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Kern County Sheriff’s Report -11/02/19-11/07/19

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

On 11/02/19, deputies arrested Donald Clayton, age 41 in the 5100 block of Shawnee Dr., Weldon for obstructing a peace officer in the line of duty and threaten crime with intent to terrorize. On 11/02/19, deputies arrested Charles Drewry, age 36 in the 5100 block of Shawnee Dr., Weldon for obstructing a peace officer in […]

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Cop Tales: Nice Observations

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

One sunny afternoon, I was patrolling the highways when I passed a large, expensive black Mercedes Benz in the #2 lane. As I passed the Mercedes and looked at the license plate, a light went off in my brain. I knew he had the wrong type of license plate on the vehicle. I ran a […]

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Ceremony honors local veterans

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

By Debbie TeofiloSpecial to the Sun The annual Kern River Valley Veterans Day Celebration was held this past Monday on the same day and time as the original event in 1918: on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11:00 a.m. This day is formally recognized as the end of World War I, and […]

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Fire quickly thwarted with help from local residents

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun A fire erupted between Wagon Wheel Drive and Golden Spur Street near the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building on November 11 at approximately 3:11 p.m. Firefighters were quickly dispatched and multiple agencies responded to the scene. With the help of members of the community, the fire was quickly thwarted […]

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Tradition returning to Camp Owens under new director

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun Elaine Moore is the newest Probation Division Director to take the reins at the 56-acre Camp Erwin Owen Boy’s Camp just outside of Kernville, Calif. A title Moore says honors her and carries on a family tradition. Moore has found a decent pace as the newly installed director and has […]

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Hospital debt to be refinanced

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

Debbie TeofiloSpecial to the Sun The Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) Board of Directors took action at its meeting on November 6 to begin the process of refinancing its existing debt which will offer substantial savings to the District. KVHD currently makes payments on approximately $7 million in accumulated debt which is made up of […]

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California spotted owl not considered endangered by experts

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun On November 7, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced it will not consider the protection of the California Spotted Owl for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) after a thorough review of its current status in the wild. Consultation amongst experts on the status of the species […]

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2020 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

By Harry ThalSpecial to the Sun On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, […]

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Letter to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

Neglect at the Lake Isabella post office. For over a year the ballasts in several lights or the bulbs themselves are burned out. I have offered to fix it myself but was told they’re working on it. Now for the last few days the door inside to the post office is out of order. I […]

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George Stahl: Turkey with a Purpose

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

George StahlSpecial to the Sun How does a turkey fit into Thanksgiving? I mean, sure it’s on the table, it’s a great-tasting main course, but where was it when the Pilgrims ate with the Indians? According to the original accounts of that day, the turkey was not on the menu in 1621. The large group […]

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