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Youth Commentary: Time to make my commute to school safer

March 14, 2018 / By

By Diana Cuevas            

Every day on my way to school in southeast Bakersfield, I fear for my life.

Beyond South Kern

‘America is all we know’: As Congress waffles on finding a DACA solution, undocumented youth grow fearful

March 22, 2018 / By

By Alejandra Alberto

Maria Mancilla was 3-years-old when she came to the United States.

She can’t remember anything about her birthplace, Apatzingan, Mexico — not the sweltering, year-round heat that earned the valley it’s located in the nickname “Tierra Caliente,” or the cartel violence that plagues residents in the Michoacan state.