I'm surrounded by smart, funny and beautiful women in my life. These women inspire and encourage me to be the best possible version of myself and to keep working toward my goals. I'm forever thankful for them. 

I love cooking and spending a long time on dishes, but nothing makes me happier than a meal I can get done in less than 30 minutes. 

Since its start in 1974, Bakersfield’s Greek Food Festival has grown to become essential within the community. As festival chairperson and St. George Parish council member Emmanuel Strategos states, “It has become a Bakersfield staple. I think people look forward to it and we work hard to ma…

"Dr. Death" (Spotify and Apple podcast): Dr. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who beamed charisma through his patients, the medical industry and the people in his life. Duntsch alleged to be the best in the Dallas area. When Duntsch performed on his patients, they would soon experience…

The grape varietal commonly known as grenache has found a home in many parts of the world and remains among the most widely planted. It adds expressive flavor elements when combined with syrah, mourvedre and others in the southern Rhone Valley of France or in “GSM” blends from the McLaren Va…

Along the Kern River Parkway, at Hart Memorial Park, and throughout the city of Bakersfield, a lovely yellow and green plant grows gracefully under the warm rays of the sun. I had not seen or heard of the plant before this summer, but that was about to change.

People choose a vegetarian lifestyle for a number of reasons. Some individuals have an aversion to eating meat because they're concerned about animal welfare, while others find that a low-calorie, vegetarian diet promotes long-term health.

This is supposed to be high season for barbecue fundraisers in Bakersfield. They are tried-and-true money-makers for worthy causes. The most successful of them since 2013, the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Center fall BBQ, found itself debating whether to go forward with its only fundraiser o…

Pamoja sisi jamii means “Together we commUNITY” in Swahili. During a time when unrest is undeniable, we as a community come together with courage, commitment and collaboration for change.