Monthly Archives: December 2016

Kern Residents Protest Potential Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

December 27, 2016 / By

By Randy Villegas

About a hundred protesters gathered outside of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office to advocate against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare” earlier this week.

Youth Leaders Help Bring Millions to Rexland Acres

December 12, 2016 / By

By Stacey Shepard

A major safety upgrade is coming to the community of Rexland Acres thanks to the effort of 17-year-old resident Jocelyn Cuevas.

Kern Needs to Widen Buffer Zone to Protect Students from Toxic Air

December 10, 2016 / By

By Valerie Gorospe for South Kern Sol

SHAFTER, Calif. – It is understandable why the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment, along with more than 100 other environmental, labor, and civil rights organizations, is calling for a 24/7, 1-mile buffer zone between schools in Kern county and nearby fields.

Training Offers Lessons on Culture and Healing for Local Youth, Community Leaders

December 1, 2016 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Randy Villegas

Local youth and civic leaders from around Kern County took part in a training earlier this month that organizers say is part of an effort to help foster healing through culture.