Beyond Kern

Raymond Gonzales, the ‘Godfather of Bakersfield Chicano Movement,’ remembered as a community hero

October 6, 2018 / By
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Before he passed, Raymond Gonzales had one request for his memorial service: that his loved ones tell the truth and speak from the heart, and that’s exactly what they did Friday morning.

Academy Award-winning actor Common coming to Bakersfield for youth town hall

October 3, 2018 / By

Academy Award-winning actor and three-time Grammy recipient Common is heading to Bakersfield next week to inspire Kern County youth to be socially active by using their voices to advocate for healthy and inclusive communities.

Residents: In District Four town hall, Vallejo loses support and Gonzales’ inexperience shows

September 6, 2018 / By

By Adela Aguirre

Community members learned a little more about candidates running for the hotly contested District Four county supervisor seat Aug.

‘America is all we know’: As Congress waffles on finding a DACA solution, undocumented youth grow fearful

March 22, 2018 / By

By Alejandra Alberto

Maria Mancilla was 3-years-old when she came to the United States.

She can’t remember anything about her birthplace, Apatzingan, Mexico — not the sweltering, year-round heat that earned the valley it’s located in the nickname “Tierra Caliente,” or the cartel violence that plagues residents in the Michoacan state.

Youth Commentary: ‘Our gun control policy is out of control’

February 20, 2018 / By

By Kat Gontijo

Editor’s Note: Kat Gontijo, 17, of Bakersfield High School, gave this speech at the “Gun Safety Rally” held on Feb.

Today’s Teens Delaying Usual Adulthood Responsibilities

January 15, 2018 / By

Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Various Authors

Parents, you may be in luck. Or maybe not?

A recent study found that teenagers today are delaying taking on adult responsibilities, compared to teens from the 70s, 80s and 90s.