Touched by Loss, Families Lead Fight Against Police Violence Touched by Loss, Families Lead Fight Against Police Violence

Touched by Loss, Families Lead Fight Against Police Violence

South Kern Sol, News Report, Staff BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – On a Saturday afternoon in March over 200 protesters gathered in East Bakersfield along Mt. Vernon and Flower streets in East Bakersfield. The streets connect the sites where four men were killed in recent years in fatal encounters with police. The significance of the location is […]

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Wind Wolves Preserve Nature Festival, March 28, 29 Wind Wolves Preserve Nature Festival, March 28, 29

Wind Wolves Preserve Nature Festival, March 28, 29

Join Wind Wolves Preserve staff and guest activity leaders for a weekend filled with nature-inspired activities and preserve tours! Saturday and Sunday, March 28th and 29th, 2015 Join Wind Wolves Preserve staff and guest experts and nature-enthusiasts in a variety of activities including guided hikes, wildlife and wildflower viewing, preserve tours, more! Activities are ongoing […]

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Free Legal Services for South Kern Residents, April 1 Free Legal Services for South Kern Residents, April 1

Free Legal Services for South Kern Residents, April 1

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA) is excited to announce that for the first time ever is partnering with One Justice to bring a team of 12 law student volunteers from Los Angeles to deliver much needed services for individuals facing issues with medical debt, health insurance, workers compensation, and estate planning. Together with the South […]

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How Do Arvin Youth Use the Library? How Do Arvin Youth Use the Library?

How Do Arvin Youth Use the Library?

Ed. note: The fall in oil prices is hitting Kern County’s General Fund and The Kern County Board of Supervisors is considering privatizing services to make up for the lost revenues. The public library system, which is paid for entirely from the General Fund,  is being considered for privatization in order to cut costs. South […]

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Arts & Culture

Wind Wolves Preserve Nature Festival, March 28, 29

Wind Wolves Preserve Nature Festival, March 28, 29

Join Wind Wolves Preserve staff and guest activity leaders for a weekend filled with nature-inspired activities and preserve tours! Saturday and Sunday, March 28th and 29th, 2015 Join Wind Wolves Preserve staff and guest experts and nature-enthusiasts in a variety of activities including guided hikes, wildlife and wildflower viewing, preserve tours, more! Activities are ongoing […]

Mar 26, 2015 21:44

South Kern

Faith Leader Sees ‘Year of Jubilee’ in Kern

Faith Leader Sees ‘Year of Jubilee’ in Kern

By Alfredo Camacho Photo above: Joey Williams When it comes to the future of communities in Kern County, Joey Williams is optimistic. As the lead organizer for Faith in Action Kern County (FIAKC), a network of congregations that works to improve the lives of local families, he says that despite the challenges hopeful signs abound. […]

Mar 24, 2015 19:09

Uncategorized

Immigration Actions Remain Postponed, Undocumented Community Hopeful

Immigration Actions Remain Postponed, Undocumented Community Hopeful

By Daniel Jimenez, photo by Demaris Garcia Last month, a federal judge in Texas blocked Obama’s executive actions from going into effect. But that hasn’t dampened the hopes of immigrants in South Kern. “I planned to apply right away. I even started talking to an attorney,” said Moran, 42, a father of three U.S. born […]

Mar 19, 2015 17:17

Recreation

Live the Challenge — 100 Days to Better Health

Live the Challenge — 100 Days to Better Health

By Aurora Cervantes Editor’s Note: Kern County ranks 58th among California’s 58 counties in rates of heart disease, and 57th in diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In Kern, 6 out of 10 residents are considered obese. Looking to reverse these disturbing health trends, The California Endowment’s “Building Healthy Communities” initiative launched […]

Feb 6, 2015 19:02

Beyond South Kern Sol

Touched by Loss, Families Lead Fight Against Police Violence

South Kern Sol, News Report, Staff BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – On a Saturday afternoon in March over 200 protesters gathered in East Bakersfield along Mt. Vernon and Flower streets in East Bakersfield. The streets connect the sites where four men were killed in recent years in fatal encounters with police. The significance of the location is […]

Wind Wolves Preserve Nature Festival, March 28, 29

Join Wind Wolves Preserve staff and guest activity leaders for a weekend filled with nature-inspired activities and preserve tours! Saturday and Sunday, March 28th and 29th, 2015 Join Wind Wolves Preserve staff and guest experts and nature-enthusiasts in a variety of activities including guided hikes, wildlife and wildflower viewing, preserve tours, more! Activities are ongoing […]

Free Legal Services for South Kern Residents, April 1

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA) is excited to announce that for the first time ever is partnering with One Justice to bring a team of 12 law student volunteers from Los Angeles to deliver much needed services for individuals facing issues with medical debt, health insurance, workers compensation, and estate planning. Together with the South […]

How Do Arvin Youth Use the Library?

Ed. note: The fall in oil prices is hitting Kern County’s General Fund and The Kern County Board of Supervisors is considering privatizing services to make up for the lost revenues. The public library system, which is paid for entirely from the General Fund,  is being considered for privatization in order to cut costs. South […]

Study: Undocumented Immigrants Relying on ‘Luck’ to Stay Healthy

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram BERKELEY, Calif. – Undocumented immigrants’ ability to stay healthy might come down to a matter of luck. That’s one of the findings that emerged from a study released this week by The Greenlining Institute, a national research and advocacy organization. Prohibitive costs, language barriers, fear of outing themselves […]

Faith Leader Sees ‘Year of Jubilee’ in Kern

By Alfredo Camacho Photo above: Joey Williams When it comes to the future of communities in Kern County, Joey Williams is optimistic. As the lead organizer for Faith in Action Kern County (FIAKC), a network of congregations that works to improve the lives of local families, he says that despite the challenges hopeful signs abound. […]

Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram Pictured above: DACA recipient Ana Alcantara, 22, was misinformed by her tax preparer and ended up paying an unnecessary penalty. A new scam targeting immigrants has gotten the attention of Uncle Sam. Health advocates are concerned that tax preparers have been misinforming, and some even outright scamming, Deferred […]

“Guardian Angel” Provides Low Cost Surgery to Families in Need

By Alfredo Camacho Photo above: Sara Sanchez Last October, Sara Sanchez found herself being wheeled into an operating room by doctors from the organization Cirugía Sin Fronteras (Surgery Without Borders). “I told Dr. [Jorge] Enriquez, ‘You’re my guardian angel,’ when they were taking me to the operating room,” said Sanchez. “He said that they’d take […]

Resident, Youth Summit, March 21

Building Healthy Communities, South Kern will be hosting a Resident and Youth Summit on March 21 at Arvin High School. South Kern residents are invited to attend this important event to learn how people across the state are building healthier communities, and help decide how to make South Kern healthier.  

Diversifying Environmental Movement Key to Tackling Climate Change

New America Media, News Report, Seung Lee Over 200 environmentalists, philanthropists, and journalists convened last week at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco at an event hosted by Green 2.0 (an initiative of The Raben Group) and New America Media to discuss an issue that’s become increasing urgent in effectively addressing climate change – the […]