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Domestic Violence Awareness Walk, going strong in its third year

By Shannon Rapose / October 17, 2017

Photo by Shannon Rapose/ Kern Valley SunParticipants of all ages and backgrounds had a police escort as they walked the nearly one mile trek down Lake Isabella Blvd. from the True Value parking lot to the intersection at Erskine Creek, and back again, to raise awareness for domestic violence during the 3rd Annual “Shine a […]

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Fire at Sierra Gateway Market

By Shannon Rapose / October 17, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, the Kern County Fire Department received a call about a fire in the 14000 block of Hwy. 178 in South Lake. When crews arrived on scene, they found flames and smoke coming from the rear of the Sierra Gateway Market. Fire […]

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SFUSD anticipates Field of Dreams

By Shannon Rapose / October 17, 2017

The South Fork Union School District Board Meeting was called to order at 6:06 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, in the cafeteria of the Kelso Valley campus. The meeting began with the approval of both the Consent Calendar and Communication and Correspondence. Members of the board were pleased to see that the school’s attendance rate […]

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Powder Puff Football Game (10/13/2017)

By Shannon Rapose / October 13, 2017

The Annual Kern Valley High Powder Puff Football Game kicked-off under the Friday Night Lights on October 13. The game ended with a kick-off, where Tesse Monahan kicked the winning field goal for the Seniors. Final Score: Seniors 6 – Juniors 3

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Raising domestic violence awareness in KRV

By Shannon Rapose / October 10, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every year, there are many that find passion in working to end domestic violence and come together to promote awareness by hosting events, writing articles, and leading campaigns such as #TakeAStand, #ShineALight or #StopTheViolence. There are two local organizations that are working together […]

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Are you prepared?

By Shannon Rapose / October 10, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun Over the years, the Kern River Valley has seen its fair share of devastating disasters, such as raging wildland fires, flooding from heavy rainfall, and prolonged road closures from snow and landslides. Fortunately, the community has been able to band together in order to survive and outside relief has […]

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Diamonds in the rough, Camp Owen youths place first at fair

By Shannon Rapose / October 3, 2017

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun Hundreds of youngsters from across Kern County entered a variety of projects to the fair, ranging from culinary skills, building with Legos, painting with watercolors, table decorating, sewing and creative welding, just to name a few. Only a few bright stars took home ribbons and trophies, excitement lighting up […]

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Garcia, McAfee plead ‘not guilty’

By Shannon Rapose / October 3, 2017

UPDATE: Oct. 3, 2017 at 4 p.m. PRESS RELEASE / Kern County Sheriff On August 24, 2017, at 3:37 a.m., deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Kern Valley Substation responded to an audible alarm call at the Mesa Clinical Pharmacy in Mt. Mesa.  Upon their arrival, they discovered the business had been burglarized and several […]

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Lakewood Fire in Bodfish Canyon

By Shannon Rapose / September 29, 2017

***LAKEWOOD FIRE***              UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 7:15 a.m. #LakewoodFire near Todd Ct and Brick Dr, east of Lake Isabella (Kern Co) per Kern County Fire is now 40 acres and 90% contained. Via CAL FIRE ============================  Acres burned: 50 Containment: 25% Full containment expected by Oct. 1 at […]

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