August 16th, 2019 | Main

Temperatures Rising

One huge advantage of living in Bakersfield is that we don’t have to fear global warming.  The way I see it, we’re about 30 degrees (or approximately four million years) ahead of most of the world when it comes to heat-pain ...

July 12th, 2019 | Main

Trust Me, What Could Go Wrong?

I like to say, you just can’t make this stuff up. Two weeks ago, police in Oklahoma made a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle and found an open container of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, a live rattlesnake, a gun and a canister of radioactive ...

June 21st, 2019 | Main

Hairy Situation

I washed my hair with conditioner again.  Not on purpose, but when the shower has twelve bottles and one is shampoo the odds are not in my favor.  I’m not sure why hair product companies use such small type. I don’t wear cheaters in ...

June 13th, 2019 | Main

Feel the Pain

My son has to get his wisdom teeth out so I immediately started worrying about the inevitable pain killers the doctor will prescribe for him after the surgery.  I follow the news and all of the horror stories about the “opioid crisis” and ...

T. Scott Belden
June 10th, 2019 | Main

Supreme Court Holds that State Wage and Hour Laws are Not Applicable to Off-Shore Workers

Today, the United States Supreme Court held that Federal laws controlled over California wage and hour statutes and regulations for workers employed off the California coast.  Reversing a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the ...