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Secured property tax bills mailed

By Kern Valley Sun / October 16, 2018

Press Release Kern Co. Treasurer Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector, Jordan Kaufman, announced the recent mailing of approximately 397,700 real property tax bills totaling more than $1.23 billion for the fiscal year 2018-2019. These bills represent taxes levied by Kern County, schools, and other taxing agencies within Kern County and provide revenue for their […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 09/29/2018 – 10/05/2018

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

On 09/29/18, deputies arrested Kenneth Wielin, age 60, in the 10 block of Miller St., Bodfish, for threaten crime with intent to terrorize and bring illegal drugs into jail. On 09/30/18, deputies arrested Timothy Norwood, age 24, in the 4700 block of Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, for possession of a concealed dirk/dagger, possession of […]

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New measures for Election Day

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Editor’s Note: The following are summaries of the measures that Kern River Valley residents will be voting for on November 6. The language has been lifted from the measure summaries in the California Voter Information Guide and Kern County Elections Office and simplified. Therefore, for the most detailed summaries, […]

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KVHD holds candidate forum

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Building Healthier Communities held a forum for the community to get to know the Kern Valley Healthcare District’s Board of Directors on Monday, October 8. The board candidates present were Sherrie Montes, David Derr (incumbent), Kathryn Knight (incumbent), Gene Parks, and Katheryn Elconin, a write-in candidate. John Blythe, also […]

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KVHD addresses safety after lockdown

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun It was announced by the Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) at its Board of Directors meeting on October 3 that a threat was made against the hospital on September 21 which required the hospital facility to go on lockdown late that Friday afternoon. The visitor of a patient […]

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Clarifying Measures J and K

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun The October 3 edition of the Kern Valley Sun included an article entitled “County clarifies Measures J and K” that requires two clarifications. First, the article states the Measure J would not allow mobile delivery. California’s SB 94 disallows the county from banning mobile deliveries to private homes that […]

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SB 1 funds make their way to the KRV

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Press Release Caltrans Caltrans will begin more than 120 new “Fix-it-First” projects this fiscal year (July 2018 – June 2019), replacing, repairing and improving more than 6,700 lane miles of pavement, 250 culverts and 320 bridges across the state, due to funds from Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of […]

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Bakersfield VA clinic approved

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun The long wait is finally coming to an end. Construction will soon begin on a new VA outpatient clinic in Bakersfield which will provide Kern County veterans with more local services and reduce the need for traveling to Los Angeles for care. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs […]

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Public Health schedules flu vaccines

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

Press Release Kern Co. Public Health The Kern County Public Health Services Department encourages residents to get their flu vaccine annually. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect against the flu. The flu can be a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. “Tragically, last flu season we lost […]

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KRV Profiles: Lanny Borthick

By Kern Valley Sun / October 9, 2018

By Elise Modrovich Special to the Sun Lanny Borthick’s life has played out in many ways like the way he plays his beloved clarinet: by ear, by instinct, from the heart; and even though the notes might not always initially come together as seamlessly as he would like, each time, the song he produces somehow […]

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