Your television, social media feed and physical mailbox will receive one last batch of assorted pleadings for your vote in the next few hours. Some of those messages might actually contain objectively factual information. Might, but probably won’t.

I don’t remember which lame excuse I used to get my adult daughter Nikki to ride with me last Sunday morning. I think the pretense was to grab her favorite extra hot sugar-free Annihilator coffee from Dutch Bros.

Reader: Longtime reader, always appreciate your column and thoughtful responses to some of the constant craziness. I never wanted to be one of those old people who seem to have nothing to do but complain, but here I am!

Millions of Americans are eyeing upcoming Presidents Day sales to help stretch their budget. Although most major retailers will host sales during the long holiday weekend, not everything is a a good deal. Learning how to decipher the good deals from the duds is key to saving more money.

We've probably all experienced some degree of FOMO in our lives. FOMO, in case you live in an acronym-free world, is short for the Fear Of Missing Out. While it is not a new fear, it is certainly exacerbated by the prevalence and immediacy of social media: When we see the picture-perfect pos…

Reader: The headline in the Jan. 28 edition refers to “Activists target Hurtado for being among majority of state Democrats taking oil money.” I am not a Democrat and am not a Hurtado supporter. But I am trying to figure out why this article is front-page headline newsworthy.

I met Olivia Trujillo while working for Kern County Supervisor David Couch a couple of years before the pandemic. She wanted to introduce herself and announce she was running for mayor of Arvin. My first impression was not so flattering. Here this small, diminutive grandmother with no politi…

The Kern County District Attorney's Office has opened an investigation of the North Kern South Tulare Hospital District in Delano. It is a public nonprofit entity that owns and operates the Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility for 141 residents, the Gloria Nelson Center Family Practice, …

I'm watching this apocalyptic movie about the world as we know it screeching to a halt due to the internet being unavailable and possibly hacked. GPS navigation is unresponsive and planes are crashing. TV channels are mere static and no one can call or contact anyone. Animals in the woods ar…

Reader: "Seated at his desk, a black cherry furnishing that matches the shelves behind it, Youngblood sits between five American flags and a trove of photo frames, memorabilia and a model plane on the upper shelf. He fiddles about with an orange pen over a blank calendar, set to January."

The holidays are always followed by a season of returns and exchanges. According to the National Retail Federation, almost 18% of merchandise sold during the holidays was returned to the tune of $171 billion last holiday season.

I always thought the red Santa Express mailbox in our entryway was only one of many Christmas decorations that filled our home. To my joy this mailbox would serve to be like a family time capsule that would offer a unique peek into the growing personalities of my children and grandchildren.