Beyond Kern

OUR VIEW: Bakersfield, it’s time to honor our Sikh Community

November 6, 2019 / By

In the early 1990s, a man discovered his country had killed thousands of young men. The government made these men “disappear” in the 1980s, and tried to cover up these murders.

Census 2020: San Joaquin Valley Represents the New California

October 24, 2019 / By

We Need All Hands on Deck for Census 2020 for a Full and Accurate Count

As we gear up for the 2020 Census, we need to keep our eyes on the prize about encouraging full participation so that our communities receive the resources that they need to build new schools, roads, and other public facilities.

Agreement reached to end sale of chlorpyrifos in California by February 2020

October 9, 2019 / By

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year, officials say.

KHSD data shows increase in voluntary transfers; district takes steps to address disciplinary methods, officials say

September 27, 2019 / By

Data presented Tuesday at the Kern High School District’s fifth community forum showed overall disciplinary trends in the 2018-19 school year have decreased in many areas; however a high number of students are still exiting general education.

Bill that would have exempt small refineries from air monitoring deemed inactive

September 16, 2019 / By

After receiving much push back from environmental justice advocates, politicians pulled a bill that would have exempt small refineries from air monitoring and reporting.

Investigators deemed odor at Cesar E. Chavez High ‘non-toxic’; school followed protocols, officials say

September 12, 2019 / By

The Kern County Agriculture Commissioner Office sent investigators to Cesar E. Chavez High Thursday morning after receiving reports of a concerning odor on campus and determined the odor was non-toxic, according to officials.