Edith Mata

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CAPK, United Way VITA Program to assist residents as Tax Day approaches

April 13, 2021 / By

With Tax Day just around the corner, organizations in Kern are working hard to provide residents assistance with their taxes.

Virtual art exhibit explores Dolores Huerta’s public life as an activist

March 26, 2021 / By

The Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Field exhibit is now open to the public. 

This virtual exhibition features bilingual text (English-Spanish), reproductions of historic and personal photographs and documents, along with protest art from the farm worker movement.

Bakersfield College to celebrate art, education, activism at Jess Nieto Memorial Conference

March 19, 2021 / By

Bakersfield College is set to celebrate art, education and activism with the Third Annual Jess Nieto Memorial Conference, which is set to kick off Monday.

KCSOS data shows grades among local students have dropped with distance learning

March 2, 2021 / By

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools released data last week showing grades among local students in Kern’s three largest school districts have significantly dropped since shutting down schools nearly a year ago. 

Immigrant rights advocates call to end ‘inhumane’ treatment of children in detention facilities

February 2, 2021 / By

Central Valley Human Right Organizers took action Saturday in downtown Bakersfield to raise awareness of the inhuman situation children are facing inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers. 

Eastside overpass transformed into inspiring message for youth in community

January 13, 2021 / By

One Eastside Bakersfield overpass is getting a makeover, with a mission to inspire young girls and women in the community to strive for excellence and achieve their goals.

Bakersfield College adopts Equitable Access and Completion Commitment

December 8, 2020 / By

The Bakersfield College Academic Senate Board Meeting adopted Thursday The Racial Equity Commitment, a renewed commitment to equitable access  and completion document outlined by Equal Opportunity and Diversity Advisory Committee.

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.