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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Hundreds attend meeting with state officials to discuss economic, health impact of local oil and gas industry

January 16, 2020 / By and

Hundreds of people joined State officials from Governor Gavin Newsom’s office Tuesday for a six-hour long Board of Supervisors meeting, where the Board discussed the economic impact State regulations regarding the oil and gas industry would have on Kern County. 

Supporters of the oil and gas industry, elected officials, environmental justice advocates, education leaders and local law enforcement officers filled the Board of Supervisors chamber at 1 p.m.

‘Women Rise’ for third annual Women’s March in Kern next weekend

January 10, 2020 / By

Women’s March Kern County is preparing for it’s third annual march in downtown Bakersfield next weekend with a theme of “Women Rise.”

This year’s march includes an extended route, a powerful lineup of speakers, musical performers and numerous vendors.

County survey seeks input on business plan for Kern’s long-term goals

December 30, 2019 / By

Kern County residents have just a few more days to take the County’s community survey, seeking input on a future business plan.

‘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.