Emma Gallegos

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Arvin Community Garden gives residents a fresh start at pesticide-free produce

August 20, 2019 / By

Featured photo: Estela and Roberto Garcia, who head the committee for the garden, and Gustavo Aguirre from The Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment, stand in front of the Arvin Community Garden.

New affordable housing complex to come to Lamont; sparks hope in residents for future growth

July 31, 2019 / By

Jose Mireles and his wife, Diana, have lived in Lamont for decades. Throughout their time living in the rural community, they have had multiple family members stay with them due to a lack of affordable housing.

KHSD adopts Local Control Accountability Plan after hearing suggestions from community members

June 28, 2019 / By

The Kern High School District unanimously adopted its Local Control and Accountability Plan Monday night, after hearing for months suggestions from community members.

Promotor model gives communities healthier outcomes, experts say

June 25, 2019 / By

Across the Central Valley are health advocates working to reach rural communities to inform them on how to improve their health.

‘Passion helps her community’: Promotora educates Kern residents on how to live a healthy lifestyle

June 20, 2019 / By

Before Laura Salgado moved to Bakersfield in 1996, she had been teaching at an elementary school in Mexicali for 16 years.

Advocates rally against fracking proposal at public hearing; public comments not recorded at meeting

May 24, 2019 / By

A public hearing on a proposal to open up more than a million acres of federal land in the Central Valley and the Central Coast to hydraulic fracking drew a large crowd at the Kern County Administrative Office Tuesday night.

Bakersfield College unveils new timeline for Arvin campus; construction to begin in August 2021, officials say

May 23, 2019 / By
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After Bakersfield College promised Arvin residents it would open a campus in 2021, BC officials told the community Tuesday it won’t finish the project for another few years.

Lawsuit Claims Past Board Of Supervisors Redistricting Violates Federal Voting Law

December 4, 2017 / By

South Kern Sol, News Report, Emma Gallegos

Kern County diluted the voting power of Latinos when it drew district lines for the Board of Supervisors in 2011, according to a case that goes to trial in a federal court in Fresno today.