Reader: As Will Rogers used to say, “All I know is what I read in the newspapers.” I imagine he did get a lot of useful information in the 1920s and '30s and this info was a good source for his humor. But today, thank God, we have social media, the internet and other venues that supply a gre…

Reader: Your recent column ("Loaner life vests: Another possible answer to Kern River drownings," June 26) said if anybody out there is in a position to donate to a local loaner-vest program for the Kern River, to call you. I think I probably can scrounge up enough money to take care of some…

Reader: I have no quarrel with gay people. To each his own. But I can't accept that anyone has the right to choose his/her own pronoun. Let me say that you can certainly choose your own pronoun. Use it as often as you wish. Just don't expect others to use it.

Reader: This article ("Suspended priest Craig Harrison, back from self-exile, formulates his defense," June 9) is a load of crap. Once again Robert Price is doing Monsignor Craig Harrison’s bidding. Is this what The Californian is about now? Trying to protect an alleged child predator before…

It's high school graduation time and at hyperlocal midsize papers like The Californian, that means all hands on deck, even the crotchety old veteran columnist with zero photo skills. We had 18 commencement exercises to cover over two days, and my services would be required. My assignment was…

Reader: I read Sam Morgen's article on the Bakersfield College student ("BC student believed to be detained by ICE for second time," May 18) and to be honest I found it completely lacking in journalistic integrity and used to promote/incite more on the immigration issue.