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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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Ode to the Dead

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

  By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun There are few iconic horror directors in the film making industry. There is a slew of horror directors out there, don’t get me wrong. I’m talking about the rare director that truly takes control of every aspect of their film from writing to editing. Like the concept […]

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Writing Out Loud: The 12 percent

By Kern Valley Sun / July 19, 2017

By George Stahl There is a void in California that is felt by 12 percent of the state’s population. Californians are one of the most year round outdoor enthusiasts in the country, enjoying hiking, rock climbing, skiing, surfing, snowboarding, and hunting. Camping and fishing are arguably the two activities that the majority of California residents do. […]

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