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Cerro Coso Community College to remain mostly remote for spring

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

For the most part, classes at Cerro Coso Community College will remain remote during the spring semester in an effort to keep students, faculty and staff healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. “After consultation with the College presidents, the KCCD will continue the 2021 spring semester with hybrid operations,” Kern Community College District (KCCD) Chancellor Tom […]

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Casas’ case for another board term with KRVH

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

BY D. Beasley Barbara Casas, who is running for re-election to the Kern River Valley Healthcare District Board of Trustees, looks forward to seeing improvements recently proposed in the district’s strategic planning process. “The employees of Kern Valley Healthcare District are very dedicated and forward thinking, the executives and department managers strive for excellence constantly,” […]

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Artist paints Native American mural on Starhorse Gallery

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

BY Monica Lambert Visitors and locals walking or driving down Big Blue Road in Kernville will notice a stunning addition to the old Community Bank building, which now houses the Starhorse Gallery. Recently, the building was painted with a Native American art mural. “As you approach from Kernville Boulevard, you will first see the “Trading […]

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Meet Dale Creighton, president of SFU board

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

BY Colby McCoy Dale Creighton is the incumbent president of the South Fork Union School Board, a proud father of six children and a fifth-generation member of the storied Smith family, pioneers who settled in South Fork as far back as the mid 1800s. Creighton attended California Polytechnic State University where he earned a degree […]

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Get anything from fish bait to groceries, beer

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

BY D. Beasley Mountain Vista Market & Gas Station in Lake Isabella sells everything from groceries to beer to fish bait. The Kern Valley Sun spoke with owner Waael Rafoul in a recent interview. Q: What are the most popular items with your customers? A: Since we are at the lake, I would say all […]

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Kern Valley arrest report for Oct. 13-20

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

Kern Valley arrest report for Oct. 13-20 Richard Ward of Lake Isabella for knowingly receiving stolen property, failure to appear in court, diving on a suspended or revoked license, driving without insurance, non-registered vehicle, license plates not attached to vehicle, possession of methamphetamines or other narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, committing property damage, trespassing and […]

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Kern Valley Hospital Foundation will hold diabetic cooking clinic

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

By Caleb Lombardo Each year, over 1.5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a growing health problem in the United States, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. However, a diabetes diagnosis does not mean that you’ll never be able to take joy in your favorite foods again. The Kern […]

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Kern County’s water accounting platform tracks use like finances

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

By Michael Pineda The value of water is taken for granted by most and held in the utmost respect by those who make a living off the land. The Water Accounting Platform developed by the Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District along with stakeholder partners have allowed growers to keep track of water usage much like […]

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This market goes beyond just selling its goods to customers

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

By David Beasley As co-owner of a Kern County business that has been in his family for five generations, Mark Preston believes in giving back to the community. For more than a decade, Sierra Gateway Market has made lunches for a nonprofit group, Stewards of the Sequoia, that clears mountain trails. “They come up, they […]

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KVHD Thanksgiving Food Drive donations needed

By Kern Valley Sun / October 28, 2020

The Kern Valley Health District’s Activities Committee is inviting the community to participate in its Thanksgiving Food Drive. Donations will benefit local families in need and will be distributed evenly between the Kern Valley Salvation Army and God’s Storehouse of the Kern River Valley. KVHD will be accepting shelf-stable, nonperishable food that hasn’t expired until […]

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