Fitness expert and Bakersfield Life Magazine columnist Alex Garzaro leads a seven-day bodyweight workout routine that can be done anywhere with no equipment needed while tackling health- and life-related questions and conversing with local business owners and community members.
“Gentefied,” co-created and directed by Bakersfield native Marvin Lemus, premiered on Netflix in February 2020. The 10-episode Spanglish series captures the ways gentrification and ongoing wealth inequality affects a Mexican-American family living in Los Angeles. Despite being centered in Bo…
We tend to dread the idea of weight loss because we associate it with being difficult and a lot of work. Sure, it can be, depending on how you look at it. You already have so much going on — kids’ soccer practice, work, cooking meals for the family, etc. By the time you even think of working…
The relationship between sisters can be one of the strongest and longest-lasting connections in life, so when it comes to sister cities, the same influence of ties and partnerships are made through a cultural and international relationship.
“Beth Treviño’s Books Are Aid to International Understanding,” proclaimed the headline of an article in the May 21, 1966, Bakersfield Californian.
Let’s talk about rewiring your thought patterns. Did you know that your thoughts can change your biology? I believe our brain (how we think) impacts our biology and our biology impacts our biography. Want to put this theory to the test?
Editor's note: The restaurant is currently closed, as are many others, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
There’s a literal buzz in the air on the corner of Highland Knolls Drive and Vineland Road, across from Dr. Douglas K. Fletcher Elementary School. In the distance, two small objects can be seen in the sky, ascending, descending, rocketing in straight lines, circling, looping and hovering — t…
Surrounded by the Santa Ynez Valley hills, Solvang is a gem for tourists and weekend travelers alike. Solvang is a little town in Santa Barbara County with a European reputation. Solvang’s main attraction is the town’s European culture and architecture, from shops to restaurants, it’s all bu…
Other than a journey to the aisle that has both taco supplies and stir-fry, most of our grocery shopping trips are ordinary. Most stores confine ethnic ingredients to a single aisle, leaving shoppers with limited options. Fortunately, Bakersfield has a variety of ethnic specialty stores carr…
Calligraphy is the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush. But for Richard Liu, it’s more than that. It’s a form of expression and a way to preserve cultural and ancestral traditions — something that’s in danger of being lost in today’s tech-driven world.
When someone asks you, “Are you a fan of the arts?” museums and galleries are probably the first things to pop up in your mind. Yes, galleries and museums are considered art locations, but to me the arts is everything from hipster galleries, street performers, singers, actors and even chefs.
Huddled around a large dining room table inside a southwest Bakersfield home on a recent weeknight, a group of high school seniors brainstormed about an unlikely topic — ways to encourage their peers to register to vote.
“Loves to be loved.” Those were the words in the online description for the female terrier mix awaiting adoption at Kern County Animal Services.
Jenny McDougle watched as her beloved Pembroke Welsh corgi grew weaker and weaker. The Bakersfield veterinarian knew too well that the outlook for Polo, her once playful pet, was bleak.
For Bakersfield native Rachel Magnus, it took traveling to the other side of the globe to discover her true path.
The late 1960s and early 1970s marked the beginning of the world’s fascination with music festivals. These festivals gave fans the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of their favorite artists all in one place. Although the artists were the draw, it was the love of the fans that made the events…
In an enchanted land far away brings a Melodrama fairy tale about a damsel who falls in love with a duke from a rival kingdom. “The Duchess of Delano” is an original production written and directed by Gaslight Melodrama Theatre owner Michael Prince.
South High Robotics takes their education to the next level by sorting a team that would lead to innovate and inspire other students to explore the world of robotics, a field that includes the creation of science, engineering, technology, design and construction.
Grab some friends and get ready to explore the streets of downtown Bakersfield in a unique way as the Bakersfield Amazing Race returns on March 28 at Wall Street Alley.
When it comes to improving brain health, music could be an element to enhance your brain function. At Happy Whole You, we use elements of music to stimulate, calm and increase brain function and you can do the same with your music.
The main idea of being a reducitarian is being environmentally conscious about how you eat, but without the rigid commitments and labels of veganism or vegetarianism. Research shows that we can help the environment by eating more plants (fruits, veggies and grains) and fewer animal products …
Acrobats, fire and ice, oh my! Audiences can anticipate all this and much more from Cirque du Soleil’s newest ice show, “Axel,” which will be skating into the Mechanics Bank Arena on March 12 for five performances.
As you walk up and down the grocery aisles, you will notice that many products are marketed as “low fat,” “fat free,” “reduced fat” or “skinny.” But does this mean that these products are actually healthy?
In Southern California, tranquility resides in a most unexpected place. At the western end of Sunset Boulevard, nestled in the middle of shopping centers and neighborhoods just blocks away from the Pacific Ocean, rests Lake Shrine.
The second annual Journalism Day for high school students will take place on Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bakersfield College.
One of the most talked about reality TV shows is coming to Bakersfield to give a lucky participant a chance at love. “The Bachelor Live” comes to Mechanics Bank Theater on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
In the languid glow of a beautiful Southern California day, I sat with my mother, sister and children at afternoon tea. As I looked around, I saw three generations celebrating life together and enjoying a rare and special treat. English afternoon tea is a tradition that began in London in 18…
The Arts Council of Kern brings an event like no other — a live, fast-paced show told through the streets of downtown Bakersfield.
Dust off your tuxedo and pull out your dance card. You are cordially invited to take a spin around the dance floor with the Honorable Mayor Karen Goh in two weeks. The inaugural Mayor’s Ball, slated for Feb. 8, promises to combine black-tie dining and dancing with the worthiest of causes: he…
During a time in our country when finances were shaky, the food truck phenomenon exploded in cities across the United States, largely due to the success of the Kogi truck in Los Angeles selling gourmet on a budget.
Knowing there is no single solution to ending hunger, Golden Empire Gleaners serves the residents of Kern County in an attempt to help relieve food insecurity.
Love is a universal emotion, yet the language of love can differ from the love we show our partners, families and friends and the love we show for ourselves. Our hearts long for connection with others but for our hearts to be able to fully love, we must not forget to love the very person rea…
As early as the 1950s there were grumblings that pay television was going to destroy the movie theater industry. Over 100 years after the production of the first motion picture, not even the binge-watching opportunities offered by today’s streaming services can replace the smell of buttery p…
For me, the history of Bakersfield and my own family history are inextricably tied together. My great-grandfather, Elmore Calderwood, came here with a degree in agriculture from the University of Vermont in 1897, eager to try his hand at farming this warm, sunny land.
Bakersfield is a city full of untapped potential that is loaded with possibilities. The only thing missing are passionate individuals willing to make them reality.
Some people who leave Bakersfield say they never want to come back, especially after traveling. Kami Paulsen is an exception. She saw the goodness of what Bakersfield had to offer, which inspired her to start a community-focused business, Bako Box.