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By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


February 29, 2020

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CERT packing up to move

The Stallion Springs CERT team moved to their new location on Saturday, Feb. 22. The team met at 8 a.m. in the old headquarters on Bold Venture Drive to begin the move to the new headquarters. The new 40 by 70-foot building is located directly behind the Community Center. While there is still a lot of work to be completed, the County has approved a Temporary Occupancy permit for the new building. David Cox and Larry Heasle, the logistics team, coordinated the move, which was completed in only six hours.

The group would like to thank CSD General Manager, David Aranda, for his help in obtaining the temporary approval. The team is still looking for additional funds to complete the interior of the building.

Parks and Recreation

The new Parent and Me program begins Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Center. Join us weekly for music, crafts, games, story time, stroller walks and lots of indoor and outdoor fun! It will be a great way to meet parents and kids in your community. Bring your own snacks, coffee and juice provided. The cost is $6 per day or $20 per month. Sign up by Friday, Feb. 28 to ensure supplies needed.

Fun Fridays has been started for the teens in the community. Every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. teens ages 11 and up can come and hang out for free fun. There is volleyball, ping-pong, basketball, Pictionary, a coffee/cocoa bar and more.

Free Yoga is back. Classes will be offered every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Free Pickleball in the gymnasium Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. All levels are welcome, come join in the fun.

Judo continues in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.


The Stallion Springs CERT team has canceled the CERT Basic Training Class for Spring 2020. The class will be rescheduled for the Fall. CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people.

Summer Jobs

Looking for a great summer job?

Stallion Springs Parks and Recreation, along with the TVRPD, is hiring Seasonal Certified Lifeguards.

Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you'll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED, along with other skills you will need to work as a professional lifeguard. Successful completion results in a two year certification in lifeguarding that includes first aid professional-level CPR and AED in one certificate. Digital certificate available upon successful completion of course.

Age is 15 and up. Class dates are March 12 from 4 to 6 p.m., March 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. and March 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional dates to be announced. Classes will be at the Dye Natatorium, 400-B South Snyder. Cost is $35 pre-course online module and $150 for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class.

You can register online at:

Police Report

Police Chief Gary Crowell filed a report of statistics for January 2020. The Department had five arrests, issued six citations, had 72 reports, 126 calls for service, completed 16 officer initiated investigations, 10 field interviews and did two medical assists. There were 23 vacation house checks, and the Department assisted other Law Enforcement agencies 13 times.

If you have a life-threatening emergency call 911. The Stallion Springs Police Department is dispatched through the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

For non-life-threatening issues, please call (661) 861-3110. You may contact us by email or by using the contact information provided on the CSD website If you wish to make an appointment to speak with an officer, contact the CSD at (661) 822-3268. Appointments can be canceled at any time due to limited police staffing.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the CSD Board room. The next meeting is scheduled for March 17.


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