Kern County

‘It was the weight of humanity he carried on his shoulders’: CSUB student remembered as someone who always put others first

April 25, 2019 / By

Friends, family, professors and many more community members came together Wednesday to honor a son, classmate, student and brother and to remember the impacts he had on those around him.

‘Dreams do come true’: Arvin High color guard team to compete in World Championship Thursday; ranked first in the world

April 3, 2019 / By

Ivory Iglesias has spent her last two summers working in the fields and saving every bit of money she can to afford to join Arvin High’s color guard team.

Community comes together to learn how to be more inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ individuals

March 29, 2019 / By

Féi Hernandez, a poet and teacher, drove all the way from Inglewood to attend Bakersfield’s LGBTQ Youth Summit this month at Cal State Bakersfield.

City staffers pitch plans to use Measure N funds to sales tax oversight committee

March 28, 2019 / By

BY EMMA  GALLEGOS

Addressing homelessness, building sports fields and parks, and reinvesting in a long-range community redevelopment plan were just a few of the suggestions a group of city staffers pitched Monday to Bakersfield’s sales tax oversight committee.

Students honor civil rights leader at annual Day of Service event

March 26, 2019 / By

More than 600 students from across the state visited La Paz, where the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument is located, earlier this month for the 18th annual Day of Service, honoring the legacy of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez.

Local attorney empowered herself to accomplish goals of helping farm workers

March 25, 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.