Cover Photo: Some History of Bakersfield by Karl Gerber

Some History of Bakersfield

Kern County Turning Points

In 1988, the space shuttle Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base, located in Kern county.

Back end of the Haberfeld Building on 17th Street in downtown Bakersfield

Back end of the Haberfeld Building on 17th Street in downtown Bakersfield, in back of the old location of the Employment Lawyers Group, Bakersfield. The Haberfeld Building was built either in 1924, 1927, or 1928 depending on which source you look at.

Proof that Bakersfield is rapidly expanding.

Proof this intersection is photo enforced, uses arrows for left turns, and modern retail giants can be seen everywhere. Proof two, half the vehicles are pickup trucks and the other half are sports sedans which is really the telltake in this part of town near the corporate/law firm district/State University crossing old time Stockdale Highway. Our law firm location has a new office now at: 5401 Business Park South, Suite 214, Bakersfield, CA 93309.

Author, Karl Gerber, was born a writer. His first writing award came in junior high school. In college he wrote several short stories: Hallway (1989); Eggie (1990); Red Pants and Allergy Pills (1990, 2000).

In order to support himself Gerber became a employment lawyer. He first gained recognition as an attorney because of his ability to write winning legal briefs and appeals. For ten years, he turned out hundreds of pages of legal briefs each week. His clients were the inspirations of short stories: Odd Client (1994); Dullard (1995).