Edith Mata

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For some, Thanksgiving will not stop residents from taking precautionary measures as COVID-19 cases increase in Kern

November 20, 2020 / By

Local health officials are encouraging people to celebrate the holiday season safely with ourtoor and virtual celebrations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Kern’s Dreamers, youth work to make a difference in elections, despite not being able to vote

November 2, 2020 / By

Although the number of voters casting their ballots is already on track to surpass the 2016 votes cast, there are still plenty of people who can not vote for a number of reasons; however, some Kern County residents who are unable to vote are making a difference in this election.

Kern County Educators for Ethnic Studies Coalition members discuss the importance of Hispanic Heritage Month

October 13, 2020 / By

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, Kern Sol News reached out to the Kern County Educator for Ethnic Studies Coalition to learn more about their plans on highlighting the month in the curriculum. 

Majority of Central Valley voters view police use of force during protests as appropriate, survey results show

September 18, 2020 / By

A majority of Central Valley voters view police use of force during the Black Lives Matter protests as appropriate and a majority do not view the issue of police violence as a systemic problem, according to a recent study.

More than 50 percent of immigrants detained at Mesa Verde test positive for COVID-19

September 3, 2020 / By

Immigrant rights advocates said more than 50 percent of the immigrants detained at Mesa Verde Detention facility tested positive for COVID-19. 

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.

‘YO SOY SU VOZ’: LOS VOTANTES PRIMERIZOS ELEVAN SUS VOCES CON SUS BOLETAS

August 7, 2020 / By

Biviana Camacho, una próxima estudiante de primer año de Bakersfield College, cumplirá 18 años casi un mes antes de las elecciones presidenciales de 2020.

‘I am their voice’: First-time voters to uplift their voices with their ballots

August 5, 2020 / By
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Biviana Camacho, an incoming Bakersfield College freshman, will turn 18 nearly one month before the 2020 Presidential Election.

Kern High adopts final budget for 2020-21 school year

August 4, 2020 / By

The  Kern High School District Board of Trustees adopted Monday evening its final 2020-21 school year budget, which allocates funds to the district’s police department.

Kern residents join Sacramento protest, call on Governor to release people from detention facilities during pandemic

July 31, 2020 / By

The California Liberation Collective led a protest Monday in Sacramento outside of Governor Gavin Newsom’s home to demand mass clemency and emergency release for people in state prison and ICE detention facilities.