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Immigration Advocates React to Obama’s Executive Action

November 26, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho

BAKERSFIELD — A day after President Obama announced he would grant deportation relief to over 5 million immigrants on Nov.

Lessons Learned at the Labor Camp in Lamont

November 18, 2014 / By

By Leonel Martinez, Special to South Kern Sol

I lived on farm housing east of Lamont until I was about 11 years old, but more than four decades later, I still remember the hard lessons I learned there.

Proposition 47, “A Historical Passage”

November 14, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho

With election season over, organizers campaigning for successful ballot measures can begin to relax knowing that not only is the grueling campaign season over, but the ballot reforms they campaigned for have passed.

Latina Environmentalist Takes Fracking Fight to ‘Epicenter’ of California Oil Industry

November 13, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Tara Lohan

Rosanna Esparza parks her Prius in a sea of pickups.

Record Number of Latinos to Serve in House

November 9, 2014 / By

VOXXI, News Report, Griselda Nevarez

Pictured above: (From left to right) Ruben Gallego, Norma Torres and Carlos Curbelo are among the five new Latinos who will serve in the U.S.

Man on the Street: Why Are You Voting?

November 3, 2014 / By

By Daniel Jimenez

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day! Your polling place is printed on the back cover of your sample ballot.

Dia de Los Muertos: A Special Celebration in Kern

October 31, 2014 / By

By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

El  día de los muertos (the day of the dead)  is a Mexican holiday celebrated every year during the first days of November.

Youth Commentary: Why I Hope California Votes Yes on Prop. 47

October 31, 2014 / By

By Dean Welliver for South Kern Sol Editors Note: On November 4 Californians will cast their votes on Proposition 47, a ballot measure to reclassify six non-violent felonies, including petty theft and drug possession, as misdemeanors.

Shifting From Prisons to Schools: Redemption in California

October 30, 2014 / By

New America Media, Commentary, Raj Jayadev

In 1999, about this time of the year, I was hanging billboard-size banners off freeway overpasses with a bunch of people I just met that morning.

Community Groups Sue Kern High School District for “School to Prison Pipeline”

October 30, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD — Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Kern county resident Lori De Leon’s son was sent home from school on suspension.