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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Homeowners facing major impacts from High-Speed Rail


 Think you can sell your house for a fair price if one of these was in your back yard? Think you'd want to live near this? Read more in my article below - possible impacts of HSR on Bakersfield:

Homeowners facing major impacts from High-Speed Rail

Tuesday night jazz at Imbibe and The Padre

 Photo © F. Maccioli

Live jazz at Imbibe and the Padre Hotel tonight. Click on my story link below to get the details.


Tuesday night jazz at Imbibe and The Padre

Monday, August 29, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Longer, hotter, and more dangerous heat waves on the way


 Photo by Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Bakersfield is known for a lot of things - being extremely hot in the summertime is one of them. According to a new study released yesterday, Bakersfield and the rest of California can expect things to get even hotter in the future, with heat waves lasting longer and threatening the lives of certain people as well.

The study, commissioned by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and prepared by researchers at Kent State University and The University of Miami, Florida, predicts more frequent and dangerous heat waves in California's future. Utilizing new and more comprehensive weather modeing techniques than have been used previously, they found that the incidence of hot spells lasting 10 or more days could rise by a factor of 2 to 10 by the 2090s. They predict this will have severe impacts on populations at risk, especially the elderly.

For more info, read the rest of my article at the following link:

Longer, hotter, and more dangerous heat waves on the way

Friday, August 26, 2011

Isaiah Morfin at Metro Galleries tonight, Aug. 26

 Photo © F. Maccioli

Local sax phenom Isaiah Morfin gives his final concert tonight before returning to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Click on the link below for the full story:

Isaiah Morfin at Metro Galleries tonight, Aug. 26

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Culinary Masterpiece

My Culinary Masterpiece

Frank Maccioli
I'm Italian. I like to eat. I especially like to cook.

I come from a family of cooks, thousands of Macciolis from Abruzzi. Every single one of us has cooked. But no one has ever had a chance to make a living at it, including me. Until now.

I'm at the Cooking for Italian American Officeworkers (CIAO) national headquarters in New York City. They've partnered with The Food Network to organize a competition for the best Italian cooks in the states. First prize is a 5-year sponsorship to develop cookbooks and tour the country, demonstrating Italian cooking skills to the nation.

I entered. I was accepted. I'm here now, waiting in the wings to be introduced.

(Click on the link below to see the rest of the story - funny stuff. Note: If you can't see page 2 on your smart phone, use your PC. There's a bug in Yahoo Mobile.)


http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8338639/my_culinary_masterpiece_pg2.html?cat=44

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ARB approves GHG reduction plan, revised environmental analysis


The California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved an updated environmental analysis of a controversial state plan to regulate greenhouse gases (GHG), which they also re-approved today. The GHG reduction measures may have a significant effect on Bakersfield and Kern County businesses. For example, the oil industry routinely emits millions of tons per year of CO2 equivalent gases from its operations throughout the county.
 
For more info, read my full article at the link below:


ARB approves GHG reduction plan, revised environmental analysis

Tuesday, August 23, 2011