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Local food truck Fit and Grub offers both healthy and hearty options to get anyone through the 3p.m. slump. With a variety of options from bowls and burritos to sandwiches and quesadillas. One of their most popular items the asada burrito can be found under their fit menu as well as their gr…

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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.

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Good health is a state some people strive for, but to attain good health sometimes requires a journey that follows a complicated and seemingly endless path. When you’re on that path, one of the most powerful assets can be the people you travel with.

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The hype is real — new year, new me. Resolutions tend to create unrealistic illusions that leave us feeling overwhelmed before we even get started. This is why so many people rarely achieve resolutions. You are just putting too much pressure on yourself to resolve a problem.

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If your goal as we head into a new decade is to finally get in shape, or to just maintain your already active lifestyle, be sure to check out Bakersfield Fit Fest on Jan. 11 at the Kern County Fairgrounds, in Buildings 2 and 3, just inside the main entrance on P Street. This premier event, o…

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Good health is a state many people strive for, but to attain good health sometimes requires a journey that follows a complicated and seemingly endless path. When you’re on that path, one of the most powerful assets can be the people you travel with.

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“Umoja,” meaning “unity” in Kiswahili, is a community and resource dedicated to strengthening the cultural and educational futures of African-American students. Not only does the program develop students into leaders and role models within their communities, they are each other’s support sys…

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Bakersfield Life Magazine team member Julie Mana-ay Perez is undergoing a fitness journey for January’s “Health and Wellness” issue, where she will transform her lifestyle into a healthy one.

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Life for Victor Barrera was ordinary. He was working as an IT technician for a company in Shafter and was in a relationship with his hometown sweetheart, Sasha.

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They still hear the bell. As much of an anomaly as it is for 12- and 14-year-olds to still believe in Santa Claus these days, our children still do. Perhaps we’ve done too good a job at hiding gifts and keeping up the lore. One year, Jolly St. Nick appeared in a photo by our Christmas tree w…

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Long before the floors of the old Bakersfield Civic Auditorium were frozen over and the Valley Children’s Ice Center became the “coolest place in town,” there was the Bakersfield Ice Arena. Located on 24th Street and facing Highway 99, the facility was the first indoor ice rink in the entire…

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In just a few short weeks, 2019 will come to a close. But before the champagne corks pop and we launch into raucous renditions of “Auld Lang Syne,” I encourage you to push the pause button and digest Kern Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Year in Review.