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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Bakersfield City School District to bring back revamped summer school program next year

February 23, 2019 / By

Bakersfield City School District officials plan to bring summer school back in 2020 after a one-year hiatus, Superintendent Harry ‘Doc’ Ervin said Saturday during a community forum at Walter Stiern Middle School.

Bakersfield City School District cuts summer school; funds allocated to the program to pay for rise in costs of school services

February 21, 2019 / By

Children living in the Bakersfield City School District will not be attending summer school this year after district officials cut the program to save money — a decision that is being criticized by education advocates.

Lamont man celebrates 110th birthday; he credits his longevity to prayer, a healthy diet and minimal stress

January 24, 2019 / By and

Last Thursday, Modesto Lopez Bautizta began his day by giving thanks to God for living another day — just as he does every day.

Education advocacy group holds forum to provide an update on KHSD’s suspensions, expulsions and school climate

January 10, 2019 / By

The Kern Education Justice Collaborative invites the public to attend a community forum to learn about the Kern High School District’s policies and practices.

Advocates encourage public to participate in LCAP hearings to make school more inclusive for students

December 16, 2018 / By

For the first three years of high school, Chyna Patz didn’t feel safe at school. She was bullied for the way she looked, the way she dressed and her sexual orientation.

State officials recommend new rules for controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos

November 21, 2018 / By
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In an effort to protect “human health and the environment,” state officials issued temporary recommendations this month for growers in California regulating a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos.

Sheriff’s office to report on ICE access to Kern County individuals at TRUTH Act forum

November 14, 2018 / By

Next month, local advocacy groups and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office will reveal data about the local immigrant community at Kern County’s first TRUTH Act Forum.

Two former teachers to join KHSD board and have big plans for the district

November 10, 2018 / By

For the first time in two decades, two women will serve as Kern High School District trustees, helping to steer the direction of the one of the state’s largest districts.

Delano Police Department gives the gift of warmth this winter

November 8, 2018 / By

The Delano Police Department is collecting winter clothing to donate to local children in need.

“Not all of our children within our community are fortunate enough to have a new coat this winter,” the department wrote on Facebook.

COMMON: ‘Voting is one of the greatest things a young person can do’

November 2, 2018 / By

Academy Award-winning actor and three-time Grammy recipient Common told local students they have the power to make a difference by voting.