Party in the Park celebrates 21 years of supporting the mission and vision of the CSUB Alumni Association by connecting alumni, students, campus partners and community members with the university and promoting membership, mentorship and scholarship opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
The words “public art” and “downtown Bakersfield” haven’t always been used in the same sentence. But they should be from now on. Ours is a very creative city.
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.
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…
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.
The popular Canadian Christian rock band Hawk Nelson will headline Adventist Health Bakersfield’s GospelFest on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Spectrum Amphitheatre in The Park at River Walk on Stockdale Highway.
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…
“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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
Talladega Frights is back again this year from Sept. 29 to Oct. 29 and this year it’s the very epitome of the word scary. Co-owner of the Talladega Frights haunt, Amber Wilbur, assures that this year, Talladega Frights will be the scariest yet.
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.