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The state of California needs to start following the Arab nations when it comes to drugs. With all the fentanyl pouring into this state, why don't we put a law in place: Get caught with large amounts of fentanyl and you will receive life in prison without parole. In most of the eastern count…

I read with total disbelief and horror the letter ("Trump will produce a new America," Feb. 27) written by John A. Caminiti extolling the virtues and powers he believes Donald Trump will "temporarily use" to make America great again if he becomes president.

The recent tragedy in the 2500 block of Columbus Street, where a pedestrian lost their life in a hit-and-run crash, is a stark reminder of the pressing issue of pedestrian safety in our community. As we mourn the loss of yet another life on our streets, we must act to prevent such incidents …

Over the past several weeks, The Californian has published the newspaper鈥檚 recommendations regarding one ballot proposition and candidates competing in several federal, state and local primary races. The purpose of these recommendations is not to tell readers how to vote. Rather it is to enc…

A letter writer to The Californian recently wrote that Trump would put America (meaning the United States) back to its rightful reputation as the greatest nation that has ever existed. Is this our right? A right in this sense is something given by a sponsor to a recipient. Who is the sponsor…

As a woman and mother, Women's History Month holds a special significance for me. It is a time to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of women throughout history and to celebrate the progress we have made. It seems in a constantly evolving world, we never seem satisfied. I personally like …

I'm not here to join the mockery of Alabama for declaring that embryos are children 鈥 and, therefore, in vitro fertilization clinics must protect them forever. On the contrary, I admire its honesty. Many states have effectively banned abortions, arguing that destroying an embryo amounts to b…

No state in modern times has transitioned from a worker freedom state to one that forces workers to join a union and pay dues to labor bosses. All the momentum across the country in the last two decades has been in the opposite direction: allowing workers the right to choose a union 鈥 or not.

Thank you, Mary Trump, for plumbing the shallow waters of Jon Stewart's wit. A psychologist and sharp critic of her uncle Donald, Mary Trump accused the "Daily Show" host of long suppressing the liberal vote by telling his fan base that the candidates stink equally. She cites political resea…

News headlines tell us that key figures involved in the formulation of immigration policy believe that America鈥檚 ills are the result of ideas and peoples coming into the United States from foreign countries. Some of those key figures portray our current immigrants as defective in their chara…

The true office holders are the persons whose conduct proceeds from goodwill and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor person conscious of his poverty, the obscure person of his obscurity, or any person of his inferiority …

If Donald Trump is elected president in 2024, I believe he will immediately announce to the nation his primary intention, which will be 鈥渢o make America great again.鈥 And to do that, Trump will need the nation鈥檚 cooperation.

The Republican leadership holding back funding for Ukrainian ammunition and weapons is allowing Putin's army to kill more Ukrainian troops and civilians. The weapons that could hold Putin's army back, or defeat them, do not have enough ammunition.

Sunday's article "In abortion battle, some state governments looking to protect health-related data from anti-abortion activists" tells of outrage and fear because people who went to Planned Parenthood locations got ads about reproductive health care, not ads on abortion, which its supporter…

President Joe Biden is boasting about the recent stock market rally. He's right that stocks have been on a tear for the last 14 months. The S&P 500 hit 5,000 for the first time in history. That's up from 500 some 30 years ago.

Fifth District Supervisor Leticia Perez is one of three members of the Kern County Board of Supervisors who are facing formidable challengers in their March 5 primary reelection bids. The others are 1st District Supervisor Phillip Peters and 4th District Supervisor David Couch. If a candidat…

Kern County lost an important healthcare business executive when cancer took the life of Steve Schilling. His ability to deliver health care to all of our citizens, even those without insurance or the ability to buy it and his powerful direction at Clinica Sierra Vista made our community bet…

I was so pleased with your story and obituary for Steve Schilling and his pioneering work at Clinica Sierra Vista. I had the great honor of working there with Schilling from 1978-1983. I had just gotten my master's degree from the University of Alabama in women鈥檚 studies/ health care and psy…

One-hundred thirty-eight days ago, Hamas terrorists violently kidnapped innocent men, women and children from their homes in southern Israel and took them to Gaza.

I鈥檝e enjoyed the recent rain, but am mindful that the recent storms have caused some $10 billion of damage in California. Last year鈥檚 monstrous winter refilled our reservoirs but came with death and destruction that winter weather brings.

I had to chuckle watching a Sunday morning show panel discuss how astute banking people are in reference to loans made to Trump. And thinking about how many bank failures we have had over the years 鈥 most recently First Republic and Silicon Valley. I think the quote was 鈥渢hese banks are amon…

In a recent letter regarding followers of Donald Trump, the writer referred to them as 鈥漜ult members.鈥 She refers to him, of course, as the 鈥渃ult leader.鈥 It might be a good idea for her to look up the definition of a 鈥渃ult.鈥

It was February 1946 when former President Herbert Hoover was contacted by President Harry Truman about an alarming crisis. World War II had been over for months but there was one fierce enemy remaining: hunger.

A Feb. 14 writer posted a letter praising the late, great Paul Harvey for realizing the Vietnam war was another useless ,terrible conflict. He woke up one morning, changing from a war hawk to a dove.

In response to the article in Saturday's edition about 14 GOP-led states rejecting funds for school meals, it sums up the feelings and beliefs. It states that Republican-led states have philosophical objections to welfare programs.

The Biden administration does seem to share the same trait as FDR鈥檚, JFK鈥檚 and Reagan鈥檚 administrations. They all covered up health issues. Reagan had Alzheimer鈥檚 and was seriously cognitively impaired during his last term.

The job of mayor may be mostly ceremonial. But that does not diminish its importance. The mayor鈥檚 job is to unite and inspire city government and 优蜜传媒 residents, as well as represent 优蜜传媒 in California and the nation. The mayor works as an advocate to benefit all of 优蜜传媒…

Sometime back, a local psychologist lectured the readers about the positive aspects of the Biden economy. He was dismayed at the unwashed masses鈥 perception that it was otherwise. He espoused that inflation was down, GDP was up a few ticks, and unemployment was down.