'Tis the Season

‘Tis the season for giving, for time with friends and family and love. Time for the magic of the holiday season to transform our hearts and minds, wash away the worries of everyday life, work and the troubles of the world. Time to count our blessings, reach out to those less fortunate, time to renew relationships and form new ones. It is a time to care about each other and our community. Time to remember those we’ve lost and those we’ve gained.

Thank you, Bakersfield for your warm embrace. We love you, too. We are so grateful to our new hometown and promise to reward you with better and better issues as we grow. We believe in our neighbors, and we value our friends and family. Thank you to our partners who had faith in us as we were just beginning. We promise to do our best. Thanks also to our amazingly talented contributors—you’ve helped make our dream come to life. Together we can meet the challenges that might await us in the new year, no matter how difficult. But for now, let’s just rejoice and celebrate.

Wishing you all the joy of the season! It is, after all, the most wonderful time of year!

Bob and Ali Whyte