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“Suffering in the dark”

March 9, 2015 / By

South Kern Sol, Youth Commentary, Johnny Olaguez

What is my purpose here? Why am I wasting space and resources?

Why Immigrant Rights Advocates Aren’t Worried About Texas Judge’s Ruling

February 18, 2015 / By

New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore

Editor’s Note: A federal judge on Monday blocked Obama’s executive actions on immigration from going into effect.

Kern County Residents Overcome Hurdles to Get Driver’s Licenses

February 14, 2015 / By

By Alfredo Camacho

LAMONT, Calif. — Ivan Flores, 32, was one of the first to get a driver’s license under a new California law that grants driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.

At Long Last, Romero Named a Martyr by Pope Francis

February 11, 2015 / By

AL DÍA NEWS, Commentary, Sabrina Vourvoulias Image: “Mural Oscar Romero UES” by Giobanny Ascencio and Raul Lemus- Grupo Cinteupiltzin CENAR El Salvador – Mural painted in acrylic and oil.

Love Letters to East Bakersfield

February 11, 2015 / By


On any weekend night at my east Bakersfield home, you might hear Mexican banda music blaring from a neighbor’s house, see a Latino teen swagger by wearing baggy shorts that hang down to his ankles, or watch the “elotero (corn-on-the-cob peddler)” push his cart down the sidewalk.

Live the Challenge — 100 Days to Better Health

February 6, 2015 / By
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By Aurora Cervantes

Editor’s Note: Kern County ranks 58th among California’s 58 counties in rates of heart disease, and 57th in diabetes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Agua for All – New Filling Stations Provide Clean Drinking Water

February 4, 2015 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho

LAMONT, Calif. – Residents from Arvin to Lamont have complained for years about the lack of clean drinking water and the high levels of arsenic, a known carcinogen.

Indigenous Leaders Call for Driving Test in Their Own Language

January 28, 2015 / By

La Opinion, News Report, Araceli Martínez Ortega, Translated by Elena Shore

Leaders of the Mixtec community of Oxnard, Calif.

Life Lessons for Farmworker’s Son at Community College

January 26, 2015 / By


More than 30 years ago, I became the first member in my farmworker family to go to college.

The College Myth: Why Most Students Need More Than Four Years

January 22, 2015 / By

The teacher smiled and held a hat as a line of about a dozen students looked at each other nervously.