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    Finding the Way Home After a Parent’s Death

    May 24, 2016

    Anna Challet

    Despite long-needed improvements now underway for the more than 60,000 California youth in foster care, many are still falling through the system’s cracks for a variety of reasons.
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    Finding the Way Home After a Parent’s Death

    May 24, 2016

    Anna Challet

    Despite long-needed improvements now underway for the more than 60,000 California youth in foster care, many are still falling through the system’s cracks for a variety of reasons.
    Read story
  • welliver_trustee Gender & Sexuality

    Rejecting Guidelines on Transgender Students Puts All Students at Risk

    May 20, 2016

    Dean Welliver

    School board trustees are bound by federal and state law to ensure quality education in a safe and welcoming school environment for all students. All students. Sadly, one member of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees is not fulfilling those duties.
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    Rejecting Guidelines on Transgender Students Puts All Students at Risk

    May 20, 2016

    Dean Welliver

    School board trustees are bound by federal and state law to ensure quality education in a safe and welcoming school environment for all students. All students. Sadly, one member of the Kern High School District Board of Trustees is not fulfilling those duties.
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  • villegas_libraries Education

    Op-ed: Making Sure Kern Comes in Last … for Illiteracy

    May 17, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Bakersfield is number one in the nation … but it’s not for anything to be proud of. The city leads in rates of illiteracy among cities with similar populations. On June 7, voters will have the chance to do something about this.
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    Op-ed: Making Sure Kern Comes in Last … for Illiteracy

    May 17, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Bakersfield is number one in the nation … but it’s not for anything to be proud of. The city leads in rates of illiteracy among cities with similar populations. On June 7, voters will have the chance to do something about this.
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  • flores_health4all Policy

    Health4All Kids Expected to Serve 185,000 Undocumented Children

    May 17, 2016

    Amanda Flores

    Senator Ricardo Lara (D- Bell Gardens), along with Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), was in Coachella on Saturday morning at Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo to promote enrollment in the Health 4 All Kids Medi-Cal expansion.
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    Health4All Kids Expected to Serve 185,000 Undocumented Children

    May 17, 2016

    Amanda Flores

    Senator Ricardo Lara (D- Bell Gardens), along with Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), was in Coachella on Saturday morning at Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo to promote enrollment in the Health 4 All Kids Medi-Cal expansion.
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  • rudy_parks Policy

    As Park Funding Runs Out, Residents Reimagine Their Parks

    May 11, 2016

    Rudy Cardoso-Peraza

    Los Angeles County parks are currently in a financial rut, but a new plan hopes to implement residents' vision for green spaces and bring in new funding.
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    As Park Funding Runs Out, Residents Reimagine Their Parks

    May 11, 2016

    Rudy Cardoso-Peraza

    Los Angeles County parks are currently in a financial rut, but a new plan hopes to implement residents' vision for green spaces and bring in new funding.
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    Bill Looks to Enact Suicide Prevention Policies in CA Schools

    May 06, 2016

    Ben Novotny

    Just a few months ago, I lost my uncle to suicide. Maybe I couldn’t save him, but a new bill on the horizon looks to save the lives of California students who may be contemplating the same fate.
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    Bill Looks to Enact Suicide Prevention Policies in CA Schools

    May 06, 2016

    Ben Novotny

    Just a few months ago, I lost my uncle to suicide. Maybe I couldn’t save him, but a new bill on the horizon looks to save the lives of California students who may be contemplating the same fate.
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  • khsd_500x279 Education

    Put Equity Before Equality in School Funding

    May 04, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Equality does not mean equity. It’s a distinction administrators with the Kern High School District (KHSD) need to understand.
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    Put Equity Before Equality in School Funding

    May 04, 2016

    Randy Villegas

    Equality does not mean equity. It’s a distinction administrators with the Kern High School District (KHSD) need to understand.
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  • vote Politics

    Kern County Sued for Violating Federal Voting Rights Act

    Apr 28, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    One of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations has filed a lawsuit against Kern County for violating the 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act.
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    Kern County Sued for Violating Federal Voting Rights Act

    Apr 28, 2016

    Marcus Castro

    One of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations has filed a lawsuit against Kern County for violating the 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act.
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  • health4allkids Policy

    Healthcare for Undocumented Youth is Coming. Is LB Ready?

    Apr 22, 2016

    Rebecca Medel

    Unlike a lot of people her age, Karen Villasenor knows how important medical coverage is. That’s because growing up undocumented in Long Beach meant not always being able to see a doctor when she was ill. But times are changing and and today’s undocumented youth may no longer have to worry about paying out of pocket for doctor visits or delaying...
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    Healthcare for Undocumented Youth is Coming. Is LB Ready?

    Apr 22, 2016

    Rebecca Medel

    Unlike a lot of people her age, Karen Villasenor knows how important medical coverage is. That’s because growing up undocumented in Long Beach meant not always being able to see a doctor when she was ill. But times are changing and and today’s undocumented youth may no longer have to worry about paying out of pocket for doctor visits or delaying...
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  • bernichella1 Politics

    ‘Berniechella’ Attracts Hundreds to Coachella

    Apr 22, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    On Thursday night, the normally quiet streets of Old Town Coachella buzzed with energy during the Bernie Sanders for President Block Party, also known as Berniechella. The block party featured art, live music, DJ sets, food and a beer garden.
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    ‘Berniechella’ Attracts Hundreds to Coachella

    Apr 22, 2016

    Paulina Rojas

    On Thursday night, the normally quiet streets of Old Town Coachella buzzed with energy during the Bernie Sanders for President Block Party, also known as Berniechella. The block party featured art, live music, DJ sets, food and a beer garden.
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  • fresno_youthcouncil Politics

    Fresno City Youth Commission Will Bring ‘Fresh Ideas’

    Apr 22, 2016

    Lauren Baker

    The Fresno City Council recently awarded a contract and approved funding for the new Fresno Youth Commission program, which would allow teens and young adults to take an active role in the decision-making process on issues affecting the city.
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    Fresno City Youth Commission Will Bring ‘Fresh Ideas’

    Apr 22, 2016

    Lauren Baker

    The Fresno City Council recently awarded a contract and approved funding for the new Fresno Youth Commission program, which would allow teens and young adults to take an active role in the decision-making process on issues affecting the city.
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