Beyond Kern

Latino sisters in landmark desegregation suit continue fight to have case taught in California schools

June 11, 2024 / By

Sylvia Mendez just turned 88 years old this year and vividly remembers the day in 1943 when her aunt Soledad Viduarri took her and her brothers, Gonzalo and Gerónimo Mendez along with cousins Alicia and Virgina Viduarri to enroll them at the Seventeenth Street School in Westminster, Orange County.

Farmworkers killed in 1948 plane crash near Coalinga to be honored

June 5, 2024 / By

Then-Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno Bishop Armando X. Ochoa presides at the Mass and blessing honoring the victims of the 1948 Coalinga plane crash.

Parishioners saddened, dismayed as Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno announces upcoming bankruptcy 

May 29, 2024 / By
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For the first time in its history, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August.

Immigrant rights advocates hail court ruling against ICE “knock and talk” practice

May 22, 2024 / By
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In what is considered to be a significant legal victory for immigrants, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that the so-called “knock and talk” practice by U.S.

Equity on the Road brought together the Central Valley community to hear their feedback

April 30, 2024 / By
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Last year The Center at Sierra Health Foundation and the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund went to the capital to ask for concrete policy changes that uplift vulnerable communities that have been historically marginalized.

California launches CalKIDS: every child’s path to college savings

April 18, 2024 / By
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California has launched a program that aims to make the dream of getting a college education a reality for every child in the State.