Erica Murillo

Erica Murillo is a project coordinator and reporter at South Kern Sol. She was born in Bakersfield, California, and her origin is from Guanajuato, Mexico. She is a first-generation graduate from California State University, Bakersfield where she earned a degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in English. Murillo's first job was working in the fields picking grapes. She has been able to evolve and continue to grow within her career. She can be reached at

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How food insecurity has been affecting Kern County

August 30, 2022 / By , and
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“Food insecurity is classified by Feeding America as someone who has not been able to decide when the next meal is coming for a certain period of time.

Brighter Bites is helping low income families get nutrition education

August 29, 2022 / By
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Brighter Bites is a non-profit organization that focuses on three pillars: nutrition education, produce distribution, and fun food experience.

The Arvin Navigation Center celebrates their grand opening

August 26, 2022 / By
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The Arvin Navigation Center celebrates its grand opening to serve the community of those in need.

Mojave Inland Port will bring thousands of jobs to Kern County

August 22, 2022 / By

The Mojave Inland Port will create 3,000 new jobs in Kern County with almost $230 million in labor income.

Donor mom and transplant recipient shares the importance of National Minority Donor Awareness

August 16, 2022 / By
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Precious McCowan is an organ donor advocate who has served on both the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Kidney Transplant Committee and a special workgroup on a specific policy proposal.

CRC will donate $2.5 million to KCCD and CSUB to provide carbon management institutes

August 12, 2022 / By
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The California Resource Corporation (CRC) is investing in local educational institutions to help advance the energy transition and further benefit local communities across the region.

Clinica Sierra Vista celebrates National Health Center Week honoring the work and the contributions that agricultural farmworkers do in the community

August 10, 2022 / By
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Clinica Sierra Vista celebrates National Health Center Week from August 7 to August 13, 2022 with different activities to provide awareness on the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers across America which provide contributions to underserved communities.

A Renewable Natural Gas facility will be opening soon in Lost Hills

August 8, 2022 / By

Lost Hills will soon have a full-service station with Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) which is a clean source of energy that is produced from organic waste.

Climate change is causing more wildfires and avoiding smoke can help save lives

August 5, 2022 / By
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As of 2022, CAL FIRE has reported a total of 4,972 fires and a total of 147,034 acres burned in California.

Kern County reaches milestone with California High-Speed Rail construction

July 28, 2022 / By
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The high-speed rail is being stretched from Shafter to Bakersfield, which is approximately 23 miles. The High-Speed Railway will run along the BNSF railroad coming down to downtown Bakersfield and running down Edison Highway passing Tehachapi all the way to Palmdale.