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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Business and Organization of the Year

By Ashley Loza / October 12, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun   The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated their Business and Organization of the Year at their general meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11. This year’s winners were Brian and Nettie Barnes of Barnes Bargains for Business of the Year and Kern Valley Search and Rescue (KVSAR) for Organization […]


‘Leader in Me’ going strong

By Ashley Loza / October 10, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The Leader in Me program is making strides in the Kernville Union School District, and Principal Brian Poston could not be more pleased. After spearheading the fundraising process in July and raising $50,000 in just one month to be used for the first year of the program, the district […]


Mass shooting felt at home: Three Kern County residents confirmed dead

By Ashley Loza / October 3, 2017

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun A music festival in Las Vegas ended in tragedy Sunday, Oct. 1, after a gunman opened fire on the audience, killing at least 59 people and injuring over 500. The gunman was identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada. Law enforcement stated that Paddock had opened fire from […]


A ‘ruff’ start: The ‘tail’ of Dutchess and Smoke

By Ashley Loza / October 3, 2017

By Ashley LozaKern Valley SunFYDO the Fix Your Dog Organization is making great strides in its third year, stretching its legs and chasing its goal of helping the Kern River Valley become a happy, healthy, no-kill zone.Photos submitted by FYDOThe lives of Duchess (pictured left) and Smoke (right) were changed for the better when FYDO […]

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