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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Miocar carsharing service looks to return to Kern County

November 1, 2023 / By

Miocar, a carsharing service that was first introduced in Kern County in 2019, will be making its way back into the Kern County area after being disbanded due to issues. 

James B. McClatchy Foundation announces ambitious plan to transform Central Valley

October 27, 2023 / By
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On Wednesday, the James B. McClatchy Foundation (JBMF) announced that they’ve set a goal to invest all their resources into the Central Valley of California by 2030 with their Sunrise Plan, which will create a lasting impact by seeing ideas and cultivating an environment to support all Central Valley communities. 

Join the fight against bullying: KCSOS webinars raise Awareness and offer support

October 19, 2023 / By

Bullying is an issue that can affect everyone involved and is linked to a multitude of negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide.

California signs landmark Fentanyl Task Force bill into law

October 17, 2023 / By
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On October 13, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 33 (AB 33) — a bill to create a statewide Fentanyl Addiction and Overdose Prevention Task Force — into law.

California secures billions in funding for clean hydrogen projects, boosting jobs and reducing carbon emissions

October 13, 2023 / By
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Today, the office of Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California will receive up to $1.2 billion from the United States Department of Energy to accelerate the development and deployment of clean renewable hydrogen, which will be critical to cutting pollution and expanding the clean energy economy statewide. 

California farmworkers struggle for coverage despite frontline status

October 11, 2023 / By
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Despite being regarded as frontline workers, California farmworkers are significantly less likely to have health insurance coverage than the general population as they’re ineligible for most of the State’s safety-net services.

Community unites to discuss new design and location of African-American veterans memorial

October 6, 2023 / By
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On October 3, a community meeting was held to discuss the implementation of a new African-American Veteran’s Memorial since the previous one located at the edge of the Martin Luther King Jr.

Kern County Fair, CAPK offers free admission with food donations to fight hunger

September 26, 2023 / By
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On Wednesday, September 27, anyone who donates six canned or non-perishable food items to the Feed the Need Food Drive will receive free admission to the Kern County Fair.

Fall 2023 at BMoA: celebrating Asian artists and creative journeys

September 21, 2023 / By

Next Thursday, September 28, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. the Bakersfield Museum of Art (BMoA) will debut four new exhibits for Fall 2023 during its opening reception.

Board of Education delays discussion on gender identity notification policy

September 13, 2023 / By
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During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Kern County Board of Education had a discussion and public comment regarding mandating parent notifications on students’ gender identity.