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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Fall 2023 at BMoA: celebrating Asian artists and creative journeys

September 21, 2023 / By

Next Thursday, September 28, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. the Bakersfield Museum of Art (BMoA) will debut four new exhibits for Fall 2023 during its opening reception.

Board of Education delays discussion on gender identity notification policy

September 13, 2023 / By
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During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Kern County Board of Education had a discussion and public comment regarding mandating parent notifications on students’ gender identity.

Kern County community addresses housing issues, advocates demand inclusive Housing Element

September 7, 2023 / By
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On Wednesday evening, the Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability held a community housing meeting in Lamont to uplift community voices and discuss Kern County’s Housing Element with community members.

CERF program provides an update on the Governance Council, opens applications to be placed on ballot

August 30, 2023 / By
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On August 24, Kern County’s Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) Program leaders provided an update on their status with the Governance Council, what that means for the program, and how the public can be involved and have the opportunity to become part of the council. 

Kern County Hispanic Business Conference & Expo returns for its 27th year

August 29, 2023 / By

Today, the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (KCHCC) announced the return of its annual Hispanic Business Conference and Expo happening from 1 p.m.

Annual TRUTH Act community forum addresses law enforcement’s collaboration with ICE

August 23, 2023 / By

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors held the annual TRUTH Act Community Forum during their regularly scheduled 9 a.m.

Community meeting at Ford City Park: push for Latino and Indigenous representation in Taft

August 19, 2023 / By
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Tomorrow, a meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at Ford City Park in Taft to learn more about increasing Latino and Indigenous representation in the community of Taft. 

Q&A: Rosa Lopez discusses the TRUTH Act community forum

August 18, 2023 / By

On August 22 at 9 a.m., the Board of Supervisors will be conducting the annual TRUTH Act community forum to provide information to the public about ICE’s access to individuals and to receive and consider public comment.

Debates erupt as Board denies addition of policy to disclose LGBTQ+ students’ gender identity

August 11, 2023 / By
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During their July 11 meeting, Kern County Board of Education Trustee Lori Cisneros reported that she was looking to have the board adopt this policy that was similarly passed in the Chino Valley School District that would require schools to notify parents and guardians, within three days of learning, if their child asks to be identified with a gender or name different from what was assigned at birth and if their child uses a bathroom or participates in activities that do not align with the gender provided on their student record. 

Kern community expresses concerns over Carbon Management Business Park

August 4, 2023 / By
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On Tuesday evening, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability hosted a Kern community meeting in partnership with the Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition to discuss the Kern Carbon Management Business Park (CMBP) and the county’s plan for local carbon capture and storage.