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Assembly committee passes Bains' ‘UC Kern' bill for medical school

Everyone — from farmers to teachers, legislators to laymen — can agree that the Central Valley needs more doctors.

On Tuesday, the Assembly Higher Education Committee passed the “Grow Our Own” bill, or Assembly Bill 2357, bringing a branch medical school campus of the UC San Francisco School of Medicine in Kern County one brick closer to being built.

Bains proposes UC medical school for Kern County

Asm. Jasmeet Bains (D–Bakersfield), who is also a doctor, would like to see Kern County have its own medical school.

Bains introduced Assembly Bill 2357 this week to require the University of California to build a medical school in Kern County.

New regulations by the California Air Resources Board raise serious safety concerns

California’s ports are the lifeblood of the state’s economy supporting agriculture, manufacturing, and global trade abroad. We cannot talk about our ports without also talking about the men and women who make them work. Aboard tugboats and other harbor craft, these incredibly skilled workers safely guide the largest cargo ships in the world in and out of port. As they keep us and our sensitive coastal ecosystems safe, they should not have to worry about their boats melting down and catching on fire.

Dr. Jasmeet Bains: Hometown Doctor Fighting for Healthcare Change

Jasmeet Bains was working at her father’s car dealership in Taft, California, at the beginning of the 2007-2009 recession. Taft is a rural community located 32 miles southwest of Bakersfield at the edge of the San Joaquin Valley. It was built on oil production and agriculture. Growing up in nearby Delano, a town where tumbleweeds outnumber opportunities, Dr. Bains, the daughter of immigrant parents from India, always knew she would join the family business at Taft Chevrolet.