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Keep Art Alive

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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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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A-ha Moment

Written by Tracie Grimes

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About to receive his master’s degree in social work from UC Berkeley, Jim Damian wanted to find work that he would love, but work that would also make a difference in the world. “Saving children, one child at a time” was his mantra...

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Citizen Kern - Hank Pfister

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Born into a family of tennis players, Pfister picked up his racket early and never looked back. “I really had no aspirations to be a professional tennis player,” Pfister said, laughing. “When you find you’re good at something, you tend to enjoy it—it was just something I had fun doing...”

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Bakersfield Look - Ian J. Anderson

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Ian J. Anderson, 27, Occupation: Food Bank Program Manager

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Wake Up! B-Town-So...What’s Your Excuse?

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If we polled a million people, we bet nearly every single one would admit to occasionally putting the pedal to the metal on those days when they’re running a little late for work. Unfortunately...

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Wake Up! B-Town-How the People Who Wake You Up, Wake Up!

Written by Charlie Durgin

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Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will keep these strident performers from their appointed rounds. Come to think of it, neither will street walkers, interactive homeless people, or less industrious types on their way home from bars...

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Wake Up! B-Town

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Let’s get one fact straight—how you wake up (or, more specifically, how you start your morning) sets the pace for the rest of your day. Think about those days when you sleep through your alarm, jolt out of bed, hastily get dressed, and speed to work. You feel like you’re playing catch-up all day. What about the morning you forget your coffee? Seems like time is moving by at a snail’s pace...

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Expressions-Gita Lloyd

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Misty green eyes stare down through tousled blonde hair on a split canvas that hangs in the corner of Gita Lloyd’s living room. Brush strokes define a face that bears a striking resemblance to Lloyd’s daughter, Ursula...

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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

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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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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Flexibility

Written by Tracie Grimes

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What do you know about working with rubber?” Dad said, “Nothing.” Then he was asked what he knew about running a business. Dad said, “Not much more...”

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Citizen Kern - Lisa Fuson

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It’s physically demanding and fun to voice girls who are kicking butt!

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Believe. Inspire. Dream.

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The Bakersfield Women's Business Conference is a very unique opportunity for women to explore possibilities and gain new awareness.

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Social Distortion? Back to Basics

Written by Tracie Grimes

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Many employers try to keep an open mind when it comes to office atmosphere, but common sense still prevails...

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Women in the Media

Written by Matthew Martz

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Producers, assignment editors, production assistants, and writers. They do whatever needs to be done at that moment, and sometimes with only minutes to spare...

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Reaching Out

Written by Naomi Moss

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Thanks to strong, confident women and excellent programs, young women are gaining the all-important skills for success.

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Special Ladies in Red 2011

Written by Monique Stensrud, Joseph Brook

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Brayden arrived just three days shy of full term but his journey started eight days after he was born. He had stopped eating and was turning blue. An echocardiogram showed that the main artery leaving his heart, the aorta, was not opening fully, restricting the blood flow—a condition called aortic valve stenosis...

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Ladies in Red 2011

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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Red has never looked so good! We’re proud to unveil the 2011 Bakersfield Magazine Ladies in Red in support of the Go Red for Women Campaign. These are women from our very own community who have a direct connection to heart disease and stroke and want to help our local American Heart Association put an end to the #1 and #3 killers of women in the country.

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Bakersfield Look - Tami Calderwood

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Look put-together when you go out. You never know who you will run into.

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Go Red Cover Teaser

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