Summer Fun in Bakersfield

 Article A.P. Whyte  Keeping cool in Bakersfield in July can be challenging to say the least! Hopefully, this July will not echo the record-breaking numbers of last year. If you’re not headed to the coast or the mountains, here are some great ideas to beat the heat this summer.  River’s End Rafting and Adventure Company

The Enduring Grace of Patriotism

 Article A.P. Whyte | Photography Chris Hatcher  The wounds of war are not always obvious. So many warriors have fought valiantly in foreign wars and returned home to restart their interrupted lives. Veterans of both World Wars and the Korean War received warm welcomes, but Vietnam War veterans were not honored in the same way. The anti-war sentiment of the times…

Luxury Poolside Entertaining

 Article A.P. Whyte | Photography Images supplied by LS England Designs  We all love to be outside, but seeking shelter from the sun and heat of the summer is an important consideration here in Bakersfield. We not only need to battle the sun but also the wind and possibly insects as well. LS England Designs has built attractive and utilitarian custom…

Pimm’s Cup

 Article A.P. Whyte | Photography Elliott St. George  We declared our independence from the British, though we still feel connected in so many ways. Americans love British television, books, movies and theater. We are endlessly fascinated by all things royal. So to commemorate our independence and pay homage to our roots, try a Pimm’s Cup, a light cocktail for those…

“My Doctor says It’s Bone-on-Bone…”

 Article Dr. Arturo Palencia  I can’t tell you how often I hear this from patients. The imagery scares people into thinking that their chronic and painful condition is unfixable; that they’ll suffer for a lifetime unless something drastic — like a knee replacement — is performed. The truth is, while there are some instances of joint degeneration where surgery is…

Summer Restyle

 Article and Photography  Why not bring some summer vibes into your home for the season? Lightening up your interior space can give you a lift and maybe even make you feel a bit cooler during these warmer months. While today’s trends in color — grays, blues, whites and creams are classic summer combinations — they can be a little "blah"…

Dog Days

It’s no surprise that it’s warm in Bakersfield in July. We have a secret to tell, though. It’s actually only May 22, but our publishing calendar requires us to foretell July in May. That said, having reflected on our weather last July, it’s a safe bet that it will be warm — quite warm. But … 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

Imbibe Wine & Spirits’ 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

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.