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Entering its sixth year, the 20 Under 40 People to Watch continues to showcase the rising stars of our community. They are proof that age is just a number and that anything can be achieved with the right mindset, a positive attitude and a never-say-never approach.

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As a meat-and-potatoes guy (double meat, double potatoes whenever possible), I’m no expert when it comes to healthy dining. I am, however, keen on flavor.

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Kern County’s 20 Under 40 People to Watch are trailblazing paths for a bright future. These spirited individuals seem to make all the right moves. Life’s decades tend to dictate the moves we should make, especially when it comes to money. If you had a map of the financial moves you should ta…

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July is typically the slowest month of the year for local sports in Kern County. The 30-plus high schools in our area, along with Bakersfield College, Taft College and Cal State Bakersfield compete in their last athletic competitions of the school year by the end of June and don’t begin agai…

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That we are a training program for our men and women in recovery. That we offer upscale resale men’s and women’s clothing and accessories at affordable prices. That we have home decor at Encore II at Timeless Furnishing. That any proceeds from our sales help to support our ministries.

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It’s the golden hour in the middle of the Sequoia National Park. I’m cruising along a languid lake with a canoe paddle in my hands and loved ones behind me. Pink clouds and tall pine trees look back at me from the water like an ethereal Van Gogh painting. My smartphone is nowhere to be seen …

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Among the women who are innovators at Bakersfield College, Liz Rozell is a hidden treasure who has been making significant contributions to the school for more than 30 years. She has taught mathematics and engineering and served as department chair in both subject areas. In 2013, Rozell beca…

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Breckenridge Road is a seldom-traveled route that starts in east Bakersfield, south of Foothill High, and winds to the top of 7,500-foot-tall Breckenridge Mountain and down into Walker Basin. Catch it on a clear spring day and you are surrounded by poppy-covered hillsides, tall oak and pine …

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This summer, turn your vacation into a tax deduction. In light of recent tax reform, this angle still works for the self-employed. However, if you are an employee seeking this tax perk, you’ll need to convince your employer to cover the costs directly.

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The certificates are displayed proudly on windows, walls and offices like badges of honor earned after countless hours, days, weeks and years serving the community.