A program launched Monday by the Kern County Public Health Services seeks to reduce foodborne illnesses associated with food trucks and street vendors while encouraging the public to report sellers who don’t have proper permits.

Based in Bakersfield, CA, the county’s public health department kicked off the “Safe Eats in Kern Streets” campaign Monday. Public…

County health officials have shut down an Arby’s outlet in Bakersfield, CA, for the second time in two weeks, reportedly due to a rodent infestation. According to Matt Constantine, Kern County public health officer, it was the first time he was aware of two such sequential closures. “This one is troubling to me and presents…