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Writing Out Loud: It’s Just Like Riding a Bike

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

There are some things that we never really forget how to do. Riding a bike is usually thought to be at the top of the list. In fact, it’s become a sort of mantra for anything we are asked to do that we think is too difficult, or something that we may have done once […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: I disagree

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

By Josh Simpkins When I am researching what to write about, I come across other opinions that differ from my own. No surprise there. I’m positive my opinion differs from some who read my work. I never really call out a colleague, and I’m not doing this now, by any means. However, the other day […]

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Reel Reviews: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Have you ever made something only to think if you did it again it would come out better? So, you make it again, but its only slightly better than before. However, it is better, so you are content. Contentment soon fades and you want to remake your item yet again, so you […]

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RIP Glenne Headly

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Special to the Sun Growing up in the 1980s as I did, I had my share on onscreen crushes. Alongside my friends, I lusted after Carrie Fisher, Heather Locklear, and Brooke Shields, to name a few. However, I had one crush that wasn’t quite understood by my contemporaries: the beautiful, charming and […]

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Writing Out Loud: Have a Good Week

By Kern Valley Sun / May 17, 2017

By George Stahl Where is it all going? Just this last week alone, things happened that caused a lot of heads to shake, some to nod and even some to hang down. The state of the world as a whole, unlike the symbol of the Kentucky Derby, which was won by a horse named Always […]

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Letters to the Editor: 05/17/17

By Kern Valley Sun / May 17, 2017

Support of Measure C It is my pleasure to share with you the reasons I support the Kern Valley Hospital and Measure C. I was born in the Kern Valley and graduated from Kern Valley High School in 1954. After working in Ridgecrest for Southern California Edison (SCE), I was given the opportunity to return […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Death of a Loved One

By Kern Valley Sun / May 17, 2017

By Tracy Lee Following the death of a loved one, there may be a significant need to reach out for emotional support. This can be accomplished through a support group, an understanding cleric, a professional funeral practitioner or a therapist. How do you know if you need professional assistance? If you find that you have […]

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Body Wisdom

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Nancy Ivey Research into tuning forks and the potential trauma stored in the biofield led me to psychiatrist Bessel Van Der Kolk, director of the Boston Trauma Center and noted expert in the field. In his recent book, The Body Keeps the Score, Van Der Kolk promotes yoga as a therapeutic intervention for traumatized people […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: Fast 5 News

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Sometimes when I’m in search of a news worthy story to share with all my friends and neighbors, I find myself enamored with multiple small, surprising tidbits that just stick with me. These little tales that can be summed up in the span of a tweet can be almost as shocking as […]

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Reel Reviews: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

By Kern Valley Sun / May 10, 2017

  By Josh Simpkins You know, sometimes, I just absolutely love my job. This is one of those times. Buckle your seatbelts, friends and neighbors, because the Guardians are back, baby! That’s right! I have seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—starring Chris Pratt (Passengers), Zoe Saldana (Live by Night), Dave Bautista (Enter the Warrior’s […]

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