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Reel Reviews: Cars 3

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Josh Simpkins There are two film franchises within Pixar’s possession that I would say are quite beloved. One, obviously, is the Toy Story trilogy. The other is Cars. Cars, man. What little kid doesn’t like cars? My son loved his Hot Wheels, and I had an extensive collection of Hot Wheels and Matchbox Cars […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP Michael Nyqvist

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Josh Simpkins As I was perusing the inter-webs looking for fun and interesting stories to report, I was struck right in the feels, yet again, by Death’s impartial and unprejudiced judgment. It saddens me deeply to report that Michael Nyqvist, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, who starred in the original The […]

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Bodywisdom: Rules of Engagement

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Nancy Ivey Ever wonder how the ubiquity of texting will affect our evolution? Neurophysiologist Stephen Porges, professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, stresses that physiological connectedness is a biological imperative. He proves this by referencing his polyvagal theory which describes the function of the 10th cranial nerve, the vagus. The vagus […]

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Writing Out Loud: Do You Have VIA

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By George Stahl “Welcome, everyone, to the Kern River Valley!” Thousands flocked to the KRV to take advantage of the fantastic weather, lake and river this past weekend. After so many years of low numbers of vacationers and campers coming to our valley, it was almost like some sort of culture shock as they seemed to […]

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President’s Message: Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Marsha Smith Wow, what a show, and the finale, my goodness, how can it possibly get any better? I applaud the Fireworks committee, you certainly delivered as promised. Steve Spradlin and his crew made sure all went off without a hitch, Fred and Elaine Roach took care of all the canisters around the valley, […]

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Valley Voice (Pub 07/05/17)

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

Submitted by Fellow Travelers of Highway 178 July 23, 2015, was the first meeting of the group of folks who became known as Fellow Travelers on the Canyon Section of Highway 178. At that meeting, we discussed our concerns about safety on the canyon section of Highway 178 with Highway Patrol officers and a representative of […]

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Interesting History: The Battle of Gettysburg

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

  By Clayton Huckaby The events of July 4, 1776, will be revered for as long as the United States of America is a free nation. That day marked the beginning of a promise that would eventually lead to freedom from the tyranny of King George III; however, nearly 90 years later one of the […]

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Conner’s Corner: Poop; its a problem

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Ray Conner First, my apologies if this headline offends any one of my two or three readers, but there is a problem and a very easy solution to the problem. Then the other reader that doesn’t get offended might be wondering why this is being presented in my personal forum in the sports pages of […]

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RIP Nelsan Ellis

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun Oh man, as a closet Truebie, this one hit me right in the feels. Award-winning film and television actor and playwright Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series True Blood, passed away on July 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, after […]

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Writing Out Loud: It’s a Great Place to Visit

By Kern Valley Sun / June 28, 2017

By George Stahl You have had a pretty stressful week. The kids are restless on summer break; your garbage disposal just burned out; you have a drip that just started on the hose bib on the side of the house, and it seems like everyone you know, also some people you don’t, are demanding precious […]

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