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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President Biden’s new plan to expand health coverage to DACA recipients

April 14, 2023 / By
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Yesterday, President Biden announced a new plan that, if finalized, would allow DACA recipients to enroll in Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Programs, and the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplaces — where they could qualify for financial assistance based on income, and through their state Medicaid agency. 

New campaign requests city of Bakersfield adopt a budget to protect tenants

April 11, 2023 / By

With the City of Bakersfield’s budget hearings approaching in the next few months, community members are encouraged to participate in the Keep Bakersfield House campaign to help local tenants.

Environmental justice advocates prepare to file lawsuit against Air District

March 28, 2023 / By

On March 21, numerous San Joaquin Valley environmental justice advocates and impacted community members formally declared their intent to seek a court order to remedy years of improper air pollution controls at some of the region’s largest sources of air pollution.

New program to fund home repairs for eligible Bakersfield homeowners

March 21, 2023 / By

Bakersfield residents that are in need of home repair can now apply for the city’s Home Repair and Weatherization program — a program that allows Bakersfield homeowners to receive up to $15,000 in free home improvement assistance to preserve the health and safety of their homes. 

DOE to host two Kern County meetings on carbon management

March 20, 2023 / By
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On March 21, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) will be holding two public meetings in Kern County to discuss Kern County’s vision for carbon management.

KCCD chancellor Sonya Christian named Chancellor of CA community college system

March 16, 2023 / By

Last month, Sonya Christian, the Kern Community College District (KCCD) chancellor, was selected as the first woman and first person of South Asian descent to lead the nation’s largest system of higher education — California’s system of 116 community colleges.

New campaign launched to protect communities from harmful health mergers

March 10, 2023 / By
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California healthcare advocates are launching a new campaign in order to highlight the negative effects of unchecked mergers in the healthcare system and the need for a legislative solution.

This CA program offers millions in funding for shared mobility projects in underserved communities

February 28, 2023 / By
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The Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO) is offering $33 million in voucher funding that will be available to eligible applicants and communities to launch and support new and existing shared mobility projects across the state.

‘You have to be bold’: Candace Neal shares her path to social justice work

February 22, 2023 / By

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Black History Month, Kern Sol News is highlighting notable Black leaders in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

LPUD announces $25 million in funding to provide Lamont with clean water

February 15, 2023 / By
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On Monday, the Lamont Public Utility District (LPUD) announced that they had received a major grant from the State Water Board in the amount of over $25 million.