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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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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Living with a load of debt can be overwhelming to say the least. Its toxic stress can affect relationships, as many failed marriages have discovered. If you’re like the average American, debt is an unintended consequence of too much spending, accumulating in the blink of an eye. Luckily, you…

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Visiting Grand Tetons National Park in Wyoming let me harness a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of this country. You don’t have to be a crunchy-granola nature lover to fall in love with this place. The views in the Tetons are breathtaking and those breaths you take will be the fresh…

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Wiki’s offers a casual dining experience with great service. For those who enjoy wine, we had the opportunity to visit the wine room and there is a wide selection of quality wine for the connoisseur. Wiki’s has all the ingredients to be a Bakersfield hot-spot for years to come.

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“Junie B Jones! If she were a kid in my class, she would drive me crazy, but I would love her. They’re funny. And real. And they make me laugh.” – Jolie Brouttier

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I remember I was finishing up my studio art degree and the local art museum just so happened to have an instructor position available. I decided to apply but the problem was I had no experience with kids. I didn’t know how to relate to them, let alone, teach them something.

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Venues like B Ryder’s, Jerry’s Pizza, Elements Venue, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace and the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame are known for providing live entertainment on a regular basis, but there are more locations that offer classic, live music in their lounges.

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Bakersfield resident Marty Barnes has pages of a yellow legal pad on her kitchen table filled with her prospective Kern County Fair entries alongside a tattered cardboard box with dozens of ribbons, including ones for grand champions and “Best of Show” from competitions past.

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Girl Scouts are saving pets from burning homes when they’re not out selling cookies. Hailey Amos and Kylie Greene, both 14, have been raising money to give pet respirators to fire departments in Bakersfield and in Kings County since last March.

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Celebrate Temblor Brewing Company’s second year of business at Temblorfest II. Temblorfest II is a free event on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 11 p.m. Temblor Brewing will have line dancing, live music, local food trucks, games, raffles and, of course, beer.

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Girls just want to have fun and sometimes the boys just can’t hang. Sometimes you and your girlies have run fresh out of ideas and can’t decide what to do for a night out on the town. Lucky for you, we’ve created a foolproof guide to having a GNO, that’s Girls Night Out, chock full of entert…