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WHERE WE LIVE: Old Stockdale, proud of its island independence, contemplates the mainland

Old Stockdale, that proud little bastion of winding, tree-lined streets and sprawling mansions spaced incongruously alongside quirky pastel bungalows and low, broad ranch homes, has a stubborn streak.

The 600-resident enclave, one of the most historic, unique neighborhoods in this part of California, is also surely one of the most independent.

Contact The Californian's Robert Price at 661-395-7399, or on Twitter: @stubblebuzz. "Where We Live," a look at a unique Bakersfield-area neighborhood, enclave or community, appears monthly.

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