I am now able to do what I am truly passionate about, which is teaching and mentoring.
The Downtown Business Association created the Downtown Business Development Corporation with the goal of beautifying our city’s center – and they’ve hit the ground running.
Fall brings to mind pumpkins, either carved and put on display or prepared in all of our favorite dishes, like pumpkin pie, cookies, and rolls. But why limit squash to sweet dishes?
The phone rang in the middle of the night, Me: “Hello?”
For each of the past 16 years, I have welcomed the opportunity to share some insights in this space with readers of the annual Corporate Relocation Issue of Bakersfield Magazine. As I near the end of my fourth and final term as the Mayor of Bakersfield, I am amazed by the many changes our city has experienced during that time.
Sometimes we all need a little escape and to, let’s be honest, overindulge in a little food and drink. In the not so distant past, one had to travel to far off distant places like San Francisco or Los Angeles (well ok, we’re being a little dramatic here) for these elusive creatures. But no more! Thankfully, event promoters in Bakersfield are now on the same wavelength and have started serving up some awesome festivals. They’re right here in your backyard, though unfortunately, not literally. So let the food and drink flow freely because it’s time to dish up on just a sampling of the festivals Bakersfield has to offer!