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Pandemic increases food insecurity in Kern County

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

By Bob Pepalis Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) delivered 24 million pounds of food to Kern County through October, which was 3.6 million pounds more than in all of 2019. “We are one of the most food-insecure counties in the nation,” James Burger, CAPK outreach and advocacy coordinator, told the Kern Valley Sun. “But […]

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Angel Tree aids children in need

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

By Monica Lambert Each year the Family Resource Center hosts an Angel Tree Program. This year’s program got off to a bit of a later start. The program is for ages 11-18 years old. The parent can stop by the Family Resources Center between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to sign up. […]

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COVID spike leads to changes at schools

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

KRV students back to online instruction By Bob Pepalis Kern County and Kern River Valley students resumed classes after the Thanksgiving holiday but did not return to school buildings as a surge in COVID-19 cases shifted pupils back to distance learning. Kern County and Kern River Valley students will remain in distance education through Monday, […]

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Lake Isabella man arrested again in less than 13 hours

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

By Staff Reports Richard Ward, 42, was arrested twice and charged with four crimes over a 13-hour period. Ward was first arrested for alleged misdemeanor domestic battery at his home address at 2500 Webb Ave. in Lake Isabella on Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. The next morning, on Nov. 23 at 4 a.m. Ward was […]

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A day of Thanksgiving

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

In 1789, The United States Senate, and the House of Representatives, being only 13 years old, urged the first president of the United States, George Washington, to declare Nov. 26 a national day of remembrance. Both Houses agreed that the new nation should have a day set aside to remember how they were born and […]

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Kern Valley arrest report, Nov. 22-26

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

Gregory Nametz of Lake Isabella for assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and graffiti, and resisting an executive officer. Date: Nov. 22 Richard Ward of Lake Isabella for violation of a protective order. Date: Nov. 23 Patrick Clary of Lake Isabella for battery and grand theft. Date: Nov. 26

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66-year-old faces charges related to deadly weapon

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

By Staff Reports Gregory Nametz, 66, was arrested on Nov. 23 at 6:35 a.m. and booked on three misdemeanor counts. Nametz, of 5838 Lake Isabella Blvd., was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, destruction of property and threatening a police officer. In 2018, Nametz was arrested for a similar crime and charged with threatening […]

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I’ll just pull the mic over

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

Many years ago, before the advent of cellphones and GPS, I went on a nighttime ride-along with a reserve deputy. We were patrolling a remote area about five miles from a small farming town in the county’s western part. Our mission was to put a stop to an ongoing spate of illegal dumping. Approximately 30 […]

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Always check it out

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

I was a young patrol deputy working the night shift in a very high-end area with new construction. I was cruising around when I spotted the glint of a reflection from a car bumper parked in one of the garages of a home under construction. I turned around and lit the area up with my […]

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Newsom details efforts to rebuild Calif. economy with new fund

By Kern Valley Sun / December 2, 2020

By Trina Thomas Gov. Gavin Newsom said that the California Rebuilding Fund is open to help small businesses stay afloat during the economic crisis. The governor’s task force created the fund based on business and jobs recovery recommendations, which highlighted the need to hold the economic recovery to an equitable standard. “Ensuring small businesses have […]

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