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Arrest in Kern Valley for Drugs, $21,000 in Stolen Property

Lake Isabella, CA - A deputy, from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office was following up on a burglary from the Ridgecrest area, on January 28th. The deputy located the suspect, Clayton Sprouse (30) on the 2700 block of Jerry Ave in Lake Isabella. During the investigation, 16g of heroin, 17g of Methamphetamine were recovered as well as $651.00 in cash was...

Sequoia National Forest to hold OHV Grant Application Open House in Porterville

Porterville, CA - You can help shape the future of Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use within the Sequoia NationalForest and the Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office jurisdiction. The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are requesting public input for the California 2020 OHV Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program applications. Part of the grant process is gathering input or project...

Kern Valley Sheriff’s Arrest Report for the period of 1/26/2020 – 1/28/2020

* * This report is being released by the Kern County Sheriff's Office and is distributed for print. If you have questions, concerns or comments regarding this report, please contact Kern County Sheriff's Office directly at (760) 549-2100 * * Lake Isabella, CA - On 1/26/20, deputies cited and released Michael Siratt (42) at the intersection of Hwy 155 and...

Beware of Impostors Disguised as SCE Employees

Raise your scam awareness IQ to protect yourself and your family. Rosemead, CA - Southern California Edison continues to warn customers that scam artists have gotten more aggressive and creative in their attempts to trick you out of your money and personal information. “We have seen a spike in reports of people showing up at customers’ residences and businesses claiming to...

Sequoia National Forest Report! Motorist / Assist Rescue

Kernville, CA – During a January 22-24, Plateau Roads Hazard Tree Project inventory, Kern River Ranger District’s Assistant Recreation Officer Bob Frenes, Battalion Chief Erick D’Amico and Regional Assistant Silviculturist Ramiro Rojas, aided visitors stranded on Sherman Pass Road. According to Frenes, the team drove up Sherman Pass Road to the snowline, then swapped to snowmobiles for the hazard tree inventory....

California Senate Rejects High Profile Housing Bill SB50

Sacramento, CA (AP) — California lawmakers have failed to pass the most ambitious proposal yet to combat a growing housing crisis in the nation’s most populous state, voting down legislation Wednesday that would have allowed developers to build small apartment buildings in neighborhoods zoned for single-family homes. Senate Bill 50 was meant to address an estimated shortage of 3.5 million...

Kern and Tulare Counties Resource Advisory Committee Nominees Needed

Kernville, CA – The Forest Service is seeking citizens to volunteer as members of the Kern and Tulare Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) for a few days each year. The RAC provides recommendations on how federal dollars should be used in the Kern and Tulare Counties and may also review proposed fee changes for recreation sites in the Sequoia...

FREE Holiday-Weekend Permit Program Continues for Old Goldledge Campground

Kernville, CA – Sequoia National Forest officials announce 2020 Free Holiday-weekend permit dates for the Kern River Ranger District’s Old Goldledge Campground. Holiday camping permit requests must be received between March 15 and April 30 for the upcoming summer season. According to the Kern River Ranger District Recreation Officer, Tricia Maki, the district will continue efforts to balance the needs of...

BLM Bakersfield to Conduct Pile Burning Near Lake Isabella

Bakersfield, CA – Bureau of Land Management wildland firefighters will be burning approximately 150 piles of brush and tree limbs at three locations on roughly 15 acres of public lands in Kern and Tulare counties near Lake Isabella. The goal of the prescribed burn is to reduce hazardous fuels and help protect communities. The timing of burn operations will...

Body Recovered from Kern River

Lake Isabella, CA - The Isabella Dam, in Lake Isabella, was shut down for routine maintenance on January 27th. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue wanted to use the opportunity of the lower water levels to continue the search for the 11-year-old girl who went missing in the river on June 22, 2019. During the search Monday, the...

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