Local man celebrates 101st birthday

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Not everyone gets to say they’re turning 100 years old, but a local centenarian got to add another candle to the cake today. 

Meet Hubert Isaacs who turned 101 Wednesday.

Isaacs attended Standard Elementary School and Kern County Union High School, which is now known as Bakersfield High School. 

Four years after graduation, he opened a Chevron station with his brother, which he ran for 39 years.

17 News caught up with Isaacs to ask him how it feels, after a century and change. 

“I feel good. I still get around without support, and well, I feel like 101!” Isaacs said.

Isaacs spent the last 100 years getting around he says and his wife loved to travel a lot. He’s visited 31 states in his life. 

Last year when asked for a piece of advice on how to reach the 100 mark, Isaacs says he stayed active and in shape playing golf until he was 98 years old.

Happy birthday, Hubert!

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