The Bakersfield Californian - Opinion Overview

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OUR VIEW: Dear Governor: There’s a drought; please help!

So, let’s see if we got this right. California is in its second straight year of drought, with no end in sight. The state has received only about 50 percent of average precipitation in the current water year and its major reservoirs are only about half full. Read more

Community Voices


COMMUNITY VOICES: Providing a support system for students

By Anna Collins ​ | ​

Bakersfield College has been my home for the past 11 years, and I have been fortunate to serve as the Arts, Communication and Humanities Pa… Read more


COMMUNITY VOICES: Truth is the key

By Pastor Angelo Frazier ​ | ​

Feeding the racial narrative goes like this: "BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge a whit… Read more


COMMUNITY VOICES: Temperatures are rising; register for BCSD summer school today

By Chris Cruz-Boone ​ | ​

I love summertime. The scent of fresh cut grass and chlorine draws my memory back to 1980s summers spent in the rocket slide and public poo… Read more


COMMUNITY VOICES: More truth than humor

By Michael Cariker ​ | ​

I was impressed with the political cartoon in Tuesday’s Californian. It portrayed a very disturbed James Madison looking at a cell phone vi… Read more


COMMUNITY VOICES: How the broken windows theory can be applied to schools

BY Brik McDill ​ | ​

The “Broken Windows” theory in policing posits that when broken windows go unrepaired, that building and its surrounding area announces tha… Read more


COMMUNITY VOICES: Lessons from the cowboys

By Phil Rudnick ​ | ​

Thanks to my longtime friend John Pryor for his comparison of cowboy ethics between our former president and our current president ("COMMUN… Read more


COMMUNITY VOICES: All Kern County schools need to adopt Dolores Huerta Day resolution, implement curriculum

By Alexander Fan ​ | ​

I am a junior at Centennial High School and am ranked No. 1 in my class. I am passionate about the importance of community empowerment and … Read more

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