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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Arvin’s water quality increases thanks to Committee for a Better Arvin

November 25, 2021 / By

Last month, Arvin was reported to have the cleanest water in Arvin history.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that Arvin is now in compliance with arsenic drinking water standards.

Meet the finalists running for Arvin’s next City Manager

November 15, 2021 / By

The Arvin City Council is down to four City Manager finalists. 

The top candidates are Peter Cosentini from Huntington Beach, California, Jeff Jones, current Financial Director and Interim City Manager, Ricardo Noguera from Cape Coral, Florida, and Donovan Olsen from Ames, Iowa.

Arvin’s electric busses and the city’s progress towards air monitoring

November 9, 2021 / By

Arvin’s air monitoring has been a primary goal of Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617), a community air protection program to help the most severely impacted communities with air pollution.

Save A Life Today (SALT) – Stomp Out Suicide

September 29, 2021 / By

Save A Life Today (SALT) is a nonprofit organization in Kern County that helps raise funds for suicide prevention and to assist those bereaved by suicide. 

What you need to know about the California recall of Governor Newsom

September 10, 2021 / By

For the second time in California history, a recall attempt against the Governor of California qualified for the ballot. 

New Arvin Police Station Gets Denied

August 27, 2021 / By

Because of its antiquated state, Arvin Police Chief Eddie Brock and the city staff requested a proposal for the construction of a new police facility.

Arvin’s wastewater is in urgent need for a repair

August 6, 2021 / By

Arvin wants to take action to repair the wastewater treatment plant and the ordinance regulating the use of sewers.

Arvin City Council works on upgrading Arvin parks

July 28, 2021 / By

The Arvin City Council has decided to fund DiGiorgio Park to create more activities for the children — a project that was postponed due to the pandemic.

Arvin City Council approves development of cannabis manufacturing facility

July 21, 2021 / By

The Arvin City Council unanimously approved last week the development of a cannabis manufacturing facility.

The council approved the development agreement between the City of Arvin, FSBT Holdings, and Jam Realty Holdings, the owner of the property, for the development of a commercial cannabis operation, located on South Derby Street.