Beyond Kern

‘Coming together for one cause’: Thousands march for equality for women, safety for local families

January 21, 2020 / By

Featured photo: Dolores Huerta, center, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union leads the third annual Women’s March of Kern County Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Bakersfield, California.

Bill that would grant legal status to farm workers passed in House; sent to Senate

December 18, 2019 / By

A new bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farm workers passed in the House of Representatives Dec.

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.