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‘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.

‘Black Love Is Necessary’: Local woman empowers and educates black community through advocacy work

February 4, 2019 / By

Faheemah Salahud-Din lives to serve and empower the black community in Bakersfield with the hopes that one day her children — and every person of color — can live in a world where everyone is treated with respect and love.

Bakersfield College seeks to provide more support for undocumented students with $115,000 Grant

January 29, 2019 / By

A group of Bakersfield College staff and students and community organizers gathered for the first time Friday afternoon on campus since receiving the Project Conexiones grant.

Lamont man celebrates 110th birthday; he credits his longevity to prayer, a healthy diet and minimal stress

January 24, 2019 / By and

Last Thursday, Modesto Lopez Bautizta began his day by giving thanks to God for living another day — just as he does every day.

Education advocates raise concern of high number of transfers among students of color within KHSD

January 21, 2019 / By

Although the number of suspensions and expulsions have decreased in the Kern High School District since 2014, the number of students voluntarily and involuntarily transferring out school continue to be a concern for education advocates, according to a presentation made by the Kern Education Justice Collaborative Thursday at a Community Forum.