COMMENTARY: Medicating foster youth isn’t always the answer

January 24, 2020 / By

It’s not uncommon for foster youth to be put on medication for a long period of time.

COMMUNITY VOICE: KHSD has decreased use of suspension, but numbers are still a problem

January 22, 2020 / By

By Kevin McNeill

In 2014, various civil rights organizations and individual students sued the Kern High School District (KHSD), the Kern County Department of Education (KCDOE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) in response to the disproportionate suspension of Black and Latino students.

COMMENTARY: Christmas Can Help Us Prepare for the 2020 U.S. Census

December 12, 2019 / By

By Louis Medina

(This article was originally published in the December 2019 issue of Kern County Family Magazine)

The Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke shows us how a census can alter the course of world events.

COMMENTARY: Foster youth need more mentors in their lives; where can we find dedicated mentors?

November 25, 2019 / By

I was just two years old when I was placed in the foster care system in Kern County.

What is Kern Sol News thankful for?

November 22, 2019 / By
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With Thanksgiving just days away, Kern Sol News wanted to take a moment to share what we are thankful for.

COMMENTARY: It’s time to count everyone to ensure funding for the next decade

November 15, 2019 / By


As someone who does phone banking, I get all types of calls. Sometimes the conversations go well and end with, “I’m really happy you are so young and doing this,” while other times people hang up before I even finish up with, “My name is Angell, and I am a member of LOUD For Tomorrow…”

The year 2020 will be a huge year for our community.