By Cassidy Sheppard
On Oct. 24, nearly a year after California voted to allow the commercial use of marijuana, Kern County’s Board of Supervisors banned all commercial sales of the drug, citing family values and a disregard for wanting to regulate the local pot industry.
South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver
The day before ACLU released a report detailing civil rights infractions by local Bakersfield law enforcement, a peaceful die-in was held to demand police accountability.
South Kern Sol, Veronica Morley
Photo above: Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune and Julian Castro (left to right)
I recently journeyed to the Voto Latino Power Summit 2017 in Austin, Texas to receive training and hear Latino leaders talk about the power of the Latino community in relation to current issues, including the state of DACA in Kern County and the U.S., and how the Latino youth must further mobilize to help create change in upcoming elections.
By South Kern Sol
Photos by: Valerie Gorospe
A new long-awaited regulation on pesticides putting limits on its use near schools and day-care centers may only be an imaginary buffer zone to the reality of its dangers, according to critics of the new rule.
By Marisol Sanchez Verdin
Ed. Note: On Oct. 9, 2017, 17-year-old Golden Valley High School student Marisol Sanchez Verdin helped organize a three-school walkout in protest of the Sept.
By Veronica Morley
On October 19, students, faculty and community members met at CSU Bakersfield to watch and discuss the documentary film, “American Migrant Stories.” The soon-to-be completed project documents Kern County migrant experiences amid the currents of today’s GOP-ruled political landscape.
Richmond Pulse, Mitzi Perez | Photo by Diana Diaz
RYSE Youth Center’s third annual film festival on October 28 showcased the works of youth filmmakers, exploring themes dealing with a range of complex issues, including social justice, gender equity and human rights.