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The Bakersfield Jingle Bell Run Toys for Tots will be held at The Park at River Walk on Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. The run will feature a Christmas designed sweatshirts and jingle bells to all registered participants. After completing the race, participants can expect to be treated to Christmas cooki…

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Last summer, I took a trip to the Galapagos Islands, where sustainability is key to the area’s preservation and wildlife survival. During my trip, when I wanted to order a coffee to go from a local shop, I was advised that “to go” was not an option, as they did not use disposable paper or pl…

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You may have seen us riding around town on the morning of Sept. 29. Mostly old guys on old motorcycles wearing what by most accounts would be considered completely improper attire for motorcycling. Preposterous! At least for today.

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Temblor is known for two things: being independent and using traditional ingredients. What started off as a passion for beer drinking left an inquisitive local wondering how he could push the concept of homebrewing.

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Baseball has been an American institution since the mid-1800s and became the country’s first organized professional sport with the founding of the National League in 1876. Beyond the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, there is nothing quite like the excitement of watching your favorite player make a…

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With a location on every block, chains pose a threat to locally owned businesses with their cheap prices and accessibility. But barbershop owners in Bakersfield are not afraid of chains putting them out of business because they are confident that customers will keep coming back for a unique,…

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It’s time to show your beard off for a good cause because That Beard Stuff is hosting its third annual event, the Bakersfield Beard Bash. For Tawnee Shelton and her husband, Ty, it started off as a personal obstacle with their daughter. Bikers Against Child Abuse helped the Shelton family th…

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Jocelyn SanduskyPresenting sponsor Dignity Healthy joins local and corporate business sponsors to put on one of the largest events of the season. Runners from all over the country and the world have attended the past three events. Mexico, Canada and even Ethiopia have experienced a jaunt thr…

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The Edible Schoolyard at Buena Vista Elementary is a hands-on learning experience that teaches students where their food comes from while creating a sense of appreciation and respect for nature and the gardening and cooking processes. The program aims to empower students by encouraging them …

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It’s hard to believe, but November is already upon us. It’s a special time of year for a lot of people because it’s when the United States celebrates Thanksgiving and kicks off the beginning of the holiday season. For most Americans, Thanksgiving centers around three things: food, family/fri…

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If you’re looking for a sweet escape in October, Donut Fest is the place to be. Donut Fest is the first event of its kind in Bakersfield and Temblor Brewing Company is the first to host it on Oct. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m.

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It was a normal day. I was messing around on Instagram stories, like usual, when something unexpected happened. I got a DM from a male business owner in town and he was mad about me and what I was doing.

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An idea hatched by one of CSU Bakersfield’s very own, the WINGS program is designed to advocate and improve the education of female scholar-athletes while preparing them for the shift from college to workplace through the mentorship they receive. The idea of the program was to not only provi…