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They Didn’t Need to Know

By Kern Valley Sun / July 1, 2020

One early morning when I was a Highway Patrol Commander, I was driving my unmarked car through a neighborhood when I observed a red Mitsubishi 3000 sports car drive by me in the opposite direction. When the driver looked in my vehicle and saw me in uniform, his eyes bugged out. All I did was […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / July 1, 2020

Hello my name is Susan and I am a former instructor of history at Cerro Coso Community College. In April, the Kern County Sheriff’s Dept. ordered me to vacate a property I had recently leased on the outskirts of Ridgecrest. In late December, the Public Health Dept. declared it unihabitable due to high mercury levels. […]

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President’s Message
Kern Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Kern Valley Sun / July 1, 2020

Happy July 1st, 2020 Kern River Valley residents, It is difficult to believe we are half way through 2020 and we are not going to be allowed to enjoy one of the most loved traditions in the Kern River Valley, our fireworks show over the lake. With the continue presence of the COVID-19 virus it […]

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Television May Be Bad for Your Health

By Kern Valley Sun / July 1, 2020

I was awake early this morning.  Too early to get to work, so after some channel surfing, I lighted on “Green Acers”.  The next show was in black and white, “Father Knows Best”.  Between these shows was a commercial for a very reputable and household familiar brand insurance company.    They were offering their plan […]

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Writing Out Loud:
A Summer Time Some Time Ago

By Kern Valley Sun / July 1, 2020

By George Stahl, Special to the Sun Those wonderful dog days of summer are here! Finally, after cold, windy days and almost freezing nights, the weather has turned into a real tropical sort of heat. Some of you are probably saying, ‘No! I don’t like the heat. I want the cooler weather’.  Well, I hear […]

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He’s Really Not a Bad Guy

By Kern Valley Sun / June 24, 2020

I work for a small city police department. Over the years, I had arrested every one of the four children of a well-known family in town. They were either stealing or using drugs. I arrested them so many times we were on a first name basis. I had never met their mother, but that was […]

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FDA WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO USE THESE 9 ‘POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS’ HAND SANITIZERS

By Kern Valley Sun / June 24, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against nine types of hand sanitizer because they reportedly contain methanol, a toxic and “potentially dangerous” substance. Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizers manufactured by Mexico’s Eskbiochem SA de CV should seek immediate treatment, which the agency said is critical to potentially reverse […]

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Writing Out Loud:
Mask Talk

By Kern Valley Sun / June 24, 2020

By George Stahl, Special to the Sun On the heels of the outbreak, and continued threat of COVID-19, many unwanted and awkward changes have occurred. That’s a bit of an understatement if there ever was one. As a result of these changes, we have been forced to rethink, and adjust to what is now the […]

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When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Fishing!

By Kern Valley Sun / June 24, 2020

This is a true reality on Lake Isabella. The state officials finally allowed a fishing event to be held on Lake Isabella The A.B.A. bass tournament scheduled for June 3 was a go. After 3 cancellations my partner and I were fired up and ready to go. I arrived at the South Fork recreation area […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / June 24, 2020

Interesting to see the many varied letters to the editor in this last issue of the Sun. Nice to know that people are still alive and involved in what is going on in our world. My letter this week is towards the County of Kern. After reading that they have decided to eliminate the hotshot […]

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