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Scholarship Application Season Open Now Till March 2

January 17, 2018 / By

Kern Futures, an innovative scholarship program of Kern Community Foundation, supports high school seniors who are planning to attend a two- or four-year accredited college or university, with a special focus on strategic, need-based scholarships.

Open Enrollment Ends January 31, Health Care Organizations to Hold Free Enrollment Event

January 15, 2018 / By

Several health care facilities across Kern County are teaming up to hold enrollment events before the deadline on January 31 to help area residents navigate the process.

Today’s Teens Delaying Usual Adulthood Responsibilities

January 15, 2018 / By

Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Various Authors

Parents, you may be in luck. Or maybe not?

A recent study found that teenagers today are delaying taking on adult responsibilities, compared to teens from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Free Financial Aid Workshop, Jan. 20

January 15, 2018 / By

Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation invites the community to attend a free workshop to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) aid or CA Dream Act application.

Female leaders hope to ‘inspire, empower’ women with march

January 12, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Millions of women will band together next week in cities across the nation in a monumental march for female empowerment as they plan to flex their political might — and for the first time, Kern County will take part.

Kern High School District to Host Forum On School Discipline and Climate

January 12, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

The Kern High School District will this month host its second community forum on school climate, a condition of a settlement agreement it entered into after parents, students and advocacy groups alleged it engaged in a years-long pattern of discriminatory discipline practices.

Martin Luther King Jr., Graffiti Clean Up, Jan. 15

January 12, 2018 / By

The Dolores Huerta Foundation will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a graffiti clean up this Monday, January 15 in Lamont and the community is invited to this day of action.

Kern County Youth Welcome 2018 With Resolutions

January 6, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, Sol on the Street, Dean Welliver

The beginning of a new year is a time where many people reflect about their experiences from the previous year and make goals for what they would like to accomplish in the upcoming year.

ACLU Report Exposes Excessive Force and Lack of Accountability in Local Law Enforcement Agencies

January 4, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Almost two months after the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California slammed Kern County law enforcement in a report alleging widespread civil rights abuses, it’s unclear what steps either of the two largest policing agencies have taken to address deficiencies highlighted in the agency’s report.

‘Migrant Stories’ documentary can teach teens about immigrant struggle

January 3, 2018 / By

South Kern Sol, Commentary, JaNell Gore

Daisy Tafoya was a victim of cartel violence.

The 20-year-old Mexican national had been drugged, threatened, and held captive after witnessing a murder, her family members said.