Living

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.

New affordable housing complex to come to Lamont; sparks hope in residents for future growth

July 31, 2019 / By

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.

Tackling food insecurity: Lamont farmers market feeds thousands

July 24, 2019 / By

Photo above: A youth volunteer with the Greenfield Walking Group distributes fresh melons to the attendees.