Monthly Archives: May 2014

Disqualified from DACA – But Still Dreaming

May 28, 2014 / By

By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

Pictured above: Luis Ambrosio

When 11-year-old Luis Ambrosio arrived in the United States from Oaxaca, Mexico, everything went as planned.

On Anniversary of David Silva Slaying, Protesters Demand Justice

May 21, 2014 / By
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Alfredo Camacho

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – One year after the death of David Sal Silva, who was beaten by police outside a Bakersfield hospital, family, friends, and supporters gathered near Kern County Superior Court to commemorate his life and to put a spotlight on police brutality in the community.

Parents of Kern High School Students Demand Real Engagement, Changes to School Discipline

May 15, 2014 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Reyna Olaguez

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Leticia Prado, whose son attends Arvin High School in Kern County, has tried to get involved in her son’s school in the past.

With Local Control Funding, Students Seek Greater Voice

May 9, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Peter Schurmann

SACRAMENTO – About 50 student leaders from around California gathered for a hearing at the State Board of Education Thursday to press for greater participation in the state’s new school funding law, known as the Local Control Funding Formula.

On Top Issues, Republican Challengers Mostly Agree with Incumbent Rudy Salas, a Democrat

May 9, 2014 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Alfredo Camacho

Pictured above: Assemblymember Rudy Salas

BAKERSFIELD Calif. — In anticipation of the primary election on June 3, Pedro Ríos and Romeo Agbalog, both Republican candidates for State Assembly District 32, tried to offer voters a vision for state policy that differed from incumbent Assemblymember Rudy Salas at an open forum late this past month.

California’s Undocumented Use Fewer Health Services Than U.S.-Born Residents

May 8, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram

Contrary to the drumbeat of criticism leveled against undocumented Americans that they are a drain on the economy for overusing hospital emergency rooms, a new study released this week found that their rate of emergency room utilization is half that of U.S.

Garden Pathways’ New “Sons and Brothers Initiative” Treats Emotional Health Needs of Young Men of Color

May 5, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — While two-thirds of California males under the age of 25 are people of color, most are under-served in schools and over-represented in prisons.

Annual “Live the Challenge” Campaign Ended with Lively 5k, 10k Races

May 1, 2014 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

LAMONT, Calif. – In spite of a surprise winter storm the night before, close to 100 South Kern residents came together on April 26 to celebrate the completion of the “Live the Challenge” campaign, where participants devoted 100 days to a healthier lifestyle.

Hispanic College Enrollment Up, But Not By Enough

May 1, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Irene Florez

Recent data show that nationwide Hispanic/Latino and Chicano college admissions are on the rise, with Hispanic figures now outpacing white enrollment at some schools.