Creating Connection

The Seven Oaks West Ming Specific Plan outlines a 25-year plan for the future growth within the Seven Oaks Master Planned Community. A cornerstone to the plan is the miles of trails and paseos linking the residential villages with the community parks and retail centers as well as the office park. The Seven Oaks Master…

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Run To Remember Someone You Will Never Forget

Written by Dawni Fauke, Hoffmann Hospice Volunteer If you have ever lost someone close to you, you know just how important it is to keep their memory alive. While the mourning process can be incredibly difficult, keeping a loved one’s memory alive is a valuable part of the process. It provides a meaningful way to…

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Master Plan Development Update: Spring 2018

It is an exciting time of thoughtfully planned growth in the Seven Oaks neighborhood. The Seven Oaks West Ming Specific Plan began as a vision in 2002 and was approved in 2007, addressing a 25 year plan for future growth and exciting development to Southwest Bakersfield. With all its parts linked together by trails, paseos,…

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The Lee & Krystyna Jamieson Recovery Home for Women & Children

The Lee & Krystyna Jamieson Recovery Home for Women & Children opened on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The center is located downtown Bakersfield and will house up to 38 women and children. The recovery home is designed to provide a comfortable environment for women in recovery, a place where those coming out of the darkest…

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HERB BENHAM: Welcome Wood-Dale!

Last Thursday was steady. If you’re Israel and Chris Vasquez, the father-and-son team behind Wood-Dale Market’s new store in the Grand Island Shopping Center at Ming and Buena Vista, steady is good. Steady is doable. Steady may mean that a weekend crush is imminent. It’s nice to see the little guy compete, the little guy…

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PETE TITTL: Umi Sushi & Sake a star addition to southwest complex

When it comes to shopping centers with impressive food choices, it’s hard to beat the new complex just south of Stockdale Highway on Buena Vista Road. It’s taken some time, as it seems the impressive opening of Broken Yolk was a lifetime ago, but since then we’ve seen the new Me-N-Ed’s, Haveli Indian Grill and…

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