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As the blazing hot days subside and cooler nights come creeping in, it's important to have your wardrobe, hair and makeup keep up with the seasons.
Since its start in 1974, Bakersfield’s Greek Food Festival has grown to become essential within the community. As festival chairperson and St. George Parish council member Emmanuel Strategos states, “It has become a Bakersfield staple. I think people look forward to it and we work hard to ma…
I switch my Spotify playlist from “Rap Caviar” to “Country Gold” as I always do when I hit the point on the Grapevine where Bakersfield begins to peek out to say hello.
If you've recently gone to dine at Mesa Mexican Grill since it changed ownership, you might notice a whole new flair and cuisine offered.
If there was one thing that Mae Saunders was sure about, it was her desire to be a part of the staff of The Bakersfield Californian. She devoted 46 years of her life and career to a paper that she loved. She stated in an interview with Barbara Waterhouse on Aug. 20, 1966, “My newspaper caree…
"Dr. Death" (Spotify and Apple podcast): Dr. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who beamed charisma through his patients, the medical industry and the people in his life. Duntsch alleged to be the best in the Dallas area. When Duntsch performed on his patients, they would soon experience…
The grape varietal commonly known as grenache has found a home in many parts of the world and remains among the most widely planted. It adds expressive flavor elements when combined with syrah, mourvedre and others in the southern Rhone Valley of France or in “GSM” blends from the McLaren Va…
Along the Kern River Parkway, at Hart Memorial Park, and throughout the city of Bakersfield, a lovely yellow and green plant grows gracefully under the warm rays of the sun. I had not seen or heard of the plant before this summer, but that was about to change.
Fostering leadership and developing opportunities are a few core components the Latina Leaders of Kern County focuses on to help women achieve their goals for the future.
People choose a vegetarian lifestyle for a number of reasons. Some individuals have an aversion to eating meat because they're concerned about animal welfare, while others find that a low-calorie, vegetarian diet promotes long-term health.
These days, like nearly everyone it seems, Sister Judy Morasci is working from home, rather than at Mercy Hospital, where she has served as vice president of mission integration for 25 years, beginning each day with a conference call with the Dignity chaplains.
A “final girl” is an analogy used in horror films referring to the last girl standing, the female heroine, alive to confront the antagonist, evidently the one left to tell the tale.
This is supposed to be high season for barbecue fundraisers in Bakersfield. They are tried-and-true money-makers for worthy causes. The most successful of them since 2013, the St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Center fall BBQ, found itself debating whether to go forward with its only fundraiser o…
“Saving lives, celebrating lives and leading the world in the fight to end cancer” is American Cancer Society’s mission.
Pamoja sisi jamii means “Together we commUNITY” in Swahili. During a time when unrest is undeniable, we as a community come together with courage, commitment and collaboration for change.
Parts of society may have had to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but local artists seem to have found a source of inspiration during unlikely times.
The Kern High School District’s Regional Occupational Center is a public education career and technical training institution that prepares students to be successful in their careers and postsecondary education.
Drinking your calories could be what is causing your bloat and weight gain. Do you love soda, tea and weekend cocktails? I did too. You may not be tracking your food, but your body is.