Those looking for the happiest place in Bakersfield should head to Mechanics Bank Arena on Dec. 11. That's when Bakersfield Blades Figure Skating Club will present "A Wonderful World on Ice."

Living up to her name, Linette Holliday always puts together a big home display for the holiday season. But in the Holliday house that season runs nearly to Valentine's Day.

There is a little season on the church calendar often missed by Christians and non-Christians alike. A special season full of significance and symbolism, only four weeks long: the season of Advent. The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year and the rhythms of spirit…

By the weekend after Thanksgiving, the holiday season is in full swing. Foremost among those can't-miss annual traditions is HolidayLights at CALM, which returns in its drive-thru format. 

Nursing takes collaboration. That's something nursing students learn every day at California State University, Bakersfield, in addition to the essentials of caring for patients in a variety of specialties. No nurse does it all alone, and knowing how to communicate and work together is critic…

Two days past the nearly total lunar eclipse, the moon is a waning gibbous rising in the east at about 7 p.m. The moon is at the bottom of Gemini (next to the feet of the twin Castor on the right side of Gemini to be more precise).

Undoubtedly, Thanksgiving is one of our nation’s most important holidays. We were all taught its origin stems from the celebration of the first successful harvest among the pilgrim fathers and mothers who had come to settle in New England in the early 17th century. They set aside a day to gi…

Eureka! is a small regional chain that you can count on for a great variety of craft beers and whiskeys as well as burgers. To the point that on the food menu right now there are three major categories: snacks, burgers and not burgers, which includes a few token salads.

While focusing on her serve during training in 2019, filmmakers served local tennis player Sophia Sanders a unique opportunity: auditioning for a background role in the upcoming “King Richard.”

I can say from personal experience that there's a definite bright side to performing as a duo. There's less equipment to lug around, fewer musicians to worry about and a potential for a symbiotic musical connection with the ability to move and flow in a way that's usually more difficult with…

Bakersfield, are you ready for some smooth jazz? Grammy award-winning saxophonist Kenny G will play the Fox Theater on Feb. 15.

The ocean is a vast and seemingly unknowable place that most people will only ever dip their toes into — even skilled divers barely scratch the surface of its depths. Marine scientist Dr. Anthony Rathburn, however, knows some of the secrets of the deep, dark sea, and he’s happy to share them.

Author Marc Laidlaw once tweeted, "The first line of almost any story can be improved by making sure the second line is, 'And then the murders began.'" While often true, most writers can’t actually use this technique.

Childhood Thanksgivings were a wild ride for actress Susan Sullivan. Best known for her extensive television career that includes starring roles in shows such as "Falcon Crest," "Castle" and "Dharma and Greg," Sullivan is keen to offer advice and encouragement based on her own experiences.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas — or least it will come Nov. 27. That's when the city will host the fifth annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Centennial Plaza in front of Mechanics Bank Arena.

There's plenty of talk about rising costs for putting together a Thanksgiving meal. So if you want to leave the sourcing to someone else, here are some restaurants serving dine-in or to-go dinners to allow you to focus on your family — or enjoying the food.

In this community, we're big on homegrown, whether it's produce or talent. So it's not surprising that we've got another film festival in the pipeline.

Bakersfield has been a test market for a number of fast food trial runs including Wienerschnitzel veggie dogs, vegan crab-free cakes and fish-free fillets at Long John Silver's, McDonald’s "Create Your Own Taste" kiosks and the PARTY by Taco Bell pilot program.

Since it’s never too soon to shop local, the Holiday Ladies Night Out is ready to help you check some folks off your shopping list this Friday.

Those narrowing down what to do this weekend may find themselves in quite the pickle — pickleball, that is. The inaugural Bakersfield Pickleball and Music Festival will be held at Jastro Park on Saturday.

Age is just a number when it comes to the cast of Stars Theatre Restaurant's latest show. That's because everyone in "Wrinkles" is 55 or older.

Coronavirus Cases widget

  • Positive Cases Among Kern Residents: 157,662

  • Deaths: 1,804

  • Recovered and Presumed Recovered Residents: 149,957

  • Percentage of all cases that are unvaccinated: 92.09

  • Percentage of all hospitalizations that are unvaccinated: 92.72

Updated: 11/30/2021. Source: Kern County Public Health Services Department

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