Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dia de Los Muertos: A Special Celebration in Kern

October 31, 2014 / By

Photo by Hector Hernandez

By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

El  día de los muertos (the day of the dead)  is a Mexican holiday celebrated every year during the first days of November.

Youth Commentary: Why I Hope California Votes Yes on Prop. 47

October 31, 2014 / By

By Dean Welliver for South Kern Sol Editors Note: On November 4 Californians will cast their votes on Proposition 47, a ballot measure to reclassify six non-violent felonies, including petty theft and drug possession, as misdemeanors.

Shifting From Prisons to Schools: Redemption in California

October 30, 2014 / By

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev

In 1999, about this time of the year, I was hanging billboard-size banners off freeway overpasses with a bunch of people I just met that morning.

Community Groups Sue Kern High School District for “School to Prison Pipeline”

October 30, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD — Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Kern county resident Lori De Leon’s son was sent home from school on suspension.

Photo Essay: Guelaguetza 2014

October 28, 2014 / By

South Kern Sol, Photo Essay, Daniel Jimenez

Editors NoteSouth Kern Sol’s youth reporter, Daniel Jimenez attended this years Guelaguetza celebration early this month and captured several great photos.

Young Candidates Make Case for Change On Kern High School District Board

October 17, 2014 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Alfredo Camacho

BAKERSFIELD — As the 2014 General Election approaches, one of the more interesting local contests is shaping up to be the race for Kern High School District Board of Trustees, where three young candidates are challenging older, more experienced incumbents.

ELECTION 2014: Development Was Key in Arvin’s Candidate Forum

October 16, 2014 / By
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Alfredo Camacho

ARVIN, Calif. — Lifetime Arvin resident Larry Horton wants more places to shop.

A Growing Cultural Celebration: Guelaguetza 2014

October 14, 2014 / By

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Earlier this week the Seattle School Board voted unanimously to replace Christopher Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day, a move that hopes to give indigenous people a restored prominence in the community.

Guelaguetza 2014, Oct. 12

October 11, 2014 / By

Guelaguetza will take place this Sunday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at CSUB.

Sup. Perez Brings New Playground to Lamont Park

October 10, 2014 / By

Photo by Gema Perez

By Alfredo Camacho

LAMONT, Calif. — Over a hundred community members gathered at Lamont Park on October 4 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the park’s new playground.