Kern County

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. 

‘It’s becoming a crisis’: Community marches in honor of those lost to police violence

March 24, 2019 / By

Saturday was an emotional day for Marissa Barrera. Her brother Michael, who was killed by a police officer in 2017, was on her mind all day.

‘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.

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.

Bill introduced Thursday grants farm workers the right to apply for legal status

January 17, 2019 / By

Representative Zoe Lofgren and Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced Thursday morning the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019, which, if passed, grants farm workers and their families the right to apply for legal status.