Bakersfield, California can be hot. For a long time. Like six or seven months of the year. If you enjoy working in hot, well, that's nice.; obviously brain-damaged. Fortunately, there are a lot of places a lot cooler within a couple of hours that allow you to get at least a ten degree respite. I've been in Bakersfield since 1960. Shari was born here. We are both looking forward to a different climate hopefully next year. Wet, overcast, cool.