Beyond Kern

County to hold redistricting hearings to receive input on where district lines should be drawn

July 15, 2021 / By

Kern County is holding a series of redistricting hearings beginning Monday to receive public input from community members on where district lines should be drawn. 

Governor Newsom looks to phase out Oil Extraction in California

May 1, 2021 / By

In a press release that was released last Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom revealed that California will work to end oil extraction as part of nation-leading effort to achieve carbon neutrality.

Q&A: McFarland’s new police chief has a vision to establish an ethical, moral police culture and trust among community

March 17, 2021 / By

The McFarland community has had difficulty trusting the local police department; however, the new Chief of Police has plans to change that.

Governor Newsom announces federal approval of Medicaid funding for COVID-19 testing for low-income students

March 3, 2021 / By

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that the Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to utilize Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to provide voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.  

Q&A: Local doctor says COVID-19 ‘vaccine is the fastest and efficient way to be protected’ from virus

February 8, 2021 / By

The COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds is accepting appointments for this week.

COVID-19 testing remains a priority in Kern, health officials say

February 2, 2021 / By

Although administering COOVID-19 vaccinations appears to be the main priority among health professionals, COVID-19 testing remains a priority in Kern County, Kern County Public Health officials say.