Search Results: Randy Villegas

Randy Villegas on Youth Voter Engagement

August 17, 2018 / By

Randy Villegas is back in Kern for the summer and he talks to us about what he is doing to encourage local youth to get out and vote.

KHSD recommends to Board to not adopt Ethnic Studies program proposed by coalition of local educators

August 17, 2020 / By

After the Kern County Educators for Ethnic Studies Coalition presented a proposal for an Ethnic Studies Program to become a graduation requirement for the Kern High School District at the Aug.

South Kern Sol’s executive director inspires youth to lift up their voices and dream big

October 14, 2018 / By

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, South Kern Sol is highlighting notable latinos in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

‘¡Salud! Yes, Please!’ Documentary Brings Light to Stories and Struggles of Healthcare

June 29, 2017 / By
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By Randy Villegas

Residents of Kern County packed a theater room at Maya Cinemas last Thursday to watch “¡Salud!

Advocates Speak Out Against Kern’s Plan to Rubberstamp Dangerous Drilling

June 21, 2017 / By
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By Randy Villegas

Community members and advocates held a press conference outside the Kern County Superior Court on June 13, just minutes before a court hearing on a lawsuit against a Kern County ordinance.

Bakersfield Hosts First Pride March

June 15, 2017 / By
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By Randy Villegas

“Out of the Closets and into the streets!” Marchers yelled as they marched in Bakersfield’s first ever Pride March last Sunday.

Q&A: Whitney Weddell, Organizer of Bakersfield’s Equality March, June 11

June 9, 2017 / By

By Randy Villegas, South Kern Sol

Local community members are organizing a National Equality March in Bakersfield to remember the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, one year ago at 9 a.m.

More Investments Need to be Made Into High-Need Students

May 24, 2017 / By
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By Randy Villegas

Parents, students, and community organizations held a press conference May 23 to launch an educational media campaign to encourage community participation in the school budget process known as the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

“Raising Zoey” Shows How Family Support Means An Abundance

May 22, 2017 / By
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By Randy Villegas

Residents of Kern County packed a theater room at Maya Cinemas on May 17 to watch “Raising Zoey,” a film that illustrated just how important family support is to transgender kids who are going through transition.

Board of Supervisors undermine the community by opposing SB54

May 17, 2017 / By
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By Randy Villegas

Attorneys, Immigrant rights advocates, and local citizens took the podium last week on Tuesday to try and convince the Kern County Board of Supervisors not to oppose Senate Bill 54.