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California King Snakes

By Kern Valley Sun / May 20, 2020

By Al PriceSubmission Kingsnakes are constrictors. This means that they squeeze their prey to death and swallow it whole. There are some common misconceptions about how constricting works. One way is that constrictors crush or break the bones of their prey. Another is that they suffocate it, squeezing the prey’s lungs too tightly to work. […]

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KRV Cemetery District cancels Memorial Day Services

By Kern Valley Sun / May 20, 2020

PRESS RELEASE KRV Cemetery District We deeply regret to inform the community that the Kern River Valley Cemetery District will not be hosting a Memorial Day Service at the cemetery on Monday, May 25. District Manager Randy Kyt has been told that for the safety of the public, the volunteers, and the guest speakers it […]

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Vera Bierend December 10, 1958 – April 18, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / May 20, 2020

Vera Bierend, 61, returned to her heavenly home on April 18, 2020, after a prolonged and valiant battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Her love for her family and her faith provided comfort and strength throughout her struggle. Vera was born in Endicott NY on December 10, 1958, the only child of Vaclav and Maria Kytlica, […]

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Ralph L. Brownell January 8, 1941 – May 7, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / May 13, 2020

Ralph L. Brownell (Brownie), age 79, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Born on January 8, 1941, he was the eldest of four children born to Maurice Brownell and Mary Chumbley. He was a proud member of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division, paratroopers known as the “Screaming Eagles.” After serving his Country, […]

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Ricky Scott Anderson March 20, 1957 – May 1, 2020

By Kern Valley Sun / May 13, 2020

Ricky Scott Anderson, aka “POPS”, proud father, loving son, brother, and friend to many passed away in the early morning of May 1, 2020. He was surrounded by his oldest boys along with the thoughts and prayers of the rest of his family and his closest friends. Always the first in line to offer a […]

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Preliminary Stages of Re-Opening the Economy

By Kern Valley Sun / May 13, 2020

By Julie Giyer Kern Valley Sun On Friday, May 8 Governor Newson announced that the State of California will start its preliminary stages of reopening the economy. This by no means that businesses will begin to conduct in a normal manner. This means moving from an essential/non- essential status to a lower risk status. Businesses […]

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Confiscated Sawed-off-shotgun

By Kern Valley Sun / May 13, 2020

By Julie Giyer Kern Valley Sun On Monday, May 4, Kern Valley Substation Deputies directed a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Lake Isabella Blvd and Elizabeth Norris Rd. 36-year-old Dustin Green from Lake Isabella was identified as the driver. It was determined that Green was on active Post Release Community Supervision. […]

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One fire, Two Accidents, Three Fatalities

By Kern Valley Sun / May 13, 2020

By Daniel RileyKern Valley Sun A rolled over small-sized pick up on Highway 178, near Yankee Canyon Drive, ignited a brush fire along the road and up the mountainside, according to officials. The Kern County Fire Department (KCFD) said the fire was moving quickly near the canyon. KCFD worked with Sequoia National Forest Service to […]

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KVHD to open COVID-19 testing center

By Kern Valley Sun / May 13, 2020

By Debbie TeofiloSpecial to the Sun The State of California holds the key to unlocking the Kern County economy after the pandemic shutdown. How quickly it can re-open will be determined by meeting state criteria, including having low infection rates and the ability to continually monitor and trace active cases to avoid future spreading of […]

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Maybe I Should Stop Looking

By Kern Valley Sun / May 13, 2020

When I promoted to Sergeant, I was assigned to an office in a large city. My first shift was working graveyards with a more senior Sergeant to show me around the area and the various county and city locations. While we were on our way to the courthouse, we were passed by a car going […]

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