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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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Sex, Drags, and Rock-n-Roll

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Is there anything better? Maybe. But these are a few of my favorite things...and this being our Man Issue, it seems only fitting that we offer a little of each.

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My Titanic Moment

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

A few years ago…okay, many years ago! Like, 45 years ago, during a period of unusually harsh oppressive rule (I was grounded—again), my buddy at the time, David (also grounded—again), and I set about devising our own Great Escape.

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A Little Self Promotion

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

We're a pretty proud bunch over here at the magazine…and with good reason. Our job is celebrating the best of life and business in Bakersfield and Kern County...

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OMG, I've been “frugaled”!

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Those that know me know I have an obsession with PopTarts (see editor’s letter 29-3); Cherry PopTarts to be exact. Per the Kellogg's web site, they're the kind “with cherry flavored filling, pink frosting, and sparkly red sprinkles, it's a cherry on top of a cherry, if you can imagine that” –and boy can I...

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Rock-n-Roll All Night

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Back before MTV, the Internet, and iPods; and prior to $300 VIP meet-n-greets and international farewell/retro-comeback tours, rock concerts were a way of life for me and my friends...

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People Let Me Tell You ‘bout My Best Friend...

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, one of my most vivid memories is of the TV show The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, although I don't really remember any of the particular episodes per se—I mean, I was like six or seven—but it's that opening sequence and theme song that is always popping in my head and leaving me with a warm feeling inside. Driving down the street—“pop.” On the phone—“pop.” Awaken in the middle of the night—“pop, pop”...

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If Only It Would Rain...

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

I'm not sure what possessed me, but during high school I had the bright idea of trying out for the BHS Drillers football team...

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Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary!

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

WOW! The Big 3-0... 30 years... 1,560 weeks... 10,950 days ...262,800 hours... 15,768,000 minutes—and we've loved every second of it. Well maybe not every second, but you get the idea...

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Gentlemen, Start Your...Pigeons?

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Kern County has been the birthplace of some pretty famous racing teams and drivers. From the Mears Gang and Warren, Coburn, and Miller; to Kevin Harvick—the list goes on. And that’s just in autos...

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