South Kern Sol

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Bakersfield’s Trans Community Demands Justice

Mar. 17, 2016 / By

The indignity of being misgendered is a fate that has befallen too many in the trans community, even after they are murdered.

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."

Farmworker Advocates Give Cesar Chavez Film a Thumbs Up

Apr. 7, 2014 / By
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By Daniel Jimenez and Alfredo Camacho / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A day before the release of Cesar Chavez, the film, on March 27, farmworker advocates, children and elders gathered at Maya Cinemas in Bakersfield to watch the film alongside members of the Chavez family...

As Obamacare Deadline Approaches, South Kern Residents Review Their Coverage Status

Mar. 23, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

The March 31 deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans is less than two weeks away...

After Suicide of Transgender Teen, LGBTQ Youth and Supporters Gather to Address Suicide and Bullying

Mar. 20, 2014 / By

By Dean Welliver

In the wake of a recent suicide of a transgender male Bakersfield College student, community members gathered in downtown Bakersfield earlier this month to learn about how they can support LGBTQ teens in crisis...

Why I Worked to Restrict Tobacco and Alcohol Use in South Kern Parks, and How We Won

Mar. 10, 2014 / By

By Chris Romo for South Kern Sol

“The purpose of life is not to be happy...

How Will Common Core Help Golden Valley High Students Meet Their Academic Goals?

Mar. 7, 2014 / By

By Yultzin Angeles / South Kern Sol

California schools recently opted-in to new education standards, known as Common Core, that aim to fundamentally change the way K-12 students are instructed and tested...

Fracking Question Looms Over 21st Congressional District Race

Mar. 2, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — While Kern County is known for being a top producer of agricultural goods in the state, that reputation could one day be surpassed by the mass production of another valuable commodity: energy...

‘Dream Fund’ Making College More Attainable for Undocumented Students

Feb. 22, 2014 / By

By Yesenia Ayala for South Kern Sol

Pictured above: College Dream Fund scholarship recipients at the Proyecto de Compasion annual fundraiser benefiting the College Dream Fund held on February 14th, 2014 / Photo courtesy of Joe Serrano

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Safety and Water Among Top Issues for South Kern Residents

Feb. 12, 2014 / By


By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

This past Tuesday South Kern Sol attended the Building Healthy Communities Central Table Meeting, a community-wide collaboration opportunity informing members of local issues, such as proposed changes to discipline in area schools, addressing access to fresh fruits and vegetables, neighborhood security, and environmental issues...

Garden Pathways Helps Youth Turn their Lives Around After Prison

Feb. 7, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

Ed. Note: In 2012 Californian voters approved Proposition 36, the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012, to address harsh sentences for “strikers” convicted of non-violent, non-serious crimes...

ICE Stops Arresting Immigrants at Kern County Courthouses

Jan. 28, 2014 / By


By Reyna Olaguez for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) will no longer arrest immigrants at Kern County Courthouses, announced a top ICE official on January 10...