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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Combatting obesity and diabetes: Kern County’s health initiative

July 10, 2024 / By
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On Tuesday, Kern County Department of Public Health Director Brynn Carrigan presented the latest data on obesity and diabetes in Kern, highlighting their significant impact on the community.

Californians urged to take precautions as heatwave persists

July 5, 2024 / By
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As the current heatwave continues, Californians are encouraged to take precautions to stay cool as most areas likely won’t see relief until early next week. 

Caution advised, harmful algae blooms detected in Lake Isabella

July 1, 2024 / By
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The Kern County Department of Public Health announced today that it had identified potentially harmful algal blooms in Lake Isabella and is urging boaters, dog owners, and other recreational lake users to exercise caution and observe signage related to active algae blooms when visiting certain areas within Lake Isabella.

Biden Administration expands legal pathways for immigrant families, DACA recipients

June 26, 2024 / By

On June 18, the Biden Administration created additional pathways for legal status and work authorization for spouses of U.S.

Deportation protection requested for detained immigrants who reported unsafe working conditions

June 20, 2024 / By
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The Golden State Annex detention center in McFarland, California. By Peg Hunter.

On May 23, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) sent a letter to the U.S.

Free breakfast, lunch available for Kern County students this summer

June 14, 2024 / By

From now until July 12, the Kern High School District (KHSD) is providing all Kern County students ages two through 18 with free breakfast and lunch every day. 

Second annual Arvin Clean Energy Fair happening this weekend

June 7, 2024 / By
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On Sunday, June 9, the City of Arvin will be hosting their second annual Arvin Clean Energy Fair, a community-focused event dedicated to raising awareness about clean energy solutions and sustainable living practices.

Prevent child drownings: Public Health recommends Water Watchers

June 5, 2024 / By

With temperatures rising, many Kern County families may be trying to beat the heat by swimming in the backyard or taking trips to the beach and other recreational bodies of water.

Public Health releasing weekly heat safety tips this June

June 3, 2024 / By
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With triple-digit temperatures approaching, the Kern County Public Health Department is urging residents to protect themselves against the heat as high temperatures pose a substantial health risk, especially for vulnerable populations including young children, the elderly, those with chronic diseases or disabilities, and pregnant women. 

Vivian Cao’s journey from advocacy to action in Kern County

May 29, 2024 / By

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Kern Sol News is highlighting notable AAPI leaders in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.