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Growth From The Ground Up

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Take one look at the 2012 gross value of all agricultural commodities produced in Kern County and it’s easy to see why our county has such an impressive ranking on a national level...

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Quality Amenities Attract Top Rate Events

Written by Alan Tandy

Bakersfield’s civic facilities are some of our city’s key advantages. The City’s strategy is to make Bakersfield more competitive in attracting events and performances by providing top quality amenities to enhance our quality of life...

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Playtime in a Progressive City

Written by Mayor Harvey L. Hall

Bakersfield’s civic facilities continue to serve up exciting new entertainment choices as both the population and business grow...

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One Geek's Journey

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

“What most people don't realize is that I have been working with comics since I was ten,” Steve Wyatt began. Having grown up in Northern California, he detailed that he and a friend put on the first comic con he had ever participated in back in 1979, and continued to do so for five years. Simply put, the man is no stranger to the world of comic books, and his love of the iconic illustrated stories has moved him to pursue them in a variety of ways.

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The Geeky and Macabre

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Local photographer, Crysco, has already been making impressive tracks in the creative ground which surrounds him, but some of his best work may be yet to come.

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The Saga Continues...

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

“The Saga Continues...”

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You've Got Company

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

You’re on your way home from work and your cell phone rings. It’s your parents. Or maybe your grandparents. Or, perhaps it’s your old college chums. In any event... They’re coming to town!

So no matter what the relation, you’re going to have to play host to some self-invited guests who’ll want to see the sights...

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City Gems

Written by Tracie Grimes

Amid the thriving, expanding horizon of today’s Bakersfield landscape, city planners designed venues that would not only put our city on the map, but help to spark the growth of our community’s cultural backdrop.

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Revenge of the Nerds

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Things that were once seen in a negative light are now what’s in. Locally, we are not only up to step with this trend, but we are also more than a little savvy on a myriad of subjects that can be seen as geek chic. You can say our love with everything geeky started a long time ago—just not “in a galaxy far, far away...”

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Beautiful Kern

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Everyone knows that the beauty of our country has been expressed through song for hundreds of years, but Kern County has the distinction of boasting a similar honor. “Beautiful Kern” was written by Sue Hicks, along with music composed by Berniece A. Bell, in 1966, and it details some of the most precious things about our wonderful county.

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Thrill Ride

Written by Tracie Grimes

"I sold everything, my house, my car–to come up with the money to buy the company. But I’d always had an entrepreneurial spirit and when the opportunity to buy the company came up...

I decided it was time to take the risk.”

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Farmers Wife - Sandy Torigiani

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Sandy Torigiani and her husband, Mike, are no strangers to the soil or the kitchen. This Kern County-loving couple not only owns Torigiani Farms in Buttonwillow, but they also owned a restaurant named The Buttonwillow Lumberyard for some years...

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On A Mission

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

“The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was born out of a family’s grief over the death of their son,” explained Debbie Truhett, the executive director for the Society’s Central California chapter.

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Neighbors

Written by Eman Shurbaji

Did you know that 20 percent of the Kern County population has some kind of developmental disability? That’s one out of every five people!

Despite that large presence in our neighborhoods and community, many people don’t regularly come into contact with individuals with special needs, nor do they know how to interact with them.

One organization, Meet Your Neighbors (MYN), is working to change this reality...

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Citizen Kern - Charles Barbee

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

"I love how being creative and expressive is a key part in film making, regardless of what it is."

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20 Way To Keep Your Cool

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

We’re not knockin’ open mic nights, dance clubs, or karaoke bars, but we say it’s high time to find something a little more unique to do on a warm Bakersfield night (or Bakersfield day, for that matter). Sure, this town is full of fun things to do with friends and family, but in our book, the outings listed on the following pages are what will really help you keep your cool as we wind down another Bakersfield summer.

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2013 Sizzlin' Singles

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

You really never know what they’ll say next.

If there’s one thing we’ve discovered over the years of featuring Sizzlin’ Singles, it’s that Bakersfield bachelors and bachelorettes are loud and proud, and willing to tell it like it is. And this year’s crop of successful, charitable singles is no different. Whether it’s how they get ready for a hot date or the best place for a drink, they spilled the beans on single life and answered all our pressing questions…even the weird ones...

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New Dining Guide TV Advertisments

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

If you don't watch TV anymore, (because seriously, what's the point when you have our magazine, amirite?) Here's our latest pair of TV ads showcasing some of the local food-like things you can find in our magazine's Food & Wine and Dining Guide sections.

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Citizen Kern-Cindy Pollard

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Working for Disney helped establish the guiding principles by which I live and work and where I learned what’s possible.

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Rooting for Downtown

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

If you were to stop and ask a group of people on the street how often they visit our downtown, you’ll get answers ranging from once a week for dinner or shopping to five times a week for work. But...

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