Transit Strikers Demand Better Pay, Full Time Work Transit Strikers Demand Better Pay, Full Time Work

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 […]

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South Kern Sol Accepting Applications South Kern Sol Accepting Applications

South Kern Sol Accepting Applications

South Kern Sol is looking for a few great student reporters to add to our team.  If you want to develop your writing skills and help us tell the stories of South Kern, then we want to hear from you! Experience is not required, and all student reporters will receive stipends for their work. You […]

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

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 […]

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Lessons Learned from Father’s Deadly Encounter with a Deputy Lessons Learned from Father’s Deadly Encounter with a Deputy

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 […]

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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

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South Kern Sol Accepting Applications

South Kern Sol Accepting Applications

South Kern Sol is looking for a few great student reporters to add to our team.  If you want to develop your writing skills and help us tell the stories of South Kern, then we want to hear from you! Experience is not required, and all student reporters will receive stipends for their work. You […]

Jul 22, 2014 21:57

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

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 […]

Why South Kern Youth Root For Mexico in the World Cup

By Chris Romo Pictured above: Israel Munoz During Word Cup season, it can become hard to find a Mexico jersey in South Kern. Costco had them last week and ran out in a matter of days. The excitement is in the air when Mexico is playing; local restaurants are filled with people wearing green or […]

What Are You Doing to Save Water?

What Are You Doing to Save Water? By Daniel Jimenez It has been five months since Governor Jerry Brown asked Californians to use 20 percent less water. According to the Greenfield Water District, residents have reduced their water usage by 15 percent since last year. Arvin Community Services District has seen a 14 percent decrease. […]

Should the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees Racially Reflect its Students?

  By Alfredo Camacho A seat in the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees is opening up for election. Though the board oversees the policies that affect schools that are predominantly Latino, the board’s only Latino member is a student, and that student doesn’t have the power to vote. According to the KCCD, in […]

Starting a National Conversation About Boys and Men of Color

            By Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Richmond Pulse Last February, President Obama announced “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to foster collaboration between private businesses, non-profits and local governments to support young men of color. It was in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death two years earlier, that the President had ordered his […]

Mixtec Parents Cook Up Community

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol LAMONT, Calif.– About twenty parents squatted onto children’s seats and huddled around a short table to share what they had just made in their cooking course: a mango and black bean dish. Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s (CAPSLO) cooking course, a recent addition to monthly meetings […]