• 0

Broadway in Bakersfield is back with show-stopping vengeance for its 2018-2019 season. Get a taste of the Big Apple without the bitter cold and join the world-class Broadway ensembles and musicians performing the American classics “Jersey Boys” and “The Wizard of Oz” at the Rabobank Theater …

  • 0

It’s too bad we don’t come with instruction manuals for how to take care of our bodies – what to eat, how much should we sleep, how much and what kind exercise, foods to avoid, foods we should crave, supplements to take, etc.

  • 0

Making and breaking New Year’s resolutions seem to be an annual ritual. Let’s face it – sticking to lofty goals can be challenging, especially when financial resolutions are involved. Here are 10 easy, manageable tips to help boost your finances in 2019.

  • 0

The Fog Run celebrates its 30th anniversary on Jan. 5 at Lake Ming. The annual event, sponsored by the Probation Auxiliary County of Kern, raises funds for at-risk youth, as well as the Alliance Against Family Violence.

  • 0

Throughout the holiday season (and, let’s face it, in everyday life), keeping those extra pounds off can be hard with holiday treats and other highly caloric snacks lying around. Self-control and proper portion control are essential and incorporating healthier snack options can help you main…

  • 0

The farmhouse style is popular in Bakersfield with the advent of DIY “fixer upper” television shows like Chip and Joanna Gaines. Michelle Hardt, owner of Hardt Construction Services along with her husband Tim, recently answered questions for Bakersfield Life Magazine about this local trend.

  • 0

In this season of giving, charitable gifts may bear the brunt of tax reform. Changes in the law will reduce the number of taxpayers who benefit from their charitable tax deductions. While most give to charity for reasons other than tax incentives, the deduction allows folks to give a little …

  • 0

As we approach the holiday season of gingerbread cookies, festive parties, flying reindeer and jolly old elves, many of us are already gearing up for another frantic month. Some of us will brave the malls to buy the hottest gifts, others will spend hours in the kitchen cooking the perfect me…

  • 0

The holiday shopping hype is upon us and in today’s retail environment, we can find pretty much find anything we need through e-commerce. Maybe this year you’ve decided to take a break from the Black Friday crowds and want something more than clicking away on some website? We want to tell yo…

  • 0

It’s late into the evening and Ken Burdick is hunched over, cynical, gruff and miserly, the weight of the world on his shoulders. He’s become cold and distant, a self-imposed loneliness the byproduct of death and keeping others at bay. Christmas brings him nothing but negative memories and h…

  • 0

In an age where technology has all but kicked bound books to the curb, there are artisans fighting the resistance, celebrating the lost art of restoration, one leather spine at a time. Most conservation-trained bookbinders work in museums, large libraries and academic institutions. But scatt…

  • 0

Dietary fiber is the indigestible part of plant foods that moves food and liquids through our body. It is commonly referred to as “roughage” and aides our body to dispose of waste through the aid of our digestive system. Without it, we commonly feel bloated, full or constipated and are unabl…

  • 0

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…

  • 0

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.