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A few years ago…okay, many years ago! Like, 45 years ago, during a period of unusually hars...

A Little Self Promotion

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We're a pretty proud bunch over here at the magazine…and with good reason. Our job is cele...

OMG, I've been “frugaled”!

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Those that know me know I have an obsession with PopTarts (see editor’s letter 29-3); Cherry PopT...

Rock-n-Roll All Night

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Back before MTV, the Internet, and iPods; and prior to $300 VIP meet-n-greets and international farewell/retro-comeback tour...


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Burger Heaven

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

There’s a saying around these parts: “Why eat a burger when you can eat a burger?”

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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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Midnight Battle at Midway

Written by Sarah Woodman

Until the fall of 1908, when the lands thought to be valuable for petroleum were withdrawn from agricultural entry, it was possible for two people to claim rights to the same section of land—one under mining law and one under agricultural law. Understandably, this led to numerous conflicts. One such conflict arose in April 1901.

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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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Unleash the Sweetness

Written by Yana Todorova

With the weather at its warmest, we look for any reason to eat light. This time of year calls for simple, easy dishes like grilled meat, veggie-based side dishes, and cool desserts.

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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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Love at First Bite

Written by Mike Stepanovich

Carol was excited. She was having lunch with me at the Guild House, the all-volunteer restaurant at 1905 18th St., the corner of F and 18th streets. It wasn’t just the excellent cuisine that she was anticipating. Carol had been a Guild House volunteer herself years before...

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Make Mine Cool & Creamy

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

We can’t tell you how thrilled we were when Norma Diaz agreed to help us with this issue’s Quick Bites!

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