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Conner’s Corner: Top 10 sports movies

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

By Ray Conner Of course, this is my opinion of the top 10 sports movies of all time. 1. We are Marshall Nothing else needs to be said. 2. Sandlot “You’re killing me smalls.” 3. Field of Dreams “If you build it, he will come.” 4. Rudy “I’ve been ready for this my whole life!” […]

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Reel Reviews: Despicable Me 3

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

  By Josh Simpkins Back in 2010, a little animated adventure-comedy by the name of Despicable Me came out of left field and stole the hearts of thousands of movie goers. The overnight success of Despicable Me spawned the better-than-average sequel Despicable Me 2 (2013) and the hilarious and fantastic spinoff film Minions (2015). My […]

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Remembering Chester Bennington

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun An OMG moment can be a double-edged sword: Happy or harrowing, fantastic or fretful. An example of a great OMG moment is when a soldier comes home a few days early from deployment surprising his loved ones with his prompt return. An example of a grievous OMG moment […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP John Heard

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Well, one of my childhood silver screen fathers just left this plane of existence for the next. He may not have been the most observant dad, having left his youngest son home alone twice, but he was a good provider and loving husband. Sadly, I must report that actor John Heard, best […]

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Letters to the Editor: 07/19/2017

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

Auto Shop mishap I took my truck to a local auto shop on July 12, at 3:02 p.m. The shop call me July 13, at 10:30 a.m., and told me to pick up my truck because he (the owner) would not work on it because of a friend of his at another shop. They could […]

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George Runner responds to fire fee suspension

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

Press Release Special to the Sun George Runner today issued the following statement in response to the Legislature’s approval of AB 398, which suspends the so-called “Fire Prevention Fee” until 2031. “For six years, ruling Democrats have extorted money in the form of a fire tax from hundreds of thousands of rural Californians, including many […]

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Healthy Living: Unearned Credits

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

By Christine Harness There are highlights that we sometimes experience through life that leave us feelings of unearned credit and recognition. One such event took place a few years ago when my husband and I participated in an invitational old car tour. Following our passion for antique cars over the past 40 years, we were […]

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Landau bids adieu

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

  By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun “You may be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the Reaper.” Yes, I just quoted Bill & Ted at you, dear reader. However comical the delivery by William Sadler’s Reaper character in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, it is […]

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Fishing with Noble: Kern Starts to Slow, Trout on the Go

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

By Noble Smith Little by little, river flows on the upper Kern are slowing down. This is creating more fishable water. As the flow of the river slows, it opens up more shore access for fishermen. The water will also become much clearer. Fish will move around more searching for food. Anglers are already taking […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Hidden Shame

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

By Tracy Lee Have you ever witnessed something so shameful that the moment you became aware of it, you were instantly ill? So unbelievable that the shock wave of awareness incapacitated your ability to function, and for a moment, you stood frozen, as you were, in time? So startling that your brain had to struggle through […]

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