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    Shopping, cooking and bonding: We're in!

    BY KELLY ARDIS The Bakersfield Californian
    Friday, Oct 24 2014 10:19 AM

    Cooking can be a divisive activity. For every person who loves concocting new dishes, there's someone else struggling to boil water.

    It might help those in the second group to know that even Taste of Home Cooking School instructor Jamie Dunn, who will lead a demonstration at the Rabobank Convention Center on Nov. 1, has made her share of mistakes.

    "I think cooking is trial and error for everybody," Dunn said in a phone interview. "You just mess things up sometimes. That's true for home cooking and that's true for cooking on-stage."

    Dunn will teach cooking novices and experts alike 10 new recipes, ranging from appetizers to entrees to desserts. But before the culinary specialist takes the stage for the cooking demonstration, guests...

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    PETE TITTL: Too many are leaving this Stone unturned

    I consider Red Stone Pizza & Italian Grill to be the best restaurant in town that absolutely no one seems to know about. While chain stores just a few miles away on Rosedale Highway will cumulatively steal valuable time from patient diners...

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    Curtain goes up at renovated BC theaters

    Bakersfield College students could be forgiven for feeling as though they'd been upstaged this weekend, and by a most unlikely source: the very theaters where they performed. Out of commission for three years, the college's indoor and...

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    Padre has a few tricks - and treats - up its sleeve

    If the circus is the greatest show on earth, then the Circus of Souls aims to be at least the greatest show in Bakersfield on Halloween. In an effort to brand itself the ultimate party destination, the Padre Hotel will offer "a completely...

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    CESAREO GARASA: Turner brings sin and salvation

    No one in country music today better exemplifies the genre's eternal party-and-piety contradictions than Josh Turner. The singer introduced himself to the world in 2003 with the meditative "Long Black Train," whose theme of redemption was...

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    More Whiskey, please: Fall fest grows

    With white water in short supply these days, the Kernville Chamber of Commerce is looking to boost tourism this weekend by focusing on an inexhaustible natural resource: colorful history. Now in its second year, the Whiskey Flat Fall...

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    Cos and effect: Comic-Con hustles to meet demand

    Before Bakersfield Comic-Con gets a gamma-ray boost -- moving out to the Kern County Fairgrounds next year -- it will pack the Bakersfield Marriott one last time on Sunday. The annual gathering for cosplayers and fans of comic book,...

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    Even the thrills are mom-approved at event for kids

    Growing up in Bakersfield, I looked forward to Safe Halloween at the Kern County Museum with a passion usually reserved for cultivating sticker books and collecting My Little Ponies. But, being on the timid side, dressing up for me...

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    Uncertainty a thing of the past

    If the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science is a hidden gem, it just got a shiny new polish in the form of a refurbished Discovery Center. With all the exhibits to see and so much to learn, the museum is great for those in...

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    A trip through history for a song

    The first concert of the season for Bakersfield College's student singers will be as much an educational experience as a musical one. You could call Friday's concert a "musical history tour." Directed by Jennifer Garrett, the BC choral...

  11. CSUB giving visual arts a much larger canvas

    Back-to-back openings, both related to the making and viewing of art, will be held at Cal State Bakersfield on Friday. The first is the ribbon-cutting for the Visual Arts building, a $6 million structure located west of the Dore Theatre....

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    CAMILLE GAVIN: Turning 50? Let's put on a show!

    Some folks are reluctant to admit they've reached the half-century mark; Bruce Saathoff is the smiling exception. "I'm turning 50 on the 28th of October and people kept asking me, 'What do you want to do for your 50th?'" said the Stars...

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    Moo asks customers: Do us a flavor

    Pumpkin spice may be nice for some but Moo Creamery is going beyond the basic in its search for the season's sweetest taste. Cinnamon apples, sweet potatoes, spiced rum and more will contend for No. 1 ice cream in the first-ever fall...

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