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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Parents and community members speak about the new California Bill that would require K-12 students to get vaccinated

February 15, 2022 / By
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California has been the first state in the nation to implement school masking and staff vaccination measures, and now California will also be the first to implement adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of vaccination requirements needed to attend school.

Kiwanis Club has been chartered and is ready to continue making a difference in the community

February 4, 2022 / By

The Arvin-Lamont Kiwanis Club has been chartered and is ready to continue making a difference for the youth in the communities of Arvin and Lamont.

Arvin’s We the People prepares for State competition

February 2, 2022 / By

Arvin High School’s We the People team was recognised by the Kern County Board of Supervisors for being the 21st Congressional District Champions;  now they are preparing to compete in State on February 5. 

Virtual citizenship workshop for community members

January 27, 2022 / By

NALEO Educational Fund will be hosting a virtual citizenship workshop on March 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.

Kern County residents speak about the fight against the COVID-19 surge

January 26, 2022 / By

A mother of two, Claudia Guzman, wants to protect her family from COVID-19 in order to prevent any serious illness that would lead to hospitalization.

High demand for COVID-19 tests, record of most positive cases hit Kern County

January 14, 2022 / By

According to the Kern County Public Health Services Department, there are 179,110 COVID-19 cases in Kern County as of January 13, 2022.

The struggles that Kern County first-time home buyers face

January 13, 2022 / By

It’s been a couple years since Jasmin Arriola and Francisco Bolanos have been hoping to have a home of their own for their small family.

More than half of Kern County is vaccinated as year ends

December 28, 2021 / By

According to the Kern County Public Health Services Department, 51.3 percent of Kern County residents have completed their vaccine series.

CAPK food bank expansion is set to break ground next month

December 20, 2021 / By

On Thursday Morning, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) staff, city and county leaders, Kern’s elected officials, non-profit partners, and businesses came together to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of CAPK’s food bank expansion.

MAOF expands program opportunities for the community

December 16, 2021 / By

The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is offering free booking and clerical training opportunities along with GED classes to those who need it.