• By Jennifer Olague
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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…

  • By Lisa Kimble
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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.

  • Story and photos by Holly Bikakis
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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…

  • By Patricia Marquez
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If the sight of Mickey ears bouncing through a crowd and the joyful giggles of children and adults alike don’t fill your heart with glee, then you may not be the Disneyphile I am. I won’t go so far as to call that “a shame,” but it’s quite possible you’ve been doing Disneyland wrong thus far.

  • By Chris Thornburgh
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Nothing is certain but death and taxes. Arguably, it is also certain that some people will cheat on their taxes. For the bold and brass, their attempted tax deductions are downright outrageous. Surprisingly, the IRS allowed some pretty wild write-offs. Let’s see which deductions slid by the …

  • By Glenn Hammett Photos by Mark Nessia
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Long known for its well-built, practical, value-oriented sedans and sport utility vehicles, with the launch of the all-new 2018 Kona, Hyundai has officially entered the fun zone.

  • By Tamara Baker Photos by Greg Nichols
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When Javier Martin and Josue Sanchez opened Nuestro Mexico Restaurant in downtown Bakersfield three years ago, they wanted to create a family friendly environment.

  • By Julie Plata Photos courtesy of Kern County Museum

    By Julie Plata Photos courtesy of Kern County Museum

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The Kern County Museum has been the keeper of the history of the people and places of the county for over 70 years. It is an important piece in the quilt of the community that started as an endeavor of the Kern County Historical Society in 1940.

  • By Chris Thornburgh
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Owing money to the IRS can be unsettling to say the least. Ignoring it is even worse. If you are surprised with an unexpected tax bill, but cannot afford to pay, you have options. Most importantly, face the issue and address the problem so you are not in this position again. Burying your hea…

  • By Nina Ha
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Ahoy, matey! Ye and yer pirate crew have just been captured and held prisoner aboard the Crimson Storm, a mystical ship with the power to control the seas. You must find the source of its power, the Crimson Heart, buried deep within its hull.