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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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.

Taft College receives five big donations for Taft College’s 100th birthday

April 21, 2022 / By
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Taft College celebrated its 100th birthday and received a total of $600,000 in donations from five large donors.

Charlie Van De Voorde has overcome many hurdles to get to where he is now

April 15, 2022 / By

Charlie Van De Voorde had a tough childhood growing up — his father was an alcoholic and his mother was addicted to meth.

California bill would protect transgender children from other states

April 12, 2022 / By

California Senator, Scott Wiener, proposed a bill that would protect transgender youth and their families by providing legal refuge to California to protect transgender youth from being taken away from their parents.

Arvin has been awarded a $2.9 million grant to receive two new electric busses

April 9, 2022 / By

The Federal Transit Authority has granted Arvin $2.9 million to receive two new electric buses and a renewable microgrid.