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Our Opinion: Tragedy in Las Vegas

By Marsha Smith / October 3, 2017

  “The staff at the Kern Valley Sun has a heavy heart as we send our prayers out to all of those who lost a loved one or who are also praying for their loved one’s recovery following the Las Vegas shooting. May no one reading this ever have to endure such a violent and […]

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THE REEL CINEMANIAC: Tarantino & The Final Frontier

By Josh Simpkins / September 26, 2017

The Reel Cinemaniac / Josh Simpkins With J.J. Abrams’ control over the Star Wars franchise and Jon Favreau churning out live action remakes of classic Disney animated features, have you ever wondered what one of your favorite films would be like if it received a fresh take from one of your current favorite directors? Such […]

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HEALTHY LIVING: My Career Choice

By Christine Harness / September 26, 2017

Healthy Living / Christine Harness As I look back over my extended years of working as an occupational therapist, I like to take time to review all of the additional benefits I have enjoyed beyond the basics of a good job choice. Through the years, I have had the good fortune of working with many […]

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Latest Star Wars Far, Far Away from Production

By Josh Simpkins / September 26, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun There has been a great disturbance within the Force. Thanks to what is being dubbed “creative differences,” director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) has left the production of Star Wars: Episode IX. It would seem Trevorrow exited the project after issues with the script persisted throughout development, with the […]

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Writing Out Loud: The Only Way to Go Down River

By George Stahl / September 26, 2017

On the morning of what was to be the last chance to hit the rapids, a group of 12 people met at Mountain River Adventures up the road from Kernville. They were going on a half-day trip down the lower Kern, and as they waited to be fitted for their life vests and helmets, they […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Profound Love

By Tracy Lee / September 26, 2017

Recently, I have received several correspondences asking a question similar to the following, “Why does losing your loved one hurt so much after three years?” Last night I read a post online, written by one of my dear cousins. She was grieving the sixth year anniversary of her mother’s loss. Her heart remains completely broken […]

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Fishing with Noble: Schooled on Lake Isabella

By Noble Smith / September 19, 2017

By Noble Smith / Fishing with Noble Smith After 10 days of work, it was time to fish a tournament. Lake Isabella Bass Club held its tournament on September 9. I spent Friday evening prepping my four rods with the best baits possible for this time of year. I was confident my partner, Roy King, […]

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King of the Box Office

By Josh Simpkins / September 19, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun So, the Warner Bros./New Line 2017 remake of the 1990 miniseries Stephen King’s IT, based on King’s terrifyingly gripping novel of the same name, is a huge success. IT came crashing in to cinemas on the first weekend in September like a nitrous fueled carny ride, shattering the […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: SOMBER FAST 5

By Josh Simpkins / September 19, 2017

By Josh Simpkins / The Reel Cinemaniac As you may or may not recall, friends and neighbors, sometimes when I’m in search of a news worthy story to report, I find myself enamored with multiple small, surprising news bytes that just stick with me. These little tales that can be summed up in the span […]

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