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Harassment training mandatory

By Kern Valley Sun / March 12, 2019

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun By January 1, 2020, all California employers with more than five employees are required to ensure that their employees have received sexual harassment training. The requirement is part of Senate Bill 1343, which went into effect in September of 2018. The bill is an extension of Assembly Bill 1825, […]

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Kaiser an option at KVHD

By Kern Valley Sun / March 12, 2019

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Local Kaiser Permanente members have waited a long time to hear this welcome news: They will now be able to receive outpatient health care within the Kern River Valley (KRV). Kaiser members can make appointments with Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) medical providers at the Mountain View Health […]

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Flooding sweeps through valley

By Kern Valley Sun / March 12, 2019

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Rainy weather hit the Kern River Valley hard last week, leaving several roads closed for more than a day. The U.S. National Weather Service issued a flood watch on Tuesday, March 5, for a portion of Central California including the Kern County mountains. The NWS gave special precaution to […]

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KCSO addresses mail theft

By Kern Valley Sun / March 12, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Sgt. Johnny Frisbie KCSO The Kern County Sheriff’s Office would like to alert the residents in the Kern Valley area regarding an influx of mail thefts and fraudulent account activity. These investigations have plagued Kern Valley since December 2018 and are still occurring. Senior deputies and deputies from the KCSO Kern Valley Substation […]

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Say ‘no’ to Momo

By Kern Valley Sun / March 12, 2019

By Shannon Rapose Special to the Sun If you have been on any form of social media in recent weeks, more than likely you have encountered the haunting images of the character known as “Momo,” who supposedly preys on small children via the Internet. With her creepy birdlike features and bulging eyes, “Momo” has been […]

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Margaret Williams: A woman of many talents

By Kern Valley Sun / March 12, 2019

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Margaret Williams was a woman of many talents. From business owner and school teacher, to a designer of elaborate quilts, she was successful at whatever she set out to do. The longtime Kern River Valley resident died at her home at Paradise Cove on February 26 at the […]

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Law Enforcement Reports: 02/14/19 – 03/01/19

By Kern Valley Sun / March 5, 2019

Kern County Sheriff’s Report On 02/23/19, deputies arrested Jody Dearman, age 30, at the intersection of Elizabeth Norris Rd. and Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, for resisting/delaying/obstructing a peace officer’s investigation, possession of unlawful paraphernalia, destroying/concealing evidence and operating a bicycle without a light visible from 300 feet. On 02/23/19, deputies arrested Darrin Tannehill, age […]

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Assemblyman Mathis visits KRV

By Kern Valley Sun / March 5, 2019

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun California State Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) visited the Kern River Valley on Friday, March 1, to speak to community members. Mathis met with residents at Dam Korner, where he spent about an hour answering questions about various topics, including seismic retrofitting for hospitals, illegal dumping and law enforcement. Afterward, […]

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Adult trends in children’s hands

By Kern Valley Sun / March 5, 2019

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Kern Valley High School is seeing an increase in vaping among its students, and adults are finding the trend alarming. In a letter sent home to parents last week, KVHS Principal John Meyers expressed his concern that many students were increasingly using vaping devices to ingest both nicotine and […]

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