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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Arvin embraces renewable energy: city to host inaugural Clean Energy Fair to combat air pollution

June 14, 2023 / By
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On June 24, the City of Arvin will be hosting its first-ever Arvin Clean Energy Fair to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency from 10 a.m.

Bakersfield City Council urged to adopt a $1 million budget to protect tenants

June 9, 2023 / By
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With the June 14 Bakersfield city budget meeting looming, a local organization and the campaign they’re a partner in have urged the City to adopt a budget to protect its tenants. 

California unveils ambitious plan to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2045

June 2, 2023 / By

On May 25, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the “Building the Electricity Grid of the Future: California’s Clean Energy Transition Plan, ” showcasing how California will reach 100% clean electricity by 2045 while keeping costs affordable and maximizing energy supply through this transition.

UCLA and Kern County collaborate to empower high school students with free college-level education course

May 25, 2023 / By
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This summer, UCLA will be partnering with Kern County to offer a free college-level course in Education via Zoom where Kern County students will be paired with a college mentor and receive college units. 

Kern County Public Health recognizes EMS Week 2023: honoring those who provide emergency care

May 23, 2023 / By
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This week, Kern County Public Health has joined the county’s emergency medical service providing partners in recognizing EMS Week 2023: “Where Emergency Care Begins.”

Health4Kern Coalition urges residents to prioritize healthcare and renew Medi-Cal coverage

May 10, 2023 / By
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Tuesday, outside the 1st Street Clinica Sierra Vista office, the #Health4Kern (H4K) Coalition held a press conference encouraging residents to prioritize their healthcare and not delay doctor visits.

Bakersfield hosts Southeast Strong Fest to showcase Transformative Climate Communities projects

May 4, 2023 / By
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On May 13, the City of Bakersfield will be hosting the Southeast Strong Fest for community members to learn about how City staff are working to transform the community.

ACC offers programs to help residents afford electric vehicles

April 27, 2023 / By
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A multitude of Access Clean California (ACC) programs are now taking applications to help residents, including those in Kern County, receive grants or rebates for purchasing or leasing electric vehicles. 

KernBHRS seeks public input on their proposed MHSA plan

April 27, 2023 / By
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Kern County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (KernBHRS) has now posted their Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) three-year plan and is opening up a 30-day public comment period for the community to put their input on continuing new and proposed mental health programs to serve Kern. 

KernBHRS to hold Mental Health Awareness Month events and activities

April 25, 2023 / By
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With May 1 being the start of Mental Health Awareness Month, Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (KernBHRS) will be holding many outreach events and activities across Kern County to spread awareness of mental health issues and inform the community of the services available.