Bryon Baker, a scholar athlete, was a football standout at Highland High School and earned the news media’s nickname, “Bryon Baker the Touchdown Maker.” In 1992, he was recruited to play football at Brown University and Dartmouth College.
What can be said about a man who has spent over 50 years in law? Attorney Timothy Lemucchi became interested in the law while majoring in Political Science at Stanford University.
Picture this. An army of men in red and white uniform; the uniform of the American Revolutionary soldier. A crowd of onlookers twenty deep fan out over the grassy hillside, waiting in silence for something to happen. That’s when the war drums start.
Pipe fluting pierces the cold air, and the soldiers line up in rows on opposing sides, muskets at the ready.
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.