Recent Stories

  1. mcfarland_4_fa.JPG

    ‘McFarland’ a runaway hit

    BY JENNIFER SELF Californian lifestyles editor
    Wednesday, Aug 27 2014 05:34 PM

    As one of the winningest high school cross-country coaches in California history, Jim White is an authority on endurance events. But nothing prepared him for the long-distance marathon — over rough terrain — of Hollywood filmmaking.  Fifteen years after the first of several studios came calling, expressing interest in McFarland High’s improbable and inspirational string of state cross-country championships, the coach, his wife and runners from the 1987 team that started the dynasty finally crossed the finish line when they were treated to a screening of “McFarland USA” in Burbank.  Starring Kevin Costner as White and Maria Bello as White’s wife, Sheryl, the motion picture, due for wide release Feb. 20, was shot largely in Kern County...

  2. Beer1.JPG

    Giving ’em ale — just not enough

    Eric Giddens had the distinct feeling that he was being followed Tuesday.  As the co-owner of Kern River Brewing Company made the rounds distributing his popular beer to Bakersfield liquor stores, he saw the same group of people...

  3. mcfarland_4_fa.JPG

    'McFarland' a runaway hit, at least with legendary coach

    As one of the winningest high school cross-country coaches in California history, Jim White is an authority on endurance events. But nothing prepared him for the long-distance marathon -- over rough terrain -- of Hollywood filmmaking....

  4. Beer2.JPG

    Giving 'em ale -- just not enough

    Eric Giddens had the distinct feeling that he was being followed Tuesday. As the co-owner of Kern River Brewing Company made the rounds distributing his popular beer to Bakersfield liquor stores, he saw the same group of people everywhere...

  5. bacon_file.JPG

    Bacon and kegs: Festivals on tap

    Is it better with bacon? Bakersfield aims to answer one of life's great questions with not one but two new food festivals going hog wild this fall. And although most of us are on the same page about enjoying pork, there might be some...

  6. Village_Fest14.JPG

    Eat drink and be merry at Village Fest

    Village Fest at the Kern County Museum is kind of like Disneyland but without the rides. And without tired kids whining as distracted parents push strollers into your Achilles tendon. There's no Dole Whip, either. OK, so maybe it's not...

  7. BEARONECC.JPG

    It's twilight for Twilight at CALM

    As summer winds down, you may find yourself itching to get in one last quintessential activity of the season: the family picnic. Look no further than Twilight at CALM, an evening event that allows visitors to dine, picnic style, with the...

  8. 20131122_zaf_a80_519.JPG

    SCOTT COX: The plastic that pays off? Legos

    The good news is I think I have my retirement fund all worked out. The bad news is that my plan assumes that Legos maintain 95 percent to 100 percent of their original value. It also assumes that my grandson, Oliver, leaves them all at my...

  9. The Delirians.JPG

    CESAREO GARASA: Ska hurrah, like the old days

    This Friday at Jerry's Pizza will be a return to the kind of show put on in the early '90s at the influential downtown music venue Bam Bam's: an all-ages concert focusing on traditional and modern reggae and ska. The hepcat main act is...

  10. artgallery3.JPG

    CAMILLE GAVIN: Life imitates art in musical

    Two famous paintings -- the "Mona Lisa" and "The Scream" come to life in a startling way in Adam Matthew Fernandez's original one-act musical this weekend at The Empty Space. Titled "The Art Gallery," it's about a young couple, Arthur...

  11. Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival.JPG

    Filmmakers invited to think outside the box

    The Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival will return to the Fox Theater in November, and organizers want to make sure local filmmakers have the opportunity to participate. Film submissions are now being accepted, with a final...

  12. Bakersfield Master Chorale-8.JPG

    Aspiring choir members invited to open rehearsal

    Bakersfield's highly respected community choir, the Bakersfield Master Chorale, is holding auditions for its expanded 2014-15 season. "We're increasing our number of concerts this year," said Susan Guerard, president. "Instead of three,...

  13. Pete_Tittl_Dining_Out_tab (1).jpg

    PETE TITTL: Remodeling doesn't apply to the menu

    Ming's Cafe went through what looks to be an expensive renovation recently, but it stayed old school in all other ways, particularly on the menu. This is the sort of Chinese restaurant that has a section of "American" foods because there...

Bakersfield.com Daily Deal!

Manuel's Casa De Mariscos

Daily Deal

$20 worth of Mexican food for $10

Value
$20
% Off
50%
You Save
$10
7 Bought
Buy Now! See more deals
What do you think?