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Young and Catholic: Losing My Religion, But Finding Hope in the Pope

August 7, 2013 / By
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By Yesenia Ayala / South Kern Sol

Growing up, I became accustomed to being woken up bright and early every Sunday morning by my mother.

With Health Care Reform Looming, Clinics and Patients Brace for Overcrowding

August 1, 2013 / By
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By Donna Europa / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – When she needs medical attention, Mariela Vega, 18, goes to her local community clinic, Clinica Sierra Vista, in Lamont.

Arvin College Center Has Backers, But Faces Challenges

August 1, 2013 / By
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By Malcolm Rivera / South Kern Sol

ARVIN, Calif. — Mr. Larry Hallum, a former teacher of mine at Arvin High School, could always be overheard telling his students, “Education is the key to your future.”

Greenfield Youth and Families Want Their Parks Back

July 23, 2013 / By
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By Reyna Olaguez / South Kern Sol

BAKERSFIELD – Residents of Greenfield, a neighborhood in southeast Bakersfield, are becoming increasingly disturbed by the amounts of broken glass, and cigarette and cigar butts, that are littering play areas in Rexland Acres Park. 

In Central Valley, College Students Spend Summer Vacation in the Fields

July 22, 2013 / By
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By Erika Villasenor for South Kern Sol

ARVIN, Calif. — This small town in South Kern County is home to many farmworkers, including young college students eager to make some cash during their summer break.

Indigenous Undocumented Farm Workers Left Out of Health Care Reform

June 25, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 25, 2013

For a Spanish translation of this article, click here.

Sealing Youth Offender Records Brings ‘Chance at a New Life’

June 21, 2013 / By
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New America Media, Commentary, David Cunningham, Posted: Jun 20, 2013 Ed. Note: In June, youth advocates testified before a hearing of the Senate Public Safety Committee in Sacramento in support of AB 1006, which would require court and probation officers to inform youth offenders of how to seal their records upun turning 18.

Barred from Federal Programs, DREAMers May Qualify for Medi-Cal

June 21, 2013 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 17, 2013

OXNARD, Calif. – For years, DREAMer Rodrigo Perea, 18, lived under a threatening cloud of deportation.

South Kern Sol Accepting Applications

June 14, 2013 / By
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South Kern Sol is looking for a few great student reporters to add to our team. 

Calif. Bill Would Send Sexually Exploited Children to Foster System

June 10, 2013 / By
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Sexual exploitation of youth is a problem that advocates and law enforcement officials say is a growing concern in California.