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What is Kern Sol News thankful for?

November 22, 2019 / By
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With Thanksgiving just days away, Kern Sol News wanted to take a moment to share what we are thankful for.

Kern Complete Count Committee launches 2020 Census canvassing efforts for hard-to-count communities

November 6, 2019 / By

The Kern Complete Count Committee launched its community-based census education outreach efforts last week at the Martin Luther Kind Jr.

Arvin Community Garden gives residents a fresh start at pesticide-free produce

August 20, 2019 / By

Featured photo: Estela and Roberto Garcia, who head the committee for the garden, and Gustavo Aguirre from The Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment, stand in front of the Arvin Community Garden.

La Cebolla: Rich in flavor, painful in the body

August 19, 2019 / By

BY ERICK JARED

I’ve grown up watching my mother cook almost all her meals with one staple ingredient — la cebolla, or an onion.

‘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.

Teen struggling with housing insecurity rescued by family with love

August 1, 2019 / By

Featured photo: Heaven Sanders stands with Ester Valdez.

For years, Heaven Sanders lived homeless. 

Some nights, the Bakersfield High freshman would stay at a Union Avenue motel with her mother as a parade of seedy strangers visited.