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Reel Reviews: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

By Kern Valley Sun / August 13, 2019

By Josh Simpkins For those who follow my musings, you all know I love me some Quentin Tarantino. His screenplays and films, or shall I say his writing and directing style, are second to none in my opinion. Not once have I been disappointed in a Tarantino production. The way he crafts his characters and […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Happy 29th Anniversary

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

By Harry P. Thal This month, Social Security celebrates the 29th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act. It was signed into law by George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. Disability affects millions of Americans. The definition of disability is different under Social Security than it may be defined by the state or private […]

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Healthy Living: Proper Body Mechanics

By Kern Valley Sun / August 8, 2019

By Christine Harness During the past week, much of the staff of our local hospital and I participated in a refresher class for the use of proper body mechanics. Attending this class, instructed by our talented physical therapists, broadened my overall awareness of the importance of the wide-spread need for ongoing training and retraining for […]

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Writing Out Loud: REBOOT

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

By George Stahl Have you ever had one of those days when just everything you tried didn’t work? Nothing was going to go right no matter how hard you tried, or what you did. It was just all going to go to spit. Even what you said came out wrong, or was misunderstood by the […]

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August President’s Message: Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

By Judy Hyatt July was an amazing month for the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce. We have experienced earthquakes, a packed house during the July 4th celebrations, great summer weather, and family reunions. Our Stars and Stripes Extravaganza was the best. The fireworks were amazing, and crowds were large. We are very fortunate that […]

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Letters to the Editor (Pub. August 7, 2019)

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

  Mesa Fire in Squirrel Valley Kern County Fire, U.S. Forest Service, BLM, Cal Fire, Kern County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, air support (those amazing pilots and spotters), heliport, Caltrans and Cal Water. Thank you, Kyle Steinberg, for spotting the fire and calling 911. The first group to respond was the South Lake station […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Funeral Service

By Kern Valley Sun / August 7, 2019

By Tracy Renee Lee Funeral Service is a unique business. A funeral director meets her clients on the worst day of their lives and helps them traverse the daunting task of laying significant loved ones to rest. There are many decisions that must be made that affect the estate in which the survivor may now […]

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Writing Out Loud: Mutts Rule

By Kern Valley Sun / July 30, 2019

By George Stahl In a William Shakespeare play, in Act 5 Scene 1, his character, Hamlet, was coming home when he saw a guy named Laertes standing in the grave of Ophelia, Laertes’ sister and Hamlet’s lover. Hamlet was a little disturbed by this and he told the guy to get out. He told him […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Death Occurs when Life Ends

By Kern Valley Sun / July 30, 2019

By Tracy Lee I was reading an article this weekend about a prominent woman who recently miscarried her baby. Upon miscarriage, she temporarily stepped out of the public limelight. The public would not accept her absence without all sorts of speculation, and thus, she came forward to explain herself and save her reputation. The miscarriage […]

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Writing Out Loud: FORGET THE FAVA BEANS AND CHIANTI

By Kern Valley Sun / July 23, 2019

By George Stahl ******Warning! Reading this any further may cause nausea, dizziness, and an overall uneasy feeling. Reader discretion is highly advised. Having said that, you know you want to really read it now!***** Move over Hannibal Lecter, Walking Dead Zombies and that lady coroner who eats victims’ brains to determine cause of death. There’s […]

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