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SFUSD considers safety

By Ashley Loza / December 19, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The South Fork Union School District held its monthly board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14. Board members Sherry Nichols, Karrie Bunting, and Daures Stephens were present, along with Board President Dale Creighton and Superintendent Kim Villani and Debbie Kennedy representing the administration. Board member Eric Hafenfeld was absent. The […]

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Boy Scout troop 690 disbands

By Ashley Loza / December 12, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Editor’s Note: This story has been edited from an earlier version to clarify that the man was approved as a volunteer member rather than an employee. It has also been edited to reflect that the decision to disband was not made by Pounds, but the charter organization. A clarification by […]

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CCW rules change

By Ashley Loza / December 12, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The House of Representatives passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (HR 38) on Wednesday, Dec. 6, that will allow concealed carry weapons (CCW) permit carriers of all states to carry handguns across state lines. A motion to recommit failed, and the bill passed the House 231-198. Congressman Kevin McCarthy […]

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Community rallies after home fire

By Ashley Loza / December 5, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun On Tuesday, Nov. 28, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Canebrake residents Page Fox and Jim Woods encountered a fire on their front porch that quickly engulfed their home. According to Fox’s daughter, Deb Fox-Gleissman, Fox heard a noise on her porch that caused her to investigate. When she found flames, […]

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Assembly candidate visits KRV Chamber

By Ashley Loza / November 14, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Mayor Warren Gubler of the City of Visalia is throwing his hat into the ring for the 26th District Assembly position against current Assemblyman Devon Mathis. On Wednesday, November 9, Gubler made the trek to the Kern River Valley to visit the KRV Chamber of Commerce’s general meeting and […]

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Better with time, like a fine wine

By Ashley Loza / November 7, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Starlite Lounge’s second annual Cork N Fork event was even more successful than the first. Held in the lounge’s parking area on Saturday, Nov. 4, it was apparent that the event is already outgrowing its venue. At the event’s inception last year, owners (and sisters) Elise Modrovich and Dawn […]

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No cannabis in Kern

By Ashley Loza / October 31, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The debate over the legalization of cannabis has heated up again in Kern County, where county supervisors voted 4-1 last Tuesday, Oct. 24, to ban all commercial sales of the drug. Perez, the dissenting vote, stated that she did not feel comfortable voting for a ban that would leave […]

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Spielman meets the KRV

By Ashley Loza / October 31, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Scott Spielman, candidate for Kern County District Attorney, made time to visit the Kern River Valley on Saturday, Oct. 28. Spielman attended a meet-and-greet hosted by Daures Stephens, owner of South Lake Cycle and former Senior Deputy with the Kern County Sheriff. When current District Attorney Lisa Green announced […]

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Losing their hair, but not their wit!

By Ashley Loza / October 25, 2017

Friends of 15 years, Carol Rutledge and June Cannon, showed up at Haircrafters in Lake Isabella today in a blaze of love and laughs to shave their hair off! Cannon has been battling cancer for two years – first breast cancer and then a rare type of lymphoma. She will be undergoing her fourth round of […]

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New firearm legislation proposed

By Ashley Loza / October 24, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) proposed new legislation on Oct. 4 that she intends to close a loophole in existing laws that prohibit automatic weapons in the United States. Named the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act, the legislation would prohibit ownership of firearm accessories that increase the rate of fire of […]

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