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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 […]


Healthy Living: Mindfulness Games

By Christine Harness / October 25, 2017

I often find myself reminiscing about my pre-teen years growing up in a small coal-mining town in southern Pennsylvania when my best friend, my sister Evelyn, who was 10 years older, spent much of her time training me in the basics of growing up. I adored my sister, and I put forth full effort to […]


Fishing with Noble: Some Things More Important Than Fishing

By Noble Smith / October 24, 2017

Missed our club tournament on Oct. 7. A co-worker and good friend, Dawn Walker, needed the day off to attend a celebration of life. The life was that of Jack Beaton, a true hero. Shielding his wife from gunfire to save her life. A man’s man, in my eyes. Fishing pressure has been light in […]


The Seventh Planet

By George Stahl / October 24, 2017

It is a huge ball of gas floating around in space. It is the 7th planet from the sun and the third largest of the eight in our solar system. Pluto was deplanetised in 2006 and reclassified as a ‘dwarf planet,’ (In turn, did Disney reclassify its Pluto and move him from Mickey’s pup to […]


Voices of the Valley: 10/18/17

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 17, 2017

What is your favorite thing to drink in the fall?”A nice cup of eggnog with cinnamon sticks next to a fire.” – George Stahl, Bodfish”A mocha frap. It’s my favorite; I actually drink it all year round.” – Tory Lewis, Johnsondale”Viennese coffee.” – Luke Barr, Lake Isabella”Just coffee.” – Morgan Bright, Wofford Heights”Anything pumpkin spice.” […]


The Reel Cinemaniac: Truly Scandalous

By Josh Simpkins / October 17, 2017

The Reel Cinemaniac / Josh Simpkins As I was growing into a man, my parents tried to instill into me morals and values. I was raised to believe in Father God, respect women, and to treat others the way I wish to be treated. In the words of Pecos Bill: “Respect the land, defend the […]


Writing Out Loud: Of Gods and Monsters

By George Stahl / October 17, 2017

By George Stahl Of all of the misquoted, wrongly attributed quotes and just messed up quotes, one of the most famous has to be “Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.” Most people think, because of one misconception or another, that these words appear in the 1818 novel by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. How […]


Voices of the Valley: What is your favorite Halloween costume?

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 10, 2017

“A witch because it’s spooky.” – Arabella Rapose, Lake Isabella”I’m going to be a dragon ninja for Halloween because ninjas are cool and they have a mask.” – Evan Zurn, Bodfish”Anything without a hat… I hate hats.” – Finnegan Brown, South Lake”The Red Power Ranger, because he is my favorite.” – Luke Zurn, Bodfish”We made a […]


Letter to the Editor: Too Much Smoke

By Kern Valley Sun Support / October 10, 2017

On Oct. 5, I awoke gasping for air. I’m 75 and have COPD. I called Western Divide Ranger District, who have the responsibility for suppressing the Lion Fire. The morning of the 8th and 9th at around 11 a.m. you could not see the mountains at the opposite end from the dam. I had a […]

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