Beyond Kern

Organizations call to defund police in schools, reallocate funds to provide more mental health services

June 19, 2020 / By

In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, cities across the nation are calling to defund the police, and for many advocates, this call goes beyond city and county police departments.

Q&A: CSUB, BC presidents share plans for future sessions during pandemic, offer words of wisdom to students

June 12, 2020 / By
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As both Cal State Bakersfield and Bakersfield College move into their summer sessions and plan for the fall, students are preparing themselves for a different type of schooling.

Kern behind state in Census response; new push for participation begins

June 11, 2020 / By

The U.S Census Bureau has begun dropping off 2020 Census questionnaire packets in Kern County. 

Census Bureau workers will make a stop at more than 9,000 homes throughout the County, according to the Census Bureau. 

Data shows Kern’s COVID-19 cases have slightly decreased; health officials say it’s too early to see trend

June 5, 2020 / By

Data released by the Kern County Public Health Department throughout the past two weeks shows Kern’s COVID-19 cases have slightly decreased since the County reopened in May.

Women work longer, sleep less due to COVID-19

May 27, 2020 / By
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By SUNITA SOHRABJI/EMS Contributing Editor

SAN FRANCISCO — Women around the world are facing a shadow crisis amid the COVID 19 pandemic, as their workloads for both paid and unpaid labor increase dramatically.

Amid COVID-19, the need for governments to take on a racial equity lens is critical

May 20, 2020 / By

Tension between Salinas City residents and Salinas City governing leaders was overwhelmingly high six years ago.