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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Governor Gavin Newsom will be partnering with the Prime Minister of New Zealand to tackle climate change

June 9, 2022 / By
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Governor Gavin Newsom and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern signed an agreement to tackle climate change together.

A statewide pilgrimage spreads awareness about human suffering in detention centers

June 7, 2022 / By
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On May 29, there was a statewide pilgrimage led by fate leaders, community advocates, and community members that were formally in detention centers from various parts of the state; the goal was to bring awareness to the harms of immigration detention centers to stop the double punishment that immigrants are facing.

Rexland Acres Park adds five miles of sidewalks for community safety

June 2, 2022 / By
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On Saturday, May 28, Rexland Acres Park held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the community sidewalk project which added almost five miles of new sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety in the community.

Arvin’s BC campus is more than just a campus, it’s Arvin’s future

May 26, 2022 / By
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On Wednesday morning Arvin celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the extension of the Bakersfield College campus that will be built on 1001 Varsity Road across from Arvin High School.

Gavin Newsom unveils revised $97.5 billion California budget surplus

May 19, 2022 / By
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Governor Gavin Newsom unveils a revised State Budget with a surplus of $97.5 billion. This is the biggest surplus that both California and the nation have had.

Learn how to register to vote in person or by mail

May 16, 2022 / By

Voting elections are set to take place on June 7 and all active voters will be receiving a vote-by-mail ballot.

Parent and expert talks about the available resources for autistic children

May 12, 2022 / By

Maria Barron, Social Worker, is a mother of an autistic child who is currently 3 years of age.

Those 50 and older are encouraged to apply for Medi-Cal regardless of immigration status

May 11, 2022 / By

On Tuesday, health care providers in partnership with Health4Kern and Building Healthy Communities Kern held a press conference at Clinica Sierra Vista to announce the new Medi-Cal expansion to undocumented individuals aged 50 and over starting May 1, 2022, and urge eligible community members to enroll.

Arvin and Lamont will receive $30 million worth of incentives to help reduce air pollution

May 9, 2022 / By
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This funding will cover incentives for replacing heavy-duty trucks, heavy-duty agriculture equipment, school buses, and other incentives to help improve the air quality.

Kern County receives a grant for development of a Clean Energy and Carbon Management Business Park

May 5, 2022 / By
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Kern County has been awarded a Communities  Local Energy Action Program (LEAP) technical assistance grant by the U.S.