Posts Tagged as "South Kern"

Lessons From A Box Of Raisins

Apr. 7, 2015 / By
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"I believe that teenagers should experience working in the fields. This job definitely has a lot to teach."

Hunger Strike: Youth Leading the Way On Immigration

Nov. 29, 2013 / By
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Pictured above: Andres Chavez / Photo by Alfredo Camacho

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif...

“This Used To Be the Park You Avoided”

Nov. 23, 2013 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

 

This past Thursday, community members and local leaders gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rexland Acres Park in Southeast Bakersfield, to celebrate improvements that intend to make the park a friendlier place for families...

Women Stage Sit-In, Call for Congressman to Move On Immigration Reform

Nov. 14, 2013 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – The Central Valley became ground zero in the struggle for immigrant rights last week, when a coalition of women activists gathered outside of Congressman and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office in downtown Bakersfield to take part in a demonstration and act of civil disobedience to demand an end to deportations, and congressional action on federal immigration reform...

South Kern Parents Voice Their School Funding Priorities

Oct. 20, 2013 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho

LAMONT — A large group of parents and their children crowded into the Myrtle Avenue Elementary School cafeteria on a Monday night earlier this month to make their voices heard in the growing debate over how area school districts should be spending their state education dollars...

This Year, Bakersfield ‘Guelaguetza’ Takes Center Stage

Oct. 13, 2013 / By
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By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD — Every year, twelve cities across California play host to “La Guelaguetza,” a celebration that honors the cultures and traditions of indigenous communities hailing from the Mexican state of Oaxaca...

Why Aren’t More Youth Applying for DACA?

Oct. 7, 2013 / By
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By Nancy Lopez for South Kern Sol

Nearly fifteen months after the Obama administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), approximately half of all eligible immigrants in California have yet to apply.The program offers temporary legal status to qualifying undocumented immigrants who entered the country at or before age 16, and who have lived in the United States continuously since 2007.According to the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) there are approximately 300,000 individuals who meet DACA’s age, educational, and other eligibility criteria in California...

Q&A: 63-Year-Old CSUB Professor Walks 285 Miles for his DREAMER Students

Sep. 21, 2013 / By
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By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

On Labor Day, thousands of activists came together in Bakersfield to welcome 15 individuals, who walked 285 miles in 21 days from Sacramento to Bakersfield to advocate for immigration reform for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country...

One Year Later, Greenfield Locals Seeing Benefits of Garden

Sep. 14, 2013 / By
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By Chris Romo for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – About a year ago, the City of Bakersfield offered a plot of land in southeast Bakersfield to the Greenfield Walking Group, to plant a community garden...

My Bullying Story

Sep. 11, 2013 / By
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By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

I’m what many students would consider to be a nerd, geek, dweeb, or whatever term you prefer...

Caravana Pro-inmigración Sacude A Bakersfield

Aug. 21, 2013 / By
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Por Daniel Jimenez  / South Kern Sol

Este pasado miércoles 14 de agosto tuve la oportunidad de asistir a un gran evento pro-inmigrante donde activistas y organizadores por los derechos de los inmigrantes se convocaron en la ciudad de Bakersfield para exigirle al congresista republicano Kevin McCarthy, el tercer líder más poderoso de los congresistas republicanos, y al resto de la cámara de representantes, su apoyo para una reforma justa y con camino a la ciudadanía para más de 11 millones de indocumentados en este país...

Growing Up With Domestic Violence, and Learning to Live With the Scars

Aug. 14, 2013 / By
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By Malcolm Rivera / South Kern Sol

I’m going to relate a story from my past to you...