“I don’t deny,” he said, “that there should be priests to remind men that they will one day die. I only say that at certain strange epochs it is necessary to have another kind of priests, called poets, actually to remind men that they are not dead yet.” —G.K. Chesterton, Manalive
Sometimes we all need a little escape and to, let’s be honest, overindulge in a little food and drink. In the not so distant past, one had to travel to far off distant places like San Francisco or Los Angeles (well ok, we’re being a little dramatic here) for these elusive creatures. But no more! Thankfully, event promoters in Bakersfield are now on the same wavelength and have started serving up some awesome festivals. They’re right here in your backyard, though unfortunately, not literally. So let the food and drink flow freely because it’s time to dish up on just a sampling of the festivals Bakersfield has to offer!
Unless you’re a “Slowpoke” or you happen to be living under a “Onix”, you’re probably well aware of the popular app “Pokémon Go” released by Niantic earlier this year. Users find, capture, and train virtual creatures called Pokémon. Along the way PokéStops dispense items and Gyms provide opportunities to battle other players. A side effect of the game’s popularity is the fact that you can uncover scores of interesting local landmarks as you play. So, if you’re “Seaking” to discover some of the more unique places in Bakersfield, then you’ve come to the right place because we’ve got an eclectic mix of the historical, whimsical, and somewhat strange.
Love might be on the back burner for now, but this year’s Sizzlin’ Singles are All Fired Up for sharing their time with local charitable organizations. They can manage the flames of life on their own just fine all while heating up in their careers and spicing up their lives with community involvement. We’re not just blowing smoke, you’ll see that all our singles are “well done”.
Alex Joya is focused on two things: providing an optimal experience for his guests and staff while they’re in his care and improving upon a legacy. “In 1992, my mom decided to open up a restaurant, La Costa Mariscos, and I was a part of it just a few weeks after it opened,” he began. As the successful business flourished, so did his role, and he now oversees everyday operations as the general manager.
“Finances are an extremely important part of life,” said Andrew Paulden, managing partner of Brown Armstrong Certified Public Accountants. “Solving clients’ problems and watching them succeed financially based on our advice is very rewarding.”