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Bring the gym home during shutdowns

By Kern Valley Sun / September 2, 2020

By George Stahl People have been forced to make many lifestyle changes since the onset of COVID-19. We have had to adjust to social distancing, wearing face coverings everywhere, and not meeting in groups larger than what the regional authorities strongly suggest as “safe.” Speaking of the authorities, depending on which state, county, city or […]

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Great advice from the source

By Kern Valley Sun / September 2, 2020

One day as a police sergeant, one of my detectives brought me a missing person case involving a 16-year-old girl to ask for my advice. He said the girl was pregnant and her boy-friend was playing football for the city college. So I told him to call the college and ascertain when the next practice […]

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Gardening around the Kern River Valley

By Kern Valley Sun / September 2, 2020

By Elizabeth Mendia Hello, friends! We’re pleased to announce a new article series on gardening around the Kern River Valley. We plan to interview and feature local gardeners, horticulture experts, students in our local 4-H club and others to explore a myriad of topics. We’ll explore pest management, what grows best in our ecologically diverse […]

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Mail delays threaten access to med orders

By Kern Valley Sun / September 2, 2020

I am a regular contributor to the Medicare Rights Center, a non-profit advocate for those on Medicare. Their current news release by Julie Carter makes me concerned about the upcoming Medicare Annual enrollment in making recommendations for people to use mail order. A data note by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) shows possible trouble ahead […]

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By Kern Valley Sun / August 26, 2020

Every year during the middle of summer my family gets together for a stay at the Falling Waters resort. This year’s get-together involved around twenty family members and friends. Most of them like to relax around the pool, take short hikes along the river, and barbeque and visit. There are a few of us that […]

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Idiot Savings!

By Kern Valley Sun / August 26, 2020

Everyone seems to be stressed these days. With COVID-19 victims increasing, with the smoke from both up north and down south making breathing hard, I thought I would try to lighten the mood for a moment. Mental Health is not my specialty, but the following can at least give us all a breath of fresh […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / August 26, 2020

I read the article in Friday’s Bakersfield Californian (Tahoe is being thrashed) and could not help but see Lake Isabella and the Kern River in everything that was written. We are having literally thousands of people camping around the lake and along the river every weekend. These campers have absolutely zero respect for those of […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / August 26, 2020

Your recent article featured Mr. Dick Blomgren and his desire to help out the scholarship fund at Kern Valley High School. I am thrilled to report that Mr. Blomgren just came to Kern Valley High School and presented us with checks totaling $3,550!! We are thrilled to receive this money, which will help support future […]

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