November 2017 Around Town

Bakersfield Fourth Nationally for Architecture, Engineering Jobs

Excerpted from Wichita Business Journal

Bakersfield ranks fourth nationally, and second in California, for architecture and engineering occupations, according to a new study released by Abodo. The apartment-hunting website places the Bakersfield metropolitan area among the nation’s best based on various factors, including the median rent of a one-bedroom apartment, the median occupation salary and employment per 1,000 jobs. In Bakersfield, about 26 out of every 1,000 jobs are in the architecture or engineering fields with an median salary of $96,350, according to the report. Bakersfield ranks behind San Jose, Detroit and Albuquerque. The Bakersfield metro area includes all of Kern County. The Abodo report is based on 2015 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Cork & Fork Wine & Food Festival Set for November 4

Cork & Fork, the wine, food and music festival, is back. Once again, this exclusive Kern Valley event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 in the Starlite Lounge parking lot in Kernville.

Featuring some of the best wines from the Central Coast with winery reps doing the pouring! You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste some of California’s best wines, inlcluding Eberle, Fess Parker, J. Lohr, Vines on the Marycrest, Sort This Out Cellars, McPrice Myers, DAOU, Justin, Qupe, Sanford, Zaca Mesa, Martian Ranch & Vineyard, Claiborne & Churchill, Andrew Murray/E11even, Ancient Peaks, Longoria, J. Dusi, Adelaida, Halter Ranch, Chronic Cellars, Sculpterra/Heroe, Opolo, Pomar Junction and more!

The event also will showcase some of the amazing food that Kern Valley restaurants have to offer with food from Big Blue Bear, Cheryl’s Diner, Coffee Mill Cafe, El Rio, Ewings on the Kern, Fremont Deli, Kern River Brewing Co, Paradise Cove, Pizza Barn, Sierra Vista, Starlite Lounge, That’s Italian and more.

Enjoy wine and food while listening to some of Starlite Louge’s favorite Live Music Thursday bands on the special Cork & Fork stage! Performances will be by Kern River Band, Treacherous Edges and Out of the Blue, and The Joe Tones will play a special set inside the lounge directly following the event!

Tickets are just $30 for eight wine and eight food tastings, which includes a souvenir tasting glass! Visit 
or the Cork & Fork event page to buy your tickets online!

CSU Bakersfield Holding Jazz Events

November jazz events are the CSUB Jazz Ensemble Concert (big band) and CD release party. This year, Jim Scully has two smaller big bands and has written some original new tunes that will be part of the program. He will also have the new CSUB Jazz CD available for purchase. Friday, November 21, 8 pm at the Dore Theatre Cost: General admission: $10; students/seniors: $5; CSUB students with ID: Free. Parking is free.