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California moves to ban chlorpyrifos — commonly used pesticide in Kern; advocates remain skeptical

May 8, 2019 / By

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation plans to ban a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos — after research found health risks related to the pesticide, officials said Wednesday.

Photo Gallery: Community dances to live music at South Kern Sol’s Dream Revolution concert

May 7, 2019 / By

South Kern Sol, in partnership with Bakersfield College, hosted a concert Thursday, featuring East LA Band Las Cafeteras and local band Velorio.

‘The next generation of leadership’: Local community organizer encourages Sikh youth to give back to community

March 19, 2019 / By

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Women’s History Month, South Kern Sol is highlighting notable women in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

‘Home’ at last: Writer to share struggle to belong at CSUB presentation

March 8, 2019 / By

Even as young as she was, Mexican immigrant Reyna Grande knew that when she started to dream in English, she had lost a part of herself.

‘Most of us didn’t have a chance’: How campaign donors and business leaders took control of a $50 million tax oversight committee

March 4, 2019 / By

BY: Emma Gallegos for South Kern Sol

When Tracy Correa Lopez decided to apply for a spot on the Measure N Citizens’ Oversight Committee, she figured she would make a good candidate.

‘A moment of freedom’: CSUB students talk ethics with Tehachapi inmates

February 8, 2019 / By

Should felons have voting rights? Students and inmates discussed this question in January at Cal State Bakersfield’s Ethics Bowl in the Tehachapi prison.