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Simple, fresh ingredients often make the best dishes. The pad thai served at Chef’s Choice Noodle Bar is the recipe of head chef Preeda Piamfa’s mother. This recipe is more than 75 years old. When his mother was a teen, she opened a store in Thailand that only served this dish – that’s how g…

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Don your finest suit or gown and join the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra Nov. 10 for “Romantic Classics,” a night of music that will elevate any night on the town.

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A light breeze passed through the lush greens of The Gardens at Monji, running water from a nearby water feature and singing birds creating a relaxing atmosphere as the sun slowly descended behind Andrew Lewis and Spencer Shoemaker as they exchanged vows.

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November marks a transition month for local sports. The fall sports season wraps up during the month, while the winter sports season begins. Here are some of the noteworthy sports happenings.

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The needs of veterans and their families are vast and complex. Government departments such as Defense and Veterans Affairs, while providing a tremendous amount of support to veterans and their families, have been challenged in recent years by the enormous increasing needs of this sector. Mor…

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Ever since I wrote my first editor’s note in the July 2016 issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine, I’ve used the space as an opportunity to share some of the thoughts that run through my mind. That explains why so many columns mention my pug, Tina Louise.

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Promoting health and using a play on words to further its agenda is the Cycling Lab Rats, a group of clinical laboratory scientist at Memorial Hospital who have taken up cycling as a group. At its core is co- founder Jessica Liebenow, who started the group with a friend.

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Born in Vietnam and raised as an orphan by an American family in New York, local artist Aliza McCracken started painting at 4 years old and developed into a professional artist at 15. Her art carries themes of love, life and hope, blending her passion for drawing and painting with creative w…

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Lake Ming will be illuminated by thousands of lanterns with messages of hope, love and loss on Saturday, Oct. 6. Light the Water Lantern Festival will provide each lantern with a purchase of a ticket. Lanterns will be released onto Lake Ming near dusk.

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Credit companies are bending over backward to get your business. Several no-annual-fee credit cards offer valuable benefits that are often overlooked. Here are nine common credit card benefits you may already have and can tap into.

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Almost 75 percent of Kern County adults are either overweight or obese. Obesity is a significant risk factor for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Dietary improvements can lead to significant improvement in both obesity and chronic diseases. Added sugars in our diets can l…

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1. NEW COACH – Jay Woodcroft takes over behind the bench for the Condors following a 13-year tenure in the NHL with three teams. He won a Stanley Cup in 2008 as part of the Detroit Red Wings coaching staff. He is 13th all-time in NHL penalty minutes!

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Beauty can be alluring, enticing and, oftentimes, elusive. Yet most of us strive for society’s definition of beauty nevertheless. Who wouldn’t want to be considered attractive, desirable and beautiful?