KHSD takes no action against employees accused of accessing sensitive database

Kern High School District trustees met during a special closed door meeting Wednesday to discuss recent criminal investigations involving administrators allegedly misusing their police department's database.

Kern High School District trustees took no action Wednesday against two employees who sheriff’s officials recommended pressing criminal charges against for allegedly misusing a sensitive police database.

Monday marked the first time that trustees have discussed their employees’ alleged misuse of the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System since the scandal became public two weeks ago.

After the meeting, Superintendent Bryon Schaefer said a third-party investigator is looking into the situation.

“I believe our board of trustees is

Brooke Hartsell has a smile on her face while reaching for a freshly made Ben and Jerry's ice cream on a waffle cone during the Kern County Nut Festival in 2013. The board that runs Kern Pioneer Village will wait to gauge sponsorship enthusiasm before committing to another Nut Festival.

Pioneer Village raises admission for children

A family visit to Kern Pioneer Village will cost more after the board that operates the museum approved a price increase for children on Monday, the decision part of a restructuring of several fees, including annual memberships and rental rates. There is no change in the general admission price of

Signs like this one will be posted at Kissack Cove on the south shore of Isabella Lake, warning of the presence of a blue-green algae bloom, a seasonal phenomenon that has been identified in more than two dozen freshwater reservoirs, lakes and streams statewide.

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The Kern County Department of Public Health has raised its water contact advisory from “warning” to “danger” for the Kissack Cove area of Lake Isabella, and has issued a new warning at Isabella’s Paradise Cove. One week after it posted cautionary notices at three locations due to the discovery of



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