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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Isolation Increases Risk of Suicide

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

By Tracy Lee Last night, I was surfing social media when I came upon a friend’s post stating that upon reflection, he was taking a break from social media. He stated that since the passing of his wife six months ago, his opinion posting had become offensive to his son. He was confused and hurt […]

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KRVR President’s Message

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

By John Blythe Special to the Sun It has been a little over six months since taking office as president of Kern River Valley Revitalization. I am happy to report that our valley’s economy is starting to turn around this summer season with a full lake and a handful of visitors from just about everywhere. […]

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Reel Reviews: Spider-Man: Homecoming

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

By Josh Simpkins When I heard of the Sony Email Hack back in 2014, I really wasn’t all that surprised—given the day and age we live in and the parlance of our time. The revelations that came about because of the hack wasn’t all that surprising either: Men are paid more than women, they want […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Blade

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Everyone seems to point to Iron Man being the film that changed the superhero film landscape. Iron Man was a break though film in every sense of the word, largely thanks to director Jon Faverau and star Robert Downey Jr. However, even president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige knows that the true […]

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Reel Reviews: Cars 3

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Josh Simpkins There are two film franchises within Pixar’s possession that I would say are quite beloved. One, obviously, is the Toy Story trilogy. The other is Cars. Cars, man. What little kid doesn’t like cars? My son loved his Hot Wheels, and I had an extensive collection of Hot Wheels and Matchbox Cars […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP Michael Nyqvist

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Josh Simpkins As I was perusing the inter-webs looking for fun and interesting stories to report, I was struck right in the feels, yet again, by Death’s impartial and unprejudiced judgment. It saddens me deeply to report that Michael Nyqvist, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, who starred in the original The […]

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Bodywisdom: Rules of Engagement

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Nancy Ivey Ever wonder how the ubiquity of texting will affect our evolution? Neurophysiologist Stephen Porges, professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, stresses that physiological connectedness is a biological imperative. He proves this by referencing his polyvagal theory which describes the function of the 10th cranial nerve, the vagus. The vagus […]

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Writing Out Loud: Do You Have VIA

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By George Stahl “Welcome, everyone, to the Kern River Valley!” Thousands flocked to the KRV to take advantage of the fantastic weather, lake and river this past weekend. After so many years of low numbers of vacationers and campers coming to our valley, it was almost like some sort of culture shock as they seemed to […]

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President’s Message: Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce

By Kern Valley Sun / July 5, 2017

By Marsha Smith Wow, what a show, and the finale, my goodness, how can it possibly get any better? I applaud the Fireworks committee, you certainly delivered as promised. Steve Spradlin and his crew made sure all went off without a hitch, Fred and Elaine Roach took care of all the canisters around the valley, […]

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