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Vidak-Perez Election Turns Out Few Kern County Voters

August 16, 2013 / By
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By Donna Europa for South Kern Sol

ARVIN, Calif. – In the wake of the July 23rd special election pitting Republican Andy Vidak against Democrat Leticia Perez for the State Senate District 16, South Kern Sol asked Kern County residents what kept voter turnout at a low 4%.

Many Eligible For Obamacare, But Few Know About It

August 15, 2013 / By
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By Christian Romo / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama signed into law a major health care law that is the largest reform to health care in America since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960’s.

Growing Up With Domestic Violence, and Learning to Live With the Scars

August 7, 2013 / By

By Malcolm Rivera / South Kern Sol

I’m going to relate a story from my past to you.

Young and Catholic: Losing My Religion, But Finding Hope in the Pope

August 7, 2013 / By
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By Yesenia Ayala / South Kern Sol

Growing up, I became accustomed to being woken up bright and early every Sunday morning by my mother.

With Health Care Reform Looming, Clinics and Patients Brace for Overcrowding

August 1, 2013 / By
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By Donna Europa / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – When she needs medical attention, Mariela Vega, 18, goes to her local community clinic, Clinica Sierra Vista, in Lamont.

Arvin College Center Has Backers, But Faces Challenges

August 1, 2013 / By
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By Malcolm Rivera / South Kern Sol

ARVIN, Calif. — Mr. Larry Hallum, a former teacher of mine at Arvin High School, could always be overheard telling his students, “Education is the key to your future.” Now, he is one of many community leaders and residents here calling for the creation of an Arvin college center.

Greenfield Youth and Families Want Their Parks Back

July 23, 2013 / By
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By Reyna Olaguez / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – Residents of Greenfield, a neighborhood in southeast Bakersfield, are becoming increasingly disturbed by the amounts of broken glass, and cigarette and cigar butts, that are littering play areas in Rexland Acres Park. 

In Central Valley, College Students Spend Summer Vacation in the Fields

July 22, 2013 / By
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By Erika Villasenor for South Kern Sol

ARVIN, Calif. — This small town in South Kern County is home to many farmworkers, including young college students eager to make some cash during their summer break.

Indigenous Undocumented Farm Workers Left Out of Health Care Reform

June 25, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

For a Spanish translation of this article, click here.

Sealing Youth Offender Records Brings ‘Chance at a New Life’

June 21, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, David Cunningham, Posted: Jun 20, 2013 Ed. Note: In June, youth advocates testified before a hearing of the Senate Public Safety Committee in Sacramento in support of AB 1006, which would require court and probation officers to inform youth offenders of how to seal their records upun turning 18.