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‘I know how victims feel’: West High to combat bullying with needed assemblies

January 14, 2018 / By

By Chyna Patz, South Kern Sol

West High School has a bullying problem.  

Walk around West High any school day and you can find somebody on campus who has been personally affected by bullying, or knows a student who has.

Female leaders hope to ‘inspire, empower’ women with march

January 12, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Millions of women will band together next week in cities across the nation in a monumental march for female empowerment as they plan to flex their political might — and for the first time, Kern County will take part.

Kern High School District to Host Forum On School Discipline and Climate

January 12, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

The Kern High School District will this month host its second community forum on school climate, a condition of a settlement agreement it entered into after parents, students and advocacy groups alleged it engaged in a years-long pattern of discriminatory discipline practices.

Kern County Youth Welcome 2018 With Resolutions

January 6, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, Sol on the Street, Dean Welliver

The beginning of a new year is a time where many people reflect about their experiences from the previous year and make goals for what they would like to accomplish in the upcoming year.

ACLU Report Exposes Excessive Force and Lack of Accountability in Local Law Enforcement Agencies

January 4, 2018 / By and
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South Kern Sol, News Report, Dean Welliver

Almost two months after the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California slammed Kern County law enforcement in a report alleging widespread civil rights abuses, it’s unclear what steps either of the two largest policing agencies have taken to address deficiencies highlighted in the agency’s report.

‘Migrant Stories’ documentary can teach teens about immigrant struggle

January 3, 2018 / By

South Kern Sol, Commentary, Ja’Nell Gore

Daisy Tafoya was a victim of cartel violence.

The 20-year-old Mexican national had been drugged, threatened, and held captive after witnessing a murder, her family members said.