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‘It’s just what I have to do’: Teen toils in fields to help keep food on his family’s table

August 17, 2019 / By

Photos by Lizette Chavez

Carlito’s feet sank a foot into the mud as he hummed along to Trap music over the repeated snapping of branches.

Kern County’s demographic characteristics pose challenges in the 2020 Census, research shows

June 28, 2019 / By

California’s rural and suburban communities will be at the highest risk for being undercounted in the 2020 Census, research shows.

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.