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Beatin the Heat with Nightly Karaoke

10 Jun

One of the best ways to beat the heat in Bakersfield is with a cold drink and some hot entertainment. Throughout the week 12 locations throughout the greater Bakersfield area offer food, fun, and free entertainment with open mic night. Lone Oak Lounge is located at 10612 Rosedale Highway and is one of the hottest karaoke spots to kick back and cool down.

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Tips for Poker Playing Success at Golden West Casino

13 May

Golden West Casino offers a variety of table games for the avid gambler. Listen to these tips from Paul Gutierrez on how to be a successful poker player at Golden West.

Local Vendors Ask Bakersfield, Trash or Treasure?

11 May
Mill Creek Antique Mall Bakersfield, CA Photographed by Mill Creek Staff

Mill Creek Antique Mall Bakersfield, CA Photographed by Mill Creek Staff

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. At least that is the mindset of those who set up shop in Bakersfield’s Mill Creek Antique Mall. Local vendors seek out cast off junk to refurbish, refinish and resale at drastically marked down prices.

Mill Creek Antique Mall is the home of over 30 local Bakersfield vendors. Each space offers a variety of merchandise from the very old to the new and trendy. Unique, one of a kind merchandise reflects the personality of each vendor, many of whom have paired up with family members, partners and friends.

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Clare Mullich, owner of Mullich Old Stuff says, “I opened my booth at Mill Creek with a friend close to two years ago. Initially it was just a hobby, but being a vendor has given me so much more. I’ve made wonderful friends in a fun and friendly atmosphere doing something I genuinely enjoy”.

Mill Creek Antique Mall is owned and operated by Rick Freels. In addition to providing downtown Bakersfield with a hot spot for local shoppers, he provides a comfortable happy place of employment for the rest of his family. Rick’s son Bobby, wife Jennifer and brother-in-law Bob are at the disposal of the vendors and the shoppers as Mill Creek’s top notch staff.

For Bakersfield’s shopping convenience, Mill Creek Antique Mall is located at 805 19th Street in Downtown Bakersfield. They’re open 7 days a week, opening from 10am to 6pm. For information regarding becoming a vendor contact Rick Freels by phone at (661) 324-1900 or by email at info@millcreekantiquemall.com.

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Local Heros Serving up Some Fun at the Western Street Rod Nationals

6 May
Western Street Rod Nationals, Bakersfield CA, Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Western Street Rod Nationals, Bakersfield CA, Photographed by Jessica Mullich

April 26 kicks off the National Street Rod Associations 35th Annual Western Street Rod Nationals to be held at the Kern County Fairgrounds. More than 2,000 of the nations coolest hot rods will be gathering together at the fairgrounds to compete for prizes, sponsorships and an article in Street Scene magazine. Many of the National Street Rod Association’s sponsors accompanied by local vendors will be setting up booths and exhibits at the event held here in Kern County.

Hot rods are cars built somewhere between 1930 and 1980, that have been modified for performance and speed. In 2009 the NSRA created what is known as the 30 year rule for all show cars, meaning the cars must be at least 30 years old to compete.

Bakersfield’s finest firefighters will be once again be serving up delicious fool and icy margaritas to raise proceeds for the Bakersfiel City Relief Association Local BFD enineer Jason Johnson has recruited local firefighters and their families to fill, pour, and serve at this weekends event.

Two-time volunteer, my father Bakersfield City Fire Captain Jeff Mullich said, “The first year out at the car show, we had a difficult time finding enough volunteers to come out. When the show returned the following year word had gotten out about how much fun everyone had and we’ve had a packed house ever since. It’s always cool when we can all get together with our family and friends.

For more than 30 years the Bakersfield Relief Associtation and its many volunteers have been dedicating time and resources to mutiple charities such as Relay for Life, The Bakerfield FireFighters Burn Foundation, Make A Wish and “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“We look forward to this event every year. It’s a great opportunity to interact with the people in our community and to see some really cool cars. It’s amazing the transformations these cars undergo. They’re all so unique and different. It’ll be interesing to see what’s new this year, said Johnson.

Opening Day will be Friday, April 26 and will continue through the weekend to Sunday April 26. The gates will open at 8:30 Fridaya and Saturday and at 8 on Sunday. Event parking cots is $3. General admission for adults 12 and up is $14, admission for children 6 to 12 is $5 and aadmission for under 6 is free when accompanied by an adult. Senrior citizen and veteran discounts are available upon purchase of admission. No outside food or drinks permitted.

Local Fire Fighters Ask the Community to Help Fight Childhood Muscular Dystrophy

1 May
April 26th 2013 Bakersfield, CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

April 26th 2013 Bakersfield, CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

April 26th Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield CA, Photographed by Jessica Mullich

April 26th Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield CA, Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Captain Jeff Mullich (right) and son Chris Mullich (left), Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Captain Jeff Mullich (right) and son Chris Mullich (left), Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Fill the Boot, Bakersfield CA, Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Fill the Boot, Bakersfield CA, Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Dennis Roe, firefighter, Bakersfield, CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Dennis Roe, firefighter, Bakersfield, CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Car Enthusiasts Fill the Fairgrounds at This Years 37th Annual Street Rod Nationals

28 Apr
37th Annual Wester Street Rod Nationals, Bakersfield, CA Photograhed by Jessica Mullich

37th Annual Wester Street Rod Nationals, Bakersfield, CA Photograhed by Jessica Mullich

The Kern County Fairgrounds was bumper to bumper classic beauties this weekend at the 37th Annual Western Street Rod Nationals. Car enthusiasts watched in awe as these late-model marvels rolled into the grounds bright and early Saturday morning. The gates opened at 8:00 am admitting thousands of eager spectators and entrants to the show.

This year’s show consisted of close to 2000 entrants. According to local Bakersfield National Street Rod Association member this local show is smaller in comparison to the others.

“We’ve got close to 2000 cars out here today. There really is room for more but this show typically remains fairly small. Our next show in Springfield is a big one though. We’ll be expecting close to 4000 cars from all corners of the country” says local NSRA member.

Bakersfield Fire Fighters Booth, Bakersfield, CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Bakersfield Fire Fighters Booth, Bakersfield, CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

When combining the 2000 entrants and their guests, with the mass number of spectators at the show, the local Bakersfield Fire Department concession stand had their work cut out for them.

“The morning crowd was fairly consistent; we didn’t really have to rush. But when the lunch time crowd came around it was complete chaos. We had 3 volunteers taking orders, 6 guys in the kitchen and at the grill, 1 cashier, 2 servers and 3 guys working the adult beverage side and we still didn’t have enough people to meet the demand. By mid afternoon we were completely out of tri tip and we still had an entire day left in the show. It was a really great time. We look forward to being bigger and better next year,” says Engineer Jason Johnson.

This year marks the 27th year Kern County has hosted the Western Street Rod Nationals Plus.

Bakersfield On a Budget

28 Apr

In the past Bakersfield has received a bad rap in the eyes of society. Hollywood’s 2000 production of Castaway references Bakersfield on a large chunk of a port-o-potty. Talk about giving the world a great idea of what Bakersfield’s all about. Unfortunately many residents of Bakersfield feel the same. I’ve heard quite a variety of insults toward our tiny town.

“The air sucks”, “It smells like cow” and the ever popular “There is nothing to do”.

Bakersfield may not be known for amazing theme parks, beautiful beaches or the worlds biggest yarn ball, but it has its small town treasures. People just have to be willing to search them out, and learn to enjoy the simple things.

Finding entertainment for struggling college students can be difficult, owing to the fact that we’re broke. There are a multitude of things for us poor college students, all of which are under an astounding $5.00.

River Walk Park, Bakersfield CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

River Walk Park, Bakersfield CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

An evening walk at River Walk Park is not only enjoyable but its free! Going during the evening ensures that you beat the heat, and the crowds of weekend bbqers.

Bright House Amphitheater, Bakersfield CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

Bright House Amphitheater, Bakersfield CA Photographed by Jessica Mullich

In addition to providing beautiful scenery and opportunity for exercise, River Walk Park’s Bright House Amphitheater offers “Movies in the Park” once a month, also free! June 14th’s feature film is Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. Show time begins at dusk. http://www.bakersfieldamphitheater.com/movie_nights.html

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Not but a stone’s throw away from River Walk Park is one of Bakersfield’s newest hot spot for a healthier sweet treat. Yogurtland offers a variety of flavors and topping choices to curb even the sweetest tooth. A medium size cup of delicious yogurt filled to the brim with toppings runs anywhere from $2.00 to $5.00. In addition to a great product and a hip new atmosphere, Yogurtland has a beautiful outdoor seating area that’s great for those breezy summer nights. http://www.yogurt-land.com/

There may not be over the top, adrenaline pumping, eye-catching wonders here in Bakersfield, but there are little treasures for everyone; including those on a tight budget.