November is one of my favorite months of the year. Maybe it's because of Thanksgiving, a time to enjoy with the family while feasting and catching up on things. Or maybe because it's my birthdays. Yes, I said "birthdays."

A few days before opening day of the waterfowl season a few weeks ago, my son Steve and I drove up to my hunt area to start water into the duck club I share with hunting partner Joe Covello.

RIP JOHN ROUS: Our community lost one of our best with the death of John Rous, a kind and gregarious man who died earlier this week while riding his bicycle near Ethel's Old Corral. Rous was killed when his bike was hit by a woman driving a late model Scion around 10:30 a.m. He was a lifelon…

My youngest brother Bobbie played the song “Sabor a Mi” on his cell phone. As my other siblings and spouses watched from our tables, my baby sister Nancy danced with my older brother Willie to my mom’s favorite song. We were on the patio deck of the Asylum Restaurant in Jerome, Ariz.

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This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian’s news coverage. Your questions — which may be edited for space — are answered here each Saturday by The Californian’s Robert Price.

I am commenting on the letter that Tom Fallgatter submitted ("Writer only concerned about himself," Oct. 29). The estate tax should not exist. Families passing it down should be able to do just that. There should be no tax.

Jenifer Pitcher was having lunch at Luigi’s with friends, and they were walking over to (what was then) Narducci’s and onto Pyrenee’s Cafe for live music.

The year was 2011 and I had orders assigning me to 4th Brigade (Airborne), 25th Infantry at Fort Richardson, Alaska. I requested that duty station earlier in the year because this was the next Airborne infantry unit deploying to Afghanistan.

I was approached last summer by Highland High School head football coach Mike Gutierrez with the idea of purchasing specially designed football jerseys to help raise awareness for breast cancer. The team wanted to wear the jerseys in a game during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awa…

House of Flowers, a floral shop in downtown Bakersfield, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. Currently putting finishing touches on a renovation of their space at 19th Street to commemorate the occasion, the owners are busier than ever.

This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian’s news coverage. Your questions — which may be edited for space — are answered here each Saturday by The Californian’s Robert Price.