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I first walked on the scene of agriculture three years ago as a recent college graduate ready to take on the world. With zero ag experience, I was shocked to begin working in an industry filled with extremely successful businessmen who still used flip phones and had never sent an email in th…

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1 It’s commonly accepted that oil should be changed every 3,000 miles, but most cars can travel up to 7,500 miles between oil changes under normal driving conditions. Changing oil more often can be better for an engine but it won’t be as kind to your wallet. Be sure to check the vehicle’s us…

  • By Louis Medina
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How many of you recall the pride your son or daughter felt when you allowed them to drop your family’s offering in the collection basket at your place of worship – just like you did as a child when your parents allowed you to do the same?

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As the doors of KC’s Steakhouse have been open to all walks of life, seating in a nostalgic, iconic restaurant of Bakersfield is an experince in and of itself. Since 1939, KC's Steakhouse lends an experience that many will note for the restaurant history books. It gives a warm and genuine we…

  • By Nina Ha
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Our first family car was a used light-blue Mercury four-door sedan with the plates 272YLG. It was a hard-earned vehicle, purchased by a young couple from Taiwan determined to make a living in America for their two young daughters. Our parents encouraged us to admire the beautiful scenery pas…

  • Story and photos by Mark Nessia
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In 1895, an article was published pleading for an alternative to the meat-heavy post-church meals in Victorian England.

  • By Chris Thornburgh
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If you’re like most taxpayers, tax reform (aka tax relief) can’t come soon enough. At the beginning of 2017, many of us anticipated lower taxes. As the year winds down, retroactive tax cuts are yet to be passed so hopefully you weren’t holding your breath while waiting.

  • By Glenn Hammett Photos by Mark Nessia
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It’s interesting to look back at the evolution of the Hyundai Sonata. In the model years leading up to 2010, it was a very functional, but ordinary-looking midsized sedan. It received high marks for value and was making noise in the industry with its refined interior, but the exterior design…

  • By Kasey Meredith
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San Diego is worth a short weekend getaway. Its old-town, Southern California charm and serene beaches make the perfect blend between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, making it worth the four-hour drive.

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Nick Marantos, like most men might’ve been, was surprised when his doctor found a lump on his breast during a yearly physical. He was flabbergasted when his doctor said that it wasn’t there the year before. Marantos had been going to his doctor for physicals because of his high-blood pressur…

  • By Hillary Haenes
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Bakersfield streets will again be filled with runners for the second annual Bakersfield Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 12. Along with the scheduled races – a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, half relay and 5K – this communitywide event offers something for everyone.

  • By Julie Plata
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On Dec. 27, 1927, a perfect 70-degree Southern California winter afternoon, the Drillers of Bakersfield High School took to the gridiron of the Los Angeles Coliseum in front of a crowd of 6,000. The team was prepped to battle for the California state football championship title.

  • By Steve Holloway
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Do-it-yourself projects are fun to do and only require a few tools that are easy to obtain. With YouTube offering a wide variety of tutorial videos, tackling a project on your own can be an appealing and cost-effective route.

  • By Kristen Beall Barnes
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The Rockefellers. The Waltons. The Gates. The Fords. These are the well-known families that left a legacy through the empires they built. But they also left a lasting legacy through the many causes and organizations that still thrive today due to their decades of philanthropy.

  • By Asha Chandy
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Hollywood starlets from Judy Garland to Jennifer Lawrence are known as classic and everlasting icons of the silver screen. In the spirit of Tinseltown, CASA of Kern County is bringing the glitz and glamour of the red carpet to a lavish private estate in the Riverbluff neighborhood Oct. 7.

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Local breast cancer survivors talk about the role Links for Life played in their breast cancer journeys and what the Wall of Hope, which enters its 20th year, means to them. 

  • By Jason Gutierrez
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Statistics show that within the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Think about it. Take it in, roll it around and name eight women, regardless of age that you know. Visualize their faces, remember the sound of their laughter, the way they brush their h…

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This October, our community will once again raise awareness for breast cancer in a variety of ways. Rush Air Sports and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of American Cancer Society are partnering for a monthlong campaign aiming to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

  • By Kasey Meredith
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There’s a plethora of diets out there these days: ketogenic, paleo, vegetarian and considerably the most extreme of them all, veganism. Vegans consume no animal byproducts, so primarily that means no meat and no dairy, but it also includes foods like eggs and honey. Veganism is rooted strong…

  • By Liarida Yoakum Photos by Jonah and Lindsay
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“All cactus are succulents, but not all succulents are cactus,” said Frank Drake, former president of the Bakersfield Cactus and Succulent Society. Frank, and his wife, Paulette, have been active members for four years, but the club has been active since 1997.

  • By Nina Ha
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The old handprint keepsake. Many of us have either made one as a kid, received one as a parent or admired one, complete with dried macaroni borders. No matter how you feel about the quintessential childhood craft, you can’t argue its ability to transport you back to the time when those hands…

  • By Shelby Parker
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The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra has entertained audiences with its musical performances since 1933 and the 86th season begins Oct. 7 with “100 Years of Leonard Bernstein” at Rabobank Theater.

  • By Kasey Meredith Every day we grow closer to a Jetson’s society, complete with flying cars and our very own Rosie the robot maid. Wearables are technology that enhance our way of life by wearing it. Smart watches and activity trackers are the most iconic wearables, but there are some unique wearables for almost every usage imaginable.
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