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What Our Schools Need — A Student’s Eye View

January 14, 2014 / By

YouthWire, Photo Essay, Posted: Jan 14, 2014 Editor’s Note: California’s recently enacted Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), in effect since July 1, will continue to increase funding for school districts over the next eight years.

Central Valley Residents Grapple with Proposed Fracking Regulations

January 11, 2014 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. —  About 100 people packed into a chamber at the Kern County administration building in Bakersfield to testify at a public hearing Wednesday on the state’s new fracking regulations, saying they are already at a breaking point with pollution in their communities, and that they’ll be impacted the most from the state’s new fracking plan.

For Some Campesinos, Winter Is Farming Season

December 31, 2013 / By

New America Media, Photo Essay, David Bacon

Obamacare Begins Amidst Confusion

December 28, 2013 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — New Years’ day is the first day that health coverage will begin under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for those who signed up by the enrollment deadline on Dec.

What is Your New Year’s Resolution?

December 23, 2013 / By

By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

As the New Year approaches, many people start to think about a New Year’s resolution to improve their lives.

For Some English Learners, Math Fluency Transcends Language

December 17, 2013 / By

By Nancy Lopez and Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol/New America Media

Ed. Note: When it comes to math, English Learner (EL) students – the fastest growing segment of public school students – continue to fall near the bottom in state and national assessments.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Brings Hope To Many

December 13, 2013 / By
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By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

South Kern Sol attended the Annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage and Vigil at St.

New Resources, Old Obstacles for Vets With PTSD

December 13, 2013 / By
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Transitioning back to civilian life after combat was a lot different for 65-year-old Richard Knight than it has been for 29-year-old Wesley León-Barrientos.

Turkey Tamales & Champurrado! A Farm Worker Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013 / By
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By Maneli Ortiz for South Kern Sol

I’ve always enjoyed being with my family on Thanksgiving, cooking together from early morning.

Saving Tips for the Holidays

November 26, 2013 / By
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By Maneli Ortiz for South Kern Sol

The holidays are around the corner, and if careful planning is not on your list, then the holidays can leave you financially drained.