‘In and Out of The Shadows’ a play by Gary Soto, Sept. 25, 26 ‘In and Out of The Shadows’ a play by Gary Soto, Sept. 25, 26

‘In and Out of The Shadows’ a play by Gary Soto, Sept. 25, 26

Building Health Communities-South Kern, Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield partnered to bring Gary Soto’s play ‘In and Out of The Shadows’ to Kern. The play tells the story of what it’s like to be undocumented in California through the eyes of DREAMers, recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A program that offers […]

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Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households

Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs, but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study out this week by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The […]

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Health Watchdog Put E-Cigarette Manufacturers On Alert Health Watchdog Put E-Cigarette Manufacturers On Alert

Health Watchdog Put E-Cigarette Manufacturers On Alert

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram SAN FRANCISCO — A California health watchdog put e-cigarette manufacturers on alert on September 2nd, warning them that if they don’t recall the products they have sold on the California market within 60 days, they could be sued. The action follows independent lab tests by the Oakland-based Center […]

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‘Free Our Dreams’ Youth Leaders Gather at the Capitol ‘Free Our Dreams’ Youth Leaders Gather at the Capitol

‘Free Our Dreams’ Youth Leaders Gather at the Capitol

By Randy Villegas Last week I joined over 200 youth from around the state at the “Free Our Dreams Advocacy Day” at the State Capitol to rally for issues affecting our communities. We met with dozens of legislators to discuss solutions that promote the health, safety and success for young people of color. As the […]

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Health

Health Watchdog Put E-Cigarette Manufacturers On Alert

Health Watchdog Put E-Cigarette Manufacturers On Alert

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram SAN FRANCISCO — A California health watchdog put e-cigarette manufacturers on alert on September 2nd, warning them that if they don’t recall the products they have sold on the California market within 60 days, they could be sued. The action follows independent lab tests by the Oakland-based Center […]

Sep 3, 2015 23:01

Education

Progress Made in Quest To Change Expulsion Practices

Progress Made in Quest To Change Expulsion Practices

By Joey Williams It is common belief that only the wealthiest and most connected members of our community have power and know how to use it. This simply isn’t true. Grassroots leaders, parents and students can unite to organize themselves to have a powerful voice in creating change that instills fairness and equality, because education […]

Aug 26, 2015 1:35

Recreation

Free Soccer Clinic in Arvin, Aug. 15

Free Soccer Clinic in Arvin, Aug. 15

Building Healthy Communities South Kern Youth Leaders in partnership with Mighty Kicks, Dignity Health, and the Boys and Girls Club of Kern County will be hosting a soccer clinic for children ages 5 to 12 at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15 at Haven Drive Middle School located in the corner of Hood Street and […]

Aug 14, 2015 19:11

Arts & Culture

‘In and Out of The Shadows’ a play by Gary Soto, Sept. 25, 26

‘In and Out of The Shadows’ a play by Gary Soto, Sept. 25, 26

Building Health Communities-South Kern, Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield partnered to bring Gary Soto’s play ‘In and Out of The Shadows’ to Kern. The play tells the story of what it’s like to be undocumented in California through the eyes of DREAMers, recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A program that offers […]

Sep 4, 2015 22:04

Beyond South Kern Sol

‘In and Out of The Shadows’ a play by Gary Soto, Sept. 25, 26

Building Health Communities-South Kern, Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield partnered to bring Gary Soto’s play ‘In and Out of The Shadows’ to Kern. The play tells the story of what it’s like to be undocumented in California through the eyes of DREAMers, recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A program that offers […]

Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs, but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study out this week by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The […]

Health Watchdog Put E-Cigarette Manufacturers On Alert

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram SAN FRANCISCO — A California health watchdog put e-cigarette manufacturers on alert on September 2nd, warning them that if they don’t recall the products they have sold on the California market within 60 days, they could be sued. The action follows independent lab tests by the Oakland-based Center […]

‘Free Our Dreams’ Youth Leaders Gather at the Capitol

By Randy Villegas Last week I joined over 200 youth from around the state at the “Free Our Dreams Advocacy Day” at the State Capitol to rally for issues affecting our communities. We met with dozens of legislators to discuss solutions that promote the health, safety and success for young people of color. As the […]

South Kern Residents Gather to Review Community Action Plan

By Randy Villegas Nearly two hundred South Kern residents gathered at the David Head Center in Lamont this past Thursday for Building Healthy Communities-South Kern ‘Central Table.’ Held every three months, last week’s meeting allowed residents to voice their thoughts one last time on the coalition’s proposed action plan for the next five years. Residents […]

With AB60 No More ‘Driving in Fear’

WeCed Youth Media, First Person, Lisbeth Vazquez My aunt Maria says that for as long as she can remember, the sight of a police car has intimidated her. For years she worried that she would be stopped while driving around Patterson, where she lives, and that she would get in trouble for not having a […]

Californians Favor Extending Health Care Coverage to All Residents

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram SACRAMENTO — California voters are embracing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in record numbers, and a growing majority now supports expanding health care coverage to undocumented residents, according to the latest Field Poll, released here in the Capitol August 26. The survey found that sixty-two percent of voters […]

Central Valley Unites to Fight Environmental Injustice

The Know Fresno & WeCed Youth Media, Claudia Gonzalez, Aqueela Starks, and Guadalupe Reyes FRESNO, Calif.– “I ask that we work together to bring awareness [to this issue] so that our valley will not die,” Maura Fabian told attendees at a conference focusing on the environmental health of the Central Valley last week in Fresno. Fabian, […]

Progress Made in Quest To Change Expulsion Practices

By Joey Williams It is common belief that only the wealthiest and most connected members of our community have power and know how to use it. This simply isn’t true. Grassroots leaders, parents and students can unite to organize themselves to have a powerful voice in creating change that instills fairness and equality, because education […]

Community Groups Press for Health For All

South Kern Sol, News Report, Earl Parsons Photo above: Arvin Mayor Pro-Tem Jose Gurrola, speaking as a private citizen. A coalition of immigrant rights proponents rallied at the Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting on August 17 to demand that undocumented immigrants in their community be given access to health care. Before the Board of Supervisors […]