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Star Wars: Episode IX-The Rise of Skywalker

By Kern Valley Sun / January 8, 2020

By: Josh SimpkinsSpecial to the Sun All good things must come to an end. Sometimes it’s a jarring, abrupt end, (still waiting on my Dark Angel war Jessica Alba and James Camron.) While other entities traverse generations (to go where no man has gone before…we don’t need any roads…because Goonies never say die.) After forty-plus […]

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Taken from Gaddafi

By Kern Valley Sun / December 31, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun While working narcotics in the mid 1980’s, my partner and I arrested a woman several times for being under the influence of heroin. Her husband knew of a cocaine dealer that dealt in the kilo range. We teamed up with other law enforcement agencies in the county since we […]

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Letter to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / December 31, 2019

I read about the new Forest Service Visitor’s Center for Lake Isabella that is in the planning stages. I hope it will have an automatic door button openers for the outer doors and restrooms. According to the Federal Architecture Barrier Act of 1989 (ABA), the doors just can’t weigh over 5 pounds. Since that time […]

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Vision

By Kern Valley Sun / December 31, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun Since people began counting, numbers have had a substantial influence in our lives. We use them in every aspect of everything we do. Remember in school when the teacher was trying to get us to understand what numbers do, and we said to ourselves, ‘I’m never going to have […]

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A parent’s guide to childhood grief

By Kern Valley Sun / December 31, 2019

By Tracy LeeSpecial to the Sun My youngest grandson died one and a half years ago. His birth date was also his death date. This journey of being a survivor has not been an easy one. Although, we were blessed with his birth, his eyes closed, and our hearts were broken. His siblings, babies themselves, […]

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Happy New Year

By Kern Valley Sun / December 31, 2019

By: Harry P. ThalSpecial to the Sun It is official. It is 2020. The ball dropped in Times Square, and three hours later, the instant replay had those of us on the left coast toasting each other. I trust you walked to your party or had a designated driver. This New Year brings a new […]

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Cop Tales: Don’t Tell Her

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

By Brian SmithSpecial to the Sun When I came on the job at the ripe old age of 23, my first assignment was in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Now even though I was 23 years old, I probably looked like I was 17 (by the way, I don’t look young for my […]

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Health Insurance Matters: New Year, New Rules, New Opportunities

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

By Harry ThalSpecial to the Sun First off, Happy New Year to all my readers, friends and the Kern River Valley. With the State of California advertising like crazy, I trust you are aware that California requires all residents to have health insurance for 2020. While the Federal Government is backing off, California is moving […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

The Kern River Valley Community emergency response team will be teaching Red Cross first aid, CPR and AED and the basic cert classes in January. CPR and AED cost will be $45 first aid will be $30. The basic CERT training is free Basic CERT is 8 modules to teach you and your family how […]

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George Stahl: Reindeer, Elves, and Santa

By Kern Valley Sun / December 24, 2019

By George StahlSpecial to the Sun Sinterklaas is getting ready right now to take flight and will, sometime during the night be at your house to personally deliver the things you asked for for Christmas. Better known as Santa Claus, he is probably the most famous elf of all time. He was born over 1,750 […]

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