What would you bet are the top wine destinations on the West Coast? Certainly Napa Valley comes to mind; it rivals Disneyland as our state’s top tourist destination. Sonoma County? You bet. Paso Robles? Bingo.
Undeniably, Kern County and the railroad have an extensive history together—one that is still appreciated today. (There is good reason why train enthusiasts come from all over to see the Tehachapi Loop.) Sure, we had the Southern Pacific Railroad steaming through our midst, but there was another train that ran a different track; a decidedly smaller one, at that.
It is no secret that local farmers’ markets have become decidedly more savvy these days. The Brimhall and Marketplace farmers’ markets have come to bring a little something for everybody.
We know women wear many hats (mother, daughter, friend, chef, maid, breadwinner), and so it’s not uncommon for a woman to put her health and well-being on the back burner in order to take care of those around her. We hope that these Special Ladies in Red stories will inspire those at-risk women in Kern County to start taking care of themselves. If it could happen to them, it can happen to anyone, so take their words to heart and learn to take better care of yours.
Once again, the Joaquin Squares gathered to cut a rug for a good cause! For the sixth year in a row, a friendly square dancing competition was held at the Rasmussen Center where they were “swinging for Ronald.” Ronald McDonald, that is, as the proceeds went to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. A great raffle was also held and refreshments were at the ready for the dancers to refuel with.