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See how savvy you are about food and nutrition by taking this little quiz. Some questions have more than one answer.

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If there’s one thing to know about Bakersfield, it’s that it is a community that loves to give back. Its people are generous of their time, money and resources. As another school year approaches in Kern County, various organizations are stepping up to the plate to help students acquire the n…

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Families looking for a fun and free way to beat the heat this summer need look no further than one of the city’s many spray parks.

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Bakersfield may have its fair share of parks, but sometimes the weather just isn’t conducive to outdoor play – especially during the heat of summer. While the swings idle and the slides bake in the midday sun, a handful of indoor playgrounds offer respite for families with children bursting …

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Nestled inside the Bakersfield RV Resort, Crest Bar and Grill is the place to relax after a long day with delicious food and drinks. This southwest gem has taken its place among Bakersfield’s top locally owned restaurants. Learn what luxury RV living is all about.

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Every day, dozens of people across Kern County decide to bring a new cat or dog into their home. Adding a new four-footed family member can be one of the most rewarding experiences a family can have. Pets provide comfort, companionship and love. As a pet owner, there are a few simple steps y…

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A vacuum cleaner may be a mundane object and its use may not be the most favorable chore, but let’s face it, it’s a necessary task that we all must do. However, purchasing a vacuum or maintaining your current machine doesn’t have to be a chore. With personal, local service and a place to go …

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Homes are like snowflakes. While they may be similar, no two are ever alike. Once occupied and furnished, a home is as unique as the people who inhabit it.

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Long before Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter ruled teenagers’ lives, another social craze swept across the country – cruising. The nation experienced a new era at the end of World War II as automobile ownership increased. During the 1950s, the American automobile culture emerged as more peopl…

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Bolthouse Farms, founded in 1915, was once simply known as the market share leader in growing and distributing carrots, but its highly acclaimed juices are quickly making a name for themselves, being featured on Food Network, Examiner.com, the Associated Press, Los Angeles Magazine and others.

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If I were asked to identify a common theme that runs through the handful of Hyundai vehicles I have test-driven over the past couple of years, it would be exceptional value. Every one of them offered features equal to, if not better than, the competition, with a lower sticker price. Addition…

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If you’re looking for fine dining this summer, let the Padre Hotel greet you at its Belvedere Room. This gem is tucked in the far right corner of the hotel’s entrance and it’s impossible to miss.

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• Associate show writer for Walt Disney Imagineering, Cinertain Drive-In & Events

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• Owner/director of Learning-Pro Education

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• Manager of Respiratory Therapy department at San Joaquin Community Hospital

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• Relationship manager with Wells Fargo

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• Marketing executive for Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

  • By Laura Liera
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• Veterans service manager with the Kern County Veterans Service Department

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We present you the fourth annual 20 Under 40 People to Watch.

  • By Laura Liera
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• Senior vice president of Karpe Foundation

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Sugar lovers rejoice and save the date because Sugar Fest, benefiting Bakersfield schools, is coming July 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Independence Elementary School! Whether you’re a taste tester, amateur or professional baker, caterer or event planner, join us for a day of sweetness.

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The Bakersfield Holiday Inn & Suites is teaming up with Give Kids the World Village for the seventh year in a row to raise funds to send families to the storybook resort in Florida.

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More than 30 years ago, East Bakersfield High School was an education pioneer when it was one of a handful of “academies” established in California. The purpose was to create a targeted learning program, featuring a career theme, in order to prepare students for college and careers after hig…

  • By Laura Liera
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Pizza is an American staple and although there are hundreds – if not thousands – of pizza parlors across the country, Mountain Mike’s Pizza needs to be known as one of the best pizzerias in Bakersfield.

  • By Cheryl Scott
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As the sun rises on Memorial Day weekend in Bakersfield, more than 100 volunteers will converge on The Park at River Walk to transform the lush green landscape into a sea of red, white and blue.