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Mesa Verde to remain open for at least one more year; advocates raise money to pay bonds of those detained

March 12, 2019 / By

The Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center is going to remain open for at least another year, according to a contract between the GEO Inc., the contractor for Mesa Verde and the Department of Homeland Security.

State Senator Melissa Hurtado sends message to young women at swearing in ceremony on International Women’s Day

March 11, 2019 / By

California Senator Melissa Hurtado was sworn into office Friday International Women’s Day in South High’s auditorium in front of politicians, community members, students and teachers.

‘Most of us didn’t have a chance’: How campaign donors and business leaders took control of a $50 million tax oversight committee

March 4, 2019 / By

BY: Emma Gallegos for South Kern Sol

When Tracy Correa Lopez decided to apply for a spot on the Measure N Citizens’ Oversight Committee, she figured she would make a good candidate.

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.

Federal judge orders Trump Administration to remove citizenship question from Census

January 15, 2019 / By

A federal judge ordered the Trump Administration to remove the citizenship question from the 2020 Census on Tuesday.