Beyond Kern

Local students advocating for Punjabi to be recognized on 2020 Census questionnaire

June 14, 2019 / By
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Local students involved in the Sikh Honors and Service Society are working to get the Punjabi language recognized on the 2020 Census.

Give Big Kern 2019 breaks records

May 22, 2019 / By

After a month of countywide fundraising, Give Big Kern broke records for the second year in a row.

Community members encouraged to become more involved at Voto Latino event

May 4, 2019 / By

Youth from across California gathered at Bakersfield College last week for Kern’s first Voto Latino Power Summit — a conference for emerging leaders to receive inspiration from groundbreakers across media, tech and advocacy to discuss issues impacting their community.

Data shows Valley Fever cases in Kern increase for the fourth year in a row

April 30, 2019 / By

The number of Valley Fever cases in Kern County has increased for the fourth year in a row, according to the Kern County Public Health Department.

Community members demand ICE to release detainee after suffering medical emergency, advocates say

April 25, 2019 / By

Alleging detention officers had neglected her husband medically while at Mesa Verde Detention Facility, a Bakersfield woman flanked by community advocates demanded he be released into her care last week during a press conference.

Bakersfield Police Department announces new mission statement

April 24, 2019 / By

The Bakersfield Police Department announced Monday — the beginning of Peace Officers Memorial Week — it has a new mission statement and new core values.