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Verify! Verify! Verify!

By Kern Valley Sun / October 15, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun Many of you caught the error in last week’s column. Some of you even let me know that you saw it, and in doing so, you showed a lot of tact and thoughtfulness. The slant of your comments was leaning towards educating rather than ridiculing me. Long story short, […]

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Cop Tales: Is This How I am Going to Die?

By Kern Valley Sun / October 15, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun I was a Commander of a highway Patrol office and we had to respond to road closures and evacuations when fires burned out of control. In one such case, I was assisting with evacuations when I could see the fire was gaining progress behind me. I drove up a […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / October 15, 2019

I just read a post on Facebook that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed paperwork so the March, 2020, ballot will include a $15 billion bond for schools. I intend to vote “No” on any such proposal until California citizens have been provided with a full accounting of the money that has already been raised by the […]

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California’s Own Obamacare

By Kern Valley Sun / October 15, 2019

Harry Thal Special to the Sun I am back from vacation. While away, the legislators did not rest, and have announced that our state will have its own version of the Affordable Care Act which will include a California State subsidy in addition to the Federal subsidy offered under the ACA through Covered California. Many […]

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Grief Brief: Denial

By Kern Valley Sun / October 15, 2019

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun It is often surprising to me who will recover quickly from the loss of a loved one, and who will not. It seems logical to me that highly functioning survivors, rather than those who are somewhat less functioning, would recover swiftly and efficiently. After all, that is the way […]

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Last chance Creek Fishing

By Kern Valley Sun / October 15, 2019

By: Noble SmithSpecial to the Sun Just a short time to go for some of the best creek fishing in the state. It’s a great time to fish our creeks in the high country before they close down for the season in November. Creek flows are down to create a lot of fishable water. That […]

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Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean …

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun When my partner and I were working narcotics, we got a call from the Sheriff’s Department to assist in a meth lab surveillance at a motel. We, along with detectives from another city police department, followed these two guys from the motel through several cities for hours. The two […]

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What do you get when you cross a…

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the SunIn the Bible book of Ecclesiastes, Moses writes, among other things, that whatever happens, past, present or future, it is not new. There is nothing new under the sun, he says. As we say today, thousands of years later, ‘Same ol’ same ol’. Spoiler alert! Until this year, 2019 that […]

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Letters to the Editor: October 9

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

This goes unsaid about bullies at our school. I am a stepmother of one of the bullies. So moms or dads I sure could use some good advice about how to deal with a bully. To all the children here you do not need to put up with being bullied in school. It’s bad enough […]

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Tracy Lee: Mortician Mission

By Kern Valley Sun / October 8, 2019

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun Currently, I am under the care of a physical therapist. As she teaches me the error of my physical movements and improves upon my daily mechanical functions, we chat about all sorts of things. Last week, our conversation turned to our applied fields of labor. She is, as she […]

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