For every Subaru purchased or leased from Sangera Subaru during the “Share the Love” campaign, Subaru donated $250 per car toward Sangera's choice of four national charities and a local charity. Sangera Subaru chose Bakersfield’s North of the River Meals on Wheels. General Manager Damon Culbertson presented a $39,000 check to NOR Meals on Wheels General Manager Dave McArthur, … Continued
Imbibe Wine & Spirits rang in 10 years of business with a celebration that included live music by Blonde Faith, raffle prizes, food trucks, beer from Kern River Brewing Company and a carefully curated selection of wines.
Links for Life hosted its 25th Annual Sharyn Woods Memorial Golf Tournament and Gala at Seven Oaks Country Club. Through community grants and donations, Links for Life has been able to provide a comprehensive breast health program that funds mammograms, ultrasounds and needle biopsies for those who are uninsured or underinsured and live in Kern County. … Continued
More than 350 guests attended CASA's Boot Scootin' Derby party, which raised more than $200,000 for CASA Kern County. Hosted at Gardiner Ranch, the party featured mint juleps, dinner, dancing and an auction. Guests donned derby attire or Western wear. Photography by Shauny Lofy Portraits and Christan Clark
Fifteen plein air painters fanned out across Kern County in a celebration of plein air painting. David Dibble of Orem, Utah, in a repeat of last year, won Best of Show with his moody “Refinery.” San Francisco Bay native Lindsey Kustusch won the Artists’ Selection award for “Cotton Gin.” Anette Power won second place with … Continued
Country icon Merle Haggard called Bakersfield home. After a shortened sentence as a 20-year-old at San Quentin, where he heard Johnny Cash in concert, he returned to Bakersfield to pursue a passion for music. About 1,000 people enjoyed a tribute set by Johnny Owens and the Buck Fever Band. Mayor Karen Goh; Haggard’s widow, Theresa; … Continued
Mazzei Injector Company and its founders, Angelo and Mary Mazzei and daughter Celia, invited more than 200 guests to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The company, with 20 patents to its credit, plays a significant role in the field of computation fluid dynamics to the agriculture, swimming pool and spa, wine, and municipal water and wastewater … Continued
Accomplished local artist David Gordon displayed his most recent work at Bakersfield’s Metro Gallery during First Friday. Many people attended the exhibit opening. Primarily a landscape painter, he works mostly in oil.
Founded in 2015, the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame celebrates Bakersfield Sound musicians’ place in the roots of the country music universe. Hundreds of fans and musicians attended the ceremony that honored Tommy Collins, Larry Daniels, Luther Davis, Cousin Herb Henson, Ken Nelson and Jean Shepard.