Jiujitsu doesn’t build character. It reveals it.
It’s the golden hour in the middle of the Sequoia National Park. I’m cruising along a languid lake with a canoe paddle in my hands and loved ones behind me. Pink clouds and tall pine trees look back at me from the water like an ethereal Van Gogh painting. My smartphone is nowhere to be seen …
Revisiting that good ol’ Bakersfield sound with a hint of folk music is Americana husband-and-wife duo Birds of Chicago.
Should you receive a phone call from retired local consultant and Bakersfield Californian columnist Steve Flores, answer it. And whatever he asks of you, by all means, say yes.
As temperatures rise, it’s no surprise that San Luis Obispo County is a popular destination for Kern County residents. We, after all, share a border with our seaside neighbors and with cool ocean breezes just hours away, it’s a convenient way to beat the summer heat.
Today, social media acts as journal documenting life’s highlights and vacations to places near and far are some of the most shareworthy posts.
The annual Teen Challenge BBQ Fundraiser and Special program will take place June 1 at the Kern Teen Challenge Men’s Ranch & Women’s Campus in Shafter, 650 Riverside St.
California Living Museum will hold its first-ever Wine in the Wild fundraiser June 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., on the grounds of the zoo, 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway.
Among the women who are innovators at Bakersfield College, Liz Rozell is a hidden treasure who has been making significant contributions to the school for more than 30 years. She has taught mathematics and engineering and served as department chair in both subject areas. In 2013, Rozell beca…
Air travel is often met with a feeling of dread over long security lines, cramped seating and frequent delays. Catching a flight for work or vacation is common in our modern era. The existence of frequent flyer programs reinforce that fact.
Good food that’s good for you is in season and there’s no shortage at The Hens Roost’s downtown micro market and Brimhall and Haggin Oaks farmers markets.
We all want to build a thriving economy, safe neighborhoods and a vibrant culture. And we recognize that our success depends on preparing students for the workforce.
Breckenridge Road is a seldom-traveled route that starts in east Bakersfield, south of Foothill High, and winds to the top of 7,500-foot-tall Breckenridge Mountain and down into Walker Basin. Catch it on a clear spring day and you are surrounded by poppy-covered hillsides, tall oak and pine …
This summer, turn your vacation into a tax deduction. In light of recent tax reform, this angle still works for the self-employed. However, if you are an employee seeking this tax perk, you’ll need to convince your employer to cover the costs directly.
Delicious barbecue tri-tip will be served from noon to 5 p.m. May 19 at the group picnic area behind Kern River Golf Course, next to Lake Ming, to benefit Pyles Boys Camp.
If there is one event that truly captures the spirit of our community, it’s Kern Community Foundation’s Give Big Kern – now our region’s biggest day of philanthropy.
Highgate at Seven Oaks is the newest addition to the Seven Oaks legacy started by Castle & Cooke over 25 years ago. A gated, master planned community, Highgate at Seven Oaks consists of four unique neighborhoods each offering a variety of floor plans, lot sizes and amenities. Among those…
Bakersfield Museum of Art’s mission is to “enhance the quality of life through art appreciation,” and to fully immerse in that experience, people must venture out and view pieces at other venues.
A faded photograph plucked from the gutter on a recent wet morning is all our family has left to remind us of our dear, sweet neighbor of more than two decades. It’s hard to say when it was snapped, but it froze in time a group of women enjoying spirits at Wool Growers.
Nuestro Mexico Restaurant is a little gem on 21st Street. Deceiving from the outside, this quaint restaurant packs a big punch with its colorful atmosphere and excellent food.
Laura Journey’s love for baking began when she was 7 years old making banana bread in her grandmother’s kitchen in British Columbia, Canada.
Growing up in a family of nine, Colleen McGauley knew two things early on: She wanted to have adventures and she never wanted children.
Is it a stay-and-play day or a short in-and-out day? Sonder is a great lunchtime pick either way. The relaxed, casual environment with the table arrangements and couch areas make a great gathering spot to enjoy food with friends or family. Sonder is not only for everyday lunches, but also yo…