Napolitano to Gov. Brown — ‘What Went Down Must Come Up’ Napolitano to Gov. Brown — ‘What Went Down Must Come Up’

Napolitano to Gov. Brown — ‘What Went Down Must Come Up’

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann Ed. Note: UC President Janet Napolitano is locked is a battle with California Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature over restoring funding to the University cut during the recession. In an interview with NAM Editor Peter Schurmann, Napolitano says the stakes are much higher than a budget tussle. […]

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Kern Residents Voice Opposition to Planned Transfer of Principal Kern Residents Voice Opposition to Planned Transfer of Principal

Kern Residents Voice Opposition to Planned Transfer of Principal

By Alfredo Camacho BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Concerned parents, teachers and community members of Mira Monte High School in Bakersfield recently attended a Kern High School District meeting to voice their opposition to a proposed change in the school’s administration. The change, they say, will deprive students and their families of a longtime advocate. District officials […]

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One Justice Bus Brings Free Legal Counsel to Kern One Justice Bus Brings Free Legal Counsel to Kern

One Justice Bus Brings Free Legal Counsel to Kern

South Kern Sol, News Report, Alfredo Camacho Last week the One Justice bus made its first stops in Kern County to provide underserved areas with free legal service on a variety of issues, including medical care and immigration. The Bus, operated by the California-based non-profit One Justice, made a stop at Lamont library on Wednesday, […]

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Lessons Learned from a Box of Raisins Lessons Learned from a Box of Raisins

Lessons Learned from a Box of Raisins

By Bianca Pulido Have you ever been a teenager working in the fields turning grapes into raisins in the summer heat? My name is Bianca Pulido and I worked in the fields last summer here in Arvin. I can now imagine the huge struggle that field workers go through every day to put food on […]

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Arts & Culture

Most English Speaking Immigrants Embrace Bilingualism

Most English Speaking Immigrants Embrace Bilingualism

By LEONEL MARTINEZ / South Kern Sol LAREDO, Texas — One of the most striking differences between the Texas border city of Laredo and Kern County, where I’ve lived all my life, is this: Every time you talk to a stranger in Laredo you’ll probably get what I call “the bilingual check.” That’s when the […]

Apr 2, 2015 13:54

South Kern

Photo Essay: Building Healthy Communities Resident and Youth Summits

Photo Essay: Building Healthy Communities Resident and Youth Summits

By Luis Alvarado and Sabrina Garcia Photo: Building Healthy Communities South Kern youth In late March, Building Healthy Communities South Kern (BHC-SK) held their first-ever Resident and Youth Summit at Arvin High School. Community leaders presented on issues including water quality, keeping local parks safe and clean, and bringing jobs and public transportation to the […]

Apr 2, 2015 13:50

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

Napolitano to Gov. Brown — ‘What Went Down Must Come Up’

New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann Ed. Note: UC President Janet Napolitano is locked is a battle with California Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature over restoring funding to the University cut during the recession. In an interview with NAM Editor Peter Schurmann, Napolitano says the stakes are much higher than a budget tussle. […]

Kern Residents Voice Opposition to Planned Transfer of Principal

By Alfredo Camacho BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Concerned parents, teachers and community members of Mira Monte High School in Bakersfield recently attended a Kern High School District meeting to voice their opposition to a proposed change in the school’s administration. The change, they say, will deprive students and their families of a longtime advocate. District officials […]

One Justice Bus Brings Free Legal Counsel to Kern

South Kern Sol, News Report, Alfredo Camacho Last week the One Justice bus made its first stops in Kern County to provide underserved areas with free legal service on a variety of issues, including medical care and immigration. The Bus, operated by the California-based non-profit One Justice, made a stop at Lamont library on Wednesday, […]

Lessons Learned from a Box of Raisins

By Bianca Pulido Have you ever been a teenager working in the fields turning grapes into raisins in the summer heat? My name is Bianca Pulido and I worked in the fields last summer here in Arvin. I can now imagine the huge struggle that field workers go through every day to put food on […]

Most English Speaking Immigrants Embrace Bilingualism

By LEONEL MARTINEZ / South Kern Sol LAREDO, Texas — One of the most striking differences between the Texas border city of Laredo and Kern County, where I’ve lived all my life, is this: Every time you talk to a stranger in Laredo you’ll probably get what I call “the bilingual check.” That’s when the […]

Photo Essay: Building Healthy Communities Resident and Youth Summits

By Luis Alvarado and Sabrina Garcia Photo: Building Healthy Communities South Kern youth In late March, Building Healthy Communities South Kern (BHC-SK) held their first-ever Resident and Youth Summit at Arvin High School. Community leaders presented on issues including water quality, keeping local parks safe and clean, and bringing jobs and public transportation to the […]

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 […]