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Camp Owen, the ‘little city’

By Kern Valley Sun / February 6, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun One would never suspect that the caring, dedicated people working at Camp Erwin Owen are government employees. The beautiful 56 acre camp near the river in Kernville has the look and feel of a private wellness center rather than a juvenile institution of the Kern County Probation Department. […]

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20,000 free books for kids

By Kern Valley Sun / February 6, 2018

Press Release Ann Beman In March, a group of dedicated women who are passionate about reading will give away 20,000 brand-new books to Bakersfield/Kern County area schools, after-school programs and community programs serving students from low-income families and Title I schools. For many of the students, these will be the first new books they will […]

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Safe Surrender Month

By Kern Valley Sun / February 6, 2018

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun While the birth of a child is an exciting and happy time that is celebrated by most, sadly, it can be a time of crisis for others. Unfortunately, desperate situations can often lead to decisions that mean the difference between life and death for a child shortly after birth. […]

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Let the work begin

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Two projects are currently underway at the French Gulch Recreation Area; one that will provide a new boat launch ramp, and the other that will widen Highway 155 to improve traffic flow at the entrance of the popular recreation area in order to accommodate increased traffic that is […]

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Firefighters of the Year honored

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun The Kern River Valley reveres the fire departments and individual firefighters who year after year keep lives and property safe from the frequent fires that threaten our community. The Exchange Club of Kern Valley was proud to honor these teams for their bravery and accomplishments on Monday, January […]

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Mannequin mayhem

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

Press Release – KCSO Edited: Ashley Loza On Friday January 26, 2018, at about 3:11 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel learned of a possible body in the Kern River, east of the mouth of the canyon. Personnel learned of the body from a kayaker, who saw the body as he was […]

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Collision results in injury

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

Press Release – CHP Edited: Shannon Rapose On Friday, Jan. 26, at approximately 7:05 p.m., the driver of a green 2001 Ford Explorer was headed northbound on State Route 155 and for unknown reasons, swerved off the roadway and went over the edge, north of Air Force Way just outside of Wofford Heights. As the […]

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NAMI helps residents cope

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun For those living with mental illness, life can be a struggle. But having someone to talk to and share open conversations with can help deal with the stigma associated with mental illness. That is the purpose of the NAMI Kern County Connection Recovery Support Group, a weekly peer […]

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KVHD Hospital Foundation

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun It’s a banner year for the Kern Valley Hospital Foundation which is celebrating the 20th Annual Jeanette Rogers-Erickson Heart Walk on February 24 and also commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) throughout 2018. The Heart Walk is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser and this […]

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Cell phone addiction

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun According to surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center, 77 percent of Americans own smartphones, up from 35 percent just seven years ago, while about 95 percent own a cell phone of some kind in general. Which means, more than likely, you are reading this article from your phone […]

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