When attending other weddings, Spencer Shoemaker found that good food is one of the most enjoyable parts of the day, regardless of whether it’s “fancy” or not.
Established in 1952, the Petroleum Club relocated to Stockdale Tower off California Avenue around 2003. This 12th-story spot is well-known for its fine dining amid astonishing panoramic views.
On April 21, 1866, the county of Kern was created, named after the Kern River, which got its name from John C. Fremont in honor of his topographer Edward M. Kern.
The north and south forks of the Kern River define the Kern River Valley. So does poverty, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau: Weldon, 21 percent; Bodfish, 23 percent; Lake Isabella, 30 percent; Onyx, 41 percent; Mountain Mesa, 44 percent. The state average is 14 percent.
It was a week before the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft and Matt Arnold was spending nearly every minute of his time preparing for the big three-day event. The Milwaukee Brewers vice president and assistant general manager was lucky to get four hours of sleep a night as he wor…
Bakersfield is already home to many sought- after products like Dewar’s chews and Luigi’s pasta sauce. Coming in September, Tlo Wines will join the list when it opens downtown’s first winery tasting room on 18th Street in the gentrified area known as “Eastchester.”
Jacob Alatorre’s value to the Cal State Bakersfield men’s soccer team isn’t something that can be measured accurately by looking at a stat sheet.
When my husband and I first moved to Bakersfield from Los Angeles, we felt the need to defend this town to friends, family and pretty much anyone who had never been here before – and even sometimes to those who had.
Insurance is jokingly compared to lugging around an umbrella. It’s a pain to carry, but you sure are glad when you need it. With seemingly unlimited options, insurance can be complicated. Below are some policies you don’t want to be without.
Entering its sixth year, the 20 Under 40 People to Watch continues to showcase the rising stars of our community. They are proof that age is just a number and that anything can be achieved with the right mindset, a positive attitude and a never-say-never approach.
The mission of the Kern County Beauty Pageant for the past 10 years has been “furthering the educational goals of women in Kern County.”
Kern County’s 20 Under 40 People to Watch are trailblazing paths for a bright future. These spirited individuals seem to make all the right moves. Life’s decades tend to dictate the moves we should make, especially when it comes to money. If you had a map of the financial moves you should ta…
July is typically the slowest month of the year for local sports in Kern County. The 30-plus high schools in our area, along with Bakersfield College, Taft College and Cal State Bakersfield compete in their last athletic competitions of the school year by the end of June and don’t begin agai…
That we are a training program for our men and women in recovery. That we offer upscale resale men’s and women’s clothing and accessories at affordable prices. That we have home decor at Encore II at Timeless Furnishing. That any proceeds from our sales help to support our ministries.
She isn’t among this year’s distinguished crop of “20 under 40” – although her husband is – but I’d like to make the case for Anna Smith as the “21st under 40,” or certainly a candidate for the class of 2019.
It’s the golden hour in the middle of the Sequoia National Park. I’m cruising along a languid lake with a canoe paddle in my hands and loved ones behind me. Pink clouds and tall pine trees look back at me from the water like an ethereal Van Gogh painting. My smartphone is nowhere to be seen …
Revisiting that good ol’ Bakersfield sound with a hint of folk music is Americana husband-and-wife duo Birds of Chicago.
Should you receive a phone call from retired local consultant and Bakersfield Californian columnist Steve Flores, answer it. And whatever he asks of you, by all means, say yes.
As temperatures rise, it’s no surprise that San Luis Obispo County is a popular destination for Kern County residents. We, after all, share a border with our seaside neighbors and with cool ocean breezes just hours away, it’s a convenient way to beat the summer heat.
Today, social media acts as journal documenting life’s highlights and vacations to places near and far are some of the most shareworthy posts.
The annual Teen Challenge BBQ Fundraiser and Special program will take place June 1 at the Kern Teen Challenge Men’s Ranch & Women’s Campus in Shafter, 650 Riverside St.
California Living Museum will hold its first-ever Wine in the Wild fundraiser June 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., on the grounds of the zoo, 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway.
Among the women who are innovators at Bakersfield College, Liz Rozell is a hidden treasure who has been making significant contributions to the school for more than 30 years. She has taught mathematics and engineering and served as department chair in both subject areas. In 2013, Rozell beca…
Air travel is often met with a feeling of dread over long security lines, cramped seating and frequent delays. Catching a flight for work or vacation is common in our modern era. The existence of frequent flyer programs reinforce that fact.