Monthly Archives: August 2014

Going ‘Wild’ in the Most Diverse City in America

August 27, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, federal legislation that was signed into law in 1964 to preserve America’s wild spaces.

Ferguson Through the Eyes of a Reporter Who Covered the L.A. Riots

August 27, 2014 / By

Watching the television news footage of the riots in Ferguson, Mo., I remembered a unique assignment I worked more than 30 years ago, but will never forget.

From South Kern to Sacramento, for an Enriching BMOC Event

August 25, 2014 / By


South Kern Sol, Youth Commentary, Chris Romo

In a recent youth of color mobilization to the State Capitol, I was alone in representing Kern.

Echoes of Ferguson for Latino Communities In California

August 22, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen

As the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

Surviving ‘La Bestia’ – A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S.

August 21, 2014 / By







By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

Editor’s Note: José, a 14-year-old Guatemalan American high school freshman in Kern County, Calif., describes the journey he took to come to the United States when he was eight years old.

Three Tips for Starting A New Life in College

August 20, 2014 / By


By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

I never asked my brother, who attended UC Berkeley, for advice on the transition from high school to college life.

Q&A: Meet Dr. Ontiveros, A Mentor for Pre-Med Students

August 8, 2014 / By

By Clarisa Olaguez

Can you tell us a little about yourself, where did you grow up?

Initiative Brings Water Stations to South Kern Schools

August 2, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho

LAMONT, Calif. – In late July The California Endowment announced that this fall, hundreds of Agua4all water stations will be installed throughout schools and public spaces in South Kern and the Eastern Coachella valley.