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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10-Point Plan to Beautify Bakersfield announced by Governor Newsom

May 21, 2024 / By
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As California continues to make public safety and quality of life improvements across California, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new actions to enhance beautification efforts in Bakersfield and the surrounding region; these actions will improve street safety and enrich public spaces while adding to the state programs already in place.

Opening of new Arvin college center delayed to Spring 2025

May 16, 2024 / By
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After being pushed back multiple times, the Bakersfield College Arvin Educational Center (AEC) is now set to open its doors for the Spring 2025 semester.

Kern County Board of Education adopts book policy amidst controversy

May 15, 2024 / By
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On Tuesday night, the Kern Board of Education voted unanimously — with one trustee absent — to pass the Supplementary Instructional Materials Policy, otherwise known as BP 6161.11.

WattEV unveils nation’s largest electric truck charging depot in Bakersfield

May 6, 2024 / By
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A first-of-its-kind solar-powered electric truck stop is officially operational in Bakersfield thanks to WattEV, a Los Angeles-based, innovative transport technology company dedicated to electrifying the heavy-duty transport industry.

Kern County gears up to ‘Break the Stigma’ for Mental Health Awareness Month

April 30, 2024 / By
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With tomorrow being the start of Mental Health Awareness Month, Kern Behavior Health and Recovery Services (KernBHRS) will be holding several outreach and education events and activities across Kern County. 

Advocates rally for continuous Medi-Cal coverage as disenrollments surge

April 25, 2024 / By
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As millions of Californians are being disenrolled from Medi-Cal due to unwinding, advocates are increasing pressure on Governor Gavin Newsom to approve funding for continuous medical coverage for children in his May budget revisions.

California launches CalKIDS: every child’s path to college savings

April 18, 2024 / By
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California has launched a program that aims to make the dream of getting a college education a reality for every child in the State. 

Nick Hill takes the helm as Interim Executive Director of MLKcommUNITY Initiative

April 11, 2024 / By
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Today, Nick Hill was named the Interim Executive Director of the Circle of Life Development Foundation, also known as the MLKcommUNITY Initiative, which is an economic development organization dedicated to fostering growth and prosperity in the community. 

President Biden unveils ambitious plan to benefit over 30 million Americans

April 10, 2024 / By
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President Joe Biden announced his new plans to deliver student debt relief to over 30 million Americans when combined with previous actions under his administration.

California Volunteers: Join the movement to transform communities through service

April 4, 2024 / By
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California Volunteers, also known as California Service Corps, is currently looking for California residents interested in joining one of their many programs to help communities by taking climate action, tutoring and mentoring students to help them succeed, supporting regions impacted by disasters, working to end hunger, and connecting vulnerable people to vital resources and services.