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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 08/04/18 – 08/07/18

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

On 08/04/18, deputies arrested Cody Molina, age 21, at the intersection of Chain Ave. and Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, for trespassing: destroy private property fencing and obstructing a peace officer in the line of duty. On 08/04/18, deputies arrested Richard Molina, age 52, in the 2000 block of Marquis St., Lake Isabella, for an […]

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The cost of recycling, Pt. 2

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun For the past 23 years, Web Recycling has played a major role in the Kern River Valley’s recycling program. The “mom and pop” business opened in December 1995, when Bill and Shirley Blanton saw a need for a place where residents could take their recyclables. “It started out […]

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DMV lines growing

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Current DMV wait times have got California residents and lawmakers alike questioning the department’s management. This should come as no surprise to Kern River Valley residents who may have noticed that the local DMV office has adopted the department’s new queueing system. The department’s website also blames the slowdown […]

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SFUSD prepares for school year

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The South Fork Union School District (SFUSD) held its monthly board meeting on Thursday, August 9. Because school had not yet started, no reports for staff, school site council or South Fork School and Community Foundation were given. The board made a provisional appointment of Mike Morgan as a […]

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Deadline for unsecured property tax payments

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

Press Release Kern Co. Tax Collector Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman announces that the deadline for payment of unsecured property taxes is August 31, 2018. Unsecured (personal) property tax bills are for items such as business equipment, farm equipment, aircraft, boats, and similar assets that are not attached to real estate. Unsecured […]

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BLM scoping period starts

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

Press Release BLM The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office is seeking public input on the potential environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing during oil and gas production on new leases on public lands and Federal mineral estate. The 30-day scoping period starts Wednesday, Aug. 8. The planning area includes approximately 400,000 acres of BLM-administered […]

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Smoke restrictions for East Kern

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2018

Press Release Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District Eastern Kern County residents are advised to restrict outdoor activities in smoke impacted areas. Smoke from the several fires in California (including the Ferguson fire in the Sierra National Forest) have adversely effected all communities in the Eastern Kern County. The elevated pollution levels have been noted […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 07/28/18 – 08/02/18

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2018

On 07/28/18, deputies arrested Kurstan Borklund, age 29, at the intersection of Williams St. and E. Evans Rd., Wofford Heights, for driving while license is suspended / revoked and failure to maintain lighting equipment. On 07/28/18, deputies arrested Jesus Blancarte, Jr., age 49, in the 5400 block of Lake Isabella Blvd. for unregistered vehicle, driving […]

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Out to launch?

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2018

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Less than a month after it opened, the boat launch ramp at French Gulch Recreation area has been closed as the water in Isabella Lake had dropped to a level that has left the newly completed boat launch ramp high, dry and unusable. Brian Block, Acting District Ranger […]

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Pedestrian killed in Kernville

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2018

Press Release CHP/Kern Valley Sun On August 3, 2018, at approximately 8:45 p.m., 57 year old Ronda Jean Block was hit by a car while crossing Sierra Way, south of Buena Vista Dr., after dark. Block was crossing from the west side of Sierra Way and walking in a northeasterly direction across the highway. A […]

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