Monthly Archives: December 2014

Hard Winter for California Farmworkers

December 23, 2014 / By

New America Media, Photo Essay, David Bacon

Above: Vidal Cota is an immigrant farm worker from Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

Napolitano: What is the Priority for Public Higher Education in CA?

December 19, 2014 / By

New America Media, Question and Answer, Peter Schurman

Ed. Note: In November, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition for all students by 5 percent each year over the next five years.

Kern, Too, Is Feeling the Impact of Ferguson

December 19, 2014 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Earl Parsons,

BAKERSFIELD — In comparison to the street protests erupting on city streets across the nation, Bakersfield’s response to the recent events in Ferguson and New York looks tame.

‘La Virgen,’ A Continuous Symbol of Culture, Faith, and Hope

December 17, 2014 / By

By Daniel Jimenez

For many Catholics, December 12 marks one of the most important religious holidays of the year:  El Dia de La Virgen de Guadalupe, or in English, The Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Children of Farmworkers Give Youth a Majority on Arvin Council

December 12, 2014 / By

South Kern Sol, Question and Answer, Reyna Olaguez

Above: Erika Madrigal (left), Jazmin Robles (right).

South Kern Residents Gather to Discuss Community’s Priorities

December 5, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho

LAMONT, Calif. – Close to a hundred South Kern residents gathered at the David Head Center in Lamont on Nov.

Police Relations — Not Just a Black, Urban Issue

December 4, 2014 / By

Above: Residents of Bakersfield protested last May on the one-year anniversary of the death of David Silva.

Ayotzinapa, Mexico’s Ferguson

December 3, 2014 / By

South Kern Sol/New America Media, News Report, Alfredo Camacho

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As thousands take to the streets in cities nationwide to express outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, another protest movement is sweeping through Mexican American and immigrant communities.