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Safety Net

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Domestic violence is a topic most people don’t like to discuss. The same can be said for sexual assault.

It may be because domestic violence takes place within a home and involves family members; friends feel it’s not their place to intrude. Also likely is the fact that people are uncomfortable talking about the ways fellow human beings abuse one another, especially family members...

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Enjoy!

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You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who says they dislike music. At the very least, they enjoy a particular genre. Maybe they even have a favorite band or song...

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Paying it Forward

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David Voss is an incredibly charismatic man; he radiates understanding and comfort. He’s also the president of Jesus Shack, Inc.

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Create!

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For 12-year-old Saajidah Mohammed, painting is a way to relax, express her emotions, and have fun.

“Some people talk to other people if they’ve had a bad day, or they write in a diary. But painting is what I like to do,” she said with a smile on her face...

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Great Cause

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The March of Dimes does many things well. The organization educates our communities on maternal and prenatal health, initiates campaigns for premature birth prevention, and funds critical neonatal research. One of the reasons Bakersfield Magazine is so happy to continue supporting the March of Dimes is because in addition to all those amazing things, it’s a nonprofit that knows what it takes to put on a proper event...

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Time Capsule

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It’s been said before that taking a trip to Buena Vista Museum of Natural History is like taking a trip back in time. That’s definitely true...

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Art With A Purpose

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“What I really love about this program is that clients are so proud of what they’ve done, they just can’t wait to show it off,” said Linda Hartman, executive director of Bakersfield Association for Retarded Citizens (BARC)...

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Keep Art Alive

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Before we learn how to spell, we know the joy of a fresh sheet of construction paper. Before we know how to write a book report, we are given paints and plastic scissors. And long before we walk across a stage to accept a diploma and enter the workforce, we have drawn our family pet, painted trees and suns, and learned the lyrics to “Wheels on the Bus...”

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Let Them Grow

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Here’s something you probably didn’t know about babies: a baby’s brain at 35 weeks gestation weighs only two-thirds of what it will weigh when it’s at full term (39-40 weeks)...

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Airing it Out

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How does that classic ‘70s song, made famous by The Hollies, go? “Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe...”

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