Beyond Kern

Q&A: McFarland school social worker discusses how mental health services have changed as a result of pandemic

November 4, 2020 / By

With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting communities across the nation, many people — especially young people — are experiencing increased mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. 

McFarland seniors wary of college application process; school to offer assistance as application deadline approaches

September 25, 2020 / By

The deadlines for college applications is quickly approaching, and college seniors in McFarland say they are feeling a bit nervous, as distance learning has made it difficult to receive advice or resources from school staff about college applications.

U.S. Surgeon General says Kern is ‘over the hump’ of the COVID-19 pandemic, anticipates a vaccine by end of year

September 16, 2020 / By

Kern County and the United States as a whole is beginning to see a decrease in COVID-19 cases and deaths, the U.S

Local teenager collects more than 300 pairs of shoes for those in need, has a goal to donate 500 pairs

September 11, 2020 / By

Phoebe Nguyen’s senior year of high school has already proven to be busy. She is not only juggling her new busy school schedule with distance learning, but she has also been putting in tremendous effort to spark change in her community.

More than 50 percent of immigrants detained at Mesa Verde test positive for COVID-19

September 3, 2020 / By

Immigrant rights advocates said more than 50 percent of the immigrants detained at Mesa Verde Detention facility tested positive for COVID-19. 

Kern County voters can track vote-by-mail ballots with ‘Where’s My Ballot’ tool

August 28, 2020 / By

Kern County is partaking in California’s a new vote-by-mail tracking system for the Nov. 3 election.