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It’s the golden hour in the middle of the Sequoia National Park. I’m cruising along a languid lake with a canoe paddle in my hands and loved ones behind me. Pink clouds and tall pine trees look back at me from the water like an ethereal Van Gogh painting. My smartphone is nowhere to be seen …

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Among the women who are innovators at Bakersfield College, Liz Rozell is a hidden treasure who has been making significant contributions to the school for more than 30 years. She has taught mathematics and engineering and served as department chair in both subject areas. In 2013, Rozell beca…

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Breckenridge Road is a seldom-traveled route that starts in east Bakersfield, south of Foothill High, and winds to the top of 7,500-foot-tall Breckenridge Mountain and down into Walker Basin. Catch it on a clear spring day and you are surrounded by poppy-covered hillsides, tall oak and pine …

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This summer, turn your vacation into a tax deduction. In light of recent tax reform, this angle still works for the self-employed. However, if you are an employee seeking this tax perk, you’ll need to convince your employer to cover the costs directly.

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The certificates are displayed proudly on windows, walls and offices like badges of honor earned after countless hours, days, weeks and years serving the community.

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Capitalize on the beautiful weather and early summer feels with the Tacos, Margaritas and Beer Festival on May 5, from 6 to 10 p.m.  

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The latest culinary adventure of the Food Dudes brought us to one of the finest restaurants in Bakersfield: the Belvedere Room in the Padre Hotel.

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Highgate at Seven Oaks is the newest addition to the Seven Oaks legacy started by Castle & Cooke over 25 years ago. A gated, master planned community, Highgate at Seven Oaks consists of four unique neighborhoods each offering a variety of floor plans, lot sizes and amenities. Among those…

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A faded photograph plucked from the gutter on a recent wet morning is all our family has left to remind us of our dear, sweet neighbor of more than two decades. It’s hard to say when it was snapped, but it froze in time a group of women enjoying spirits at Wool Growers.

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Nuestro Mexico Restaurant is a little gem on 21st Street. Deceiving from the outside, this quaint restaurant packs a big punch with its colorful atmosphere and excellent food.

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Is it a stay-and-play day or a short in-and-out day? Sonder is a great lunchtime pick either way. The relaxed, casual environment with the table arrangements and couch areas make a great gathering spot to enjoy food with friends or family. Sonder is not only for everyday lunches, but also yo…