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.
BY ERICK JARED
I’ve grown up watching my mother cook almost all her meals with one staple ingredient — la cebolla, or an onion.
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.
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.
Jose Mireles and his wife, Diana, have lived in Lamont for decades. Throughout their time living in the rural community, they have had multiple family members stay with them due to a lack of affordable housing.
Photo above: A youth volunteer with the Greenfield Walking Group distributes fresh melons to the attendees.