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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Kern High parents threaten to enroll students in private school with redistricting boundary changes

July 2, 2021 / By

Bakersfield High School parents spoke up at Kern High’s final public form, threatening to pull their kids out of the District if the KHSD board does not vote on a redistricting plan the parents favor.

Parents voice concerns at KHSD community forum

June 25, 2021 / By
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The Kern High School District held its second community forum Tuesday which allowed numerous attendees to ask questions and voice their concerns or opinions about the district’s upcoming boundary changes.

Activists urge officials to develop pesticide notification system

June 21, 2021 / By

More than 200 million pounds of pesticides are used in California each year, and with 3 million of those pounds being used within a 7 mile radius of Shafter, pesticides remains at the top of the list of pollutants of greatest concern to Shafter residents.

Kern High School District to discuss upcoming boundary changes

June 15, 2021 / By

With the addition of Del Oro High School to the Kern High School District, redrawing boundary areas for existing high schools becomes a necessity.

Stopping the spread: CA Notify

June 4, 2021 / By

As people continue to get vaccinated against COVID-19, residents still need to take precautions to protect themselves from contracting the virus.

Kern gets special mention in Gov. Newsom’s May budget revision to achieve carbon neutrality

May 24, 2021 / By

On Friday, May 14th, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed a revision to the 2021-2022 budget plan.

The South High Spartans: South High reveals new mascot

May 17, 2021 / By

After 64 years as the South High School Rebels, the Kern High School District announced the school’s new mascot on Friday, May 7th – the South High School Spartans.

Crews to begin construction on Bakersfield College’s Arvin campus in August 2022, officials say

May 8, 2021 / By

After some delays, the Bakersfield College Arvin campus has a new timeline with no expected delays.

Drought conditions worsening across California and in Kern County

May 3, 2021 / By

California is in the midst of its second consecutive dry year, pushing the state to the brink of another drought.

Governor Newsom looks to phase out Oil Extraction in California

May 1, 2021 / By

In a press release that was released last Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom revealed that California will work to end oil extraction as part of nation-leading effort to achieve carbon neutrality.