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Kern to hold second TRUTH Act Forum next week

May 9, 2019 / By

Kern’s second TRUTH Act Forum is taking place next week, where the Kern County Sheriff’s Office will report to the public about ICE’s access to individuals in Kern County.

Photo Gallery: Community dances to live music at South Kern Sol’s Dream Revolution concert

May 7, 2019 / By

South Kern Sol, in partnership with Bakersfield College, hosted a concert Thursday, featuring East LA Band Las Cafeteras and local band Velorio.

Community members demand ICE to release detainee after suffering medical emergency, advocates say

April 25, 2019 / By

Alleging detention officers had neglected her husband medically while at Mesa Verde Detention Facility, a Bakersfield woman flanked by community advocates demanded he be released into her care last week during a press conference.

Bakersfield Police Department announces new mission statement

April 24, 2019 / By

The Bakersfield Police Department announced Monday — the beginning of Peace Officers Memorial Week — it has a new mission statement and new core values.

Jess Nieto — pioneer of Chicano Studies curriculum — celebrated at BC conference

April 22, 2019 / By


Last year the Jess Nieto Memorial Conference inaugurated a formal reflection on Nieto’s legacy, one of Bakersfield’s finest internationalists, entrepreneurs, civil rights and educational leaders in context of the 50th anniversary of the Chicano student blowouts, a youthful 1968 movement demanding improvement for their community and to the educational system.

Pollution starts right here in the Valley

April 22, 2019 / By


As someone who grew up in Bakersfield, smog and air pollution was and still is a common topic of conversation between my parents and friends.

First Power Summit Pop-Up event to be held in Bakersfield

April 15, 2019 / By

The public is invited to the first Power Summit Pop-Up Voto Latino event this month.

Hosted by Voto Latino and Building Healthy Communities, the Power Summit Pop-up is a one-day leadership conference that trains and equips young leaders with the tools and skills to enact lasting change in their communities.

Grand Jury recommends city council select Measure N Oversight Committee through random drawings

April 10, 2019 / By

The Kern County Grand Jury released a report Wednesday recommending the Bakersfield City Council hold random drawings to choose Measure N Oversight Committee members.

Las Cafeteras to perform at Dream for Social Justice Concert

April 10, 2019 / By

Please join South Kern Sol in partnership with Project Conexiones of Bakersfield College for this special musical performance, Dream for Social Justice Concert, featuring Las Cafeteras and Velorio.

Bakersfield College to celebrate Dolores Huerta Day with book talk and panel discussion

April 9, 2019 / By

Bakersfield College is celebrating Dolores Huerta Day with a book talk with Stacey Sowards, the author of “Si, Ella Puede,” a story on the rhetorical legacy of Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers.