MEASURE K 

Measure K will be on the November 8 ballot, and it is a measure that will affect ALL of us in the rural, “unincorporated” areas of Kern County. Measure K is also known as the “Unincorporated Public Safety, Vital Services, and Local Control Measure.”  If enacted, this measure would “establish a 1-cent locally dedicated and controlled sales tax in unincorporated Kern County to fund vital services.”

I attended Monday night’s meeting, listened to all the speakers: Ryan Alsop, Jim Zervis, Cynthia Zimmer, Donny Youngblood, and reps from KC Fire.  They are pulling out all the stops to try and get this measure passed. …

TAKE INSPIRATION FROM UKRAINE

It’s been just over six months since Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to invade Ukraine.  Things looked dire, and then, then they didn’t.  With the support of NATO allied countries, the valiant and defiant Ukraine forces, government, and people, Ukraine has held its ground.  Now, just last week, it looks like their “look over there” strategy may have put Russia’s ever-depleted military turning on its heels and running for cover….

 

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