The Crushing Problem of Ocean Plastics

Sizing up plastic trash in the sea has reached the millions of tons. Read story.

Bedtime: An Emotional Odyssey

The nightly highs and lows of the tucking-in ritual. Read story.

What Are You Going to Do This Weekend?

If you crave big city living, it’s your lucky day. Read story.

S.B. Health Status Report

How healthy is our community compared to the rest of California towns? Read story.

Mega-Drought Mega-Trends

Why rain is not the answer to California’s desperate search for water. Read story.

The Tragedy of Paris

True freedom of speech furthers the progress of truth and intellectual discussion. Read story.

Dodgers on the Tube — in Bakersfield

Time Warner's billion-dollar deal leaves Cox in the dust. Read story.

Of Mega Dogs and Mega Droughts

How to read the Mona Lisa smile of water czar Joshua Haggmark. Read story.

Decoding Your Egg Carton

Understanding the labels on egg crates, from free-range to pasture raised. Read story.

Potrero Canyon Trail to Hurricane Deck

The solitude of nature adds to its beauty and can stimulate your creative side. Read story.

The Truthiness of Brian Williams's War Tale

When is a statement an exaggeration, embellishment, white lie, false memory, conflation, puffing, hyperbole, misremembering, or over-statement? Read story.

The People's Voice

Introducing a new column by PODER on social justice, civil rights, and more. Read story.

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