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Valley Voice: Fracking

By Kern Valley Sun / September 12, 2018

Dear BLM, I have read your Notice of Intent concerning preparing an EIS to analyze the impacts of hydraulic fracking technology on BLM-administered public land and mineral estate in the Bakersfield Field Office Planning Area which includes the Kern River Valley and its environs. I am a resident of the Kern River Valley. My property […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Prescription Costs

By Kern Valley Sun / September 12, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal SPECIAL NOTICE: Come meet Harry and Staff at the Kern River Valley Hospital Health Fair this Friday, September 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Last year the lobbyists in Washington, DC who represent the pharmaceutical and health products industry donated in political campaign contributions $279,927,483. Allow me to […]

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Rest in paradise, Burt Reynolds

By Kern Valley Sun / September 12, 2018

Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun Friends and neighbors, I have some truly melancholy news. Bandit is running from Smokey in the Great Hereafter. It is with a heavy heart I report that Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Semi-Tough, The Best little Whorehouse in Texas, and the […]

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Reel Reviews: Christopher Robin

By Kern Valley Sun / September 12, 2018

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins In the annals of childhood lore, I would venture to say one of the most iconic and memorable three-word phrases has got to be: “Silly ole bear.” Winnie the Pooh was one of my favorite sets of stories as a child. Eeyore has always been my guy; my Patronus is […]

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Health Insurance Matters: Medical Groups

By Kern Valley Sun / September 5, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal Anyone who has ever sought my advice on selecting a plan to go along with their Medicare will quickly learn that I am not a great fan of the Medicare Advantage HMO plans. I am one of the top leading producers in enrollments, but that is because there […]

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Bodywisdom: You Are What You Eat

By Kern Valley Sun / September 5, 2018

Bodywisdom / Nancy Ivey Would you like to fortify yourself against “sickness, old age and death”? The food we eat and the habits we live by are the crossroads where we choose our direction. In his book The China Study, nutritional scientist T. Colin Campbell presents the epidemiological evidence gained by examining the diets of […]

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Reel Reviews: The MEG

By Kern Valley Sun / September 5, 2018

Reel Reviews / Josh Simpkins When I heard whispers a few years back that Hollywood was interested in developing a film based on Steve Alten’s terrifying novel Meg, I was extremely excited. If they could capture on film even half of Alten’s imagery, I would consider the film a success. Then I heard it was […]

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Writing Out Loud: It’s Her and Us

By Kern Valley Sun / September 4, 2018

By George Stahl The age of the atom has been conquered! Remember those movies that tried to tell us of the horrors and consequences of all of that nuclear testing and radiation exposure back in the ‘50s and ‘60s? Every time a new development came from government scientists, a new movie came out that was […]

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Health Insurance Matters: More Older Adults File for Bankruptcy

By Kern Valley Sun / August 30, 2018

Health Insurance Matters / Harry P. Thal The Medicare Rights Center helps people on Medicare with difficult situations as an advocate for Seniors. I contribute to them and receive a very interesting newsletter. The August 9 edition by Lindsey Copeland provides insight into this rising concern of many seniors. According to a recent study featured […]

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Writing Out Loud: YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER BOAT

By Kern Valley Sun / August 29, 2018

Writing Out Loud / George Stahl “You’re going to need a bigger boat…” Ya think? Sharks. They are the oceans answer to a garbage disposal meets Jack the Ripper. All these creatures do is swim around looking for their next meal. Which could come as soon as they have swallowed their last one. Eat…eat…eat, then […]

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