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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High school forfeits soccer match after questioning athlete’s identity and eligibility

November 23, 2022 / By

In the middle of the high school varsity soccer game between Mira Monte High School and Porterville’s Granite Hills High School, the Granite Hills team decided to forfeit the game over Mira Monte’s transgender goalkeeper. 

Bakersfield City Council approves warehouse project against community wishes

November 21, 2022 / By

During Wednesday evening’s Bakersfield City Council meeting, council members voted unanimously to approve the Majestic Gateway Project despite the health and safety concerns posed by residents of South Bakersfield where the warehouse will be built. 

Community meeting set to take place to discuss the Majestic Gateway Project

November 15, 2022 / By

As the Bakersfield City Council’s decision on whether or not to approve the Majestic Gateway Project approaches, local leaders have scheduled a community meeting for this afternoon to further discuss what this project would mean for the community surrounding Greenfield and South Bakersfield.

Residents speaks out against proposed distribution center, City Council puts it on hold

November 10, 2022 / By

During their November 2 Bakersfield City Council meeting, residents stepped forward to speak up against the proposed Majestic Gateway Project that would place a one million square foot distribution center within two miles of 19 different schools.

ACLU provides supporters with an Election Day guide

November 7, 2022 / By
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) created a concise Election Day guide in an effort to ensure that all voters are aware of their rights on Election Day this year. 

California is facing a “tripledemic” threat as respiratory illnesses surge

November 4, 2022 / By
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An increase in the number of cases of COVID-19, the flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is prompting concern across California communities as threats of three coinciding epidemics — a “tripledemic” — are looming ahead of the upcoming holiday season. 

California hosts Heat Symposium to combat extreme heat across the State

October 27, 2022 / By
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On October 18, the State of California held its first-ever Extreme Heat Symposium to harness the collective power of extreme heat industry experts, community leaders, state policymakers, scientists, and community members to set the stage for extreme heat actions throughout the state in the upcoming years.

Immigrant rights activists, detained leaders speak up amidst labor strike

October 20, 2022 / By and
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Immigrant rights and labor activists gathered outside the Golden State Annex and Mesa Verde Detention Centers on Sunday along with previously detained immigrants in support of currently detained immigrants who have been on labor strike for over four months.

CARB approves Arvin/Lamont program to improve air quality

October 14, 2022 / By
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During the California Air Resources Board (CARB) meeting Thursday, the Board voted to approve the Arvin/Lamont Community Emissions Reduction Program (CERP) — a program that focuses on improving air quality and reducing air pollution exposure in the Arvin/Lamont Community. 

Kern County Public Health providing free flu shots

October 12, 2022 / By
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Now that flu season is officially here, the Kern County Public Health Services Department is encouraging everyone to get their annual flu vaccine.