November 2018 Around Town

Women Leaders in Business Supports the Kern County Mission’s Jamieson Women & Children Residential Recovery Home This important program allows mothers and children to remain together throughout the course of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. The event will take place on Nov. 9 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Stockdale Country Club. Social Hour is from … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

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 … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

3rd Annual “Meet Me in Paris” Fashion Show Sept. 15 The Mission at Kern County has been doing remarkable work in helping to transform the despair of homelessness or addiction into a path to redemption. The Mission provides shelter, meals and counseling, but it also brings the power of faith into the daily life of those … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Kern County Is the Most Affordable Urban Area in California Kern County’s cost of living for the first quarter of 2018 Cost of Living Index was 100.8, making it the least expensive urban area in the state of California!  Approximately 267 urban centers across the U.S. participated in the latest COLI report. The study measures regional differences … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Dwight Yoakam and the Bakersfield Beat Channel Launches on SiriusXM If the Bakersfield Sound is in your genes, satellite radio’s SiriusXM has brought it to life. Grammy Award winner and country music icon Dwight Yoakam has launched his very own SiriusXM channel, Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat, on Channel 349. The channel features music from … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Grapes of Wrath Lore There’s Grapes of Wrath lore in Bakersfield’s past and its connection to the plight of millions of Americans whose lives had been impacted by the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression of the ’30s. The city really hit the map during the Depression era three decades after the discovery of oil, … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Bakersfield: Home to One of California’s Historic Luxury Hotels Bakersfield has always prided itself for a “grittiness” that grew from its historical oil and gas and agriculture roots. And its music, the Bakersfield Sound, was unvarnished, original and raw. But there was also a romance with what became an iconic Bakersfield hotel built in 1928—just … Continued

What’s Going On?

California State University Bakersfield has been named one of the Most Affordable Colleges by Best Value Schools, coming in at No. 6 in The 100 Most Affordable Universities in America 2018.

March 2018 Around Town

California Area Living Zoo, also known as CALM, is one of the most interesting places in California to learn about the plants and animals that call California home. Located in East Bakersfield, CALM has built native habitat dedicated to preserving and promoting California’s native and diverse ecosystems. Its mission has been to preserve and promote the native wildlife of California.…

February 2018 Around Town

Bakersfield’s Fab Lab of California State University Bakersfield was awarded the 2017 Beautiful Bakersfield Award in Education for bringing innovation and hands-on learning to the Bakersfield community. Presented by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, the Beautiful Bakersfield Awards recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that improve the quality of life in Bakersfield.