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Homeless Collaborative seeking volunteers for Point-In-Time Count

December 26, 2019 / By

The Kern County Homeless Collaborative is looking for volunteers to help conduct the annual countywide Point-In-Time Count.

Bill that would grant legal status to farm workers passed in House; sent to Senate

December 18, 2019 / By

A new bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farm workers passed in the House of Representatives Dec.

COMMENTARY: Christmas Can Help Us Prepare for the 2020 U.S. Census

December 12, 2019 / By

By Louis Medina

(This article was originally published in the December 2019 issue of Kern County Family Magazine)

The Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke shows us how a census can alter the course of world events.

Holiday drives begin to address child food insecurity

December 3, 2019 / By

Senator Melissa Hurtado and Kern County Supervisor David Couch are holding holiday drives this month to address child food insecurity in the southern Central Valley.

Youth Empowering Success at Bakersfield College to host first social justice conference, featuring NFL players

December 2, 2019 / By

National Football League players Demairo Davis and Josh Norman will advocate for social justice at the first Dear America, a Social Justice Conversation conference, held at Bakersfield College.

What is Kern Sol News thankful for?

November 22, 2019 / By
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With Thanksgiving just days away, Kern Sol News wanted to take a moment to share what we are thankful for.

CSUB accepting nominations for Wendy Wayne Ethics Awards; recognizes Bakersfield’s ethical leaders

November 19, 2019 / By

Cal State Bakersfield’s Kegley Institute of Ethics is accepting nominations for the 2020 Wendy Wayne Ethics Awards.

COMMENTARY: It’s time to count everyone to ensure funding for the next decade

November 15, 2019 / By


As someone who does phone banking, I get all types of calls. Sometimes the conversations go well and end with, “I’m really happy you are so young and doing this,” while other times people hang up before I even finish up with, “My name is Angell, and I am a member of LOUD For Tomorrow…”

The year 2020 will be a huge year for our community.

OUR VIEW: Bakersfield, it’s time to honor our Sikh Community

November 6, 2019 / By

In the early 1990s, a man discovered his country had killed thousands of young men. The government made these men “disappear” in the 1980s, and tried to cover up these murders.

Maddy Institute accepting applications for Legislative Intern Scholar Program

October 31, 2019 / By

The Maddy Institute is accepting applications from students for the Legislative Intern Scholar Program for the Spring/Summer of 2020.