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Writing Out Loud: TP 1.01

By George Stahl / November 7, 2017

By George Stahl The latest tax to come from the lawmakers of California is called, ‘TP 1.01.’ It is a tax that will be levied on how many rolls of toilet paper is used per household. The hope behind this tax is to reduce the amount of paper that is wasted by the millions of […]

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Veteran’s Day Remarks

By Press Release / November 7, 2017

Mick Gleason Kern County 1st District Supervisor Veterans Day is a day to honor the men and women who have served and to recognize the sacrifices they have made to defend our freedom. As a former Navy Captain and Commander of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, I have served alongside many remarkable sailors and […]

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Beyond the Valley: “Y’all”

By Marsha Smith / November 7, 2017

By Marsha Smith ‘Y’all’ is such a friendly, warm term, at least if you are hearing it in the southern states. Maybe it’s just me, but after spending several weeks in Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri, when someone said ‘y’all,’ you just knew they were going to be helpful and friendly. I thought maybe we Californians […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: GARFIELD!

By Josh Simpkins / November 1, 2017

The Reel Cinemaniac / Josh Simpkins Growing up, one of my favorite Saturday morning cartoon shows and Sunday morning funnies comic-strips was Jim Davis’ Garfield. Garfield appealed to me: he was lazy, witty, opinionated, loved lasagna and, most of all, hilarious. The Garfield comic, which is hailed as one of the most widely distributed and […]

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Bodywisdom: Harmonic Convergence

By Nancy Ivey / October 31, 2017

Bodywisdom / Nancy Ivey While studying trauma last year, I discovered the importance of “attuning” or getting “in sync” with people, particularly children. In his online trauma course, psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk introduced beneficial therapeutic responses like “attunement” which means “acting in a responsive way;” and, “in sync,” referring to “a state where two […]

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Writing Out Loud: GEM

By George Stahl / October 31, 2017

Writing Out Loud / George Stahl According to the Berkeley City Council, carnivals can no longer give fish away as a prize in their midways. You know, the game where for five dollars you get three ping pong balls and the chance to toss them into a small bowl that sits in a field of […]

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Voices of the Valley: What are you most thankful for?

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 31, 2017

“I’m very thankful for my family.” – Lisa Deaver, Bodfish”I’m grateful that through my home owned business, I get to serve others and make them smile on a daily basis.” – Holly Ocampo, Kernville”I am so thankful for the friends and family I have in this valley. They are my lifeblood and the reason I […]

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Letters to the Editor (Pub. 11/01/2017)

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 31, 2017

Thank you, KRV Gun Assoc. Thank you, KRV Gun Association, for inviting the public to share your range during open house, Oct. 28-29. Buck, manning the front table, served as welcome wagon, money taker and dispenser of club information, all greatly appreciated. I especially thank you, Joe, for your patience, instruction and praise. And thanks […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Blade Runner 2049

By Josh Simpkins / October 25, 2017

I have always been an avid fan of all things Sci-Fi. Star Wars, Star Trek, Close Encounters, E.T., V, They Live, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Predator films, and the Alien franchise—I dig them all. However, there was one film it took 20 years for me to enjoy, understand and delight in, and that film […]

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