Beyond Kern

Not your traditional taqueria: El Taco Nuestro spices things up

August 16, 2019 / By

It’s not uncommon for Jerry Hernandez to close his taqueria in southeast Bakersfield early after selling out of tacos for the night. 

With help from his family, Hernandez, along with his brother Ramond Mendes, opened the taco stand, El Taco Nuestro, this summer in the parking lot next to 7-11 on S.

‘We are one human race, we are one people’: Advocates call on elected officials to end gun violence

August 15, 2019 / By

Community members gathered Thursday in front of Representative Kevin McCarthy’s office rallying against his response to the recent mass shootings that shattered communities in the United States.

Delano becomes first city in Kern to declare itself a sanctuary city

August 14, 2019 / By

Delano became the first city in Kern County to declare itself a sanctuary city after the city council voted to approve a resolution at the Aug.

Delano students fight to rid of school policy temporarily prohibiting participation in athletics

August 9, 2019 / By

A group of Delano students expressed dissatisfaction at a school board meeting with with a policy that prohibits students from participating in sports for a year when transferring schools.

Discrimination down as local schools embrace LGBTQ-friendly policies

July 24, 2019 / By

Students report feeling safer, less fearful at Kern High School District

When Samantha De La Cruz first arrived at Independence High School as a freshman more than eight years ago, it was a campus devoid of LGBTQ resources.

Promotor model gives communities healthier outcomes, experts say

June 25, 2019 / By

Across the Central Valley are health advocates working to reach rural communities to inform them on how to improve their health.