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Women Stage Sit-In, Call for McCarthy to Move On Immigration Reform

November 13, 2013 / By
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By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – The Central Valley became ground zero in the struggle for immigrant rights last week, when a coalition of women activists gathered outside of Congressman and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office in downtown Bakersfield to take part in a demonstration and act of civil disobedience to demand an end to deportations, and congressional action on federal immigration reform.  

Gay Pride Gaining Acceptance, in an Unlikely Place

November 12, 2013 / By

By Alfredo Camacho for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Three hundred miles southeast of San Francisco, there’s a different kind of Gay Pride Parade taking place.

South Kern Parents Voice Their School Funding Priorities

October 17, 2013 / By

A large group of parents and their children crowded into the Myrtle Avenue Elementary School cafeteria to make their voices heard on how school districts should be spending their money.

This Year, Bakersfield ‘Guelaguetza’ Takes Center Stage

October 10, 2013 / By
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By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD — Every year, twelve cities across California play host to “La Guelaguetza,” a celebration that honors the cultures and traditions of indigenous communities hailing from the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

My Sister’s Story: ‘Broken’ Taillight Leads to Deportation

October 7, 2013 / By

By Anonymous for South Kern Sol

Editor’s Note: California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill (AB60) that will allow undocumented immigrants to have driver’s licenses, making it potentially safer for those immigrants to drive without fear of deportation.

Why Aren’t More Youth Applying for DACA?

October 1, 2013 / By
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By Nancy Lopez for South Kern Sol

Nearly fifteen months after the Obama administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), approximately half of all eligible immigrants in California have yet to apply.The

A Cyclist’s Plea: Don’t Run Me Over!

September 19, 2013 / By

By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

My blue Electra beach cruiser is everything I ever wanted in a bike: control, style, and safety.

Q&A: 63-Year-Old CSUB Professor Walks 285 Miles for his DREAMER Students

September 16, 2013 / By

By Daniel Jimenez for South Kern Sol

On Labor Day, thousands of activists came together in Bakersfield to welcome 15 individuals, who walked 285 miles in 21 days from Sacramento to Bakersfield to advocate for immigration reform for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country.

My Bullying Story

September 11, 2013 / By

By Malcolm Rivera for South Kern Sol

I’m what many students would consider to be a nerd, geek, dweeb, or whatever term you prefer.

One Year Later, Greenfield Locals Seeing Benefits of Garden

September 11, 2013 / By
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By Chris Romo for South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – About a year ago, the City of Bakersfield offered a plot of land in southeast Bakersfield to the Greenfield Walking Group, to plant a community garden.