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Firefighters of the Year honored

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun The Kern River Valley reveres the fire departments and individual firefighters who year after year keep lives and property safe from the frequent fires that threaten our community. The Exchange Club of Kern Valley was proud to honor these teams for their bravery and accomplishments on Monday, January […]

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Mannequin mayhem

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

Press Release – KCSO Edited: Ashley Loza On Friday January 26, 2018, at about 3:11 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel learned of a possible body in the Kern River, east of the mouth of the canyon. Personnel learned of the body from a kayaker, who saw the body as he was […]

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Collision results in injury

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

Press Release – CHP Edited: Shannon Rapose On Friday, Jan. 26, at approximately 7:05 p.m., the driver of a green 2001 Ford Explorer was headed northbound on State Route 155 and for unknown reasons, swerved off the roadway and went over the edge, north of Air Force Way just outside of Wofford Heights. As the […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: EGGERT vs. BAIO

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

The Reel Cinemaniac / Josh Simpkins Ever since the Harvey Weinstein debacle broke, Hollywood sexual misconduct scandals have been popping up left and right like spring weeds in a rose garden. I have tried to steer clear of all this dreariness as newspapers and news broadcasts have been inundated with these dark, unsettling stories. The […]

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NAMI helps residents cope

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Kathe Malouf Special to the Sun For those living with mental illness, life can be a struggle. But having someone to talk to and share open conversations with can help deal with the stigma associated with mental illness. That is the purpose of the NAMI Kern County Connection Recovery Support Group, a weekly peer […]

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Rest in paradise, Dolores O’ Riordan

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun “You know I’m such a fool for you; You’ve got me wrapped around your finger. Do you have to let it linger?” I am thunderstruck, but sudden deaths usually are quite shocking. It saddens me deeply to report that Dolores O’Riordan, the eclectic lead singer of popular Irish […]

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Writing Out Loud: Planet of the Apes, Almost

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By George Stahl Planet of the Apes is based on true events. Really? Well sort of. It’s not a secret that before Alan Sheppard headed off into space to be the first man out there, that animals actually saw the stars before man did. Dogs, monkeys, mice, a rabbit, and even fruit flies all were […]

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Club News (Pub. 01/31/2018)

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

Club News is offered as a public service to the many non-profit clubs and groups in the Kern River Valley. Club News runs in the Sun on the last week of every month. To ensure your information appears correctly and in a timely manner, please submit by mail, fax, or email by Thursday at 4:00 […]

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KVHD Hospital Foundation

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Debbie Teofilo Special to the Sun It’s a banner year for the Kern Valley Hospital Foundation which is celebrating the 20th Annual Jeanette Rogers-Erickson Heart Walk on February 24 and also commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Kern Valley Healthcare District (KVHD) throughout 2018. The Heart Walk is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser and this […]

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Cell phone addiction

By Kern Valley Sun / January 30, 2018

By Shannon Rapose Kern Valley Sun According to surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center, 77 percent of Americans own smartphones, up from 35 percent just seven years ago, while about 95 percent own a cell phone of some kind in general. Which means, more than likely, you are reading this article from your phone […]

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