Victoria Rodgers

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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Local coalition continues to spread vaccine equity in Kern County

November 30, 2021 / By

Since receiving their funding from Public Health Institute’s Together Towards Health Initiative, the United Against COVID-19 (UAC) Coalition has helped over 3,000 residents of Kern County’s hardest hit communities receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Los fondos de bonos ayudan a liberar al solicitante de asilo salvadoreño

November 12, 2021 / By and

Después de pasar más de 1000 días lejos de su familia, y casi tres años bajo la custodia de ICE, por un crimen que no cometió, el padre Salvadoreño Willian finalmente pudo reunirse con su familia y comunidad el 25 de octubre.

Bond funds help release Salvadoran asylum seeker

November 11, 2021 / By

After spending more than 1000 days away from his family—and nearly three years in ICE custody— for a crime he didn’t commit, Salvadoran father Willian was finally able to reunite with his family and community on October 25 with help from a local coalition, the Rapid Response Network of Kern.

CDC now recommends COVID-19 vaccine for children five to 11

November 4, 2021 / By

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, Doctor Rochelle P. Walensky, endorsed the recommendation that children five to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.

UAC Coalition Continues To Help Underserved Communities Get Vaccinated

October 21, 2021 / By

As the vaccinated population in Kern County increases, the United Against COVID-19 (UAC) Coalition continues to provide communities with additional access to the COVID-19 vaccine by hosting free vaccination clinics.

Parents keep children out of school to protest mask, vaccine mandates

October 20, 2021 / By

Following Governor Newsom’s October 1 announcement that the COVID-19 vaccine would be a requirement for all private and public schoolchildren, hundreds of Kern County parents kept their children from attending school to express their disproval of the mandates.

Local coalition, residents demand improved process for rental assistance

October 14, 2021 / By

A coalition of community organizations and residents held a press conference Tuesday calling on the Kern County Board of Supervisors to implement strategies to ensure residents can benefit from the Rental and Utilities Program (RUP)  in an expeditious and equitable manner. 

KC Public Health, Fairgrounds open mass vaccination clinic

October 11, 2021 / By

The Kern County Public Health Services Department is opening a free walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Kern County Fairgrounds on October 12, 2021.

Board of Supervisors hold public hearing on redistricting process

September 29, 2021 / By

During Tuesday’s board meeting, the Kern County Board of Supervisors considered an item that included a presentation on final 2020 Census Data, a public hearing to receive testimonies on redistricting criteria and communities of interest, and provided direction on draft district plans.

How CARB’s ACF rule can transform California

September 17, 2021 / By

On August 26, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released the first draft of their Advance Clean Fleet (ACF) rule.