Elizabeth Sanchez

Elizabeth Sanchez Elizabeth Sanchez is the program associate for South Kern Sol. She can be reached at elizabeth@southkernsol.org.

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‘We are human beings first’: NFL players lead conversation on social justice and activism

December 11, 2019 / By

National Football League players, dreamers, foster youth, members of the LGBTQ community and others from all walks of life came together Tuesday for the Dear America: A Social Justice Conversation event at Bakersfield College to hear about becoming agents of change in their community.

‘Do they really know us’: Sikh community says park will give sense of belonging; don’t feel support from city officials, advocates say

October 23, 2019 / By

After working with city officials, committees and community partners for almost two years, the Bakersfield Sikh community continues its efforts in naming a park of a Sikh civil rights leader; however there has been a recent halt to the process.

Health care advocates celebrate the halt to public charge rule; remain vigilant as Trump Administration imposes new restrictions

October 15, 2019 / By

Health care advocates gathered Tuesday morning in front of Clinica Sierra Vista on Niles Street to celebrate the latest news to the new public charge rule.

Kern County kicks off Binational Health Week; taskforce to focus on mental health services and Medi-Cal expansion

October 11, 2019 / By

Kern County’s Binational Health Week Taskforce kicked off its 15th annual Binational Health Week Friday with the 2019 opening press conference at Mercy Hospital.

Bill that would have exempt small refineries from air monitoring deemed inactive

September 16, 2019 / By

After receiving much push back from environmental justice advocates, politicians pulled a bill that would have exempt small refineries from air monitoring and reporting.

Investigators deemed odor at Cesar E. Chavez High ‘non-toxic’; school followed protocols, officials say

September 12, 2019 / By

The Kern County Agriculture Commissioner Office sent investigators to Cesar E. Chavez High Thursday morning after receiving reports of a concerning odor on campus and determined the odor was non-toxic, according to officials.

Advocates fear bill could exempt some refineries from air monitoring and reporting; Salas says bill allows small refineries to invest in cleaner, safer technology

September 11, 2019 / By

A proposed bill that addresses air monitoring systems for petroleum refineries has environmental justice advocates concerned certain refineries could be exempt from air monitoring and reporting actions that have a direct impact on rural communities.

As KHSD transfers increase, so do expulsion and suspension rates at continuation schools, data shows

September 5, 2019 / By

Although suspensions and expulsions have decreased over the years at the Kern High School District, advocates remain concerned the district is still finding ways to push out students of color.

Not your traditional taqueria: El Taco Nuestro spices things up

August 16, 2019 / By

It’s not uncommon for Jerry Hernandez to close his taqueria in southeast Bakersfield early after selling out of tacos for the night. 

With help from his family, Hernandez, along with his brother Ramond Mendes, opened the taco stand, El Taco Nuestro, this summer in the parking lot next to 7-11 on S.

Secretary of State says he will take legal action — if necessary — to keep census information confidential and secure

August 7, 2019 / By

The Secretary of the State of California promised at a census regional meeting in Bakersfield Wednesday to fight to keep information provided in the 2020 Census confidential in secure.