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What’s the Recipe for Latino Voter Participation in Kern County?

September 19, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Election season is fast approaching, and that means people across the country will be subject to an increasing number of television ads, fliers, speeches and visits from canvassers all imploring them to vote come November 2nd.  

September 23 — An Earth Day for Voters

September 17, 2014 / By







New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet

In a world where every day is a holiday – there’s National Doughnut Day, Pi Day (honoring the number 3.14

Court School to the Classroom — Bill Would Help Incarcerated Kids Stay Enrolled

September 9, 2014 / By

If there is one group of students with the most to gain from staying in school, it is those minors transitioning out of the juvenile justice system.

New Study: Prop. 47 Would Help California Address Overcrowded Prisons

September 9, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen and Nicole Hundley

SAN FRANCISCO – A measure on the November ballot would reclassify six non-violent felonies to misdemeanors, a move that observers say could help California finally comply with a federal mandate to reduce its overcrowded prison system.

Food Bank Increases Distribution After Drought Hurts Local Economy

September 9, 2014 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho

Pictured above: Alicia Rodriguez (left) with her son and mother.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The past two harvest seasons in Kern have been unlike the others.

Going ‘Wild’ in the Most Diverse City in America

August 27, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, federal legislation that was signed into law in 1964 to preserve America’s wild spaces.

Ferguson Through the Eyes of a Reporter Who Covered the L.A. Riots

August 27, 2014 / By

Watching the television news footage of the riots in Ferguson, Mo.,

From South Kern to Sacramento, for an Enriching BMOC Event

August 25, 2014 / By


South Kern Sol, Youth Commentary, Chris Romo

In a recent youth of color mobilization to the State Capitol, I was alone in representing Kern.

Echoes of Ferguson for Latino Communities In California

August 22, 2014 / By

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen

As the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

Surviving ‘La Bestia’ – A High School Freshman Recalls His Journey to the U.S.

August 21, 2014 / By







By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

Editor’s Note: José, a 14-year-old Guatemalan American high school freshman in Kern County, Calif.,