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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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.

Kern County’s demographic characteristics pose challenges in the 2020 Census, research shows

June 28, 2019 / By

California’s rural and suburban communities will be at the highest risk for being undercounted in the 2020 Census, research shows.

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.