Lizette Chavez

Lizette Chavez is a youth reporter for South Kern Sol. She is a student at Bakersfield College and has been selected to partake in South Kern Sol's CA 2020: Democracy Media Fellowship.

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Police chief talks about Robert Forbes death on Facebook Live

June 25, 2020 / By

Local media personality Danny Morrison spoke on Facebook Live last week with Bakersfield Police Chief Greg Terry and Assistant Police Chief Joe Mullins about the death of Robert Forbes and George Floyd.

Robert Forbes dies over the weekend after being struck by vehicle at protest

June 8, 2020 / By

A black man struck by a car near downtown Bakersfield during a protest on Wednesday night has died, the Bakersfield Police Department confirmed.

Bakersfield College students attending in-person classes express concerns for COVID-19

March 17, 2020 / By

With the Health Department announcing Tuesday a non-resident tested positive while in Kern, college students were extra cautious when attending school Tuesday.

Hundreds protest, counter-protest expansion of immigration detention at McFarland Planning Commission meeting

January 27, 2020 / By and

Hundreds of people gathered outside the McFarland Veteran Memorial Hall last Tuesday to attend the City Planning Commission meeting, where people were set to discuss the possibility of expanding city permits to its immigrant detention capabilities.

‘Coming together for one cause’: Thousands march for equality for women, safety for local families

January 21, 2020 / By

Featured photo: Dolores Huerta, center, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union leads the third annual Women’s March of Kern County Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Bakersfield, California.

Sol on the Street: What do you think of jailing the homeless?

October 8, 2019 / By and

Kern County officials announced a possible plan last month that would decrease the homeless population on the streets.

State Senator Melissa Hurtado sends message to young women at swearing in ceremony on International Women’s Day

March 11, 2019 / By

California Senator Melissa Hurtado was sworn into office Friday International Women’s Day in South High’s auditorium in front of politicians, community members, students and teachers.

Kern’s third annual Women’s March raises awareness to many issues

January 20, 2019 / By

More than 3,500 people marched the streets of downtown Bakersfield Saturday for Kern County’s third annual Women’s March at Mill Creek Park.

Sol on the street: Bakersfield College students weigh in on McCarthy’s bill to build the border wall

October 29, 2018 / By and

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced a bill this month that fully funds a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico