Commentary

COMMENTARY: Delano high schools experiencing positive COVID-19 cases

September 1, 2021 / By

After being virtual for almost a year and a half, Delano schools opened their schools back up on August 10; within the first week, students were already being tested to see if they were positive for COVID-19. 

Thousands face eviction without a lawyer — A bill before the state senate would even the odds

September 1, 2021 / By

By Tina Rosales, housing advocate at Western Center on Law & Poverty, Ethnic Media Services 

Imagine coming home one day to find a notice  on your door stating in bold letters: 

TO ALL TENANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS IN POSSESSION: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED…there is now due and unpaid rent for said premises.

OPINION: It’s time Kern County residents take action to prevent another COVID-19 surge

August 4, 2021 / By

The spread of COVID-19 in Kern County is increasing and will likely spread “exponentially,” according to the California Department of Public Health, if we don’t act now.

COMMENTARY: Students experiencing harassment, discrimination during Pride Month lack support from school district

June 28, 2021 / By

BY BELEN SUSANA DELGADO Once again, the Kern High School District has failed to stand in solidarity with students that are part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

COMMENTARY: Moving out of my comfort zone has me both nervous and excited

June 23, 2021 / By

When my parents immigrated from Mexico to the United States, the possibilities of settling at one specific location were endless.

COMMENTARY: We are privileged in the US to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine

May 11, 2021 / By

News about India’s current COVID-19 surge and emergency need for medical supply should serve as a reminder to how privileged our own community is to have vaccines readily available.