Here they are! This year’s swingin’, singin’, stylin’ singles! The guys and gals we’re featuring are working hard in their careers and working to help the community, and yes, sometimes they play to the beat of their own drums, but that’s why we think they’re so great—and deserve to be in the spotlight. So turn it up and rock out as you get to know this year’s rockin’ singles!
Downtown Bakersfield plays host to a variety of painters, jewelry makers, and musicians as part of the Arts Council of Kern’s First Friday ArtWalk.
Singer Rebecca Black isn’t the only one who looks forward to Friday (sing it with us now, “Friday, Friday”). But not all Fridays are the same. The first Friday of every month in Bakersfield is the best. Why? Easy.
We’re not just any city, this is JAM city!
The gleaming court is a perfect place to show off players’ A-game talents, like backdoor plays, slam dunks, and give-and-goes, and the blues and reds of the team logo painted right smack in the middle of the court really pop when the lights come on as the arena comes to life. But even though the brilliance of the court is impressive, the real center of attraction in Bakersfield’s Dignity Health Event Center is our hometown’s elite NBA Development League team, the Bakersfield Jam.
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 the 2015 Insiders Guide as informative as you do enjoyable!