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KVHS Top 15 of GATE 9

By Kern Valley Sun / January 23, 2018

Aidan Schultz – 4.2 GPA Kacy Bunting – 4.0 GPA Aislynne Chappell – 4.0 GPA Summer Dourlain – 4.0 GPA Spencer Hansen – 3.83 GPA Amber McAusland – 3.83 GPA Kieran McCarthy – 3.83 GPA Carley Osorio – 3.83 GPA Adeline Goulding – 3.67 GPA Erin Hall – 3.67 GPA Matthew Surico – 3.67 GPA […]

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Wallace Elementary Science Fair Results

By Kern Valley Sun / January 23, 2018

SECOND GRADE 3rd Place: Brianna Soriano 2nd Place: Anna Imbelloni Tie for 1st Place: Anna Allen & Luke Knudtson THIRD GRADE 3rd Place: Leenah Troller 2nd Place: Kyla Hacker 1st Place: Madyline Beckham FOURTH GRADE Tie for 3rd Place: Bella Cleveland & Aneicia Perry 2nd Place: Wyatt Blagg 1st Place: Owinn Liske FIFTH GRADE Honorable […]

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Annual Kern County Homeless Count

By Kern Valley Sun / January 23, 2018

PRESS RELEASE KCHC We are a collective committed to ending homelessness in Kern County through collaborative planning and action. The members of the KCHC strives towards “housing first.” When people are housed first, basic needs are met faster which helps them live independently and minimizes costs to communities. Case management before and after housing helps […]

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Cookie Lady a favorite with vets

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun Irene Randolph hadn’t started out with the intention to bake thousands of cookies for veterans, but they are in such high demand that she can’t stop now. Randolph was recognized as the guest of honor by Kern County Honor Flight at their monthly veteran’s breakfast at the Lake […]

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Vocational classes come to KVHS

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By Elise Modrovich At our Kern Valley High School, in addition to the fundamentals and College Prep classes typically offered at public high schools in California, they offer additional vocational tracks, referred to as “Career and Technical Education” (CTE) courses, aimed at preparing students for different kinds of careers after graduation. While vocational courses are […]

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No dumping please

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

Photos submitted by Reed Tollefson The Bob Powers Gateway preserve is a sanctuary for wildlife and native plants. Please do not dump your trash or yard trimmings on the property. Even biodegradable leaves and branches may be toxic to people, wildlife or livestock. It is also unsightly, adding to fire hazard and invites more dumping. […]

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Closing the doors, but not its heart

By Kern Valley Sun / January 17, 2018

By Ashley Loza Kern Valley Sun Critter Sitters, a local boarding kennel and animal rescue, is closing. Owner Jesse Martinez has been boarding and rescuing animals for over 30 years in the valley but has decided that it’s time to close up shop. “I can’t do what I used to do,” said Martinez. “It hurts […]

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Painting Peaceful Playgrounds at Wallace

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 10, 2018

By Shannon Rapose / Kern Valley Sun During winter break, a handful of Wallace staff and volunteers went to work painting hundreds of colorful shapes, playful footprints and multipurpose game boundaries in the play areas of the Wallace Elementary School and in the Kindergarten yard as part of becoming a Peaceful Playground. According to Brian […]

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How families can cut screen time

By Kern Valley Sun Support / January 10, 2018

By Metro Creative Technology & Health No matter where you look, screens are everywhere. The proliferation of easily portable tablets and smartphones means many people, adults and children alike, are never too far from the nearest screen. While that accessibility has dramatically changed the way many people live their lives, excessive exposure to screen time […]

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