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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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Writing Out Loud: Running with the River is No Bull

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

By George Stahl Earnest Hemmingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises was first published in 1926. It was about a group of friends traveling from Paris to Pamplona, Spain to participate in the Running of the Bulls. This is an event that is held during the festival known as Sanfermines, honoring Saint Fermin. The crux of the […]

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Letters to the Editor (7/12/17)

By Kern Valley Sun / July 12, 2017

When is enough, enough? How much longer must the citizens of the Kern River Valley be forced to live under poor air quality conditions? The Sequoia National Forest has been responsible for unhealthy air quality in our valley for far too long. The Erskine and Cedar Fires of last year were bad enough for everyone’s […]

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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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