• By MATTHEW CLARK

I am astounded with the comment “when will this hatred end,” yet the letter ("Democrats' behavior at speech was disrespectful," Feb. 14) is clearly so full of hatred. Those “happy” people to whom you’re referring are the party of sycophants. The Democrats weren’t being disrespectful at all. …

  • By DENNIS TOPE

Headlines in papers nationwide always report that trains are the ones that have hit, struck or clobbered some car or truck. It's never reported that a car or truck was on the railroad track when they shouldn't have been there. The inference is that the train is always at fault.

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  • By ROBERT SLUSHER

I am truly sorry, as most people are, about the shooting that happened in Florida, but let's face facts, people. You can talk all day about new gun laws but at the end of the day all you have is a lot of talk, no action.

  • By DAULTON OLIVER

Normally I would be responding to the diatribe against our dully elected president by Mr. Marshall, or agreeing with Mr. Westin and Mr. Slusher in their patriotic sentiments, but today, with Valentine's Day approaching, I have something much more important to say.

  • By ANN E. BEMAN

In March, a group of women passionate about reading will give away 20,000 brand-new books to Bakersfield/Kern County area schools, after-school programs, and community programs serving students from low-income families and Title I schools. For many of the students, these will be the first ne…

  • By GREG GARRETT
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Partnerships within our community are a necessity for running a successful city. Not only are these partnerships important for the residents in the city limits, they also have a ripple effect and benefit the surrounding communities of the Greater Tehachapi area.

  • By A.J. MARSHALL

You know it. We all know it. If President Trump thinks it's true, it's true. Facts don't matter. The truth doesn't matter. I can believe whatever I want — say whatever I want — and it becomes the truth. Donald Trump says: "I am the least racist person you have ever known." "I am the least an…

  • By JASON SALAS

While Mr. Corey Costelloe has every right to his opinion ("Don't count me among those watching the Super Bowl," Jan. 31), I was under the impression that wasn’t the purpose of his column. I also write in regard to Larry Westin’s letter.

  • By ROBERT SLUSHER

Well, they finally did it. The Democratic party showed their true colors when they disrespected my flag and country by their actions during the president's State of the Union speech. They were laughing among themselves and using their cell phones instead of listening to the speech and I bet …

  • By LARRY WESTIN

My thanks to the Tehachapi News for publishing the article by Corey Costelloe ("Don't count me among those watching the Super Bowl," Jan. 31) about the upcoming Super Bowl, for which the NFL continues to show disrespect to the United States and to our veterans.

  • By VINCE FONG and KEVIN McCARTHY

Valley fever in Kern County has been one of the most significant public health concerns in the last generation and we are committed to the fight against it. Every year, the number of people afflicted by valley fever grows exponentially. The coalition against the disease continues to grow. Wh…

  • By KAY KLINKER

I just saw the movie "The Post." This movie recounts The Washington Post's efforts to publish top secret government documents about the country's involvement in Vietnam which were stolen and given to the newspapers. The movie was based on history but certainly was not history.

  • By John (Jay) Schlosser

I read the recent opinion piece from Dennis Tope titled: "City needs to rethink sidewalk construction work on Tehachapi Boulevard" (Jan. 24) and I thought it might be helpful to respond. As Mr. Tope notes, the city is nearing completion of an 8,500-foot two-way bike path on the north side of…

  • By ROBERT KAY

If DACA was so important and necessary, how come President Obama didn't sign his executive order during his first term, when there was no assurance he would be re-elected?

  • By ROBERT SLUSHER

I would like to start by saying thank you to all the senators, especially all the Democrats, who voted for the federal government shutdown. Thanks to you I can no longer afford to get some of the medications for myself and my wife. We are both seniors and in bad health.

  • By GREG GARRETT

I’ve said it before many times, but it’s worth repeating: The city is a collection of businesses whose services are designed to enhance the quality of life for Tehachapi residents. Some of our businesses, like the water and wastewater departments, directly affect every city resident. Others,…

  • By B. ROSS

On my way home from church Sunday, I stopped at a friend's house. She was having a garage sale and I wanted to talk with her. I drove up her drive, but I didn't see her around.

  • BY KIM NIXON

Sanctity of Human Life has been celebrated on the third Sunday in January for the past 35 years. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan issued the first proclamation of National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Today, many celebrate and reflect on the Sanctity of Human Life for the entire month of January.

  • By G. B. GOMEZ

It is great to read about the great cost savings accomplished in 2017 brought about by Supervisor Zack Scrivner's diligent job. As a taxpayer and fellow Kern County resident, I feel that government agencies have to be run as family households are run. Reviewing budgets periodically is a must…

  • By D. Dean Davisson

Dennis Tope’s letter in the Jan. 10 Forum is by far the most presumptuous, self-serving, inhumane rationalization, unworthy of any human being. His mean-spiritedness is appalling, to wit: “… millions of FREE LUNCH KIDS… (my caps and italics);” “This cycle of handouts doesn’t solve any welfar…

  • By DENNIS TOPE

The "Shaming Law" that recently appeared in The Bakersfield Californian was written by Sen. Bob Hertzberg from Southern California. This law prevents public schools from denying students a lunch or providing a snack because parents haven't paid meal fees. Hertzberg apparently overlooked the …

  • BY ZACK SCRIVNER

Dear Friends, As your elected representative on the Kern County Board of Supervisors, I work to honestly and efficiently manage your tax dollars to provide the services you expect and deserve, and improve your neighborhood and quality of life.

  • BY A.J. Marshall

Remember these words: "Believe me; this is not good for me. It will cost me a fortune." Per an independent study of this tax bill, as released, the Center for American Progress concluded this: Our president will pocket between $11 million and $15 million per year. His son-in-law, Jared Kushn…

  • By CATHY LUEDER

We've lived here for 20 years and started out with the little brown library on F Street when all our kids were very little. Then we moved to the library on Valley Boulevard. We missed the little brown library that would be so crowded when we went for all the children's programs but got used …

  • By DENNIS TOPE

A recent article written by Jake Anzulis comparing how fast the Flying J facility was built vs. the multitude of problems opening up the hospital was right on the money. Here is a perfect example of how a private sector company like Flying J can get their business up and running lickety-spli…