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Urgent Assist-Kern 999 Foundation

Written by Eman Shurbaji

For peace officers all over the country, being injured or killed in the line of duty is always a possibility. And unfortunately for local families, there will always be too many Kern County law enforcement officers that fall while serving their community...

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Farmer’s Wife Recipe–Cowboy Caviar

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Sandy Garone is no stranger to delicious local produce, as well as some fascinating local history. She currently resides at the McKittrick Ranch, which is named for its original owner, Captain William H. McKittrick...

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Giving It All

Written by Tracie Grimes

Yes, success is a wonderful thing, but failing is okay, too, says Scott Harrison, founder of Terra Novo, a leading manufacturer of erosion and sediment control products based here in Bakersfield...

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The Last Rock-n-Roll DJ in B•Town

Written by Francis Mayer

Danny Spanks is sitting in his office at 1100 Mohawk Avenue, and he’s picking songs that will end up on the playlists at 106.1 KRAB Radio.

He isn’t using the latest charts out of Los Angeles, he’s using an old tool that many in the radio business have abandoned. He’s using his ears...

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Honor & Glory

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Though Bob Elias may not have been able to see his dream realized before he passed away in 1965, his vision for a special place where all accomplished atheletes could be forever honored was not forgotten by his friends and colleagues.

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Little Big Man

Written by Francis Mayer

"Don't gain the world and lose your soul," Bob Marley sang in 1980's "Zion Train"; "Wisdom is better than silver and gold." It's an old theme, and Bob wasn't the first person to bring it up by a long shot.

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Bakersfield Look - Ruby Godinez

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

FASHION TIP: Try statement jewelry—one-of-a-kind pieces.

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Road to Transformation

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

“In order to build a better community we first begin by building the best possible community within our organization,” explained Katie Kirschenmann, the current president of Junior League of Bakersfield (JLB)...

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For The Children

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

For over a decade, the Bakersfield community has been a proud participant in the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, a charity event that benefits the well-known children’s hospital. But it’s the fact that local children affected by cancer are the ones that will truly benefit from the Giveaway...

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Citizen Kern - Melanie Cruz

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

I feel like I’m just getting started reaching my goals. I can’t wait to see my products from both Bebe Doos and Dream Innovators on the market.

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Imagine The Spectacular

Written by Tracie Grimes

From Zen gardens to custom floral arrangements for any spectacular event, turning visions of grandeur into reality is a serious business for Oleta Collins.

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Citizen Kern - Terry Phillips

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

My father is my hero. He taught me respect, and I try to apply that to my life every day...

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Challenges Be Gone!

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

For children who are living with a disability, life can be riddled with obstacles. Everything from basic communications to engaging in social activities can be more challenging...

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On The Ball

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

THE RED SHIELD – Bakersfield College Athletic Foundation

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Working Like Family

Written by Tracie Grimes

For Leslie Knox, running a successful company is more than just a way to make a living—it’s personal...

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Bakersfield Look - Eliseo Valdovinos

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Dress nice all the time–there’s not that big of a difference between work and other outings.

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Beating The Odds

Written by Tracie Grimes

When Al Adler opened The Aviator Casino in February 2011, he wasn’t well-known in the industry. Oil and gas had been his game since the early ‘80s.

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Extra Special Ladies in Red

Written by Cynthia Pleitez & Belinda Gordillo

We are, once again, proud to feature the survival stories of local women who’ve been personally touched by this devastating disease in order to continue educating everyone on the importance of watching for warning signs and taking care of your heart.

After all, heart disease in women isn’t just a national problem—it’s a local one.

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Ladies in Red 2013

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

Celebrating heart health has never been more in style! These local women are dressed in red to bring awareness to the #1 and #3 killers of women in our community: heart disease and stroke.

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For Women, By Women

Written by Eman Shurbaji

There’s nothing quite like a little Girl Power to start the year off with a bang.

For thousands of women in our community, that power goes hand in hand with celebrating accomplishments, achieving goals, and inspiring others. And we do mean thousands.

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