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  1. The drought's pool conundrum

    We all need to be acutely aware of how serious our ongoing drought is here in California. The water-saving rules put in place are definitely a step in the right direction. One of my big concerns are all the swimming pools in backyards that...

  2. Board is not interested in county's libraries

    The fight is on between the Kern County Board of Supervisors and thousands of citizens who use Kern County libraries. The board is determined to rid itself of those pesky readers. You know -- those darn kids who are just learning to read,...

  3. It's time to replace McCarthy

    Kevin McCarthy has sided with the Democrats once again in allowing President Obama to pass executive amnesty with his yes vote for full funding of Homeland Security. This vote was very important because Obama now feels empowered to pass...

  4. Partygoers should pay the price

    A property owner must get a permit to burn tumbleweeds. Yet there are kids out partying in the foothills, trespassing on private property, starting bonfires, burning trash, old mattresses and any wood they happen to find, getting drunk and...

  5. Don't privatize library system

    The Board of Supervisors did the right thing this week by opening public discussion of their idea of exploring the possibility of turning the county library system over to an out-of-state, for-profit company. I believe the board wants to...

  6. Caltrans needs to make Hwy. 58 a top priority

    Driving to and from Las Vegas is miserable, especially when Highway 58 becomes a two-lane road in San Bernardino County. This road is as bad as any road in California. If you're not stuck behind a truck or stuck in a traffic jam at Kramer...

  7. Great tribute to McFarland girls

    Thank you John Harte for your beautiful and poignant tribute to Sylvia Diaz, Herlinda Gonzalez and the rest of the McFarland High School girls cross- country team ("McFarland tragedy gave boys heart to win," March 15). The story of two...

  8. Don't call a riot a 'protest'

    I don't know how other people feel, but I for one am getting fed up of the TV news labeling a riot a "protest." I fail to understand why when something happens to someone in a certain group in society that may not be right, others in that...

  9. Fixing our roads the right way

    California roads are currently rated as some of the worst in the nation, creating high levels of congestion, wasted fuel and additional cost. According to the American Transportation Research Institute, truckers are spending an extra $1.7...

  10. State water restrictions won't be enforced fairly

    The article in the March 17 Californian announcing pending residential water restrictions is missing some facts on this typical overreach by our Sacramento bureaucrats ("California poised to tighten watering restrictions today"). For those...

  11. Conserve, conserve, conserve

    We who live near Lake Isabella are begging everyone to conserve, conserve, conserve. Lawns do not need to be watered too much. Cars do not need to be washed every week. Toilets do not need to be flushed every time they are used. Lots of...

  12. Gun violence: A second opinion

    In reference to Dr. William Bezdek's newest journey into the gun debate ("Gun violence is a health crisis," March 12): Apparently, he did not take my challenge to ride with the police, or maybe he would have mentioned it. He could have...

  13. Public defender services can be privatized as well

    It is refreshing, if perplexing, that Kern County's chief Public Defender, Mr. Konrad Moore, apparently supports privatizing the services that the libraries provide ("How privatizing libraries became an option," March 10). He must, of...

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