Menu for Aug. 22 Summer Celebration

FriedWontonWe have finalized the menu for Chef’s Choice Noodle Bar, 1534 19th Street, Bakersfield, for our Summer Celebration on Aug. 22. Appetizers will be served at the tables; salad and entrees will be served buffet-style. Non-alcoholic drinks are included, and guests will have the opportunity to purchase beer and wine separately. The total cost is $35 per person and includes tax and tip.

Here is the lineup:

Appetizers: Avocado Wontons, Garlic Edamame, Crab Rangoon

Salad: Mixed Greens with Red Cabbage and Carrots, Choice of House Miso or Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

Entrees: Drunken Noodle Chicken, Pineapple Fried Rice, Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry, Mixed Vegetables, Steamed White/Brown Jasmine Rice

Steve Swenson to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Hello members and friends of the Kern Press Club! Mark your calendars for the Summer Celebration on Aug. 22, 2014, when we will honor veteran crime reporter Steve Swenson with the annual Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as accept donations for the Steve Swenson Journalism Scholarship Fund. Steve retired in 2011 from The Bakersfield Californian, after 33 years upholding the virtues and ethics of a dedicated journalist. See the attached flier for details – hope to see you there! (If you are mailing a check, please send it by Aug. 18 to Kern Press Club, P.O. Box 1333, Bakersfield, CA 93302.)

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We’d like your feedback!

The board of the Kern Press Club is looking to make changes to its annual awards contest and banquet. Please share your feedback on the following 10 questions so that we can fully consider the needs and desires of our membership. If you are a newsroom leader or have contacts in the local PR field, please feel free to forward this survey to folks who may be new to Kern County media or unfamiliar with the Kern Press Club. We’d appreciate as much feedback as possible, from club members and potential members. Please answer this survey by WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014.

Thank you!

Here is the link the survey:


Awards Banquet




The Kern Press Club Awards Banquet will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 14 at Narducci’s Cafe, 622 E 21st St., Bakersfield, CA 93305.

Ticket prices are $35 for members, $40 for non-members if paid by June 7. You can pay at the door, but prices go up to $40 and $45. You may be thinking that that’s a lot for dinner, but just take a minute to read over the Narducci’s menu:


• Choice of entree: Tri-tip, or chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce.
• PLUS, the whole Basque set-up: Bread, soup, salad, beans, pasta, fries, and pickled tongue.
• Spumoni for desert, and red wine on the table. Cocktails and other beverages will be available for purchase at the bar.

So come join us at Narducci’s on June 14 for good food, great company, and to honor excellence in Kern County media.

Use the handy-dandy PayPal link on the right side of our site to pay for your tickets and reserve your spot today!

And remember, proceeds go to fund the scholarships we award to local students each year!