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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Public Health hosting Back-To-School vaccination clinics

August 8, 2022 / By
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Kern County Public Health will be hosting multiple Back-To-School vaccination clinics this week and next week at the Kern County Fairgrounds to help prepare families for the 2022 school year.

Assemblymember Salas secures $1 million in funding for Friendship House

August 5, 2022 / By
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Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas and the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) celebrated the $1 million in funding that the Assemblyman secured for the Friendship House Community Center.

Kern County Public Works celebrates the completion of the Virginia Street Pedestrian Path Project

July 27, 2022 / By
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Today, Kern County Public Works, elected officials, and community members gathered at Heritage Park for a ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of the Virginia Street Pedestrian Path Project.

All public members resign from San Joaquin Valley Air District Advisory Workgroup

July 22, 2022 / By
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On July 14, all three public representatives to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Emission Reduction Credit (ERC) Public Advisory Workgroup (PAW) announced their resignation.

Community report leads to another leaking oil well discovery

July 20, 2022 / By
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On July 1, a Bakersfield resident submitted a report to Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods (IVAN) with concerns about a potential gas methane link near their home after everyone in the home began experiencing headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, and memory problems. 

What we know about Omicron and the BA.5 variant

July 15, 2022 / By
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Accounting for 65 percent of last week’s COVID-19 cases, the coronavirus subvariant BA.5 — a sister variant of Omicron — has become dominant in the United States. 

Local non-profit provides free legal assistance to Kern County residents

July 8, 2022 / By
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Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA) is a non-profit organization that offers free legal services in civil matters to low-income residents living in Kern County.

Board of Supervisors propose 1% sales tax for unincorporated areas of Kern

June 30, 2022 / By
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During Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the board discussed a measure that will appear on the November 2022 ballot to bring more funding into the unincorporated areas of Kern.

Analysis reveals Kern hasn’t been sharing its prosperity with workers

June 23, 2022 / By

A new labor market analysis by the Kern High Road Coalition (KHRC) found that Kern County’s economy has not produced shared prosperity in recent decades, as workers have experienced significant wage declines and inequality.

Wasco City Council approves COVID-19 vaccine incentive program

June 13, 2022 / By

In order to boost vaccination rates in the city, the Wasco City Council has implemented an incentive plan that will allow those getting vaccinated to receive a $50 gift card for doing so.