Monthly Archives: February 2012

KEEN Bus Tour and Meeting

February 28, 2012 / By
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KEEN website hopes to help Kern Couny communities to report environmental hazards./ Courtesy of KEEN

 By CLARA BRUNO/South Kern Sol

  The Kern Environmental Enforcement Network (KEEN) will be hosting an introductory meeting and bus tour on Feb.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention A Community Project

February 25, 2012 / By
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The Venice Arts Project hopes to lower South Kern's high teen pregnancy rates./ Courtesy Photo

By E-MAGINNE GRANT/South Kern Sol

The Venice Arts Project is returning to South Kern to follow-up on last year’s teen pregnancy photo project.

Walking For Fitness

February 25, 2012 / By
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The Lamont Walking Group walks in the morning to make sure they get their daily exercise./ Photo by BERENICE SANCHEZ

By FABIAN GONZALEZ and BERENICE SANCHEZ/South Kern Sol

SOUTH KERN–It’s almost 60 days into 2012 and most of us made a New Year’s Resolution and broke them.

Community Recycling Remains Open

February 18, 2012 / By
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Protesters rally for the closure of Community Recycling Center./ Photo by BERENICE SANCHEZ

By FABIAN GONZALEZ/South Kern Sol

ARVIN—Despite Kern County Board of Supervisors’ ordered of its closure, Community Recycling Center in Arvin remains open.

Talking With Your Hands

February 17, 2012 / By
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Students in ASL class learn to talk without using their voices./ Photo by Jose 'Pablo' Antonio

 By JOSE ‘PABLO’ ANTONIO/South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD–The smell of hot savory pizza and the sound of laughter caused by the friendships forming filled Tony’s Pizza across the street from the Bakersfield College campus.

Arvin High Has A Lot Of Talent

February 10, 2012 / By
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Antonio Aceves dedicated his performance to his late father./Photo by Jose 'Pablo' Antonio

By FABIAN GONZALEZ/South Kern Sol

Arvin High School Link Crew leaders presented the third annual Arvin’s Got Talent on Nov.

Why Aren’t They Graduating?

February 10, 2012 / By
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Courtesy Photo by BdwayDiva1, via Wikimedia Commons

by STEPHANIE ESPINOZA/South Kern Sol

 

Parents from Greenfield, Arvin, Lamont and Weedpatch met with representatives from The California Endowment, Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE), and California Rural Legal Assistance  (CRLA) on Jan.

Arvin High’s Blood Drive A Success

February 5, 2012 / By
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Jemina Gallardo pouts while donating blood./ by FABIAN GONZALEZ

by FABIAN GONZALEZ/South Kern Sol

ARVIN– Houchin Community Blood Bank asked Arvin High School students to ‘Give It Up.’

‘Give It Up’ was the slogan of Houchin’s Blood Drive at the high school campus on Nov.

Paws Club Share The Holiday Spirit

February 5, 2012 / By
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Arvin High School Paws members delivered stuff animals to children and the elderly./ by FABIAN GONZALEZ

by FABIAN GONZALEZ/South Kern Sol

ARVIN–For many people December is the month of joy and happiness.

Lee’s Cancer Battle Gave Her Courage, Wisdom

February 5, 2012 / By
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Beloved Arvin High School teacher Kimberly Lee battled breast cancer./by ANDRES GARCIA

by ANDRES GARCIA/South Kern Sol

 

ARVIN– When Arvin High School history teacher Kimberly Lee first found out she had breast cancer, she thought of the word ‘death.’

It was a day after Ash Wednesday 2011 when she received the heartbreaking news.