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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP MITZI SHORE

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2018

The Reel Cinemaniac / Josh Simpkins Jokesters, comedians, and funny-persons alike are currently in mourning over the passing of a comedy icon. One of the most influential figures in stand-up for more than four decades has, regretfully, died. Mother of Pauly Shore and owner of the legendary Los Angeles comedy club The Comedy Store, Mitzi […]

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Health Insurance Matters: 2019 Medicare Advantage Plans: New Benefits

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal There are several ways people on Medicare get their health insurance plans. All participants start out with “Original Medicare.” This program has 2 basic parts, Part A Hospital and Part B Medical. Part A is generally ‘pre-paid’ by payroll deduction. If you did not participate in Social Security, […]

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Reel Reviews: I Can Only Imagine

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2018

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins If you haven’t yet heard of the directing duo The Erwin Brothers, I suggest you check them out. Their body of work—October Baby (2011), Mom’s Night Out (2014), and Woodlawn (2015)—is good, clean, and wholesome, yet intensely deep and powerful. The Erwin Brothers continue their silver streak with their latest […]

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Fishing with Noble: Here Come the Crappie

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2018

Fishing with Noble / Noble Smith It seems that our crappie bite has arrived. Many limits are being taken from shore. Ten feet of water and in is where most of the action is taking place. When the bite is hot, it’s all about location. The crappie have shown up in the South Fork in […]

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Writing Out Loud: …And If You Believe That…

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2018

“…And if you believe that, I got a bridge to sell you…” There is a piece of history that has survived bombings, fires, the actual ground moving away from under it, and countless storms, raging winds and masses of people trampling over it. There was even a time when millions of pounds of steel rolled […]

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Letters to the Editor (pub. April 18, 2018)

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2018

Where are the Erskine Fire donations? Hello again. This is Holly Lightner, an Erskine Fire Survivor. Some of you may recall an article that was posted back in Oct. 2016 entitled, “What happened to the Erskine Fire Fund?” I wrote it after funds of $200,000 were reported donated to the fire victims. At that time, […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Rock-a-bye-baby

By Kern Valley Sun / April 17, 2018

By Tracy Renee Lee I like to think most people are decent people. In the event of a tragedy, I like to think that almost everyone, even those who ordinarily experience a deficit in decency, will step up to their better selves and lend a hand of compassion to those who suffer. I have often […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Compare & Save or Rx

By Kern Valley Sun / April 11, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal All insurance plans are not created equally. This is especially true for individuals and families covered by either a family plan or one provided by their employer. Many people when selecting a plan offering will look at the monthly premium, and pick a plan that is lower in […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP Bochco

By Kern Valley Sun / April 11, 2018

The Reel Cinemaniac / Josh Simpkins The TV world is saying goodbye to one of the industry’s game-changing producers. I do not make this claim lightly, dear friends and neighbors. As the talent pool of TV creators swells with the medium’s endless progression from one stage to another via outlets such as streaming services, tried […]

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Writing Out Loud: Eight Tracks and the Future

By Kern Valley Sun / April 10, 2018

By George Stahl Today, April 11, is a day dedicated to a tape and the machine that played it. It is…wait for it… ‘Eight Track Tape Day.’ No fooling. It’s a whole day dedicated to the memory of the device that allowed you to take your favorite records with you as you drove around town. […]

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