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In May, Bakersfield Life Magazine debuted the Best Of Hall of Fame, the culmination of over 25 years of publishing the community’s thoughts on what the best our city has to offer in our annual Readers’ Choice Poll.

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The Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival is rounding out Labor Day weekend at Circle Park in Kernville, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, featuring handcrafted and antique merchandise mere steps away from the Kern River. When Kernville comes to mind, whitewater rafting and mountain biking usually are fi…

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that many people suffer from unknowingly. In fact, the American Heart Association reports that 1 in 3 Americans suffers from hypertension. There are several easy steps you can take to prevent hypertension and live a healthy lifestyle.

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On July 17, 1969, one day, eight hours, 50 minutes and 29 seconds into Apollo 11’s mission, Buzz Aldrin reported to Houston from 125,200 miles, at the speed of 4486 feet per second: “It looks like there’s some clouds just to the west of the Sierras, northeast of Bakersfield a little bit, and…

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Mortgage refinancing is trending right now, but how do you know if it’s right for you? Thanks to low interest rates, refinancing your mortgage can save you money but not in every situation. Before you join the race to refinance, there are a number of factors to consider. Let’s look at a few.

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It’s dark and I’m flying through space armed with nothing but my mind and my birthday suit. All I can hear is the distant rhythmic thumping of my heartbeat echoing through the salt water enveloping me.

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Creating a relationship with local law enforcement can bring the community together, bringing a sense of comfort by providing an opportunity to see law enforcement in a different way.

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When you hear the word retired, it tends to evoke images of someone who spends their days fishing, playing golf or taking naps. However, the members of Kern Retired Teachers Association are doing anything but resting on their laurels.

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Every month, Bike Bakersfield hosts a full-moon ride that starts at Beach Park in downtown Bakersfield and ends at Lengthwise at The Marketplace in southwest Bakersfield. It’s an opportunity to sample the entire menu – after all, you did burn a few calories along the way. The subject this mo…

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Two out of the last four rides organized by the Kern Wheelmen Recreational Group have taken riders to and through the Caliente-Twin Oaks area with a stop at the Twin Oaks General Store for a bite to eat. The Twin Oaks General Store – or TOGS as it’s commonly known – is truly special. Located…

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Absent a “get rich quick” scheme, it takes hard work to amass wealth. Assuming that you didn’t win the lottery, you are probably on the same path as the rest of us. Did you know that your personality traits have a strong influence on your finances and your chances of building wealth? You may…

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Relive last night’s event at the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield, sponsored by the CSUB Alumni Association, when Bakersfield Life Magazine honored this year’s group of 20 Under 40 People to Watch! Read about these influential young movers and shakers in the July issue, which comes out June 29.

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What does it take to be a 20 Under 40 Person to Watch? Let this year’s group tell you! Bakersfield Life Magazine is proud to announce the class of 2019! Read about these young movers and shakers in the July issue, which publishes June 29!

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June is the start of summer vacation for many locals and Bakersfield’s central location provides myriad opportunities to beat the heat, take a break from the daily grind and escape. Whether it’s getting lost in nature, engaging in nightlife in cities that never sleep or disconnecting from ou…

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In early March, I went with some friends to a CicLAvia event in Culver City, which closed streets to cars and opened them up for people of all ages to ride, walk, stroll or run as they explore a variety of shops, restaurants, food trucks and more.

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It was a scene out of a high-intensity thriller. We were stowaways in the back of a large SUV headed for the summit of Hawaii’s Mt. Haleakala. The national park, known for its unparalleled view of the sunrise 10,000 feet above sea level, had just denied our vehicle entry.