It was just supposed to be a story about water but after tapping one topic the entire history of California City started to flow.
In addition to the celebration of the United States’ birthday, Saturday was also aphelion day, when Earth is farthest from the sun at a distance of 94.5 million miles. With all the fireworks that have been going on in my neighborhood and surrounding ones for the past month and a half, it loo…
With so many fireworks shows throughout Kern County canceled, it seems like all hope is lost to celebrate Independence Day.
Editor's note: Harvest Steakhouse was reviewed before the latest state order halting dine-in service in Kern County. Hours and offerings may currently vary.
It's Fourth of July weekend, which should be a time to celebrate. Regardless of your plans, a good or at least discounted meal should be on the list. Here are some restaurants offering red, white and blue deals.
Although Lugnut Larry usually designs the playlist for his "Cruisin’ to the Oldies" radio show on KNZR solo, he might take a suggestion from a dedicated listener this week.
With a new state order to shut down indoor dining for the next three weeks, what are Bakersfield restaurants doing? The ones lucky enough to have patio or open-air seating are sending customers outdoors.
While live entertainment venues remain closed, local community theaters continue to find ways to reach their audience. On the heels of recent streaming presentations from Bakersfield Community Theatre and The Empty Space, Stars is getting in on the fun with the launch of "Dear Elizabeth" on Friday.
It seems we are living in unprecedented times. A pandemic and massive social justice movement in an election year is a lot to experience.
Despite Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing Wednesday that Kern County is one of 19 in California that's being ordered to stop indoor activities in restaurants, movie theaters, zoos, family entertainment centers and museums, there is still a bastion for visual arts.
Like most of us here in Bakersfield, I’m most familiar with Scott Cox’s voice. Sure, he’s also known for his random lively cowbell playing, but if you’ve been in earshot of a radio over the past 20 years, chances are you’ve heard Cox’s voice coming from it — usually on his morning radio prog…
Rosa’s Italian Restaurant is one of the pioneering restaurants of Bakersfield, almost in the league with Mexicali, Bill Lee’s, Rice Bowl and Hickory House, serving people for generations.
Update: Due to a permitting issues, the Triple Threat Truck will not stop in Bakersfield. It will instead make a stop in Lancaster.
After three months of making the most of their home theaters, moviegoers can return to the real thing. Since California lifted the restriction on movie theaters June 12, these businesses have been hard at work meeting safety guidelines and training staff.
Even as other forms of entertainment open up, we've still got some time until community theaters open their doors for shows. By no means does that mean these creative folks are wallowing; the team at Bakersfield Community Theatre is the first local venue to bring a performance to social medi…
The month celebrating the LGBTQ community is almost over but there is still time to show your Pride. This June marks the 50th celebration of Pride, which began one year after the Stonewall riots in Manhattan.
June is known as Pride Month throughout the country, and it commemorates the June 1969 Stonewall riots and celebrates the impact LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning or queer) individuals have had on the world.
Like so many birthdays and other special days during this pandemic, Tiki-Ko's fourth anniversary will have to be celebrated in a much simpler fashion.
Another Bakersfield institution bit the dust earlier this year, the Lie-N Den serving its last open-faced chili burger and shutting down. At least it was a business decision and had nothing to do with the pandemic that we’re all sick of hearing about.
Well-known Bakersfield eatery Luigi's Restaurant and Delicatessen announced it's closed temporarily due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, said owner Gino Valpredo.
“Your children shouldn't have to rummage through your personal items after you go, to discover the family legacy you left behind. Leaving a written legacy changes something inside of us, our children and grandchildren as we begin to truly feel a part of something greater than ourselves," say…
Even as many Kern businesses reopen, theatrical venues remain closed, leaving children without a place to pursue their thespian dreams. Or does it? Proving the show must go on somehow, two youth programs are planning for virtual performances this summer.
After the release of the promising single “Anthem of the Rich and the Bored,” Dane Forst, going by the vaguely “Dune”-esque moniker Baron Minker, has released his alter ego’s full-length self-titled debut.
Local coffee drinkers will have another contender vying for their business later this summer with the arrival of Bakersfield's first Dutch Bros Coffee in northeast Bakersfield.
It’s probably going to take a long time to see clearly what restaurant dining is going to be like over the next few years until the COVID-19 threat passes.
ARTMIX, the Bakersfield Museum of Art’s spring fundraiser, was just weeks away when the shutdown hit California. Even as restrictions eased in Kern County, it seemed unlikely that a large gathering would be possible, so museum staff did what they do best: Get creative.
The United States is now back to launching people into orbit from its own soil. Last weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Crew Dragon on top put NASA astronauts Robert (Bob) Behnken and Douglas (Doug) Hurley into orbit for a docking with the International Space Station several hours later.
Update (6/4/20): Underground Backyard BBQ won't be able to hold pop-up events until the county is completely in phase three of California's economic reopening plan.
I have read more than one expert who contended that new restaurants are kind of like a Broadway show, that they need a “preview” period to work out the kinks before declaring themselves officially open. The only problem with that theory, of course, is that you’re paying real money as the res…
Although the Bakersfield Art Association keeps its downtown art center closed for now, it continues to support its members with a virtual celebration of First Friday. Artist Elleta Abuliel's work is being featured on the BAA's social media along with more art from painter Sissy Ullmann, who …