Victoria Rodgers

Victoria Rodgers is an editor and reporter for Kern Sol News. Born in Bakersfield, CA, she received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Rockford University in Illinois. She can be reached at

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Governor Newsom proposes plan to strengthen abortion access and protections

May 17, 2022 / By

Currently the U.S. Supreme Court appears to be prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade and other states throughout the country are attempting to pass laws to restrict access to reproductive health care and ban abortions.

‘Bans off our bodies’: local organizations mobilize to support abortion access

May 12, 2022 / By

The rally was organized by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Kern Sol News, Women’s March Kern County, Crimson Skye, Bakersfield Aids Project, and champions for reproductive freedom in Kern will take place Saturday, May 14, at Jastro park at 2900 Truxtun Ave in Bakersfield, California. 

M Street Navigation is requesting summer clothes for residents

May 9, 2022 / By
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On Friday, the M Street Navigation Center sent out a press release informing the community that they would be accepting summer clothing donations for the clients residing at their center.

‘Help is here for you’: CAPK kicks off Community Action Month celebration

May 4, 2022 / By
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On Tuesday morning, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) hosted a press conference at the Friendship House Community Center in order to kick off May’s celebration of Community Action Month.

Have you experienced fewer mosquito bites? The release of these genetically modified mosquitos could be why

April 25, 2022 / By
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On March 7, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of genetically modified mosquitos in Fresno and Tulare counties as part of an experimental use permit (EUP).

First African American woman appointed to Bakersfield Planning Commission

April 21, 2022 / By

On Wednesday evening, Councilmember Eric Arias and the Bakersfield City Council confirmed Candace Neal as the first African American woman to the Bakersfield Planning Commission to serve on behalf of Ward 1.

McFarland leadership seeks new headquarters for police department

April 12, 2022 / By
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The McFarland library branch has recently garnered the attention of the city’s leadership as the police department is considering relocating there in order to expand its force.

“Protect the ones you love”: AOUON reveals new mural

April 8, 2022 / By

On Wednesday afternoon, All of Us or None (AOUON) unveiled their mural outside the Kentucky Street post office.

As spring break approaches, here is how you can continue to stay healthy

April 2, 2022 / By

Today, the Kern County Public Health Services Department added 13 new deaths to the COVID-19 dashboard, bringing the total amount of COVID related deaths in Kern County to 2,294.

These COVID relief programs are now being offered in Wasco and Arvin communities

March 28, 2022 / By
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Self-Help Enterprises is currently bringing COVID relief programs to the communities of Wasco and Arvin.

These programs will be available for those affected by the pandemic to help pay their mortgage, utilities, and, beginning in April, rent assistance will be available as well.