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  1. Fees for retrieving case files? That is ridiculous

    Wednesday, Apr 23 2014 11:06 PM

    I have been a lawyer since 1959. I was first admitted in Alabama, later in Texas, and in California in 1987. I have a country-boy opinion about what duties the folks at the courthouse owe to the public.

    I believe that any living person should be able to go to any office in the courthouse and ask to see a copy of any document that is filed there. They can be required to pay a reasonable fee if they desire a copy of the document, regardless of the time involved in retrieving the copy. It should not be based upon the time involved.

    A recent article reported that state code authorizes the court to charge a file-retrieval fee ("Ask TBC," April 21). I think that is ridiculous. My well-earned reputation probably is responsible for the fact...

  2. Rancher isn't the problem

    I think a recent letter writer thinking Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy was a traitor is a little off ("Rancher more a traitor than a hero," April 20). Whether or not Mr. Bundy was grazing on federal land is not the problem. The problem is...

  3. A costly, dishonest mistake

    Public opinion polls reveal that the American public is upset abut the stalling economy, increasing government dysfunction and soaring government debt. Expectations are that the economy is falling below its potential. Add this to a pattern...

  4. Tank is bad, turbines are worse

    I keep looking at The Californian's April 15 front-page picture of the "big red monster" water tank in Linda Burton's backyard. She and many other Kern County residents are feeling "powerless." Try having a 50-60 story industrial wind...

  5. 'Monster' water tank is much ado about nothing

    About the "monster" tank referred to as "that massive, ugly, red water tower" ("'Monster' tank is bad news," April 18): Don't they realize that is the primer coat and the tank will be painted a neutral earth tone color when the job is...

  6. Make the best of this situation

    I know Linda Burton, the homeowner pictured with the hideous "monster tank" looming over her backyard ("Looming water tank has some feeling powerless," April 15). Linda is a gifted graphic artist, having designed many of the best ads...

  7. Identify the 'real crooks' in Nevada ranch standoff

    Let's revisit the response in The Californian by Robert Price, whom I agree with most of the time, regarding Cliven Bundy ("Sound Off: Enough lies! Sic BLM on border and leave rancher alone," April 19). My disagreement is with the...

  8. People are willing to stand up

    I rallied along with everyone else for rancher Cliven Bundy in Nevada. He is a great American. Although there is more to it, and he isn't the best to rally behind, I think people want to stand up against this government and tell them to...

  9. Change children's attitudes

    Yes, Danny Morrison, underprivileged minority children are different ("Yes, these kids are different," April 18). However, underprivileged non-minority children are also different. I was not a traditional minority child. I was a poor...

  10. A little concern goes a long way

    I always look forward to Danny Morrison's Community Voices articles. He and I are of a like mind, and I agree with many of his points about underprivileged minority children. However, I'm not sure what he meant by "the disconnect between...

  11. HSR Authority is not listening

    The High-Speed Rail Authority in its Draft 2014 Business Plan repeatedly boasts its outreach to stakeholders, likely in response to criticism it has been unresponsive to stakeholders. Although I have no property in the path of the rail...

  12. This is social justice?

    According to an Easter Sunday letter writer ("Christians do fight for social justice," April 20), abortion is currently the most-pressing social justice issue. Since when is forcing a woman to be pregnant against her will considered social...

  13. Continue efforts to fight child abuse in our county

    What causes parents to be viciously cruel to their offspring is seemingly due to distressful situations, such as poverty, unfaithful spouses or spousal maltreatment. In their younger days, their own parents were also cruelly treated. We...

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