About the company: Valley Republic Bank is a local community bank based in Bakersfield. The bank opened in early 2009 with a commitment to revive a level of confidence and service to local professionals and to the business community. VRB was founded by a group of 24 local professionals who b…
The primary concern of the Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards is to both protect and promote agricultural industries in Kern County, while ensuring that the consumer is treated fairly.
About the organization: The mission of the Kern County Farm Bureau is to represent Kern County’s agricultural interest through public relations, education, public policy and advocacy in order to promote the economic viability of agriculture balanced with appropriate management of natural resources.
A hobby can be a blast, but not when the IRS gets involved. You are waving a big red flag at the IRS if your business claims a net loss for too many years or it fails to meet other requirements. Why is this? The IRS may classify your business as a hobby if you can’t prove a profit motive. If…
In my early 20s, I had the honor of meeting Ms. Dorothy Egg, a then-87-year-old lady who was my next-door neighbor when I moved to Washington state for my first reporting job.
Not all of Bakersfield’s history is within the confines of the county museum or the library’s history room. Much of it lies buried 6 feet under the hallowed grounds of the Historic Union Cemetery at the corner of Potomac Avenue and South King Street in east Bakersfield.
1 Lake Ming is formed by the Kern River County Park Dam on a tributary of the Kern River. The reservoir was created in 1959 and named after Kern County Supervisor Floyd Ming.
If you are looking to give back to Kern County, look no further. Give Big Kern gives residents the opportunity to give from the comfort of their own homes just by pulling out their mobile device or computer and logging onto the website.
Thirty-one years ago, a CSUB music professor and composer coordinated a jazz festival in conjunction with Bakersfield College. Despite some early road blocks from Mother Nature, the Bakersfield Jazz Festival turned out to be a great success and has entertained thousands of spectators annuall…
The news story was about two local fellows producing videos to counter the myth that there is nothing to do in Bakersfield. Nothing to do in Bakersfield? Really?
There’s always one question I anticipate when people from out of town hear I’m from Bakersfield: What do you do for fun out there?
There is a unique kind of pride that stays with you when you take the time to volunteer in your community. Whether it’s picking up trash around your neighborhood or painting over graffiti near a school, the feeling is like no other.
There are many nonprofit organizations here in Kern County working diligently to provide our community with opportunities to learn, grow and have fun experiencing this amazing place we call home.
There is something comforting about driving the 2017 GMC Terrain Denali. Maybe it is its sturdy, monolithic appearance or its smartly designed interior that makes the buttons and controls feel as though they are all in just the right place. Or it could be its smooth, sure-footed ride.
Many, if not all, locals of Bakersfield are familiar with Lake Ming, a recreational area in town for motorboats, water-skiing and family time during the warmer months. But there’s a good chance they haven’t heard the story about “The Mermaid of Ming Lake.”
Swimming with dolphins has been on my bucket list since I was 7 years old when I went to SeaWorld for the first time. I was fascinated by the bond they created with their trainers and I wanted a chance to experience that for myself. So when I was invited on a cruise to the Bahamas in January…
Twenty-two people die every day waiting for a transplant. And every 10 minutes, another person is added to the waiting list.
Play a little poker and drink a little tequila at the second annual Aces & Agave event, benefiting the Weill Child Guidance Foundation on Saturday, April 29.
Kern Schools Community Recycling Day takes place April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at 11500 Bolthouse Drive and is open to the entire community.
Attention Bakersfield residents: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to grab your running shoes and help raise funds for the 4th Annual Mission Possible 5K benefiting The Mission at Kern County on Saturday, April 15.
Perhaps it’s the exterior glass designed french doors that make the Emersons’ home in the Rosedale area stand out from the rest of the homes in the neighborhood.
Technological advancements have affected nearly every industry and home security is no exception. But with increased connectivity and support come new threats.
You’ve probably figured by now that March is the “Home and Garden” issue. But since this is a millennial column, you would be safe to assume I have neither a home nor a garden of my own.
Grab your smart phone and a notebook and take a stroll around your neighborhood. Maybe you’ll hear a chirp, or a shriek or even a hoot. You might even find yourself face to face with a warbler or a California condor.
Spend the day playing golf and clay target shooting with your local veterans at the 3rd Annual Bird and Birdie event hosted by the Kern County Wounded Heroes Fund and Honor Flight Kern County.
Country, rock, jazz, you name it, Guitar Masters is an experience unlike any other with a variety of artists playing monthly. It offers a little bit of everything for everyone.
A call to help those in need led Jennifer Jensen and her family to pack their bags and relocate to India in 1999. There was a lot of need around them – a lot of children and families who needed aid.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Bakersfield, food, craft beer, yard games and country music are scheduled to entertain the likes of many.
There are many Shangri- Las in history through songs, books and movies but there is only one in Bakersfield. Shangri-La Asian Bistro & Bar is a fusion of Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisines on Ming Avenue. Owner Mike Yang knows a thing or two about Asian foods as he also owns Kamisama Ra…
Ready to buy your dream home but can’t quite part with your starter home? Converting your personal residence into a rental rather than selling it may have crossed your mind. For some, this makes sense.
Although a pleasant breeze sweeps through northeast Bakersfield, the winds of change are harsh for Ruth Prado these days.
Fifty-five years seems like a long time to be in the real estate appraisal business in Kern County, but for Gary Crabtree, it is something that he is still dedicated to day after day.