With Thanksgiving over and most of the leftovers eaten, it's officially Christmastime. But if you find yourself in need of some decoration inspiration when it comes to decking the halls this year, one downtown home is sure to spark some yuletide imagination.
On a recent October morning, my horoscope read: “With the world rolling ever forward, which traditions do you want to keep and which do you want to leave behind?”
Last year was a good one for the annual Holiday Lights at CALM, which during its monthlong run drew 54,000 attendees, more than 2,000 above its average.
We don't want to be presumptuous but we think we might know what the folks at the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science are thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Many claim it's the most wonderful time of the year, but for Michael Prince, it's a certainty. The artistic director at Gaslight Melodrama looks forward to putting on the theater's annual Holiday Extravaganza, which opens Friday.
In what should be a joyous holiday season, few things bring more dread to parents than the Elf on the Shelf. Keeping up the popular holiday tradition is often additional work and stress for maxed-out families. But a Bakersfield native has an adorable alternative ready just in time for Christ…
California-born, Nashville-based, singer/songwriter Cam (aka Camaron Ochs) has a voice so strong, so confident, so full, it’s a surprise that any microphones survive it. Let’s see if Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace fares as well with her return there on Nov. 30.
Santa Claus is always coming to town, but wouldn't it be nice if he could save himself the holiday travel and have everyone come to his town instead? Maybe the man in red — and his reindeer — could use a break.
In the midst of holiday shopping, take a break to appreciate some art — and maybe shop as well — at a pop-up shop at the Outlets at Tejon.
Author Gerald Haslam will return to Bakersfield for a pair of events to be held at Bakersfield College, where he studied in the mid-1950s and early 1960s.
The first annual Tamale Festival saw success, in the eyes of its organizers, with about 500 people in attendance and seven different tamale contestants, according to one of the organizers Manuel Garcia.
Everyone is preparing for their Thanksgiving meals, whether shopping and prepping or getting ready to travel or rely on family or someone else to do the cooking.
In good news for local business, La Costa Mariscos announced it will open a second location at Old River Road and Stockdale Highway in 2018.
This year we’ve had a real burst of growth in Thai, sushi and Indian restaurants, and what’s happened here at Haveli Indian Grill was inevitable.
Thanksgiving is all about tradition. For many, that means turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, with most of the meal homemade.
Timed with the major superhero release of "Justice League," Reading Cinemas Valley Plaza with IMAX will also supersize its menu. On Friday, it will launch an expanded menu with dozens of new items designed by veteran Food Network Chef Santos Loo.
Bakersfield, you know the drill: The night before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest going-out nights of the year. And unlike the amateur hour that can be New Year's Eve — when everybody thinks they need to party — T-Day Eve is for those who know who to see, what to listen to and where to drink.
It's all for one and one for all this week at Garces Memorial High School. The student thespians are bringing their production of "The Three Musketeers" to the stage today and Thursday.
Menudo and chile verde have their own local food festivals but what of the tamale? The humble Mexican dish, popular around the holidays, is finally getting its moment in the event spotlight with the first Tamale Fest Sunday at Stramler Park.
Being a teenager can be hard enough, navigating a world of school responsibilities, changing friend dynamics and the dreaded "What do you want to do after high school and college?" question. But for pregnant teens and teen moms, the challenges they face can be harder and, too often, they fac…
After a decade of success, many event organizers would rest on their laurels and operate on autopilot. For Bakersfield Comic-Con, though, its organizer takes on the heroic effort of topping the bigger and better every year.
Bakersfield may not be known for its comedy, but to comedian Chris Flail, it might only be a matter of time before we get recognized for a different kind of “Bakersfield Sound”: one with a punchline.
The cheers were nonstop as clusters of runners, one after another, turned the final corner and came into the view of the crowd. The soft clanging of medals and robust applause added to the euphony of the second annual Bakersfield Marathon as the runners crossed beneath the red, white and blu…
For three years, Uber drivers have been delivering Bakersfield passengers to their destinations. Starting Monday morning, they'll be bringing dinner to you.
One of the more low-key success stories on the local restaurant scene is the small La Fonda Taqueria y Mariscos chain, with four locations — two in Bakersfield, one each in Wasco and Shafter. It’s an exceptional value noted for authentic Mexican cuisine in a casual family atmosphere, with ev…
For its latest gathering, the Bakersfield Interfaith Group is taking on an extremely social relevant discussion topic. Sunday's event will focus on “A Spiritual Approach to Prejudice and Racism."
A trip back in time: My brother’s friend Stephen got the news on a Sunday in 1967 that his father was Missing in Action (MIA) in Vietnam. Stephen’s dad was a fighter pilot, and for two years our whole Catholic grammar school prayed for his safe return. Then my family moved to another state, …
Those headed downtown Saturday will be able to double-dip in terms of activities. Along with the popular Bakersfield Veterans Day Parade, the area will also be celebrating Second Saturday, an event celebrating the burgeoning downtown business scene.
A college professor is coming to Bakersfield on Sunday and Monday in hopes of talking to local families whose ancestors immigrated from Syria and Lebanon and settled here between the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Enjoy a night of appetizers, live music and exhibits at the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science for its annual Fall Gala on Friday.
Just because we're still two weeks out from Black Friday — and the full rush of the holiday shopping season — doesn't mean you can't start checking names off your gift list ... even if that includes yourself.
Although women are often unfairly burdened with the stereotype of high maintenance — needing hours of prep and countless products to achieve their desired look — that concept of precision and care can easily be ascribed to the men who enter beard competitions and their award-winning whiskers.
Expect innovation, energy and creativity with the Bakersfield debut of Valley Chamber Ensembles on Sunday. The nonprofit San Fernando Valley group of musicians dedicated to exploring connections among the arts will perform as part of the Fred & Beverly Dukes concert series, which is also…
After a show-stopping set at this year’s Bakersfield Jazz Festival, Norwegian-born Haakon Graf and his group, Grafitti, will return Tuesday evening to perform for the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop.
If the ice skaters performing as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in "Disney on Ice: Dream Big" production seem to really be selling their relationship, it might be because the skaters, like the characters they portray, have a fairytale romance of their own.
Lines of people seemed to stretch on for miles outside of the Kern County Museum on Sunday. Families and individuals, both old and young, donned sugar skull makeup and wore traditional Mexican outfits to celebrate the Bakersfield Dia de los Muertos celebration presented by the Kern County Hi…