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First cuts announced at KMC; more coming

Bakersfield California Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 23:37

The first cut won't be the deepest.

On Monday Kern Medical Center CEO Russell Judd announced plans to terminate the home health care and outpatient physical therapy departments at the county hospital in August.

Funeral services for June 3, 2014

Bakersfield California Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 23:32

Services scheduled

Travis Luman Bullock, 24, Bakersfield, May 24. Chapel service 11 a.m. June 3, Basham Funeral Care Chapel; interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Basham Funeral Care.

Funeral services for June 3, 2014

Bakersfield California Funerals - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 23:32

Services scheduled

Travis Luman Bullock, 24, Bakersfield, May 24. Chapel service 11 a.m. June 3, Basham Funeral Care Chapel; interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Basham Funeral Care.

Protect your best friend at licensing, vaccination clinic

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 22:39
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- The city of Bakersfield's animal control division is hosting a low cost vaccination, licensing and microchip clinic Saturday at Jastro Park. 

City officials say the rabies vaccinations from 9:00 a.m. until noon will be offered to all dogs 3 months of age and older. The vaccine cost is reduced however; the licensing fees are regular price. The rabies vaccine cannot be administered without the purchase of a license at the clinics.

The electronic microchip effort is a program focused on reducing the number of impounded animals entering the shelter system and is becoming the “preferred” form of animal and owner identification.

The city is offering the DAPP vaccine at the monthly clinics. Whether it’s a 1st puppy shot or your dog needs its annual booster, they're able to offer disease protection for your dog. Puppies should be 8 weeks of age and in good health to receive a vaccination.

For more information, please contact the City of Bakersfield Animal Control Division at (661)-326-3436. Information regarding clinic services and fees can also be obtained by visiting the city website at:
http://www.bakersfieldcity.us/police/Operations/Animal_Control/index.html

Police looking for man in suspected hit and run

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 21:46
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- Police need your help to identify a man they say collided with a car on Gosford Road last month and took off. 

Police say the man, struck the victim's vehicle with his truck, in the 5000 block of Gosford Road on May 6.  Police describe the truck as a: black 2000 or older, lifted, Chevrolet 3500, crew cab. 

Police describe the man as Hispanic, 40-50’s, thick mustache, wearing a black hat, grey work shirt and blue jeans.

If you have information regarding this case, call Senior Officer Chance Koerner at (661) 326-3960 or Bakersfield police at (661) 327-7111.

Condors focus on positive after Aces end the franchise's most successful season

Bakersfield.com Condors - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 21:37

It was a weary Condors team that returned to Bakersfield on Thursday afternoon.

The season ended in Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday night in the ECHL's Western Conference finals with a 4-1 Game 6 loss to the Aces, who won the series 4 games to 2.

Night vision goggle training to bring several fire departments together

Bakersfield California Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 20:10

It's wildfire season again.

And the Kern County Fire Department is doing something about it.

'First Look': Political consultants talk elections, turnout

Bakersfield California Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 20:01

It's hard to pinpoint who will win the seat for Kern County Assessor-Recorder. But regardless, two political consultants are predicting very low voter turnout.

Democrat Gene Tackett and Republican Tracy Leach gave their thoughts on the election Monday on "First Look with Scott Cox."

KMC announcing layoffs, department closures

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:56
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- Administrators at Kern Medical Center are recommending closing departments and laying off staff to help solve the hospital's financial crisis. Hospital leaders will officially recommend to the Kern County Board of Supervisors at its June 17 meeting, that the hospital's home health and outpatient physical therapy departments be shut down. Hospital administrators announced the recommendations publicly today to comply with part of the regulatory processes that must be followed by a county-owned public hospital.

Kern Medical Center administrators will publish details of proposed layoffs June 12, the day the Board of Supervisors publishes its upcoming meeting agenda. Administrators say no other details about proposed layoffs will be revealed until that agenda is published. If approved, the expected department closures and layoffs will occur in August. Kern Medical Center CEO Russell Judd says they're difficult decisions to make, but says administrators have to focus on the overall mission and viability of the hospital.

Summer workshops at Bakersfield Museum of Art

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:28
BAKERSFIELD, CA --  If you're looking to brush up on your art skills, check this out.  Officials at the Bakersfield Museum of Art say adults are welcome to participate in a number of workshops and classes offered.

No experience necessary – all classes are open to beginners in an non-intimidating, non-judgmental environment. Start enriching your life with these summer workshops for teens and adults!

-Beginning Digital Photography with Andrew Hawley (Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 3 - 12, 2:00-3:30PM)
-Drawing Workshop with Art Sherwyn (Saturday, June 7, 9:00AM - 3:30PM)
-Art for the Non-Artist (Tuesdays, June 24-July 15, 2:00PM-4:00PM)
-Beginning Clay with Yvonne Cavanagh (June 16-20, 1:00PM-4:00PM)
-Creative Clay with Yvonne Cavanagh (July 21-25, 1:00PM-4:00PM)
-Printmaking Workshop for Teenagers (July 7-11, 2:00PM-4:00PM) *Scholarships available for those unable to afford this opportunity.
-Stop Motion Animation Workshop for Teenagers (July 14-18, 2:00PM-4:00PM) *Scholarships available for those unable to afford this opportunity.


There's also art in the classroom.  Organizers say this new workshop series addresses the commonly asked question “How do I teach art to my students?” For teachers who have little or no access to art specialists, each workshop will introduce a project that you can teach in your elementary school classroom. Art specialist Darla Kendrick will show you how to connect your arts activities to the Common Core and how to utilize the supplies already in your classroom.

Participants may sign up for all or select a number of classes.
-Teaching Art in Elementary Schools (Wednesdays, June 25 - July 16, 2:00-4:00PM)
Direct online link for all workshops: http://bmoa.org/adult/

Police: Man tries to steal merchandise from Sports Chalet

RSS | KGET TV 17 - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:02
BAKERSFIELD, CA -- Bakersfield police need your help identifying a man they say tried to steal merchandise from Sports Chalet last month. 

Police say the incident took place on May 7 and when confronted by an employee the man tried to punch the employee. That employee did not suffer any injuries and the suspect fled on foot.

The merchandise was recovered at the scene.  Police describe the suspect as white, 30’s, with brown short hair, wearing a dark tank top and dark pants and a cross pendant on a chain.

If you have any information regarding this case, call Detective Todd Dickson at (661) 326-3501 or Bakersfield police at (661) 327-7111.

HOLLY CULHANE: Paid or unpaid, managing interns 'tricky business'

Bakersfield California Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:19

As with the swallows that annually flock back to San Juan Capistrano, you can mark your calendars for the arrival of summer interns at local companies. It is a decades-old tradition, theoretically established to give students practical experience and a leg up on landing a full-time job.

But too often companies use summer interns as cheap, or even free labor to cover for full-time employees' vacations, or to catch up on grunt-projects.

‘First Look’: First News for June 2

Bakersfield California Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:04

Lead stories from “First Look with Scott Cox’s” Top Stories:

LAST-MINUTE EFFORTS TO PROTECT SNAILS, BATS FAIL TO HALT 200-JOB MINING PROJECT: Mining executive Lutz Klingmann says he might have made special accommodations if the environmentalists had spoken up sooner about endangered snails. But at this point, he wasn't about to just walk away from Soledad Mountain. His company had spent nearly 30 years preparing to mine gold and silver at the butte outside Mojave. But it all suddenly came to a halt after the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity filed for an emergency endangered species: the Mohave shoulderband snail. Environmentalist want additional analysis of the area done but Klingmann said he is moving forward exactly as planned. Read the full story here.

Menudo cook-off a tasty attraction in Bakersfield

Bakersfield California Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:54

Rows of tables topped with striped multicolor fabrics, grinders and bowls of red chili, and pasilla and black chili pepper coated the Kern County Fairgrounds with color Sunday at the 16th annual Menudo Cook-off.

More than 70 teams brought pot-fulls of the traditional Mexican soup, and thousands -- organizers estimate close to 15,000 -- packed the fairgrounds for tastes.

'First Look': First News for June 2 - Bakersfield Californian

"bakersfield" california - Google News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 16:29

'First Look': First News for June 2
Bakersfield Californian
THE SPORTS REPORT. MAVERICKS RALLY PAST BLAZE: ADELANTO — The High Desert Mavericks ripped five doubles and erased a four-run deficit on the way to an 8-4 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze Sunday in a California League baseball game.

Mavericks rally past Blaze

Bakersfield.com Blaze - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 05:22

ADELANTO -- The High Desert Mavericks ripped five doubles and erased a four-run deficit on the way to an 8-4 victory over the Bakersfield Blaze Sunday in a California League baseball game.

Marquez Smith had a two-run homer and Seth Methias-Brean had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI for the Blaze, which led 4-0 after four innings.

Mystery do-gooder @HiddenCash comes to Bakersfield to give out free money - KERO-TV 23

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Mystery do-gooder @HiddenCash comes to Bakersfield to give out free money
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The anonymous and supposed millionaire who has been hiding wads of cash in cities throughout California is now in Bakersfield, at the Centennial Park, giving residents a chance to win. Three of five envelopes of hidden cash were accounted for -- two ...

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BAKERSFIELD OBSERVED: A blog about life, media, politics and people

Bakersfield California Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 01:55

SCAM: Heads up on a new scam going around town. The other evening Janice Rivera, who lives out near Jenkins Road, said a man showed up at her door saying he was there to upgrade her security panel. Her husband let him in, but Janice was wise enough to ask for his identification. "I looked at the man and said, 'You have a Vivant employee badge on.' He told me that Vivant bought out Monitronics. I said, 'No, they didn't, I would've received an email.' I told him no thanks and goodbye. He then left without saying another word. A few minutes later, I remembered that I did receive an email from Monitronics, quite a few months ago, warning of this happening.... Beware and be alert!"

MOVE: I spent the last week moving into a new home, and I could not have done it without some superior customer service from a few local companies. Jesus and Ryan of Hansen's Moving and Storage were quietly efficient and friendly, and Rich Johnson of Johnson's Painting squeezed me into his schedule to spruce the place up. Also kudos to local Realtors Dutch Toews and Gary Gibson, who made the process seamless. These are times when you welcome those local connections in a town like Bakersfield.

Funeral services for June 2, 2014

Bakersfield California Local News - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 01:34

Services scheduled

Ignacio Alaniz, 91, Lamont, May 29 in Lamont. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. June 4, Hillcrest Chapel; funeral 10 a.m. June 5, St. Augustine Catholic Church, 10601 Myrtle Ave., Lamont. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Funeral services for June 2, 2014

Bakersfield California Funerals - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 01:34

Services scheduled

Ignacio Alaniz, 91, Lamont, May 29 in Lamont. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. June 4, Hillcrest Chapel; funeral 10 a.m. June 5, St. Augustine Catholic Church, 10601 Myrtle Ave., Lamont. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary.

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