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  1. Rancher is more a traitor than a hero

    I really wish that Mr. Cliven Bundy and his cohorts out in Nevada ("BLM halts seizure of rancher's cattle, citing safety concerns," April 13) could meet President George Washington in the same fashion that their historical predecessors met...

  2. Christians do fight for social justice

    Leonard Pitts ("Again, Christianity is the last to get it right," April 7) takes an angry, broad swipe at Christianity for its "sins of omission" on a wide range of subjects. Lashing out only increases racial tensions and does little good...

  3. Kern County is in denial over drought

    I recently drove through drought-parched Kern County and had dinner at a local restaurant. I was thirsty but asked, using my fingers, for a "little" water. I was served more than a pint. I went into the men's room and saw a guy brushing...

  4. I may be 72, but I'm not dead

    I had a reservation for dinner and dancing for myself and my girlfriend recently. She is 62 years old and I am 72 years old. I am slightly handicapped and a Vietnam veteran. When we arrived at a well-known local establishment, we were...

  5. Recyclers should have more pride

    I thought we were to keep our city clean. But, unfortunately, where I live, it is filthy. A local recycling operation just piles its garbage on top of dumpsters and, when it is full, they leave it in shopping carts beside the dumpster...

  6. Paying it forward, one checkout lane at a time

    On April 14, I was shopping at Dollar General on Brundage Lane. As I came to the checkout, another man offered to let me go first, as I had fewer items than he did. As the last of my items went through, the gentleman told the clerk to...

  7. Maybe the adults are in need of a little education

    In response to "North High rally leads to public apology to seniors," (April 10): As a 30-year resident of Oildale and a former employee of the school districts here, I thought I had seen it all. Apparently, I hadn't. My husband, his father...

  8. Turn water tank into a mural

    A recent letter writer's idea about planting trees in front of the big red water tank was great ("How to hide 'monster' tank," April 16), but in addition to that, how about painting a mural on the tank with a blue sky, mountains and lots of...

  9. 'Monster' tank is bad news

    A great disservice has been done to homeowners in the neighborhood where Vaughn Water Co. constructed that massive, ugly, red water tower ("Looming water tank has some feeling powerless," April 15). I can't imagine what Vaughn, its...

  10. Rewards for cart returns?

    Regarding shopping carts that are strewn all over our city ("Shopping cart theft still a problem, but it's worse in Fresno," April 8), the largest group I've seen are on Edison Highway near Exchange Street. There's probably 12 to 15, maybe...

  11. Thank law enforcement for serving community

    If someone is sarcastic towards law enforcement ("Satire: Looking for a way out? Try this new option," April 16) then they should apply for a job with the police department and apply their skills in that field of endeavor. Personally,...

  12. Preserve historic architecture

    The discovery of the Security Trust bank's historic building facade masked for decades behind an innocuous late-era stucco skin is urban archaeology of the highest magnitude for our region and California architectural history ("Historic...

  13. Pondering the assessor's race

    Who to vote for to be Kern County's next Assessor-Recorder? How important is experience? The reality is that most of these departments pretty much run themselves. Honesty? Ethics? Someone said that this department is regularly and closely...

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