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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?

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One of my favorite ways to unwind after a stressful week is a relaxing Friday evening meal at Cafe Smitten. It’s like getting out of town without driving two hours each way and the outdoor seating areas are perfect for cool fall evenings.

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Leather gauntlets slip into place, a golden lasso hangs from the hip and a very iconic tiara is ready for action. Wonder Woman, a symbol of courage and hope for so many, walks tall with her sword and shield along a busy corridor in San Diego.

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Bakersfield Life wanted to find out who the best lawyers are in our area. So, we sent out a poll to local attorneys, asking them who, in their opinion, is the best in each of 19 different specialty areas. Each attorney must be an active could vote just once and could not vote for themselves.…

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A few weeks ago, members of St. Francis Parish Church listened intently as Monsignor Craig Harrison delivered his homily. But something was different at this Mass. Harrison wasn’t at the pulpit. Instead, he appeared in a video projected onto a large screen above the altar, filmed 6,216 miles…

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With the 416 fire raging about 10 miles north of town, Durango had lost some its allure. The normally idyllic town at the foot of the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado was filled with smoke and, due to the fire and resulting closure of wilderness areas, offered few of its usually abun…

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What many people don’t realize is that Bakersfield is full of opportunity. It offers a supportive community and an affordable cost of living, which allows me to pursue my passions and dreams that would not have been possible had I chose to stay in Los Angeles. A similar story would be told b…

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The art of tailgating is more than just a party of fans and nonfans alike getting together to barbecue before the start of sporting events. It’s a way to bring the community together.

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The clock is ticking for couples who are throwing in the marital towel. Alimony, also known as spousal support, will no longer be tax-deductible for those signing divorce or separation agreements after 2018. This change is conceivably costly for the spouse paying alimony since tax savings ca…