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Bureau of Land Management burn notice

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

Press ReleaseBLM Bureau of Land Management wildland firefighters will be burning approximately 150 piles of brush and tree limbs at three locations on roughly 15 acres of public lands in Kern and Tulare counties near Lake Isabella starting this month. The goal of the prescribed burn is to reduce hazardous fuels and help protect communities. […]

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Giant Sequoia grove saved from destruction

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By Julie GiyerKern Valley Sun A vast grove of giant sequoias was once being targeted for building homes and a ski resort. A San Francisco conservation group called Save the Redwood League recently purchased the land of Alder Creek Grove to prevent the destruction of the trees. Their plan is to eventually turn it into […]

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Kern County Superior Court seeks Grand Jurors

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun The Superior Court of California, County of Kern, is accepting applications for the Kern County Grand Jury. Applications will be accepted through March 21, 2020. The Grand Jury is comprised of 19 citizens from Kern County and will be interviewed and nominated by Kern County Superior Court Judges after […]

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Keeping the cowboy way alive

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By: Daniel RileySpecial to the Sun January 11 and 12, the Kern Valley Jr. rodeo was held in Canebrake off of Highway 178 just past Onyx at Tony and Karen Cain’s. The competitors and their guardians gathered around at 10 a.m. for the ground rules, a set of rules for both the smooth running and […]

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Legislation introduced to provide pregnant correctional officers with light-duty options

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By Jake Lee GreenKern Valley Sun Accommodations for female correctional officers who are pregnant may find improvements coming to their work environment thanks to a bill that has been introduced by Assemblymember Rudy Salas. Salas introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1906 in response to a lawsuit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (CDCR) by […]

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Crazy, but true laws

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

In Florida … legal parking fees toward animals must be paid. Sounds like Jumanji was real once upon a time in Florida, because legal fees have to be paid for animal parking — including elephants, camels and horses. According to Country Living, this law took effect in the 1920s, when the Ringling Bros. Circus moved […]

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CityServe puts faith into community efforts

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By Lacey StepterSpecial to the SunFederal and local government officials met at the Canyon Hills Assembly Church of God in Bakersfield with CityServe to address challenges that face our local and rural communities. Lynn Johnson the assistant Secretary of the Department of Human and Health Services and a Trump administration official was joined by Mayor […]

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