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USFS moves after 35 years

By Kathe Malouf / October 17, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Construction is nearing completion on the new Forest Service Kernville Ranger Station that will be home to staff of the Kern River Ranger District starting next month. And as the new ranger station gets ready to open its doors, the iconic two-story log cabin building that the Forest […]

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AB 326 affects salons

By Kathe Malouf / October 17, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Secrets shared with hairdressers and barbers might not be secrets much longer with the passage of new legislation aimed at training salon professionals on how to spot signs of domestic violence. On Sept. 27, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 326, a Domestic Violence Prevention Bill authored […]

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Gone, but not forgotten

By Kathe Malouf / October 10, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Jack Beaton often told his wife Laurie that he loved her. So much so, that he said he would take a bullet for her. The former Kern River Valley resident did just that when the shooting started during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, […]

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KRV mourns Beaton

By Kathe Malouf / October 10, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun In his senior year at Kern Valley High School, Jack Beaton was voted “Most Friendly” by his classmates. That title doesn’t surprise anyone who knew him, as Beaton was known as a good friend, son, brother, husband and father. Jack Reginald Beaton, Jr., was born on December 10, […]

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Locals learning to cope

By Kathe Malouf / October 10, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Editor’s Note: As the names of the victims from the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas emerged, it seemed that no community was spared the grief of losing a loved one or knowing someone who had been in the crowd during the […]

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Massage therapists hit with fee

By Kathe Malouf / October 3, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun A small – yet vocal – group of area massage therapists voiced their opposition to a recently adopted County Ordinance that will bring about major changes and fees to their businesses when they met with the Director of Kern County Public Health Services Department last week. At the […]

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Kern BHRS outlines support

By Kathe Malouf / October 3, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Representatives of Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services were in the Kern Valley last week to present an overview of services and programs that are available to area residents to help those with mental illness and/or addictions achieve hope and healing. The meeting was held Sept. 27 in […]

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Corps Awards Dam Contract

By Kathe Malouf / September 26, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Work may soon be getting underway on the long-awaited Isabella Dam Safety Modification Project now that the construction contract has been awarded. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that it has awarded a $204 million contract to Flatiron/Dragados/Sukut Joint Venture, a group of three contractors […]

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Ice Cream with a Scoop of Politics

By Kathe Malouf / September 19, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Politics and ice cream may not seem to be a typical combination; but for the Lake Isabella Bodfish Property Owner’s Association, it provided the ideal venue for an update from First District Supervisor Mick Gleason regarding issues in and around the Kern River Valley. The LIBPOA opted to […]

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Trash by the Tons

By Kathe Malouf / September 19, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Kern Valley residents hit the streets, campgrounds and popular tourist areas to show their pride by picking up and cleaning up trash during the annual Kern Valley Pride Day. And just as they have done for the past 30 years, volunteers made an impressive sweep. The 30th annual […]

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