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  • BY STEFANI DIAS sdias@bakersfield.com

The audience for your average batch of menudo might be some scattered relatives and friends (possibly hungover) or maybe a few dozen served in a restaurant. But the stakes are much bigger at the 20th annual Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latino Food Festival and Menudo Cook-Off. Fo…

  • By DAKOTA ALLEN dallen@bakersfield.com

A memorial service in honor of Tehachapi Mayor Ed Grimes, who died Monday, has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Tehachapi High School gym. A viewing will take place at 4 p.m. May 28 at Wood Family Funeral Service. Both services will be open to the public.

  • BY CESAREO GARASA For The Californian

Texas and Bakersfield have a lot in common. Not just with our respective oil and agriculture industries, but musically as well: a certain hardscrabble outsider’s perspective that's made our music — and musicians — better inclined to represent and dominate. We had Merle and Buck, they had Wil…

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