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  1. Yes, we can get off fossil fuel and thrive

    By The Bakersfield Californian
    Thursday, Oct 23 2014 01:46 AM

    Kerry McGill ("Anti-science ignorance has US headed in the wrong direction," Oct. 21) makes some great points; but we're not to the point where we celebrate ignorance. Truth is, we are just not smart enough to easily ferret out the lies and misinformation that comes our way. My stepdaughter went through real doubts about vaccinating her first born. She made the right decision but it was a struggle. How was she to know when the Internet was rampant with misinformation? If McGill is right, that it all started with fraudulent data and one bad doctor, then that doesn't bode well for us as we confront global warming.

    Climate science faces an army of bad doctors and scientists. According to a 2013 study at Drexel University, the amount of money...

  2. Respect for life under attack

    Community Voices writer Audrey Chavez expressed some interesting opinions regarding gay and lesbian acceptance in society ("Gays and lesbians are gifts; show them the love that God commands," Oct. 20). I am in agreement that we are...

  3. Christians don't 'own' marriage

    I am incredulous reading Tim Stormont's op-ed in a recent Californian regarding same-sex marriage (Oct. 22). Christians do not "own" the term marriage. It is not an infringement on one segment of society's religious freedom to allow the...

  4. Doctor shared many lessons

    I was sorry to read in the Oct. 18 obituary notices of the death of Dr. Lawrence R. Borgsdorf. He was the pharmacist for Kaiser Southern California who oversaw their program for older patients, and for many years he taught the pharmacology...

  5. If you're registered, what is the problem with ID?

    I don't understand these "Mixed signals on voting rights" (Oct. 19). I mean, if the law would prevent as many as 5 percent of registered voters in Texas (or 600,000 people in all) from casting ballots -- and the new law would hinder voting...

  6. Post office helpful, professional

    I must take exception to the recent letter dated Oct. 18 titled, "Not impressed with downtown post office." Because of business, I go into this post office five days a week. I have never received anything but friendly and professional...

  7. Even small grants makes big changes

    Thank you to Louis Medina for his Community Voices piece ("The story of two grants has a happy ending for local youth," Oct. 17) illustrating the impact that a small grant can make. The Women's and Girls' Fund, a leadership initiative of...

  8. Accidents at 'dangerous' intersection expected

    The story about the two high school students who were struck in the crosswalk near Foothill High School is tragic but not unexpected ("Alleged distracted driver strikes, injures 2 teens walking to school," Oct. 17). I drive through that...

  9. Will anyone in 'the palace' listen?

    Jack Balfanz's article ("Cash 'coma'? Why city housing costs are worth another look," Oct. 16) is right on the money. No pun intended. When the initial article came out on Aug. 27, I crunched the numbers as Jack Balfanz did, and gagged. Our...

  10. Found wallet a reason for praise

    Cheers for Winco for their customers. I left my wallet in the shopping cart and was frantic. When I got home and realized, I called Winco, and sure enough, one of their customers found it and turned it in. Thank the Lord. Shirley E....

  11. Not impressed with downtown post office

    If I was editor of a newspaper, even if it was mimeographed, the most important article that I would write would be about the downtown post office. If you would go down there and read the information on the front door and on the side door,...

  12. Another lost wallet, another return

    I want to thank the person who turned in my wallet at the Dollar Tree on Wilson Road on Saturday, Oct 11. The Lord bless you! I hope it was you who took the money. You deserve it! You could have just thrown it away but you didn't. You took...

  13. Local driving behavior a wreck

    In regards to the recent letter writer claiming, "locals are capable of driving safely," ("City should take lead in promoting progressive traffic flow," Oct. 16) I would like to know what isolated part of this community she lives in,...

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