Highlighting some of Kern County's brightest minds as they prepare to graduate high school and head to college.
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.
Every year, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society puts on a fundraiser in the form of a competition across the U.S. and for the third year in a row, the competition comes to Bakersfield.
On a windy afternoon, Patty Reis is laying daffodils at the graves of her two oldest children, Karen and David. The ritual is sandwiched between a hair appointment and grocery shopping.
On April 6, 1960, a special session of the California State Legislature convened to pass the Donahoe Higher Education Act. Also known as the California Master Plan for Higher Education, its provisions organized the state’s UC, CSU and community college systems to ensure the people of Califor…
QwikCafe is a new venture by the owners of Sequoia Sandwich, the popular local sandwich shop with three Bakersfield locations. It occupies a beautifully remodeled space next to their downtown store on 18th Street, which also houses Sequoia’s central kitchen. Though QwikCafe’s menu is complet…
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…
Enjoy a dinner under the stars at the 5th Annual Eating Well in Season event, hosted by Kaiser Permanente and Tejon Ranch, to benefit CASA of Kern County.
The annual Humanitarian Awards Banquet and Fundraiser hosted by Community Action Partnership of Kern is back on Thursday, May 18, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 3100 Camino Del Rio Court.
Taste something better and maybe a little more at the 5th Annual Bakersfield Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 13, at the Cal State Bakersfield Amphitheater, hosted by the Benefit Bakersfield Foundation.
The Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 19th annual Latino Food Festival and Menudo Cook-Off, an event that draws thousands, even some from throughout the state.
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.