South Kern Sol
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After a month of countywide fundraising, Give Big Kern broke records for the second year in a row.
The Kern County Library is holding its annual countywide Summer Reading Challenge, beginning in June.
Readers of all ages are encouraged to pick up a book or two this summer to instill a love for recreational reading.
BY JESSE AGUILAR
The lack of teacher diversity in the Kern High School District hurts all of our students.
Will the Board of Supervisors abandon its opposition to the California Values Act and insist Kern County law enforcement abstain from immigration enforcement?
BY ROSA LOPEZ
Since 2018, the TRUTH (Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds) Act required the local governing body of any county in which a law enforcement agency (LEA) has provided ICE with access to an individual during the prior year to hold at least one community forum.
Kern’s second TRUTH Act Forum is taking place next week, where the Kern County Sheriff’s Office will report to the public about ICE’s access to individuals in Kern County.
South Kern Sol, in partnership with Bakersfield College, hosted a concert Thursday, featuring East LA Band Las Cafeteras and local band Velorio.
Alleging detention officers had neglected her husband medically while at Mesa Verde Detention Facility, a Bakersfield woman flanked by community advocates demanded he be released into her care last week during a press conference.
The Bakersfield Police Department announced Monday — the beginning of Peace Officers Memorial Week — it has a new mission statement and new core values.
BY OCTAVIO BARAJAS
Last year the Jess Nieto Memorial Conference inaugurated a formal reflection on Nieto’s legacy, one of Bakersfield’s finest internationalists, entrepreneurs, civil rights and educational leaders in context of the 50th anniversary of the Chicano student blowouts, a youthful 1968 movement demanding improvement for their community and to the educational system.
BY ENRIQUE RAMIREZ
As someone who grew up in Bakersfield, smog and air pollution was and still is a common topic of conversation between my parents and friends.