Cold outside. It's sweater vest time -- what a look -- although there are friends who think vests are dorky and would prefer not to be seen with people who wear them.
I own three, which is nothing compared to Carl, the tux guy, with whom I was talking recently.
"I must have close to 30," he said. "I pulled a couple out and I saw that the moths had gotten to them."
I told him I was sorry but what I really was thinking was, "You poor son of a gun. My vests are fine. I don't have a moth problem like you do."
I felt superior even though he had a 30-to-three vest advantage over me. Mine were intact. Moths flew over our house like migrating ducks to get to his.
For many, the holiday season is a time of laughter, family and creating memories. For others, like teens at Kern Bridges Youth Homes, it can be a time of sadness.
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GIVING THANKS: Life can be chaotic and challenging, and sometimes heartbreaking, but we all have our lists of things to be thankful for in this world.
Among mine this Thanksgiving: I am blessed with a core group of friends who have been there to listen, support, guide and challenge me; I have two grown daughters, Bakersfield girls them both, who are off making their own way in the world; I have a rewarding job and live in a town I proudly call home; I have my health that I work every day to maintain; I have the memories of a mother who had no equal; and, finally, I have a 9-year-old tabby cat whose soft purr and head nudges wake me each morning. To ask for more would border on pure greed.
Central Valley farmland owners will soon be eligible for $20 million from the California High-Speed Rail Authority in exchange for a commitment not to develop their agricultural property.
Kern County Animal Services Director Shyanne Schull is leaving Kern County to become director of Washoe County Regional Animal Services in Reno, Nev.
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About a quarter of KBAK-TV viewers went without their fix of "NCIS: Los Angeles" and television news broadcasts when the local CBS affiliate went black for more than 24 hours, starting Monday morning.
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