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Three times a week, I take the dogs for a walk. A walk, if you can call it a walk. The “walk” includes leashes, collars and a sweatpants’ pocketful of plastic, newspaper bags. The only thing lacking is the brisk, walking portion of it.

If there is one thing I hear most often when talking to friends and neighbors in Bakersfield, it is a belief that our city’s best days lie ahead. There’s a growing community of residents — young and old[er], lifers and transplants — who share a vision for a better Bakersfield.

Recently, it was Wool Growers for dinner. I assume most people in town have been to Wool Growers, but given that it is perched on East 19th Street, the East part may scare some off. If “East” deters, then they might be unfamiliar with the bustling hub of restaurants in east Bakersfield that …

This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian’s news coverage. Your questions — which may be edited for space — are answered here each Saturday by The Californian’s Robert Price.

One of my principle aims as a columnist is to elevate discourse, thereby contributing to meaningful social progress. Especially progress in my hometown. Last week, I offered 11 New Year’s Resolutions for Bakersfield. Each represents a step forward to improve civic life.

I started January with two things: muffins and “True Grit.” They seemed related and I thought it might make sense trying to figure out why. If they weren’t, both were worth talking about anyway.

This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian’s news coverage. Your questions — which may be edited for space — are answered here each Saturday by The Californian’s Robert Price.

I’ll bet you didn’t know there were dental implants available for $350. I’d been quoted around $1,500 per implant, but a billboard on Interstate 5 near Downey suggested I might be overpaying should I pay that much. I didn’t know if the implants were made of Halloween wax or PVC but $350 seem…

Over the holidays, my husband and I spoke on multiple occasions around dinner tables with family members - mostly farmers. They spoke about downtown’s revitalization, expanding businesses, new product lines and growth industries like technology and healthcare. A common thread: their exciteme…

There are people in our community that could easily choose to slow down in their later years and rest on their laurels. Not Jim Young, Chancellor Emeritus of the Kern Community College District. OK, maybe he's physically slowed down a little bit, (he's 79) but his mind and ambition are activ…

This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian’s news coverage. Your questions — which may be edited for space — are answered here each Saturday by The Californian’s Robert Price.

This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian’s news coverage. Your questions — which may be edited for space — are answered here each Saturday by The Californian’s Robert Price.

Don’t let Joan Garibaldi fool you. Sure, you might hear about her charity work, her mothering and grandmothering skills, her hospitality and her proficiency in keeping a bunco game together for 58 years since 1959.

It ended as a miserable, choking, eye-burning disaster of a day, but it was a golden morning. Not like a golden sunrise, but rather a golden-bronze tinge. And there was no wind. I don’t even remember a breeze.