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Would you believe it was an energy drink?

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun I was a Senior Patrol Officer working in the gang unit. Oftentimes, we would work all night, show up to court in the morning, and go back to work later that day with very little sleep. Because of the violence in our city, there was always plenty of overtime. […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Good News!

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Harry ThalSpecial to the Sun Richard knew he was in trouble. Several years ago, he signed up for a Medicare Advantage HMO plan. He was in excellent health and had no reason to believe anything would change this. The HMO allowed him to see his current physician and it covered his basic maintenance medications. […]

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Letter to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

Vice President and the Food Pantry Board of Directors located at 4621 Lake Isabella Blvd. have some very bad news for our local low-income families. Our food pantry will not be giving out food boxes and toys this year. Steve says, “It saddens my heart to have to tell you this. It takes around 10 […]

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George Stahl: The List

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun December 4. We are now officially in the 21 days of Christmas. What? You say you have never heard of the 21 days of Christmas. Twelve Days, with the turtle doves, 8 maids milking, (Hopefully not the same cow), a partridge in a pear tree, gold rings, dancing ladies […]

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President’s Message Dec 04, 2019

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By Fred ClarkKern River Valley Chamber of Commerce President What a great way to start the holiday season with a little snow on Thanksgiving Day. I want to wish all of the residents of the Kern River Valley a fantastic holiday season and wonderful 2020. This year’s Christmas parade was another fantastic event for our […]

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Hello Dolly

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

Hello Dolly, There is this issue I have been having for the past month now that I really need some advice on. My son attends high school now and obviously that comes with change. The change in him has been drastic. He has bad mood swings and locks himself in his room when he gets […]

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Frozen 2

By Kern Valley Sun / December 3, 2019

By: Josh SimpkinsSpecial to the Sun Saying that The Walt Disney Co. has had a banner year is an understatement. From Avengers: Endgame to the acquisition of 20th Century Fox, to the release of Disney+, the House of Mouse is riding a tidal wave of success. Now, Disney has decided to cap off its 2019 […]

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George Stahl: What I am thankful for

By Kern Valley Sun / November 26, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. No kidding Captain Obvious, you say. Well, while you are eating your turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and gravy, and all of those other delicious secret family recipe prepared side dishes, you could also be do something just a little different. Some families have gotten into the […]

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Cop Tales: A Failure to Communicate

By Kern Valley Sun / November 26, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun There are many aspects to working undercover narcotics investigations, but “hand-to-hand” drug buys are certainly one of the most unpredictable situations that occur. One summer afternoon my partner, who we called “Mr. D”, set up a hand-to-hand buy of heroin outside a local market with hopes of continuing the […]

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A special place at the table for Thanksgiving

By Kern Valley Sun / November 26, 2019

By Julie GiyerKern Valley Sun For many of us, Thanksgiving Day is a day we give thanks for what we have by celebrating and feasting with our families. A day for stuffing ourselves full of tasty homemade goods and then regretting the amount of food we ingested afterward. On November 28, 1621, the Plymouth Colonists […]

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