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Cop Tales: Nice Observations

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

One sunny afternoon, I was patrolling the highways when I passed a large, expensive black Mercedes Benz in the #2 lane. As I passed the Mercedes and looked at the license plate, a light went off in my brain. I knew he had the wrong type of license plate on the vehicle. I ran a […]

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2020 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

By Harry ThalSpecial to the Sun On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, […]

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Letter to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

Neglect at the Lake Isabella post office. For over a year the ballasts in several lights or the bulbs themselves are burned out. I have offered to fix it myself but was told they’re working on it. Now for the last few days the door inside to the post office is out of order. I […]

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George Stahl: Turkey with a Purpose

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

George StahlSpecial to the Sun How does a turkey fit into Thanksgiving? I mean, sure it’s on the table, it’s a great-tasting main course, but where was it when the Pilgrims ate with the Indians? According to the original accounts of that day, the turkey was not on the menu in 1621. The large group […]

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Valley Voice

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

Recently I had a physical malfunction which the normal doctor’s care was not enough to cure and I ended up in our own KVHCD emergency room. Having spent an enormous number of hours working in and around hospitals, doctors, and staff, I was watching carefully as to how our local, rural facility was functioning. From […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: The Season Approaches

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun The holiday season seems to have come a week or two early for me. Every year is like the year before — each consisting of the same traditions, the same festivities, and the same schedule. I don’t know how it has sneaked up on me. I usually have all of […]

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A taste of big time fishing

By Kern Valley Sun / November 12, 2019

By: Noble SmithSpecial to the Sun At this point in my life the Kern River Valley offers me all the fishing opportunities I need. My creek and river fishing and my lake shore and boat fishing. I can finish out pretty good fishing here in the KRV. I have always said our valley is a […]

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Cop Tales: The First Time I lied to a dying person

By Kern Valley Sun / November 5, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun As a young deputy, I was working the 2100 shift (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.). I was responsible for about 800 or so square miles of the county, pretty much by myself. The local highway patrol went on call at 22:30 (10:30 p.m.), and the local city police had […]

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Tanks and Saxophones

By Kern Valley Sun / November 5, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun It’s 1914, World War I is gaining momentum, and before too long will be in full force. The world of mankind is changing dramatically. People are shifting around, some trying to find a better life, others trying their hardest just to stay alive. Technology is expanding and inventions are […]

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Letters To the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / November 5, 2019

Dear Fellow Travelers of Kern Valley: October 30, 2014, the Fellow Travelers of Kern Valley Steering Committee met with some folks who are very important to making highways safer for us all. Attending, in addition to members of the Steering Committee, were three staff members of the Caltrans Division in charge of the roads from […]

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