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2008-08-05 21:00:15

By Joe Boesen, The Bakersfield Californian Aug. 5--There's new school, old school then a mix of something in between. There's saxophonist Javon Jackson and the Javon Jackson Band, pianist Les McCann and then there is Randolph's Lounge on Friday night. Jackson, a rising influence in the jazz scene will be joined by McCann, an old hand in the business, at the lounge in Rosedale at 7 p.m. This year, the young saxophonist has played everywhere from Istanbul, Turkey to London to...

2008-08-05 21:00:13

By Lois Henry, The Bakersfield Californian Aug. 5--If you've never visited the Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge area, you should. It's incredible country in southwestern Kern County. Its rugged, stark beauty can take your breath away. Unfortunately, it's being run by a unit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that also leaves me breathless (OK, sputtering), for their incredible arrogance. I learned about the Bitter Creek controversy last week when the Kern County Board of...

2008-08-05 21:00:11

By Joe Boesen, The Bakersfield Californian Aug. 5--Thomas G. Robinson sang karaoke to Luther Vandross' "Here and Now" so well, someone in the audience bought him a drink. From behind his computer monitor, the man typed his credit card number into a PayPal account and Robinson got a Long Island iced tea. It was a new twist on an age-old courtesy and it started here in Bakersfield. Every Wednesday night at Club Odyssey in the Doubletree Hotel, crooners and divas belt out their...

2008-08-04 21:00:17

By Shellie Branco, The Bakersfield Californian Aug. 4--"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." "Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life." Sure, now they're cliches, but when Bogie uttered those lines 66 years ago, dames wished they could wait out a sandstorm at his oasis. The Fox Theater is giving you a rare opportunity to see Humphrey Bogart's 1942 war romance with Ingrid Bergman on the silver screen. The...

2008-07-31 21:00:13

By Louis Medina, The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 31--The hair on my toes had never looked so good to me: It was a sign of healthy circulation, the young doctor at my HMO told me. He hadn't put on gloves to handle my feet -- which in my emotionally vulnerable state seemed a really kind gesture. He explained how, to prevent infection, I should examine the bottom of my feet for cuts periodically using a mirror. I should also cut my toenails straight across to keep them from growing into...

2008-07-23 21:00:26

By Jenny Shearer, The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 23--A Kernville property owner will seek permission Thursday night from the Kern County Planning Commission to expand the number of campsites at Frandy Park. Applicant Jim Demetriff owns the 16-acre Frandy Park, and Kern River Tours, Eagle Rafting and Whitewater Voyages lease space from him. Frandy Park is on the south side of Kernville Road, east of Kern River Drive. The businesses would like permanent rights to use the land as raft...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

By Shellie Branco, The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 16--When the "American Idol" machine spits you out, at least you've learned a bit about marketing. Jon Peter Lewis, 2004 "Idol" finalist and former Taft resident, originally wrote "Song for Christopher Columbus" as a joke. "I already did a Christmas song, I gotta find another holiday," he kids. Then it evolved into something introspective, a lament about innocence lost. His gentler Columbus regrets the part he played in the...

2008-07-10 15:00:37

By The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 10--FRIDAY Movies in the Park, presents "Everyone's Hero," starts at dusk, Wilson Park, Wilson Road and Hughes Lane. 326-3866. "The History of Rock & Roll: Born in the U.S.A.," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Spotlight Theatre, 1622 19th St. $15 advance tickets; $12 seniors, students, active military; $7 children under 11; or $3 more day of show. 634-0692. "Monterey Jack & The Lost Pearl of Atlantis," followed by a brand new vaudeville revue,...

2008-07-04 09:00:23

By The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 4--A lot of conservationists know exactly how I feel about the uncertainty over of the future of the California condor. Despite the fact that I am also a hunter, I too, am a conservationist, and hopefully, my writings have shown that I do care about our wildlife, their management and habitat restoration, as well as our own environment. The vast majority of other hunters also feel the way I do, and we consider ourselves the keepers of everyone else's...

2008-07-01 21:00:00

By Shellie Branco, The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 1--Monty Byrom turns 50 today and is astonished he's survived this long. "You know, when you're a rock star in your 30s and you're on the road, you think, 'God, I hope I make it to 40,'" he says, laughing. "At 40, I said, 'God, I hope I make it to 50.'" The blues-country singer and guitarist thinks the half-century mark is bigger and better than those heady years of 21 and 30. A Buck Owens' Crystal Palace regular, the Bakersfield native...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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