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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Local students advocating for Punjabi to be recognized on 2020 Census questionnaire

June 14, 2019 / By
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Local students involved in the Sikh Honors and Service Society are working to get the Punjabi language recognized on the 2020 Census.

Bakersfield City School District makes no decision on how to fill vacant board seat

June 4, 2019 / By
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After calling a special meeting in response to a board member submitting a resignation letter, the Bakersfield City School District Board of Trustees did not decide how it plans to fill a vacant seat at a meeting Monday.

Activist detained last year marked for deportation

May 16, 2019 / By

Jose Bello, a Bakersfield College student whose detainment last year made national headlines, was detained again Wednesday and taken to Mesa Verde Detention Facility, according to a Bakersfield College professor.

City of Arvin illegally approved four oil and gas wells, judge rules

May 10, 2019 / By

The City of Arvin illegally approved four oil and gas wells within city limits in 2018, a Kern County judge ruled Friday afternoon.

California moves to ban chlorpyrifos — commonly used pesticide in Kern; advocates remain skeptical

May 8, 2019 / By

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation plans to ban a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos — after research found health risks related to the pesticide, officials said Wednesday.

How the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census could impact Kern County

April 24, 2019 / By

The San Joaquin Valley could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in funding and representation in congress if the Supreme Court votes in favor of adding the citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire.

BCSD to use summer school funds for revamped after school programs

April 10, 2019 / By

After community members and education advocates have asked the Bakersfield City School District for months where summer school funds are being disbursed, the district announced Tuesday it will put the money into revamped after school programs for the next school year.

Nonprofit submits entrepreneur charter school petition to KHSD board; board to make decision next month

April 8, 2019 / By
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Ahead of a slew of proposed legislation that would reign in charter school growth statewide, a consortium of local business owners are seeking to establish a charter high school in central Bakersfield that would focus on business and entrepreneurship.

Count Committee launches outreach campaign to educate community on 2020 Census

April 1, 2019 / By

The Kern Complete Count Committee launched its 2020 Census Outreach Campaign Monday morning outside the Beale Memorial Library, with a goal to raise awareness and educate the community on the count.

‘Own her power without apology’: Founder of women’s empowerment organization teaches girls to be leaders in community

March 28, 2019 / By

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