More often than not, the things that we loved to do in our childhood stay there, mostly forgotten in the passing of time. For some inventive minds amongst us, however, the pastimes of childhood can transform into something that brings joy to innumerable people—all while landing a sweet gig with Lucasfilm and Disney. In the case of Michael McMaster, his love of robots has gone from a playtime fascination to a rewarding role in the film industry.
The wind blows the dust around empty lots in Fresno, California. It is 1944 and 16-year-old Bill Ray works his butt off at the Famous Department Store.
Every year, the tenacious Donna McCrohan Rosenthal compiles an alphabetical collection of amazing people, places, and events, not to mention some fun facts, all hailing from the great county of Kern. We hope you find it as informative as you do enjoyable!
We at Bakersfield Magazine are suckers for a good love story. And boy, does KGET 17’s Chief Meteorologist (and former Go Red Cover Girl)
Alissa Carlson have a great tale—one that included a beautiful wedding on March 28 to local attorney Neil Schwartz.
We were so honored when she came to us with exclusive details about the big day that we wished we could turn this whole issue into a People-style spread worthy of local royalty.
But enough about us, we know you’re really here to celebrate the couple of the hour…er, issue.
Despite All Odds
The underdog. Whether you’ve rooted for one or been one, there are few people who can claim they’re unmoved by the stories of those who’ve overcome odds and triumphed over seemingly insurmountable roadblocks.
Back when Ed was still “little” and Barris was just the “prince,” Red Harden was among a handful that helped shape Kustom Kulture, influencing everything from pop culture to the cars we drive today…