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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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. 

Bridge the Gap meeting allows community to discuss policing in Lamont

June 3, 2022 / By and
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On May 24, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KSCO), the Monitoring Team, and the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) held their first Bridge the Gap meeting in Lamont, a in-person community conversation to discuss how to implement and improve policing strategies.

‘Vote 4 Power’ Kern candidate forum allows public to get to know the candidates

May 27, 2022 / By
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On May 19, the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) held a candidate forum with several co-sponsoring organizations at the Beale Memorial Library in Bakersfield.

Governor Newsom proposes plan to strengthen abortion access and protections

May 17, 2022 / By

Currently the U.S. Supreme Court appears to be prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade and other states throughout the country are attempting to pass laws to restrict access to reproductive health care and ban abortions.

‘Bans off our bodies’: local organizations mobilize to support abortion access

May 12, 2022 / By

The rally was organized by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Kern Sol News, Women’s March Kern County, Crimson Skye, Bakersfield Aids Project, and champions for reproductive freedom in Kern will take place Saturday, May 14, at Jastro park at 2900 Truxtun Ave in Bakersfield, California. 

M Street Navigation is requesting summer clothes for residents

May 9, 2022 / By
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On Friday, the M Street Navigation Center sent out a press release informing the community that they would be accepting summer clothing donations for the clients residing at their center.

‘Help is here for you’: CAPK kicks off Community Action Month celebration

May 4, 2022 / By
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On Tuesday morning, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) hosted a press conference at the Friendship House Community Center in order to kick off May’s celebration of Community Action Month.

Have you experienced fewer mosquito bites? The release of these genetically modified mosquitos could be why

April 25, 2022 / By
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On March 7, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of genetically modified mosquitos in Fresno and Tulare counties as part of an experimental use permit (EUP).

First African American woman appointed to Bakersfield Planning Commission

April 21, 2022 / By

On Wednesday evening, Councilmember Eric Arias and the Bakersfield City Council confirmed Candace Neal as the first African American woman to the Bakersfield Planning Commission to serve on behalf of Ward 1.