Vanessa Villalvazo

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Delano community speaks about food insecurity and resources they need

October 25, 2023 / By
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With consumer prices going up, food insecurity is an increasing issue, especially for small communities. Having food drives in small communities is essential and can really make a difference in food hunger. 

CAPK hosting a water bill assistance event in Delano

October 24, 2023 / By
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One resource that will be available to Delano residents is the water bill assistance event that will be hosted by the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) in Delano today from 3:00 p.m.

Newsom signs landmark bills to revolutionize State’s mental health system

October 13, 2023 / By
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Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 326 and Assembly Bill 531, which means people in California will now have the ability to change and transform the state’s mental health system.

Delano residents demand transparency and community engagement in city budget

October 5, 2023 / By
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On September 13, the City of Delano council members approved the biennial operating and capital improvement project budgets for fiscal years 2023-2025 without resident input or publication of funding allocations.

Empowering communities and environmental advocacy: Sammie Meneses’ inspiring journey

September 28, 2023 / By
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Editor’s Note: To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Kern Sol News is highlighting notable Hispanic leaders in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

Devastating Hurricane Hilary leaves Kern County farm workers struggling for income

September 22, 2023 / By
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Hurricane Hilary affected the crops of many farm workers across Kern County, leaving many farm workers without jobs due to heavy rain ruining the crops and fruit.

Bakersfield College-Delano Campus showcases new Learning Resource Center

September 7, 2023 / By
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The new Learning Resource Center building was added to the Bakersfield College-Delano Campus to meet the growing academic and professional needs of the Delano community and surrounding areas.

Home Depot offers free workshops for kids

September 1, 2023 / By

The Home Depot in Delano and various other Kern County locations offer a free workshop for kids on the first Saturday of each month.

‘Public art should lead people to be more open-minded’: Local artist paints mural for Walmart in Visalia

August 25, 2023 / By
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Mikayla Gutierrez is a body art and tattoo artist whose artwork can be found at the local Walmart in Visalia.

Farm workers still continue to work even with extreme heat waves

August 18, 2023 / By

For some farm workers, without federal heat protection, it could mean life or death. A lot of states in the United States do not have heat protection laws.