Kern County town offers few hints of one of the most important struggles in U.S. labor history.
President Barack Obama will dedicate a National Monument to civil rights leader Cesar Chavez on Monday, the first time a Mexican American has received such an honor. His trip to the village of Keene, Calif., is a detour from his focus on undecided states; polls show California is safely in his column. But political analysts […]
The Legislature had its dramatic moments tonight as it considered next year’s state budget. Lawsuits were threatened, or promised. Democratic members of the Senate broke with party leadership for a time over their displeasure with some aspects of the package. Republicans complained that they’d been frozen out of the budget-making process as Democrats crafted and […]
Yesterday U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar was on hand to dedicate the headquarters of the United Farmworkers as a National Historic Landmark. From the Bakersfield Californian: The plot of land at Garces Highway West and Mettler Road just outside Delano was the movement’s headquarters from 1968 to 1971, when it moved to La […]