Peripheral Vascular Disease

 Article Dr. Valerie Civelli Caudillo  Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening in 5 Minutes or Less  It’s no fun to think about an insidious disease that could dramatically diminish your quality of life. Peripheral vascular disease, sometimes referred to as peripheral artery disease, is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs. PAD is also likely to point to…

I Think I’ll Get a Cortisone Shot

 Article Dr. Arturo Palencia  One of the most overused and least understood medical treatments is the cortisone injection. Cortisone has been used in multiple body parts and can be extremely helpful. But cortisone is but only one steroid and nothing more than the name of a specific “branded” product. It can be safely injected into various tissues such as tendons. However,…

Sitting Pretty

 Article and Photography  At work: Here, navy blue goes professionally chic in the office or the family room. Neutrals polish your presentation with a navy sofa and a winning blend of texture with pillows and accessories that rule out boring and bland while still keeping it professional.    At home: A navy sofa makes a perfect canvas for a vibrant and…

HER. Brings a Fresh New Style to Downtown

 Article Dan Harrison | Photography Photos supplied by HER. Boutique  For the fashion-conscious woman, a new boutique has local fashionistas talking. It’s called HER. The owner is Denise Fiorini, and her manager/buyer is Deborah DeCordova. These two women know ladies’ fashion. Deborah has spent her entire career in the fashion industry and knows it from all sides—design, buying, retail and personal stylist. When you…

Fashion, Style and Trends

“In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. But now, anything goes.” —Cole Porter, 1934 Despite the many years since Cole Porter wrote those now famous lyrics, some things have changed yet many things remain. Having grown up wearing school uniforms for most of my life, developing a sense of style … 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

Late Summer Bounty

 Article Ali Whyte  The Mark Restaurant, a landmark in downtown Bakersfield, is under new ownership. Ryan and Mikela Oberg purchased the restaurant earlier this year. Chef Manny Rubalcava has been with the restaurant for many years, having worked his way up from dishwasher to executive chef. Manny says lots of new innovations are underway, and he is excited about the future.…

Spotlight on Mark Lamas

 Article A.P. Whyte  4000 Empire Drive, Bakersfield, California, 661.861.0281, PanacheHairSalon.com  It takes many years to achieve a level of competency that can only be described as mastery. After a lifetime of styling, coloring and cutting the hair of many of Bakersfield’s residents, Mark Lamas doesn’t rest on his laurels. Instead, he continues to learn new techniques, new chemical treatments and…

Fall Fashion Trends

 Article Patty Poeschel | Photography Photos by Cabi  Shades of green dominate the season.  Accents of pink quartz, icy blue, buckhorn and ruby.