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Massage businesses face scrutiny, fees

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved a new County Ordinance last week that will impose tough new regulations on the operators of massage establishments, including the requirement to obtain a business permit and pay a hefty fee for that permit. The new ordinance adopted by the […]

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Monument status unconfirmed

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke completed his review of 27 national monuments that included our own Giant Sequoia National Monument last Thursday, August 24. His report recommended that none of the monuments, which he considered “unique,” be rescinded, but it remains unclear which, if any, will undergo […]

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Septic system changes

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun Some changes have been made by Kern County Environmental Health Department regarding the installation, repair and replacement of septic systems; but unless you are a general contractor or engineer, you might not notice that anything is different. The primary change is with the initial review for the installation […]

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Around the World

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  By Jim Warner Special to the Sun Louis Cole and Juan-Peter Schulze took off at 6:51 a.m. on August 21 from Kern Valley Airport. Louis and Juan-Peter (JP) are on the first legs of an ’81 days Around the World Flight’ in their custom Cessna 210. The Cessna 210 is retrofitted with extra fuel […]

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Event banner repair

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby Kern Valley Sun If you’ve gone through Kernville recently, you may have noticed that there have been no banners hanging up. According to Lamont Mason of the Kernville Chamber of Commerce, the wires to hang the banner have not been functional since Whiskey Flat Days this year. When the town tried […]

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An opioid epidemic

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

  By Peter J. Pitts Special to the Sun For Americans under 50, the leading cause of death used to be injuries caused by accidents. But, now, the biggest killer isn’t car crashes and ladder falls — it’s drug overdoses. Overdose deaths surged by 15 percent from 2015 to 2016, the largest annual increase in […]

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A place for homeless vets

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2017

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun If you know of a veteran who is in need of housing and a landlord who is looking to rent an apartment or house, a government program will help pay the rent. This was one of the many helpful housing resources the California Veterans Assistance Foundation (CVAF) described […]

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