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Body identified as McFarland city manager

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

By Ashley Fike Kern Valley Sun The Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) has confirmed that the body found in an SUV recovered from the Kern River on July 28 was that of McFarland City Manager John Wooner. Wooner, 57, had been missing since May and was last seen alive at Hillcrest Memorial Park, a cemetery […]

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One lost at Lake Ming

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KCSO On July 30, 2019, at about 5:53 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Office and Bakersfield Fire Department responded to the Kern River in the Lake Ming area for a drowning victim. 45-year-old David Humberto Uceda Velis of Los Angeles was swept underwater in the Kern River. He was located unresponsive and removed from […]

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Measles risk in Kern Co.

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Kern Co. Public Health A person diagnosed with measles traveled through Kern County while infectious. On July 23, 2019, the person visited Popeye’s located at 5552 North Wheeler Ridge Road, Arvin, Calif., 93023. Anyone who visited Popeye’s on this date between 3:25 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Measles […]

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Impostors pose as SCE employees

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

By Susan Cox SoCal Edison Beware. Southern California Edison continues to warn customers that scam artists have gotten more aggressive and creative in their attempts to trick you out of your money and personal information. “We have seen a spike in reports of people showing up at customers’ residences and businesses claiming to be from […]

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Back to School Night for KUSD

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Kernville Union School District KUSD Staff are very excited about the 2019/2020 school year starting up August 14. In preparation for this year, all 3 schools will be hosting a Back to school night. We tried to create a schedule that allows families who have children in more than one grade and more […]

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Hatchery releases fish early

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

By Ashleigh Bartlett Kern Valley Sun Tony Holland, manager of Kern River Hatchery, sounded disappointed when it came to the 2,000 pounds of fish released at the KR4 Bridge in Kernville and Section 5 at Headquarters Campground in anticipation of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Holland explained that community members are […]

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Dog Park cuts ribbon

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

By Ashley Fike Kern Valley Sun The Kern River Valley Dog Park held a grand opening for pooches and humans alike on Thursday, August 1. The park is located next to the Linda Kissack Ball Field in Lake Isabella near the location of the future George & Darlene Randall Skate Park. Organizers Ross and Kris […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report 7/20/19 – 7/26/19

By Kern Valley Sun / July 30, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KCSO On 07/20/19, deputies arrested Brian Holden, age 28, in the 6000 block of Laurel Ave., Mountain Mesa, for an active felony warrant. On 07/20/19, deputies arrested Chrystal Gustin-Handley, age 35, in the 2000 block of Commercial Ave., Lake Isabella, for possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. On […]

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Search for child continues

By Kern Valley Sun / July 30, 2019

PRESS RELEASE KCSO The Kern River was filled this weekend with Search and Rescuers looking for the 11-year-old girl who went missing on June 22. The search has continued for more than a month, and this Saturday, 30 searchers from Kern Valley Search and Rescue, Bakersfield Search & Rescue and Tehachapi Search and Rescue did […]

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Submerged car found, one dead

By Kern Valley Sun / July 30, 2019

PRESS RELEASE CHP On Saturday, July 27, 2019, at approximately 1:33 p.m., the Bakersfield Communications Center received a call of a vehicle that had gone over the side, down the embankment, and fully submerged in water on SR-178 inside the Kern River Canyon area. CHP officers responded to the area and located the vehicle and […]

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