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Why is that baby lying there?

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun On my first day as a Commander of a highway patrol office, I responded to a reported serious accident. When I arrived, I saw debris everywhere with a few cars scattered around. I exited my vehicle and started to approach the officers when I came upon a baby sleeping […]

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President’s Message

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By Fred ClarkKRV Chamber of Commerce President Happy New Year Kern River Valley, I am honored to have been elected as the president of the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce for the 2020 calendar year, I welcome the opportunity along with our elected board members to address the concerns and issues of the KRV. […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

Stimulating healthy dialog about our fragile and partisan local political system is not always easy. Admittedly, I am someone who recently ran for public office in Kern County. That experience introduced me to many of the pronounced deficiencies and our local political arrangements. Sadly, what I found was systemic deception and overt partisanship were common […]

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Writing Out Loud: So Much Ado About Nothing

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun “It’s awful quiet in there. What are you doing?” the intuitive mom cried out to her children in the next room. Their reply? An emphatic, but whispering, “Nothing.” Her ‘child to mom’ translator told her that meant, they were up to something they shouldn’t be. Today, however, if you […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: His Better Half

By Kern Valley Sun / January 15, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun I was directing a funeral service this past week for a local family and a client from a previous service was in attendance. My previous client dropped back by the funeral home after the current services ended and we engaged in conversation. His wife, while living, was a dear […]

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Cop Tales: I’m just trying to get home

By Kern Valley Sun / January 8, 2020

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun It was about 3 a.m. on a Saturday in downtown Los Angeles and I was training a new officer. We were backed against the rear fence of a very well-known donut stand (made famous by the super-sized donut on its roof), overlooking the freeway. Our unit was strategically positioned […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / January 8, 2020

To everyone living around Lake Isabella: It’s never too late to wish and hope you have the best year (2020) you’ve ever had. We can’t change the past and the things are done to us and by us. That choice is entirely ours to make. It takes two words to get on the right track […]

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Writing Out Loud: They Pluck, Wax, Nair, and…..

By Kern Valley Sun / January 8, 2020

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun To date, if you haven’t noticed, in both the Marvel Comic Universe and the DC Universe, there are far more male super heroes than there are female saviors of worlds and guardians guarding the universe. The reason, some so called experts of these sort of things say, is that […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: SYMPATHY GIFT

By Kern Valley Sun / January 8, 2020

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun I received the first call late last night and was therefore at the hospital when I ran into an acquaintance of mine. As we spoke, she told me that her father had recently died. She began to cry and I offered to send over a set of my grief […]

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New Years Resolutions of a fisherman

By Kern Valley Sun / January 8, 2020

By: Noble SmithSpecial to the Sun Every year I am confronted with the same problem; making New Year’s resolutions that last past spring. Exercising and getting into shape, more time working on the house, or saving more money. These usually fizzle out pretty quickly. One resolution that I always make for myself is to fish […]

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