Deja Nunez is unconventional.
A behind-the-scenes organization whose goal for the community is to bring beauty to a place they love also brings visual, as well as performing artists to a place most would consider unheard of: the hospital.
Sometimes a small change can make a big difference in the fortunes of an athlete. That was the case last year for Cal State Bakersfield women’s soccer player Sophie Freeman.
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.
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.
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.
The Women’s and Girls’ Fund at Kern Community Foundation is a shining example of women working together to transform the lives of women and girls in our community.
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.
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.
Last year, Kern County saw over 4,000 DUI arrests – more than 11 per day. Another 45 innocent people were hurt from DUI crashes and 11 were killed.
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…
Art is the ultimate expression of creativity. Whether you’re a professional sculptor or a stay-at-home mom, as women, there are so many ways to embrace art, culture and artistry in our lives.
It’s all in the family at Sorella Ristorante Italiano. After all, Sorella means “sisters” in Italian. Owner Nancy Cristallo, who works with her two daughters, told the tale of 25 years of Sorella, starting with its first location in Visalia. Sorella is a hidden gem in southwest Bakersfield a…
Stretched along the Front Range with Pikes Peak providing a stunning backdrop, Colorado Springs is a destination rich in metropolitan amenities nestled among lush mountain scenery.
Every September, when the Kern County Fair rolls into town, the air is filled with the sound of music and games and the sweet smell of cinnamon rolls and funnel cakes. Now, in its 101st season, it is the “ticket to fun.”
Balancing your work life and family life can be challenging at times. Many women are faced with the decision to take a career break to hold it all together. For most, this means taking time off for a new baby. For others, it may mean stepping back from the workplace to care for elderly paren…
Iguanas Grill and Cantina brings authentic Mexican dishes and adds a unique, Epicurean twist. It’s definitely not your average Mexican restaurant. Drawing flavors from all areas of Mexico, like Puebla, Mexico City and Yucatan, owner Sergio A. Olivares is always looking for ways to create dis…
A wedding is a well-thought-out event requiring months of preparing, nail biting, licking a bunch of envelopes and also keeping very cool under pressure.
Nitro Circus is coming to the Kern County Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 10. The zany BMX show will feature crazy BMX, cycling, scooter, skateboard and even toboggan tricks with pyrotechnics, neon lights and a 40-foot ramp known as the Giganta Ramp. Vehicles will start flying from 6 to 8 p.m., wit…
The ninth edition of Latination, Bakersfield’s biggest art event, will take place at Metro Galleries on First Friday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. Latination is a juried art exhibit dedicated to exploring and celebrating Latino culture. The evening will feature the presentation of cash prizes …
Bakersfield Life Magazine is proud to partner with the Kern Community Foundation to publish its Charity Giving Guide in the December issue.
Elle Woods has proved that she can do just about anything: get into Harvard, end up with the guy she wants and now her fictional life has been turned into a musical.
One of the many great features of Kern County is its central location for fabulous day trips, conveniently close vacations and great shopping. When embarking on your next adventure, many mobile apps can save you time, money or both. Check these out.
We may not be as big as Los Angeles, nor a small city where everyone knows your name, but Bakersfield is the happy medium many are looking for. We are fortunate as a community to embody an array of culture, food and music. But more often than not, we forget about one of the most beautiful na…
When it comes to a neighborhood bar and grill, few establishments fit the bill better than RJ’s. Nestled in northwest Bakersfield, bordered by the Links at RiverLakes and residential communities, the revived restaurant is a place to see familiar faces and enjoy delicious food.