Monthly Archives: October 2016

Q&A: Arvin Mayoral Candidate Jose Flores Discusses Safety, Jobs and Parks

October 31, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol, Question and Answer, Chris Romo and Reyna Olaguez

Editor’s Note: Three current members of the Arvin City Council are vying to be the next Mayor of Arvin.

County Planning Dept. Launches General Plan Update Effort

October 18, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Staff

Last week, the Kern County Planning Department launched the county’s General Plan Update effort, a process that is expected to take two years to complete.

Celebrating the Fruits of Farmworker Overtime Pay in the Nation’s Capital

October 17, 2016 / By

By Randy Villegas

WASHINGTON D.C. – As I did my weekly grocery shopping here in the nation’s capital, I stood in the produce section and smiled.

Candidates Need to Start Taking South Kern More Seriously

October 5, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Clara Bruno

I recently attended a candidates forum hosted by the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) at the David Head Center in Lamont.

Music Video Puts the Spotlight on Gang Violence in Kern

October 5, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol, Question and Answer, Staff

Ed. Note: When Danny Morrison launched a music video last month on social media featuring a handful of local artists and musicians, Kern County was on track to hit a record number of homicides for the year.

Help Improve Your Community, Oct. 13

October 3, 2016 / By

The County of Kern is in the process of updating its General Plan, which determines how a county will grow and how land will be used. 

Event Highlights Challenges, Opportunities for Boys and Men of Color in Kern

October 3, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Jesus Meraz

The impact of school discipline policies on young men of color was the focus of a recent event hosted by CSU Bakersfield’s Center for Social Justice and Building Healthy Communities South Kern.