Category Archives: Man Issue

Bakersfield JAM

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.

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Raising Robots

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.

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Visions of Greatness: Ron Raffaelli

There is a theater in McFarland that stopped showing movies more than sixty years ago; but if you know who to ask, you’ll discover that art is alive and well on the inside. But it isn’t through moving pictures, as they used to call movies—it’s through still images and a man who created them during one of the most important eras of American popular music. 

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