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Is anybody but me tired of the left lying about the Trump presidency? I am really sick of it. For all you liberals, and I know this state is full of them, you used to rub arms with Trump before his presidency. You used to go golfing with him, dinners with him, invited him to your wedding, be…

An article written by Matt Levin of CALmatters (Amid Housing Crisis why 2 out of 5 California Millennials Live at Home), mention a number of possible reason why they are not moving out of their parents' home. However, this article misses the primary reason why Millennials are still living at…

Mr. Haughness claims to be an educator and a writer. If he really is an educator, he would know his letter of Sunday, May 14, was written well above the comprehension of most people. His phrasing and wording is quite gut wrenching. His sentences can be as long as 36 words; some even longer. …

Approximately one year ago, one of the HVAC units in our home became inoperable and the cost to pay for a new unit was prohibitive. Our contractor suggested the HERO program. We were pleased with the ease of access to the program, the clear description of its parameters and the effort of the…

Who has not seen the pictures of Trump and Oval Office guests taken by the Russian news organization, Tass? Tass recorded pictorially President Trump's Oval Office meeting with the Russian emissary who is at the center of the controversy of illegal, if not unethical Russian contact with Gen.…

As a resident of the 3rd Ward, I know what it's like to have a businessman as my council member. I have approached Ken Weir twice with issues of out-of-town developers. Once I was told he talked to the developer and they said they would resolve all our issues. If resolve all our issues means…

Liberals never learn, do they? The American voters gave them a clear message last Nov. 8 that even with a total of $623 million in campaign donations Hillary Clinton could not win. With all the 98 percent of the media's lying attempts to derail Donald Trump’s candidacy they did not win. With…

The smaller Trump's shrinking base becomes, the more egregious his dictatorial actions will be. This petty tyrant is on the way out. Sooner, the better for all of us. Face it, Trump sycophants, James Comey was getting too close to the truth on the Trump/Putin love fest. Easy to predict that …

Cynthia Sarratt's commentary about the lack of motivation of eighth graders (Community Voices: "Our habit of 'social promotion' hurts middle schoolers," May 9), stems from this: Because Kern County doesn't have all unified school districts (which means the student attends the same district, …

I am in total agreement with Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner's obvious comment from the May 9 board meeting, referring to immigration reform, that "Kern County can't make the changes that must be made to truly fix the situation." I also agree with his statement that "our leaders in Wash…

Sacramento legislators are ready to tell everyone about all of the merits of the recently created Senate Bill 1 for repair of highways and roads in California. Thanks to the one-party control structure in the state government, this bill apparently went through the legislative process with ve…

Reading Steven Mayer's excellent, but heartbreaking story about Corporal Lang's untimely death in today's (May 13) Californian makes be both sad and angry. Sad as always when anyone young dies before their time. Angry because this did not have to happen.

In the Californian (Sunday Forum: Counter-Coulter: Academia doesn't have any responsibility to give voice to illogic and hate, May 14), Norm Haughness of Tehachapi, wrote that Ann Coulter should not be allowed to speak about conservative values on college campuses in California. Norm knows f…

Norm Haughness, you are so wrong. Universities have the right and the responsibility to allow all viewpoints to be heard in public forum. You are not the arbiter of who should, and should not, have the right to free speech, and I completely reject your thesis. What these people say may be re…

After reading the Community Voice by Norm Haughness (May 14), I am reminded of the many times I have read or heard the venom and hatred spewed out by some liberals and thought to myself, "they are giving an excellent description of themselves." If you disagree with their opinion, you are low…

After reading the column by Cynthia Sarratt (Community Voices: “Our habit of ‘social promotion’ hurts middle schoolers,” May 9), I must say, what are we going to do about it? I’ve been teaching Science to 7th- and 8th-grade students for the last 22 years. Students are well aware of the fact …

In regard to the charlatan in the Oval Office firing FBI director James Comey, the President justified his blatant attempt to short-circuit the House investigation by telling the nation on May 9, “It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confiden…

Victor and his pregnant wife Olivia cross a river, breaking United States law. They are not U.S. citizens and have no rights. They're given shelter, food, and directions by supportive, covert groups along their harrowing journey. Their destination is one of several sanctuary cities to the north.

A full-page ad has been running in The Californian placed by an organization that is telling us that we should be more “tolerant” of the illegal alien population in our country. I wonder if the folks behind the ad have ever pondered how they would like it if the tables were turned.

If we want to save our schools and future students, we need to put Cynthia Sarratt in charge (Community Voices: "Our habit of 'social promotion' hurts middle schoolers," May 9). Students must not only be taught that bad actions have consequences but also that inaction on their part has lasti…

After reading the column by Cynthia Sarratt (Community Voices: "Our habit of 'social promotion' hurts middle schoolers," May 9), I must say amen! Many of us who went to school in the 1940s and '50s have been expressing the same sentiments for years.

In response to the letter writer who lamented the lack of free programs for English learners ("Teach them English — really," May 9), Bakersfield Adult School offers six successive levels of ESL, with both morning and evening classes. Classes are offered on the main campus, located at 501 S. …

I don't like conspiracy theories used to explain political events. Stupidity and greed are usually sufficient. The firing Tuesday of FBI director James Comey by President Trump while the agency is investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia shakes me. I don't want to…

  • BY ROBERT PRICE rprice@bakersfield.com

People frequently complain about being unable to communicate with immigrants because of their inability to speak English. Many can’t afford to take the English for Multilingual Students classes at Bakersfield College. Wouldn’t it be a blessing if BC could offer non-credit courses in EMLS so …

Considering how I’ve been treated as a black-Latina studying at CSU Bakersfield to obtain a teaching credential, I wasn’t surprised to hear about the Kern High School District’s totally unwarranted tasing of young Tyson Green (“Disagreement and insensitivity over tasing of a BHS student,” Ma…

Recently I moved my legal residence from Washington, D.C., back to my hometown, Ridgecrest. Living in D.C. means not having a vote that counts in the legislature, but now I have Kevin McCarthy, the House majority leader, as my representative.

Wow, what a photo-op from the White House's Rose Garden on the front page of Friday’s Californian. It revealed one white, old, male billionaire surrounded by about 10 white, mostly male millionaires smiling and clapping because they are so very proud of completing the first step in repealing…

As I watched Rep. Kevin McCarthy on C-SPAN trying to convince Congress to support the repeal of the ACA, Obamacare, I had to wonder whatever happened to compassionate conservatives. We have McCarthy, David Valadao and Devin Nunes representing the poorest districts in California, with half th…

Do the people who are protesting our country's current immigration policy realize that President Trump and Congress have not passed any new immigration laws since they have been in office? They are only enforcing current laws already on the books. Most of these laws were passed by your preci…

Jeff Morales, CEO of California High Speed Rail, announced April 21 he is stepping down due to major funding gaps in the program. What is Gov. Choo Choo Charlie going to do now? Sell more bonds that were approved last December? Some $3.2 billion in bonds are needed to match the government mo…

State Farm Insurance could soften its blow to the community (“So long, neighbor: State Farm moving away,” May 6), get a huge write-off on its income tax and benefit Cal State Bakersfield and the southern San Joaquin valley by donating its office building to the university with the purpose of…

Five weeks before the election, Donald Trump went to Mexico City. He met with the President of Mexico, Enrique Pena-Nieto. Afterward the men met with reporters. Of course, the first questions asked had to do with the proposed border wall and who would pay for its construction. The Republican…

Nature elevates your mood. If you've ever been to a National Park or taken a walk down by the Kern River flowing through Bakersfield, you've experienced it firsthand. A 2015 study by Stanford University revealed that something as simple as a stroll in a natural setting— such as a riverbank —…

Lois Henry's April 30 column, "Anti-oil activists don't know who they're picking on," hit home, because I am one of the 600,000 royalty owners and a member of NARO (National Association of Royalty Owners). Of course, these activists would say that that fact alone disqualifies me from making …

The author of the April 27 letter, "Single payer would be folly," may be right, but his argument that taxes would have to rise too high to cover an additional 330 million people is not correct.

No American patriot criticizes the protestors who dumped tea into Boston Harbor to object to the Stamp Act that they found discriminatory. Their British governors might have labeled them terrorists had they had the term. Certainly they would have found it "something violent and ugly."

I agree with the letter writer ("Pipe down, because he's POTUS," April 26) who thinks that it's sickening to read news headlines negatively referencing the president. But that's what happens when you have an ignorant, incompetent president.

Why do liberals have to try to ruin everything? May Day used to be a beautiful holiday to celebrate spring, but they can't stand that, they have to twist it into something violent and ugly!

Ernest Zarra, in his Community Voices column of April 27, asserts that the mandated inclusion in mainstream classrooms of students with specific learning disabilities and more general developmental issues presents a positive danger to their teachers and classmates through the potential for v…

The April 26 letter, "Pipe down, because he's POTUS," got my attention. I would like to address the letter writer's  question: “Why burn so much energy cheering for your president to fail?” Let me assure you that we want him to do well because it is our country he is running. Would I want my…