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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…

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The last Buick station wagon to roll off the assembly line was the 1996 Roadmaster Estate. It was more than 18 feet long, weighed well over two tons and handled like an aircraft carrier. The only things the 2018 Buick Regal TourX has in common with its massive forefather is the Buick namepla…

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Established in 1952, the Petroleum Club relocated to Stockdale Tower off California Avenue around 2003. This 12th-story spot is well-known for its fine dining amid astonishing panoramic views.

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When my husband and I first moved to Bakersfield from Los Angeles, we felt the need to defend this town to friends, family and pretty much anyone who had never been here before – and even sometimes to those who had.

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Insurance is jokingly compared to lugging around an umbrella. It’s a pain to carry, but you sure are glad when you need it. With seemingly unlimited options, insurance can be complicated. Below are some policies you don’t want to be without.

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For those of you who have not been to one of Bakersfield’s originals, you have to go to Pyrenees – like, now.

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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…