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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. 

Hunger Strike: Youth Leading the Way On Immigration

November 25, 2013 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This past Wednesday, immigration reform supporters including Cal State Bakersfield professor Gonzalo Santos, and Andres Chavez, the grandson of the late Cesar E.

“This Used To Be the Park You Avoided”

November 20, 2013 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — This past Thursday, community members and local leaders gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rexland Acres Park in Southeast Bakersfield, to celebrate improvements that intend to make the park a friendlier place for families.

Q&A: Napolitano On Diversity, Academics and the Undocumented at U.C.

November 15, 2013 / By


New America Media, Video, Peter Schurmann, Video by Jacob Simas

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Ed. Note: In September former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano took over as president of the University of California, the first-ever woman to hold that position.

In Rep. McCarthy’s District, Two Communities Divided

November 14, 2013 / By
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By Erika Villaseñor for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — While national LGBTQ organizations are joining forces with immigrant rights activists to push for immigration reform, in the conservative town of Bakersfield, Calif.,

Op-ed: Where’s the ENDA Celebration? The case for getting wild over ENDA’s Senate vote.

November 14, 2013 / By
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By Daniel Zingale

Four months after the greatest Supreme Court victory for LGBT Americans in history, we won our greatest legislative victory in the United States Senate: passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would make it illegal to fire someone for no other reason than being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.