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Couche's Corner

This week for Couch’s Corner, I would like to spotlight a very special group of young Shafter/Buttonwillow residents and football players at Shafter High School. Every year before Buttonwillow’s harvest festival and parade,... — Updated 11/27/2022

 By David Couch    Opinion

Couch's Corner: Giving the homeless jobs

Several times recently we’ve dedicated Couch’s Corner to programs designed to help the homeless and disadvantaged in our community. This week, I thought we’d provide an update on one of those programs, Laborers of the... — Updated 5/1/2022


Working to end homelessness

This week our District 4 staff had the pleasure to visit three facilities in Kern County that are trying to address our local homelessness problem. Homelessness is on everyone’s mind these days as the problem seems so... — Updated 4/3/2022


Crime prevention specialist to speak in Wasco

Next Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m., the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Specialist Lorie Meza will be presenting at the Old Courthouse Building in Wasco, 810 8th St. She will be discussing community oriented policing... — Updated 3/6/2022


Couch's Corner: Christmas 2020

After a tumultuous year, we as a community will hopefully get to relax and enjoy Christmas with our loved ones. During this Christmas season, I am thankful for the opportunity to reflect and contemplate about the negative and... — Updated 1/6/2022


Courch's Corner: Code compliance

To protect public health and community standards in District 4, my office works in partnership with Kern County Code Compliance to mitigate land use violations, public nuisances, and violations of property conditions. Taking proact... — Updated 1/6/2022


Couch's Corner:

Last year, state and local governments nationwide encountered a once-in- a-generation global pandemic. Our community remained resilient, and the Kern County Department of Public Health ensured combating the virus was a top... — Updated 6/29/2021


Couch's Corner: Sunset Middle School renovation project

One of the most rewarding experiences of serving as Fourth District supervisor is working with young adults that share an idealism and belief that no limits can stop what they can accomplish. I was reminded of this when I met with... — Updated 4/19/2021


Couch's Corner: Ag and energy working collaboratively

I love it when Ag and energy work together in Kern County to show the world how to do things better and this week, it happened again. The two industries worked together in Arvin at Tasteful Selections, a pioneer producer and... — Updated 4/4/2021

 By David Couch    Opinion

Couch's Corner: Vaccinations in Lost Hills

With special thanks to so many who have worked to get the vaccines out throughout Kern County and in particular, District 4, this week I am pleased to announce a couple more hard-to-reach District 4 communities will be able to get... — Updated 3/30/2021


Couch's Corner: Spring

Spring is around the corner, and with it, spring cleanups. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that this month the Board of Supervisors approved the bylaws and the formation of the Keep Kern Beautiful Committee, of which you... — Updated 3/6/2021

 By David Couch    Opinion

Couch's Corner: Aiding the Homeless

One good thing leads to another. While we are anticipating a navigation center for the homeless in Delano to be opening soon, the progress we made in Delano is helping us get programs in other rural communities going as well.... — Updated 2/16/2021


Couch's Corner: Thanks to the California Farmworker Foundation

It’s 2021, and with 2020 in the rear view mirror, let’s all hope these vaccines, our social distancing, and our personal protective measures help eradicate this pandemic in the New Year. As we look back upon some of the heroes... — Updated 1/9/2021

 By David Couch    Opinion

Couch's Corner: Merry Christmas, Kern County!

After a tumultuous year, we as a community will hopefully get to relax and enjoy Christmas with our loved ones. During this Christmas season, I am thankful for the opportunity to reflect and contemplate about the negative and... — Updated 1/2/2021


Couch's Corner: Kern County Animal Services reaches no-kill status

As Fourth District supervisor, I work with Kern County Animal Services on efforts to reduce the euthanasia rates in our county. Recently, KCAS announced for the first time on record, that the shelters operated by the department... — Updated 10/20/2020


U.S. Surgeon General visits Bakersfield

In light of the ongoing battle against covid-19, Kern County received a surprise visit from the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams. As the nation’s doctor, Vice Admiral Adams oversees the 6,000 member U.S Public Health... — Updated 9/27/2020

 By David Couch    Opinion

Couch's Corner - Victims deserve justice

In the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, folks started saying things like “defund the police.” In the aftermath of the gang-related killing of 11-year-old Makaliah Osomo and 12-year-old Elayna Saidee of Delano July 2, I... — Updated 7/18/2020


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