Kern County Board of Supervisors suing California’s High-Speed Rail Authority

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 18:19
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The Kern County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in closed session Tuesday to authorize county counsel to file a lawsuit against California’s High-Speed Rail Authority.

It claims the authority violated California’s Environmental Quality Act by certifying its Environmental Impact Report last month for the first line of the track between Fresno and Bakersfield. Chairman Leticia Perez was the only no vote.

The lawsuit is expected to be filed by Friday, June 6.

Detentions deputy sentenced for holding wife against her will

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 17:59
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- A Kern County Sheriff's detention deputy convicted for assault with a firearm on a person was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday morning.

A jury convicted 30-year-old James Tackitt in May for holding his wife against her will in their closet in January and pointing a gun at her head.

More restaurants coming to Tejon Ranch

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 17:43
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- You'll want to bring your appetite when you shop the outlets at Tejon. On Wednesday, developers announced, more restaurants are signing on to the project.

They include Don Perico's, Wing Stop, Tony's pizza, Juicy Burger and Dewar's. Construction of the outlets at tejon is still underway.

The mall is selling tickets to its grand opening party on August sixth, to raise money for local charities; those without a ticket can shop beginning August 7.

Investigation launched into death of Tehachapi inmate

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:45
An investigation was launched Thursday into the death of an inmate at the California Correctional Institution in Tehacapi.

Oscar Rendon, 41, was found unresponsive in his cell around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was taken to prison medical clinic where he was later prounced dead, according to a news release from the Kern Sheriff's Office.

An autopsy was set to be performed to determine a cause of Rendon's death.

Prison officials say the alleged suspect in the case is identified as inmate Billy Guzman, 53, who is serving a 94-years-to-life sentence from Santa Clara County for assault with a deadly weapon. Guzman was received into CDCR on September 6, 1986.

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Current Conditions : 73.8F / 23.2C, Clear - 4:16 PM PDT Jun. 3

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Current Conditions : 88.4F / 31.3C, Clear - 4:00 PM PDT Jun. 3

Temperature: 88.4°F / 31.3°C | Humidity: 23% | Pressure: 29.78in / 1008hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: NNW | Wind Speed: 3.0mph / 4.8km/h

Buena Vista Museum hosting science summer camps

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 21:51
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History in Bakersfield is offering several science sessions for first through sixth graders.  The camps start in the first week of July.  Space is limited to 25 students per session. 

July 7th - 10th – DINOSAUR WEEK: Everything you always wanted to know about Dinosaurs, but were afraid to ask! A fun exploration of the massive creatures that lived more than 65 million year ago.

July 14th – 17th – Having Fun with Science! Explore the WEIRD, the WILD, and WACKY World Science! July 21st -24th

SPACE WEEK! Astronomy: Exploring the vast world of outer space! The Moon, Sun, Stars, Planets and much more!

July 28- 31st – SHARK WEEK: The Big, the Bad, and the Ugly Sharks! Everything you want to know about Sharks!

Sessions run Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Cost - $85.00 (Members of the Museum $75.00) per student/per session. Mid-morning snack, Camp T-shirt and materials included. Sign-up and pay for 2 sessions to receive a $5 discount. *

BUENA VISTA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: *Discount is per child sign-up. (2 children in the same session do not qualify for a multi-session discount, and students will receive only one Camp T-shirt for the 2014 Camp).


Tuesday as of Jun. 3 2:00 PM PDT

Tuesday - Clear. High of 93F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

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