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October President’s Message: Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Kern Valley Sun / October 2, 2018

By Marsha Smith Don’t miss this month’s general meeting as we honor the Business and Organization of the Year. This year’s honorees are Golden State Surplus (Joe Ciriello, Owner) and Lake Isabella-Bodfish Property Owner’s Association (Carol Rutledge, President.) The date is October 10, 12:00 noon at Paradise Cove Lodge. Lunch is $12 for this event […]

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The Golden Hour, pt. 4 – Sepsis

By Kern Valley Sun / October 2, 2018

Mark Gordon Chief Nursing Officer There was an article in the Washington Post dated September 8, 2018, regarding sepsis awareness. The title of the article was: “Sepsis can kill before you know it, so it’s wise to know the symptoms.” Infection can set off a chain reaction that quickly causes death. The human immune system […]

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Kern receives $3.8M for homeless solutions

By Kern Valley Sun / October 2, 2018

Press Release United Way The State of California is providing $2,603,226.14 in one-time funding under the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) and $1,196,992 in California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Program funding to the Kern County Homeless Collaborative (KCHC) to address homelessness in Kern County. These funds will be available as early as November of […]

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Kern County Sheriff’s Report: 09/08/18 – 09/21/18

By Kern Valley Sun / September 26, 2018

On 09/08/18, deputies arrested Byron Smith, age 28, in the 2700 block of Erskine Creek Rd., Lake Isabella, for disorderly conduct: public intoxication. On 09/08/18, deputies arrested Jennevie Sanchez, age 51, in the 12000 block of Hwy 178, Lake Isabella, for assault with a deadly weapon: not a firearm and inflict corporal injury on spouse […]

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Seeking help for the homeless

By Kern Valley Sun / September 26, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Finding a way to reduce or eliminate the homeless population in the Kern River Valley (KRV) is a complex undertaking. A solution to the problem is critical for the homeless whose lives are in danger the longer they are without shelter, and it is a priority for KRV […]

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Homicide in Weldon

By Kern Valley Sun / September 26, 2018

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun At approximately 2:34 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a residence for a domestic quarrel where shots had been fired in the 5300 block of Isabel Drive in Weldon. When deputies arrived, they found 33-year-old Truman Edward Fulfer in front of the […]

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Proposition 3 to fund water infrastructure

By Kern Valley Sun / September 26, 2018

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun California voters will be voting on a water conservation bond initiative this Election Day. Proposition 3, the Water Infrastructure and water Conservation Bond Initiative, would authorize $8.877 billion in general obligation bonds for water infrastructure, groundwater supplies and storage, surface water storage and dam repairs, watershed and fisheries improvement, […]

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Fire insurance drops

By Kern Valley Sun / September 26, 2018

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun With the rising number of wildfires throughout California, many insurance companies have begun to reevaluate policies and premium prices in areas that have an elevated fire risk, leaving many residents with limited options for adequate and affordable coverage. Residents of the Kern River Valley are fully aware of the […]

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Operation Christmas Child around the corner

By Kern Valley Sun / September 26, 2018

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Can a simple shoebox carry a message of hope and love? It can if the shoebox is part of Operation Christmas Child, a national and international outreach that brings the powerful message of the good news of God’s love to children in need around the world. Kern Valley […]

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The Golden Hour, Pt. 3 – Trauma

By Kern Valley Sun / September 26, 2018

By Mark Gordon Chief Nursing Officer “The Golden Hour” is a window of opportunity that impacts a patient’s survival and quality of life following a number of illnesses and traumatic injuries. This article will briefly discuss the importance of seeking stabilizing treatment after a traumatic injury. The role of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is threefold: […]

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