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Writing Out Loud: Pull Over for Speeders

By Kern Valley Sun / August 9, 2017

By George Stahl We need to be told what to do. We innately want some kind of structure in our lives, and we expect everyone who shares our space to respect that. This is not a scientific fact, nor is it a sociological observation. It is simply a common sense thing. Like don’t touch the […]

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Reel Reviews: War for the Planet of the Apes

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Josh Simpkins I have a little something to confess, dear friends and neighbors. I have actually been quite satisfied with the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise. In 2011, Rise of the Planet of the Apes introduced us to Caeser and showed us how the downfall of man began. In 2014, Dawn of the […]

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Writing Out Loud: Working like a dog

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By George Stahl Over the last 500 years, when people realized special holidays meant special sales days, the 365 day calendar has been filled with a day for this and a day for that. Even people who write columns in newspapers have a special day. This year it was Tuesday, April 18. Getting to the point […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Twin movies

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Josh Simpkins There is a trend in Hollywood that is blatantly practiced, only the public at large doesn’t seem to acknowledge it. I am sure somebody notices and brings it to the attention of their friends and neighbors, but nobody seems to think it is that big of a deal. Well, I think it […]

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Healthy Living: Trigger finger disorder

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Christine Harness Trigger Finger is one of the most common causes of hand pain and disability, when the flexor tendon (or tendons) cause painful popping or snapping as the patient tries to flex then extend the affected finger. A patient may present with a digit locked in a particular position, most often flexed, and […]

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Interesting History: The Scope’s Trial

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Clayton Huckaby In the modern world, public schools are barred from teaching any kind of religious beliefs in a science class. This is in keeping with the first amendment and the provision that says that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” While this may […]

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Letters to the Editor: 08/02/17

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

Picking a Primary Care Physician As a retired person, I am on Medicare. I signed up for United Healthcare several years ago. One requirement was that I had to select a primary care physician. I must visit this physician in order to get referrals for more extensive tests. I believe a great way for the […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Fear

By Kern Valley Sun / August 2, 2017

By Tracy Lee Today is a stressful day for me. My mother had surgery this morning. She is not doing quite as well as we had hoped. She remains on a ventilator, as she is unable to breathe for herself. I set my alarm clock for an early morning and drove to the city where […]

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Writing Out Loud: Walking with 100 Giants

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

By George Stahl The Trail of 100 Giants is just above Johnsondale, about 40 miles from Kernville. If you haven’t been there for a few years or if you have never been there, it is really something to experience. Surprisingly this past weekend, the majestic redwoods were the hot spot of the Sequoia National Forest. The […]

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Electrical safety for pool owners

By Kern Valley Sun / July 26, 2017

Press Release Paul Netter, SCE With summer in full swing, has your swimming pool been inspected within the past year by a licensed electrician or pool contractor? It’s a safe idea to get that done right away. Potential hidden electrical dangers in and around pools, as well as hot tubs and spas, should not be […]

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