Nov. 30, 2022


California Drought

With another dry year ahead, state water officials are stressing that water conservation efforts must continue in 2023.

National Politics

Biden and McCarthy will have to find compromise come January, when the GOP takes control of the House of Representatives and the Bakersfield Republican is expected to secure the Speaker’s gavel.

War in Ukraine

A staging of Albert Camus’ play ‘Caligula’ in Ukraine’s capital is cathartic for audience and cast alike, including the actor who plays the titular Roman despot.

Racial Atrocity

Former residents and their descendants say the city of Palm Springs owes them up to $2 billion in damages for the forcible removal in the 1950s and ‘60s of cooks, chauffeurs and builders who helped turn the desert town into a playground for the stars.


Eight decades ago, the Mojave Desert was home to hundreds of tortoises per square mile. Today, most tortoise populations in the wild have fallen to 2 to 3 adults per square mile, largely due to climate change, loss of habitat and an increase in the raven population. Can California’s Endangered Species Act save the tortoises from extinction?



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