All posts in "Opinion"

Letters to the Editor (pub. November 15, 2017)

By Kern Valley Sun Support / November 14, 2017

Blackened Trees I am an Erskine Fire survivor who returned to my property in May. I am very happy to be back in South Lake and quite grateful for all the community support we received throughout the past year. However, I have one concern I’d like to bring up and hopefully find a resolution. It […]


Healthy Living: Smiling

By Christine Harness / November 8, 2017

It was just recently that the subject of smiling became prominent to me as a result of a personal experience. One evening, as my husband and I stood in line behind a group of seven or eight people waiting to be seated for dinner at a popular restaurant, one of the men directly in front […]


The Reel Cinemaniac: Got Zombies?

By Josh Simpkins / November 8, 2017

The modern zombie horror genre wouldn’t be what it is today without the work of George A. Romero. I think horror fans agree, by and large, that George A. Romero is singlehandedly responsible for the fact that zombies have become a cultural icon today. We wouldn’t have television shows like The Walking Dead, Z Nation, […]


Reel Reviews: Only the Brave

By Josh Simpkins / November 8, 2017

When it comes to civil servants, I hold much respect for our courageous firefighters. Yes, the police keep us safe from criminals, however, a person can be reasoned with, coerced or lulled into submission. Fire, on the other hand, can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or […]


Fishing with Noble: It Depends on Who You Ask

By Noble Smith / November 8, 2017

By Noble Smith The most common question I am asked at the sporting goods store is, “What are the fish biting on?” Since we are located near the upper Kern River, this question is in reference to Rainbow Trout. I question all the successful fishermen I can. I have come up with a list of […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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