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Sex, Drags, and Rock-n-Roll

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Is there anything better? Maybe. But these are a few of my favorite things...and this being our ...

My Titanic Moment

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Meet Gus Flamingo

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

My mother gave birth to me in a bowling alley during league play. I came out dazed and confused not knowing what career path to take, so I chose several.

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Born to be Wild?

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Just like most kids, some of my oldest memories involve two wheels. For instance, on my 11th birthday, I received my first “real” bicycle. But this wasn’t just any bike, this was the super cool Huffy Rail, the one with the 5-speed stick-shift, rear cheater slick, sissy bar, banana seat, ape hangers, and metallic grips. Talk about your Easy Rider...

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2014 Sizzlin' Singles

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

We’re not the first ones to equate the dating world to a game or sport. Just look at the stats: there’s competition, teams, plays, coaches, and, yes, even the trusted blockers. Thankfully, the men and women gracing the following pages are not overly concerned by their “solo” status and are content to keep playing the field for the love of the game...

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Asian Made Easy

Written by Yana Todorova

Here in California, we have a lot of authentic Asian restaurants and people love to order Japanese or Chinese take-out. The problem, sometimes, is that take-out meals can have lots of extra hidden calories (or ingredients!) in them...

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Real Estate Dictionary

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

There's a lot more to buying a house than just picking out something you like and handing over a check (though wouldn't that be great?). The process can be scary, stressful, convoluted, and even downright confusing, especially if the lingo being thrown around sounds completely foreign...

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Kern Valley Bank

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The great fire of 1889, which raged for three hours through Bakersfield, took place on the Sunday afternoon of July 7. While families were attending church, an inferno started innocently enough...

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Fresh From The Farmers Market

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

With all this warm weather, there is nothing quite as satisfying as some delicious, ice cold, freshly prepared juice...

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Citizen Kern - Robin Mangarin

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When I retired after 25 years, I decided to focus on my true passion, which is working for children and families facing cancer...

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Can You Handle It?

Written by Ghina Itani

Remodeling is fun, but...Can you handle it? Standing in a room and visualizing its potential is a fun thing to do and transforming a space to that new vision is a very rewarding and uplifting experience...

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Visions of Greatness

Written by Francis Mayer

Rock history, fame, and a very creative guy who was there to capture its glory....

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