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If the Kern County Board of Supervisors follows through on plans to bring retiring County Administrative Officer John Nilon back to A) “shepherd” his replacement and B) serve in some dippy, made-up “innovation director” position — at a rumored cost of $100,000 a year — someone needs to call …

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When I came to BC many years ago, I saw by the front door of the administration building a plaque dated 1955, with the words “Only the Educated are Free.” I was beginning my teaching career in English and philosophy and was struck by this statement expressing the ideal served by Bakersfield …

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I read the article titled, “Teacher shortage even worse than thought” (Dec. 1), and find it hard to believe that there is teacher shortage here in Kern County. My wife, who is fully credentialed — and has been since 1998 — currently teaches at an outlying rural school district.

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My friend Steve Cronquist is a clear and thoughtful writer, and his published appearances are too few. However, in his Nov. 30 Community Voices article, “Ryan finally learns Trump truth," Steve seems guilty of a bit of bait and switch. The bait is the assertion that Donald Trump won a landsl…

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This is a response to “Testing lacks on crops and oilfield wastewater” (Community Voices, Nov. 29). As a public water agency, Cawelo is committed to ensuring that science-based factual information is disseminated to consumers regarding the use of recycled produced water. As such, Cawelo has …

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Stars Theatre Restaurant is preparing to send a sobering letter to patrons asking for donations through the end of the current season in February while disclosing the future of the venerable Bakersfield theater is uncertain beyond that point.

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