When Dr. George Tatsuno graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, in 1978, it was a very important milestone in what would be a lifelong connection to the specialty.
I remember when the closest thing to a wine bar in Bakersfield had so little business that it only opened the three months before Christmas, selling more gift baskets than wine.
Friends and family gathered at Hodel’s in celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary for Jean and Madonna Laborde. A packed hall welcomed the couple, and a decorated table with photos and landmark memories were a part of the landscape. A wonderful lunch was provided while the hall was abuzz with congratulations to this happy and stylish couple.
It isn’t every day that you encounter a business run by a family that can trace their heritage back to the Mayflower. The owner at Madland Toyota Forklift is one such woman. She is also a proud member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames XVII Century. Her family has been forging their own legacy here in Kern and Tulare County since arriving in California in the 1860s.
It’s no secret that we here in Bakersfield love our local sports teams, and baseball games are definitely one of our favorite pastimes. That being said, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the history of this long love affair surrounding local baseball is, much like the game, nothing short of fun and interesting.
In 1979, Rev. Bert Rhodes, the pastor the Olive Knolls Church of the Nazarene, had a great idea. He wanted to establish a preschool and infant care program at the church in order to meet the needs of our community.