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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. 

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Andrea “Dre” Saavedra visits Vatos Tacos, a popular Mexican eatery that started as a food truck and opened a brick-and-mortar location in November 2019.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.