Letters to the Editor

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  1. Excessive use goes unchecked

    While residing in Lancaster, Calif., years ago, our water district had a tiered system for water rates based on formulas using the size of the residential lot, number of bathrooms/toilets and number of occupants per household. The tiers and...

  2. No protection for the people

    It is long past time to employ some common sense. Has anyone noticed there are a thousand regulations or suggestions on how to conserve water, but not one solid idea on how to increase the supply? We should have been desalinating seawater...

  3. The 10th Amendment: Powers fall to the states

    On July 17, The Californian reprinted an editorial from the Los Angeles Times ("Going a little gun crazy with proposed act"). The editorial referred to the 10th Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the...

  4. Keep mail-service pharmacy

    I am writing in response to a July 19 article in The Californian, "Bill undermines home delivery and harms patients, employers." This piece raised serious questions about efforts of a few to impede cost savings for many. I am opposed to AB...

  5. Talented actor will be missed

    James Garner was a fine actor on stage, screen and television ("Garner has played last role, but his work will endure," July 22). I enjoyed the "Maverick" TV series and, in particular, the 1959 episode "The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill,"...

  6. Over-the-top Obama worship

    Valerie Schultz's column ("Big news: Voters on the right don't like our president," July 19) should have been submitted to People Magazine. Her adoration of the Obamas is sickening. Her blatant hero worship of everything Obama is a bit...

  7. Contraception already provided

    Regarding a recent letter ("Employers should grant workers same freedoms," July 21): The writer states that the Hobby Lobby ruling restricts contraceptives. This is not true. Hobby Lobby has always provided 16 forms of contraceptives. The...

  8. Jury award was rare exception

    The recent jury award to an employee of a local water district ("Jury awards Taft woman $360K for trauma suffered in incident," July 19) flies in the face of a long-standing rule in workers' compensation: the "exclusive remedy" rule. The...

  9. Whoever shot down the plane must face justice

    If the ground crew that shot down the civilian Malaysian airliner realized later they had made a terrible mistake, then they should come forward, admit it and stand for the consequences. They could be charged with a war crime and tried by...

  10. Whatever plan PG&E has, we're going to pay for it

    For some time now, I have been watching -- with mild interest and milder, not-insensitive, dark humor -- the attempts of PG&E to demolish the old power house on Coffee Road. The first attempt consisted of setting off a bunch of dynamite...

  11. Many influences besides Bible

    Regarding Don Clark's article on the roots of America, I must respectfully disagree ("Ignoring our roots puts liberty in danger," July 17). According to Clark, we are to believe that the Bible and the God of the Bible are the only true...

  12. Paws for concern

    People: If the pavement is too hot for you to walk barefoot‚ it is too hot for your dog's paws. Paws can be badly burned very fast. Candace Bunes Bakersfield

  13. Lawsuit may be the answer

    For the umpteenth time these past few weeks I was jolted awake by some idiot whose idea of fun is to set off firecrackers in the middle of the night. My poor dog is a bundle of nerves and may require a course of doggy valium to get through...

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