Kern County is about to update the government seal. Supervisors are expected to approve an ordinance Tuesday morning to replace the 20-year-old seal with something Teresa Hitchcock of the Board of Trade says isn’t so busy that its components are unrecognizable like the current one. That included cattle, gold mining, the Space Shuttle, an outline of the county with the California bear and scales of justice inside, a cotton bale and railroad track. The new look is much easier to see what’s there. Items such as stationary will be the first to have the new seal, while vehicles and buildings may take longer. However, Hitchcock says the Supervisors chamber should be getting the new seal behind the dais sooner rather than later.

Sean Michael Lisle