Clinica Sierra Vista is a comprehensive healthcare organization, serving the primary medical, dental and behavioral health needs of about 200,000 souls in Kern, Fresno, and Inyo counties. With the continued support of federal, state and local governments, we have been able to reach out to thousands of new patients, offering comprehensive programs tailored to the needs of those we serve over a vast geographical region in the heartland of California.
We know that health and wellness cannot be narrowly defined, that it encompasses a person's entire life. That's why we are leaders in delivering services to address problems like homelessness, substance use, teen pregnancy and other struggles that can lead to despair and compromise health. We also can say, with a great degree of pride, that we are recognized as a social justice organization, advocating tirelessly on behalf of our patients in a range of areas, not just healthcare. The vulnerable need a voice and we have tried to add ours to the chorus since our founding.
Lebec offers residents a serene countryside atmosphere dotted with ancient California oak trees and horse ranches ringed by white rail fences. The town is nestled in the panoramic Grapevine Pass providing residents with outstanding views of the pristine 270,000 acre Tejon Ranch, Castac Lake, and the surrounding Los Padres National Forest.
Lebec is a low-key community with a relaxed atmosphere that celebrates rural living and outdoor activity. The town is primarily made up of five canyons -- Los Padres Estates, O’Neill Canyon, Digier Canyon, Clear Canyon, and Chimney Canyon. Wildlife is abundant in the canyons during the spring, summer, and into the fall months – California quail, mule deer, bobcats, jays, bluebirds, hawks, owls, cottontail, and jackrabbit are just part of the Lebec landscape.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the close proximity to the Los Padres National Forest for hiking, biking, 4x4 recreation, horseback riding, winter sports, and enjoying the natural unspoiled beauty of the area. Mt. Pinos is just minutes away. At 8,700 feet, it offers some of the best cross-country skiing in the United States. If you like to go off-road, Los Padres National Forest trailheads are just minutes away and offer some the best mountain scenery in Southern California.
Lebec also borders the 19,000-acre Hungry Valley State SVRA Park with its 130 miles of scenic trails for off-road vehicles. For mountain biking enthusiasts, the 8,000 acre Ballinger Canyon area is especially popular. You'll find 68 miles of routes that vary from sandy washes to ridgeline trails. The relatively dense route network provides many opportunities to make loops of varying difficulty. If you enjoy water sports, own a boat, or like to fish -- Pyramid Lake is a just few minutes south of Lebec on Interstate I-5. In neighboring Lockwood Valley, trails will take you to Piru Creek for fishing, kayaking, and camping.
Lebec residents enjoy a four season climate with average temperatures ranging from 83° during the day to 63° at night in the summer and 55° during the day to 38° at night in winter. Expect mild summer temperatures with breezes during the day and a natural cooling down in the evening hours. At an elevation of 3500 feet, Lebec occasionally receives light snowfall during the winter months.
Lebec is home to approximately 1300 residents. Properties range in size from residential lots to 20-plus acre equestrian ranches. Homes in Lebec range in size from 2-3 bedroom modular residences to sprawling custom built homes. Lebec is part of the unincorporated area of Kern County and is zoned for horses and livestock.