More than 3,500 people marched the streets of downtown Bakersfield Saturday for Kern County’s third annual Women’s March at Mill Creek Park.
The marchers, varying in race, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, made their voices heard as they chanted phrases, such as, “My body, my choice!” and “Si, se puede!” and “This is what democracy looks like!”
Thousands showed up in support of a myriad of issues and policies.
In an effort to protect “human health and the environment,” state officials issued temporary recommendations this month for growers in California regulating a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos.
Kids in southeast Bakersfield will soon have a new soccer complex — thanks to their own advocacy.
Construction crews broke ground this week on a new indoor soccer field in Rexland Acres after a coalition of community members — many of them students — fought for at least three years for state, county and grant funding.
Editor’s Note: To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, South Kern Sol is highlighting notable latinos in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.
By Marcos Cabrera
After months of inaction, Arvin City Council members will decide this month whether to impose new regulations on future oil and gas facilities in the city of Arvin, potentially pushing petroleum operations back 300 feet from homes and schools.
Gustavo Aguirre talks about how youth leaders collaborated to create a new app, IVAN, for environmental justice.