Sparkling and New

Welcome, 2018! This January is filled with new hope and promise. Re: a chance to restore, renew, repurpose, reinvent, reduce, regain, reaffirm, rearrange, remove, renovate, relocate, recalibrate, revive, reassess, realign, reorder, reinforce, re-energize, reimagine, rejuvenate, reawaken, reborn, reconcile, recoup, recover, restart, reevaluate, refrain, refresh, reflect. In most cases, the prefix “re” means to do again. We make resolutions year after year,…

Petroleum Club of Bakersfield 
Celebrates 65th Anniversary

The Petroleum Club of Bakersfield celebrated its 65th anniversary on November 3. The venerable institution welcomed 200+ guests from both the oil and gas industry and the community at large. The event raised important resources to be used for the upkeep and improvements of this unique 12th-floor location. Photography by Theresa Wooner.

Bakersfield Museum of Art Holds 19th Annual 
Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival

Bakersfield Museum of Art’s annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival has become a Bakersfield tradition. This year, 154 artists and 271 student artists participated. BMOA felt 2017 was the most successful event ever. Spectators watched professional and student artists turn the parking lot of The Marketplace into chalk masterpieces.

January 2018 Around Town

The California State University Board of Trustees has begun the search for a new president of California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) to succeed Horace Mitchell, who announced he will retire at the end of the 2017-18 academic year after serving in that role for 13 years. The first meeting of the Trustees’ Committee for the Selection of the President was…

Bakersfield’s Top Fitness Trends

January is Bakersfield Lifestyle’s "Active" issue. So, we took a look at what’s happening in local fitness. If you’re hoping to discover a new direction in your own health and fitness pursuit, we hope you find something here that enlightens or inspires you.

Roasted Ginger Salmon with Loaded Green Salad

Choice of greens (romaine, butter leaf, red leaf, green leaf lettuces, spinach, kale, arugula, etc.)
½ cup shredded or chopped carrots
¼ chopped red onion
1-2 chopped banana, red, yellow or orange peppers
¼ chopped cucumber
¼ chopped avocado
¼ cup crumbled goat cheese or feta
¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon raw hemp seeds

Make the Most of 15 Minutes!

Fitting in exercise can be challenging, so it is important to make the most of any time you have. This quick 15-minute high-intensity interval training workout is perfect for both cardiovascular health and muscular strength.

Northwest Luxury Living

This exquisite Brian Rice Custom Home in the northwest Bakersfield gated community, Manorwood, with its beautifully appointed exterior features and detailed front landscaping, has a large open floor plan perfect for the family with expansive tastes. The attention to detail throughout this home, located at 4104 Wood Castle Way, does not disappoint. The large great room with ceiling beams, tile and stone…

Confessions of a Student Athlete … and Her Personal Trainer

As a college soccer player back home in Bakersfield for summer break, I discovered Carr Elite, elite training for athletes of every sport and adult fitness. So, after many years of self-directed training, workout routines and sports drills, I felt I needed to raise the bar on ways to increase my speed, explosiveness and strength with improved agility and acuity.…

Getting Fiscally Fit in 2018

Peace of mind—isn’t that tops on our wish list? If only Santa could have wrapped that one gift and delivered it on Christmas Eve! That would have been the best, wouldn’t it? But alas, peace of mind wasn’t under the tree. It is a gift that only we can give ourselves. The new year brings many resolutions to lose weight,…