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To Get Away from the Bomb

By Kern Valley Sun / September 4, 2019

    By Brian Smith Special to the Sun When I was a Captain with the state highway patrol in Visalia, Calif., I finished work one night and was on my way home when I observed a car pass someone using the right shoulder. I’ve learned that when someone passes on the right shoulder, they […]

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Extra! Extra! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

By Kern Valley Sun / September 4, 2019

By George Stahl Special to the Sun It’s 1823. We are looking in at a scene unfolding in a small, falling apart, two room apartment in the middle of County Cork, Ireland. In the outer room, a man and his two sons, and the man’s friend, Sam are fidgeting from sitting to pacing, sitting and […]

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Cop Tales

By Kern Valley Sun / August 28, 2019

By Brian Smith Special to the Sun I was working on the freeway in the San Diego Area when I received a call of a drive-by shooting on the freeway. When I arrived, I observed a male and female teenager standing on the shoulder next to their small Honda Civic. They were hugging each other […]

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Me and So and Solo…Jones

By Kern Valley Sun / August 28, 2019

By George Stahl Special to the Sun We have all read a story that begins, ‘Me and so and so…” Well. I finally have one of those tales. The other day, my wife and I were having dinner in Flagstaff, Arizona at a place called ‘The Lumberyard.’ It’s a usual hang out for the college […]

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Grief Recovery – Mikey Joe

By Kern Valley Sun / August 21, 2019

By Tracy Lee Part of my workload today was to reformat a book that I wrote some time ago. As I neared the end of the book, I came to the pages that contain articles written about a dear friend of mine who died years ago. Once I finished my task of reformatting, I realized […]

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Medicare Advantage HMO Plans Growing

By Kern Valley Sun / August 20, 2019

By Harry P. Thal Many Kern Valley resident have a Medicare Advantage HMO plan. They are offered by many different insurance companies. At this moment, the benefits offered by these plans is a big secret. Policyholders will be mailed a “Annual Notice of Change” and a “Summary of Benefits” in September. The thickness of this […]

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Writing Out Loud: Circle or Rectangle?

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2019

By George Stahl The facets and phases of our lives can be enough to confuse the most intelligent people. Imagine how the rest of us feel. In the movie, The Lion King it was referred to as the Circle of Life. When you look closer though and maybe a little sideways, it seems more like […]

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Letters to the Editor

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2019

Bright Lights Follow-Up Dear Corp of Engineers, It has been over five weeks since sending our letter asking about your too bright lighting at your Lake Isabella Dam facility. When will you be able to respond about hopefully how the Corp will be a good neighbor and tone down your unnecessarily bright lighting? I did […]

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My Difficult Friend

By Kern Valley Sun / August 14, 2019

By Tracy Lee Yesterday, as I was working in my office, one of my assistants asked me if she should publish a memory submitted on our website. I asked her why she wouldn’t, and she read this submission to me. “Helen was her youngest sister, not her daughter. She was my ‘difficult’ Aunt. She was […]

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