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Bakersfield enjoys good food about as much as it does helping a good cause. And saving animals in need is one of the big causes close to local hearts. The women of All Seated in a Barn are continuing their initiative to aid rescued horses and donkeys with upcoming events.

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This past month has seen some important astrobiology announcements, most recently that the Mars Curiosity (rover) team found ancient organic compounds and seasonal variations of methane on Mars. Curiosity has found organic compounds before at the end of 2014 but those were chlorine-containin…

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Unlike Mother's Day, when the maternal figures in your life are happy to celebrate with a brunch resplendent with bottomless mimosas and pretty pastries, Father's Day can be more about the meats. We've rounded up some options geared toward feeding the fathers in your life. (All events take p…

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On any given evening, craft beer is readily consumed downtown. But on June 23, the Downtown Bakersfield Craft Beer Festival will take it to the streets (20th and G to be exact) for an evening of brews, bites, bands and more.

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There are neighborhoods that get a lot of ink in town — even newbies like Eastchester — but if we're really talking east, let's celebrate the OG, aka east Bakersfield. And that's exactly what's on tap Saturday at Jefferson Park.

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Good comedy, like show planning, often comes down to timing. In the case of LOL Comedy Night, Ovation Theatre's first-ever standup comedy show taking place Saturday, it was the best of both worlds. 

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Campers at Bricks 4 Kidz are spending the summer building not only Lego masterpieces and motorized toys but also confidence, friendships and a mind for engineering. 

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If you’re a writer living in Kern County, you could be just what the area’s numerous local publications need. An increasing demand for community coverage has created an opportunity for contributing or freelance writers.

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One of the great things about living in Bakersfield is that we’re at ground zero for all the new and innovative food trends like baby carrots, exotic brands of grapes and something I’ve been chasing for months like Ahab going after Moby Dick: Santa Carota beef.

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A master entertainer is preparing to take the stage Monday as part of the “Celebrities of Magic” series. Magician Kenrick “Ice” McDonald will perform at Gaslight Melodrama as part of the monthly series curated by local magician Ron Saylor.

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Did you miss the reception for “Superhero Art Show” at Bubble Pop Gallery for First Friday? Take heart, art lovers. The work is now on display at Temblor Brewing Co. The work, featuring amazing characters from the Marvel Universe and beyond, will remain up through the month in the main dining area.

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Get ready to head where the wild things are next week with Wine in the Wild, an evening of music, food, libations and, of course, animals at California Living Museum.

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Summer is here and with it, a couple of months of entertaining the family and avoiding the heat is ahead of us. So give thanks for events like Second Saturday, offering special discounts, deals or experiences from businesses and groups downtown.

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Whether you want to relive your glory days of the 1980s or just travel back in history to a time before you could drink — or were even born — an upcoming event downtown is sure to be a radical time for all.

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Warning bells understandably go off when a group is touted as being able to tackle any style of music — rock 'n' roll, roots or secular gospel. It can be like a restaurant with too many dishes on the menu to do any of them well.

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It’s official: I’m going to invest in some spy equipment to sweep for bugs in the newsroom. That’s because someone must have overheard me saying — yet again — that we need a taco festival in Bakersfield. And then they actually put one together.

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The movie “Book Club” may not be a box office blockbuster. Likely no one is going to rush out and buy a “Book Club” T-shirt, as they are lining up for “Avengers” ones.

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In 1938, the Salvation Army declared the first National Doughnut Day. Eighty years later, we're still sweet on the breakfast treats. Here's a look at some deals and special flavors on the local menu for Friday.

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While I’ve often said I’ll never understand the lines outside Olive Garden, I’ll also never understand why Romano’s Macaroni Grill doesn’t give its neighbor Chili’s more competition. People inevitably wait patiently in line for a seat at that first chain restaurant, but while Macaroni Grill …

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What's better than a fancy breakfast with a chance to meet a pack of princesses and princes? How about being able to hang out for the whole morning? This year's Princess Breakfast at Stars Theatre Restaurant, taking place June 10, brings the star power of the characters for a more interactiv…

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Not all heroes wear masks but some artists might this First Friday. Among the exhibits opening for the monthly gathering is the Super Hero Art Show at Bubble Pop Gallery. Characters from the Marvel Universe and beyond will be featured on the walls of the H Street pop-up gallery.