Dreaming Beyond the Stars: A Night at the Oscars Gala

The Housing and Opportunity Foundation of Kern proudly announces its 7th Annual Dreaming Beyond the Stars Gala Nov. 2 at The Padre Hotel to raise important funds that help low-income citizens to achieve an important life change. The Housing Foundation offers services such as self-sufficiency programs, social building skills, money management counseling and Section 6 housing vouchers. The Housing & Opportunity Foundation of Kern offers a variety of programs designed to support, educate and empower clients to redirect their lives, move out of low-income housing and become self-sufficient and vital members of society.  Tickets are $125 | 1702 18th Street, Bakersfield. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at KernOpportunityFoundation.org.

Skinsation Medical Aesthetics Awarded Diamond Status by Allergan

Skinsation is the only practice with Diamond account status in Bakersfield, which makes it No. 1 in Bakersfield for aesthetics injectables and in the top 4 percent of the nation for all Allergan products: Coolsculpting, Latisse, SkinMedica and aesthetic injectables. Allergan is the leading maker of both non-invasive and surgical cosmetic products.

As the producer of the well-known Botox, Allergan supplies the No. 1 aesthetic treatment in the United States. The Juvéderm family, which includes Volluma, Vollure and Volbella, is also from Allergan and is the most widely used dermal filler on the market. Latisse, Allergan’s treatment for hypotrichosis, or inadequate eyelashes, is the only FDA-approved product of its kind. Allergan is also the provider of Coolsculpting, the No. 1 non-invasive and permanent fat reduction procedure.

To be awarded Diamond Status, the practice must be a top provider of Allergan products. Only a handful of all aesthetic offices fall into this category. As one of the select few Allergan Diamond accounts in the Central Valley, Skinsation Medical Aesthetics brings unmatched experience and skill to each patient.

Skinsation Medical Aesthetics | 661.617.6101

Bakersfield-Area Rents Lowest in California in Summer, 2018 Study

Apartment rents in the Bakersfield metro area are the lowest among the state’s major areas, according to a recent report from ABODO.com. ABODO built the first-of-its-kind localized rental marketplaces for underserved Tier-2 U.S. cities. Its platform combines the largest, most accurate and up-to-date inventory of local apartments available for a given city with a mobile-first, seamless search experience.

With millions of renters now using ABODO’s website, the company claims to be obsessed with continuing to make the process of finding your next apartment effortless, especially in cities outside of New York, San Francisco and LA. 

Median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the Bakersfield market was $749, the lowest among the 11 California markets in the study. Bakersfield ranked 86th nationally and the 10th lowest average rental cost in the US. San Francisco was the most expensive rental market in the U.S. with a median of  $3,654 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Many Bakersfield Jobs Pay More than the National Average

For those thinking of moving to Bakersfield, workers in 29 different occupations earn more in the Bakersfield area compared to the national average, according to a BizJournal analysis of the latest official pay data for the nation’s 107 largest markets. As an example, registered nurses earn 22.5 percent more in Bakersfield than the national average, while physician assistants earn 23.4 percent more. Environmental engineers bring home 41.8 percent more on average than counterparts across the country. And real estate sales agents earn a whopping 87.1 percent more in Bakersfield compared with others at the national average. Chemists earn 16 percent more, and environmental scientists earn nearly 18 percent more. When adjusting for local cost of living, Bakersfield’s average pay rates provide 2.25 percent more purchasing power than the national average. 

Charity Event | Kern County Mission’s “Jamieson Women and Children Residential Recovery Home.”

Please join Women Leaders in Business in supporting the Kern County Mission’s “Jamieson Women and Children Residential Recovery Home.” This program allows mothers and children to remain together throughout the course of recovery from Alcohol & Substance Abuse. The event will take place on November 9 th from 11am-1:30pm at Stockdale County club. There will be a social hour from 11am-12pm with raffles and silent auction. An informational lunch will follow with dynamic speakers sharing details about this program and how Addiction affects us al. Single tickets are $55 or $600 for a Table of 9. Call or Text Sue at (661) 808-3275 for information or purchase of tickets.