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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Fear

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Tracy Lee Today is a stressful day for me. My mother had surgery this morning. She is not doing quite as well as we had hoped. She remains on a ventilator, as she is unable to breathe for herself. I set my alarm clock for an early morning and drove to the city where […]

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Writing Out Loud: Walking with 100 Giants

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

By George Stahl The Trail of 100 Giants is just above Johnsondale, about 40 miles from Kernville. If you haven’t been there for a few years or if you have never been there, it is really something to experience. Surprisingly this past weekend, the majestic redwoods were the hot spot of the Sequoia National Forest. The […]

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Electrical safety for pool owners

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

Press Release Paul Netter, SCE With summer in full swing, has your swimming pool been inspected within the past year by a licensed electrician or pool contractor? It’s a safe idea to get that done right away. Potential hidden electrical dangers in and around pools, as well as hot tubs and spas, should not be […]

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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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