Monthly Archives: March 2014

New ‘Express Lane’ Links Food Stamp Recipients to Health Care

March 30, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Mar 27, 2014

Californians who receive food stamps are now able to get easy access to health care.

Parent Engagement is Key for CA’s New School Finance Law

March 30, 2014 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho / South Kern Sol

A historic change to California school funding is taking place that aims to give local school districts and parents more control over how money is spent, in a move that Governor Brown has described as one in which “schools that need more, get more.” While some districts in Kern County are rising to meet the challenge of engaging their communities in the decision making process, others are lagging behind.

Youth Commentary: Blackfish Inspires Bill to End Orcas Captivity, Huge Step for Animal Rights

March 26, 2014 / By

By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

Inspired by Blackfish, a documentary which shed light on the abuse and negligence of orcas at SeaWorld, Assembly member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) recently introduced Assembly Bill 2140, to put an end to orca captivity in California.

As Obamacare Deadline Approaches, South Kern Residents Review Their Coverage Status

March 20, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

The March 31 deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans is less than two weeks away.

After Suicide of Transgender Teen, LGBTQ Youth and Supporters Gather to Address Suicide and Bullying

March 14, 2014 / By

By Dean Welliver

In the wake of a recent suicide of a transgender male Bakersfield College student, community members gathered in downtown Bakersfield earlier this month to learn about how they can support LGBTQ teens in crisis.

How Will Common Core Help Golden Valley High Students Meet Their Academic Goals?

March 7, 2014 / By
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By Yultzin Angeles / South Kern Sol

California schools recently opted-in to new education standards, known as Common Core, that aim to fundamentally change the way K-12 students are instructed and tested.

San Francisco Unified Brings End to Willful Defiance Suspensions

March 5, 2014 / By

Image: Students rally in front of the SFUSD offices in support of the Safe and Supportive Schools Resolution.

Double Crossed by the DEA: The Story of an Undocumented Informant

March 3, 2014 / By

New America Media / HuffPost Voces, News Report, Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Translated by Elena Shore and Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez, Posted: Mar 03, 2014

Image credit: Al Punto / Univision Network News Traducción al español

Norma knows what it’s like to live through hell.

Fracking Question Looms Over 21st Congressional District Race

March 1, 2014 / By


By Alfredo Camacho / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — While Kern County is known for being a top producer of agricultural goods in the state, that reputation could one day be surpassed by the mass production of another valuable commodity: energy.