Posts Tagged as "Bakersfield"

Groundbreaking new Peace and Justice Center set to transform Bakersfield’s community landscape

September 22, 2023 / By
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Locals can mark their calendars for the groundbreaking new development of the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s (DHF) Peace and Justice Center, which is expected to be finished in Fall 2026.

Elizabeth Martinez is pouring into the community that she loves one connection at a time

September 22, 2023 / By
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Editor’s Note: To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Kern Sol News is highlighting notable Hispanic leaders in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

Advocates speak against solitary confinement in immigration detention centers and prisons

September 22, 2023 / By
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The California State Assembly passed AB 280, the California Mandela Act, and according to a release from Immigrant Defense Advocates, this is the second year it has gotten support from the California legislature. 

‘It felt like a slap in the face’: students outraged with CSU tuition increase

September 15, 2023 / By
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Countless students in the California State University (CSU) system are left feeling frustrated, disappointed, and as if their voice doesn’t matter. 

McKinley Elementary combats low attendance rates with Walk to School event

September 1, 2023 / By
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McKinley Elementary School students, parents, guardians, and teachers were welcomed to class by Bakersfield High School’s (BHS) cheer team and community volunteers.

‘They dedicated their lives during a time when racism was at an all-time high’: a committee starts to honor African American Vets

August 25, 2023 / By
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Kern County Parks and Recreation District 5 Commissioner Ucedrah Osby requested to start a committee dedicated to creating an African American Veterans Memorial.

Community advocates forge on despite strained relationship with Bakersfield city officials

August 11, 2023 / By
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If a friend were in a toxic or abusive relationship, most people would agree that they’d urge their friend to leave or fight back.

Break the stigma: youth-led event promotes mental health awareness

August 8, 2023 / By
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On August 2, the nonprofit Children First ended their summer high school internship program with a week of daily events showcasing students’ community projects.

Free resources for BC and CSUB students

July 27, 2023 / By
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California State University (CSUB) of Bakersfield and Bakersfield College (BC) are two of the more well-known higher education institutions that offer Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees plus support for transferring students.

Independent Living Center of Kern County hosts annual ADA Conference

July 21, 2023 / By
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On July 26th this year, there will be a conference hosted by the Independent Living Center of Kern County in honor of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) being signed into law on that same day back in 1990.