Napolitano: What is the Priority for Public Higher Education in CA? Napolitano: What is the Priority for Public Higher Education in CA?

Napolitano: What is the Priority for Public Higher Education in CA?

New America Media, Question and Answer, Peter Schurman Ed. Note: In November, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition for all students by 5 percent each year over the next five years. The move touched off heated reactions among students and state legislators, and has even led to a […]

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Kern, Too, Is Feeling the Impact of Ferguson Kern, Too, Is Feeling the Impact of Ferguson

Kern, Too, Is Feeling the Impact of Ferguson

South Kern Sol, News Report, Earl Parsons, BAKERSFIELD — In comparison to the street protests erupting on city streets across the nation, Bakersfield’s response to the recent events in Ferguson and New York looks tame. But that doesn’t mean the national conversation about police accountability isn’t resonating with residents and even law enforcement officials in […]

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‘La Virgen,’ A Continuous Symbol of Culture, Faith, and Hope ‘La Virgen,’ A Continuous Symbol of Culture, Faith, and Hope

‘La Virgen,’ A Continuous Symbol of Culture, Faith, and Hope

By Daniel Jimenez For many Catholics, December 12 marks one of the most important religious holidays of the year:  El Dia de La Virgen de Guadalupe, or in English, The Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Last year, when South Kern Sol attended the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations in the city of Taft, […]

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Children of Farmworkers Give Youth a Majority on Arvin Council Children of Farmworkers Give Youth a Majority on Arvin Council

Children of Farmworkers Give Youth a Majority on Arvin Council

South Kern Sol, Question and Answer, Reyna Olaguez Above: Erika Madrigal (left), Jazmin Robles (right). Editor’s Note: The Arvin City Council is about to become much younger. Two young women, Erika Madrigal, 28, and Jazmin Robles, 24, will be sworn in to the city council on December 16, and will be joining another young member, […]

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Arts & Culture

‘La Virgen,’ A Continuous Symbol of Culture, Faith, and Hope

‘La Virgen,’ A Continuous Symbol of Culture, Faith, and Hope

By Daniel Jimenez For many Catholics, December 12 marks one of the most important religious holidays of the year:  El Dia de La Virgen de Guadalupe, or in English, The Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Last year, when South Kern Sol attended the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations in the city of Taft, […]

Dec 17, 2014 20:20

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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Kern, Too, Is Feeling the Impact of Ferguson

Kern, Too, Is Feeling the Impact of Ferguson

South Kern Sol, News Report, Earl Parsons, BAKERSFIELD — In comparison to the street protests erupting on city streets across the nation, Bakersfield’s response to the recent events in Ferguson and New York looks tame. But that doesn’t mean the national conversation about police accountability isn’t resonating with residents and even law enforcement officials in […]

Dec 19, 2014 17:05

Recreation

Sup. Perez Brings New Playground to Lamont Park

Sup. Perez Brings New Playground to Lamont Park

By Alfredo Camacho LAMONT, Calif. — Over a hundred community members gathered at Lamont Park on October 4 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the park’s new playground. The renovations also included a wheelchair ramp and wood chips in place of sand for improved safety and wheelchair access. The host of the event, Kern County 5th […]

Oct 10, 2014 18:15

Beyond South Kern Sol

Napolitano: What is the Priority for Public Higher Education in CA?

New America Media, Question and Answer, Peter Schurman Ed. Note: In November, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition for all students by 5 percent each year over the next five years. The move touched off heated reactions among students and state legislators, and has even led to a […]

‘La Virgen,’ A Continuous Symbol of Culture, Faith, and Hope

By Daniel Jimenez For many Catholics, December 12 marks one of the most important religious holidays of the year:  El Dia de La Virgen de Guadalupe, or in English, The Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Last year, when South Kern Sol attended the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations in the city of Taft, […]

Children of Farmworkers Give Youth a Majority on Arvin Council

South Kern Sol, Question and Answer, Reyna Olaguez Above: Erika Madrigal (left), Jazmin Robles (right). Editor’s Note: The Arvin City Council is about to become much younger. Two young women, Erika Madrigal, 28, and Jazmin Robles, 24, will be sworn in to the city council on December 16, and will be joining another young member, […]

South Kern Residents Gather to Discuss Community’s Priorities

By Alfredo Camacho LAMONT, Calif. – Close to a hundred South Kern residents gathered at the David Head Center in Lamont on Nov. 20 for Building Healthy Community’s ‘central table’, a meeting held every three months to gather public input on community health issues. Residents were bused in from Greenfield, Arvin and Weedpatch for the […]

Police Relations — Not Just a Black, Urban Issue

Above: Residents of Bakersfield protested last May on the one-year anniversary of the death of David Silva. The 33 year-old father of four died while being beaten by nine Kern County sheriff’s deputies. (photo: Alfredo Camacho) Editor’s Note: When President Obama proposed his $263-million spending package to expand the use of body cameras on officers and other […]

Ayotzinapa, Mexico’s Ferguson

South Kern Sol/New America Media, News Report, Alfredo Camacho BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As thousands take to the streets in cities nationwide to express outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, another protest movement is sweeping through Mexican American and immigrant communities. Both are aimed at what participants say is […]

Obama’s Plan for Immigration Reform – What You Need to Know

New America Media, News Report, Staff Ed. Note: On Nov. 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that he would take executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Following his announcement, New America Media hosted a national telephonic press briefing for ethnic media reporters, with speakers Marielena Hincapié of National Immigration Law Center, […]

In Wake of Obama’s Executive Action, Advocates Warn About Scams

New America Media, News Feature, Staff President Obama announced on Thursday his plan to take executive action on immigration. His plan would revise enforcement priorities to focus on recent arrivals and those who had committed serious crimes. It would expand the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and create a new deferred action program […]

Immigration Advocates React to Obama’s Executive Action

By Alfredo Camacho BAKERSFIELD — A day after President Obama announced he would grant deportation relief to over 5 million immigrants on Nov. 21, the Kern County Coalition for Citizenship held a press conference with local organizers to respond to the plan. “Today is a very special day, many of us standing here and families […]

Lessons Learned at the Labor Camp in Lamont

By Leonel Martinez, Special to South Kern Sol I lived on farm housing east of Lamont until I was about 11 years old, but more than four decades later, I still remember the hard lessons I learned there. Next to a labor camp where farm workers lived off and on throughout the year, our ramshackle […]