANGELES -- A Rosamond man and his mother have been arrested in connection with the death of a 5-year-old Rosamond boy who Kern County authorities say was fatally beaten.