Bakersfield is truly a great place for those with wanderlust.
Now that the Bakersfield heat is in full swing, you might be thinking of that next getaway with your family. Perhaps you’d like to escape to a tropical island where you can leisurely drift down a lazy river. Or maybe you’d prefer to venture into the great wide-open on a family road trip. Wha…
For most people, traveling is done in a car, confined in a box with airbags and doors. The outside world is but a blur out a window. Close enough to depict, but not close enough to feel.
When temperatures climb as high as the sun in the sky, instinct compels us to grab a cold drink. An icy beverage touching your lips brings almost instant relief from scorching temperatures. Local bars shared some recipes to help you stay cool during the Bakersfield summer.
I can’t wait for summer – lounging by the water with friends, sipping on a crisp cold pilsner or a Moscow mule in that cool, copper cup. Or maybe I’ll go for an icy rose if I’m in the mood for wine.
It’s a place where you can tour vineyards by wine trolley and swirl till you spill. Or ride past endless rows of strawberries and maybe pick a bunch or two. You can dig your toes into the sunny sand, watch the sunset over the dunes and let your hair down in the ocean breeze. Or just indulge …
Imagine waking up to a new exotic scene outside your window every day, from the captivating islands just off the coast of South Africa to the ice-covered landmasses of Antarctica.
I didn’t understand what all the rage was about regarding traveling until I went to Thailand in April 2016. After that trip, I finally understood the excitement and the desire to see more of the world.
Cruise ships have been touted as the perfect venue for a business convention or seminar because of the tax deduction. Some travelers even prefer cruises as a business mode of transportation over a crowded coach airline seat. Yet, it’s no surprise there is a lot of abuse involving tax write-o…
We live in a community that is known for its charitable giving – our community calendar is packed with events designed to feed and clothe the homeless, adopt stray animals or support the less fortunate. All very charitable and noble work, providing immediate relief from suffering, but often,…
There’s nothing like enjoying a chilled cocktail on a summer evening with a view like the greens of a golf course. But it’s even better when you’re having a relaxing time while helping a local cause.
Taps were ready to start pouring, trucks were loaded up and set to deliver barrels and people were ready to start enjoying a cold beer again – legally that is.
1 The bulk of the fermentation takes around five days. That is where the brewer’s yeast metabolizes the sweet wort and creates alcohol (beer). The fermented batch is allowed to mature for another 10 days and if dry hopping is involved, the batch can take up to 21 days before being transferred.
Mackenzie Hernandez had two distinct options when it came time to decide her post-Bakersfield College volleyball future.
Thirteen years ago, when I first set foot on one of South Carolina’s pristine beaches along the nearly 70 miles of shore stretching from Myrtle Beach to Georgetown affectionately dubbed the Grand Strand, I was greeted by one “good morning” right after another. I assumed I had been mistaken f…
Bakersfield has its own little Italy mecca in Bakersfield and you can find it at Frugatti's. You don't have to travel thousands of miles to the homeland to indulge in authentic Italian cuisine.
On the second Saturday of every month, a sense of something brewing can be felt on 18th Street, between Chester Avenue and Mill Creek Park. It’s not the busiest part of downtown on most days in recent years, but a few community leaders are working to change that.
ummer brings the sun and the family gatherings outside by the pool. But while the temperatures rise, so do the chances of bacteria growing on those raw burger patties sitting on the patio table waiting to be grilled.
Everyone has that one teacher whose faith in them, mastery of their craft, and passion for teaching has made a tremendous difference in their lives.
Since opening in November of last year, New Taj Palace Indian Restaurant has quickly gained favor among local Indian food lovers. I have had at least a half dozen acquaintances mention that the Ming Avenue restaurant is at the top of their list for local Indian cuisine. In particular, the ch…
Chinese food has always been at the top of my favorite cuisines. Maybe it’s the sauces. Or the fact that their dishes start with a base of fresh garlic and onion. But let’s be honest, I think the secret might be in the wok.
A pizza is only as good as its parts. Combine fresh, quality ingredients; dough that has fermented for 24-48 hours to the peak of perfection and hand tossed into shape; then baked in a brick-lined oven at 575 degrees. That, my friends, is a pizza from Cataldo’s Pizzeria at Stockdale Highway …
To call the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo a luxury sport sedan is like calling Bill Gates well-off – accurate, but certainly not adequate. “Luxury” and “sport” don’t even begin to describe the creature comforts and performance found in Porsche’s newest incarnation of its flagship four-door.
If you’re looking for authentic Mexican cuisine, Bakersfield is probably the city where you can drive a few blocks and find a local spot whose aroma of Mexican spices and dishes will call you in.
The Goose Bar and Grill is a local spot in town you’ll keep going back to more often than you think. They’ll hook you on their top-notch cuisine and on the variety of beers and specialty drinks.
The secret is out. As we pulled up to the Speakeasy Bar and Grill at 1933, the parking lot was packed. On our out-of-town trips, we look for full parking lots and people waiting outside restaurants; it’s a sign that locals love the restaurant. No different here, it was a full house. Locals k…
It wasn’t too long ago when I was transferring out of Bakersfield College to UC Santa Barbara and graduating in spring 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and writing.
It’s the dream of virtually every driver who’s ever gotten behind the wheel of a stock car: to win a race at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR’s most iconic track.