Surviving ‘La Bestia’ – A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S. Surviving ‘La Bestia’ – A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S.

Surviving ‘La Bestia’ – A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S.

            By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol Editor’s Note: José, a 14-year-old Guatemalan American high school freshman in Kern County, Calif., describes the journey he took to come to the United States when he was eight years old. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The worst thing José saw crossing the United […]

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Three Tips for Starting A New Life in College Three Tips for Starting A New Life in College

Three Tips for Starting A New Life in College

  By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol I never asked my brother, who attended UC Berkeley, for advice on the transition from high school to college life. I grew up as if I were an only child. But, with one year at UC Davis under my belt, I’ve complied three major points I wish […]

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Q&A: Meet Dr. Ontiveros, A Mentor for Pre-Med Students Q&A: Meet Dr. Ontiveros, A Mentor for Pre-Med Students

Q&A: Meet Dr. Ontiveros, A Mentor for Pre-Med Students

By Clarisa Olaguez Can you tell us a little about yourself, where did you grow up? I grew up in Baldwin Park. It was my younger brother and I. My dad is from Sinaloa and my mom is from San Luis Potosí. They came to the United States in 1977 when my mom was 19-years-old, […]

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Initiative Brings Water Stations to South Kern Schools Initiative Brings Water Stations to South Kern Schools

Initiative Brings Water Stations to South Kern Schools

By Alfredo Camacho LAMONT, Calif. – In late July The California Endowment announced that this fall, hundreds of Agua4all water stations will be installed throughout schools and public spaces in South Kern and the Eastern Coachella valley. The Agua4all initiative is also a partner in the First Lady’s Drink Up! campaign and only part of […]

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Arts & Culture

South Kern Sol Launches Bilingual Print Publication

South Kern Sol Launches Bilingual Print Publication

“South Kern Sol is a youth-led community news platform” South Kern Sol will hold a press conference at the Brower Building’s Conference Room on Wednesday July 9, to introduce the inaugural issue of our community wellness print publication. Three years ago, New America Media, with financial support from The California Endowment, launched South Kern Sol, a […]

Jul 8, 2014 19:12

South Kern

Central Valley Residents Grapple with Proposed Fracking Regulations

Central Valley Residents Grapple with Proposed Fracking Regulations

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol BAKERSFIELD, Calif. —  About 100 people packed into a chamber at the Kern County administration building in Bakersfield to testify at a public hearing Wednesday on the state’s new fracking regulations, saying they are already at a breaking point with pollution in their communities, and that they’ll be […]

Jan 11, 2014 1:04

Uncategorized

KHSD Proposed Budget Puts Money In All The Wrong Places, Advocates Say

KHSD Proposed Budget Puts Money In All The Wrong Places, Advocates Say

  By Alfredo Camacho BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Local advocacy groups held a press conference in front of the offices of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools on July 8, urging the superintendent to reject the Kern High School District’s proposed budget, which they say does not follow the Local Control Funding Formula (or LCFF) regulations. […]

Jul 30, 2014 22:08

Recreation

Annual “Live the Challenge” Campaign Ended with Lively 5k, 10k Races

Annual “Live the Challenge” Campaign Ended with Lively 5k, 10k Races

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol LAMONT, Calif. – In spite of a surprise winter storm the night before, close to 100 South Kern residents came together on April 26 to celebrate the completion of the “Live the Challenge” campaign, where participants devoted 100 days to a healthier lifestyle. The 4th annual “Live the […]

May 1, 2014 20:52

Beyond South Kern Sol

Surviving ‘La Bestia’ – A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S.

            By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol Editor’s Note: José, a 14-year-old Guatemalan American high school freshman in Kern County, Calif., describes the journey he took to come to the United States when he was eight years old. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The worst thing José saw crossing the United […]

Three Tips for Starting A New Life in College

  By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol I never asked my brother, who attended UC Berkeley, for advice on the transition from high school to college life. I grew up as if I were an only child. But, with one year at UC Davis under my belt, I’ve complied three major points I wish […]

Q&A: Meet Dr. Ontiveros, A Mentor for Pre-Med Students

By Clarisa Olaguez Can you tell us a little about yourself, where did you grow up? I grew up in Baldwin Park. It was my younger brother and I. My dad is from Sinaloa and my mom is from San Luis Potosí. They came to the United States in 1977 when my mom was 19-years-old, […]

Initiative Brings Water Stations to South Kern Schools

By Alfredo Camacho LAMONT, Calif. – In late July The California Endowment announced that this fall, hundreds of Agua4all water stations will be installed throughout schools and public spaces in South Kern and the Eastern Coachella valley. The Agua4all initiative is also a partner in the First Lady’s Drink Up! campaign and only part of […]

No Guidelines from State About DACA Medi-Cal Eligibility

              New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram Above: Dr. Richard Pan at a voter education forum on the Affordable Care Act in Sacramento last year.  SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) failure to issue guidelines to county agencies on the state’s health care program for […]

Transit Strikers Demand Better Pay, Full Time Work

By Alfredo Camacho photo: Kathy Best, GET employee BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Drivers and mechanics for Golden Empire Transit (GET), who have been on strike since July 15, continue to picket downtown and at GET’s northeast offices. In their demands, union members emphasize their need for living wages and the equal treatment of part-time drivers. “We’re […]

Youth Depression Thrives on Silence – California Data Show Shocking Impact of Mental Disorders

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet photo: Valerie Klinker (center), a NAM videographer, presents a short film as part of a panel on youth depression.On the left is Sonya Mann, and on the right are Amber Cavarlez and Robert Cervantez. (photo credit: Zoe Kaiser) When Amber Cavarlez was in high school and her mother […]

Lessons Learned from Father’s Deadly Encounter with a Deputy

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Three years after former NFL player David Lee “Deacon” Turner was shot and killed by Kern County Sheriffs on July 10, family and friends gathered at the scene of the shooting at the Fastrip convenience store on the corner of Mount Vernon and Niles to […]

South Kern Sol Launches Bilingual Print Publication

“South Kern Sol is a youth-led community news platform” South Kern Sol will hold a press conference at the Brower Building’s Conference Room on Wednesday July 9, to introduce the inaugural issue of our community wellness print publication. Three years ago, New America Media, with financial support from The California Endowment, launched South Kern Sol, a […]

Too Soon to Celebrate President’s Immigration Order

By Gonzalo Santos, Commentary, South Kern Sol On June 30th, President Obama announced, after months of deliberate delays, that he was giving up on the Republicans in Congress to come up with a bipartisan immigration reform he could sign this year. He stated he was going to begin to take action on his own “at the […]