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- 09/17/14--13:36: BC receives $500,000 for construction of a new STEM education center
- 09/18/14--07:52: Local boy raises awareness about rare brain disorder
- 09/18/14--08:03: Shooting leads to SWAT standoff
Bakersfield resident Martin Barragan, 39, was sentenced to four years in prison for using an interstate facility to aid racketeering. Court documents state that Barragan conspired with others to cultivate and distribute more than 900 marijuana plants between June 1 and Nov. 30 of 2012.
Marco Antonio Granados, of Fontana, was sentenced to four years and one month in prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine . Court documents state that Granados and his cousin met with a confidential informant in a parking lot on Weedpatch Highway Oct. 16 to negotiate the sale of 30 pounds of methamphetamine.
The justice department says Granados was arrested after he and his cousin showed the informant a cardboard box filled with methamphetamine in the cargo area of their vehicle. The vehicle was found to have 31 individually wrapped and "food saver" sealed packages of methamphetamine.
Aaron Raymo, 26, and Leonard Serrato, 30, were sentenced to three years probation, 30 days in jail, and 90 days in a work program.
Another man, 23-year-old Daniel Baker was sentenced July 30 to three years probation, 30 days in a work program, and 200 hours of community service, after pleading no contest to a single misdemeanor charge of hazing.
Philips, 18, was a freshman pleding the Theta-Chi fraternity when he died of alcohol poisoning. Police say Dhanens and other pledges were locked in a room with eight bottles of hard liquor, and told they couldn't come out until the bottles were empty.
Police say Dhanens drank an estimated 37 one-ounce shots of liquor in roughly 90 minutes.
Selected artists would be contracted by the Arts Council of Kern to offer programming in visual arts such as painting, drawing, and sculpturing.
The arts council asks artists to have the ability to create appropriate programming for a specific audience, submit reports on a variety of factors, be responsible for accurate invoicing for time and travel expenses, comply with strict privacy policies, and work at least eight hours a month.
ACK says that training is mandatory and will be paid. The positions will pay a minimum of $30 per hour, and artists will be reimbursed for travel expenses. Supplies, once approved, will be paid for by the California Arts Council.
The program is funded by the CAC and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Interested artists must submit a resume, along with a small excerpt explaining their interest in the project and three examples of their work. Submissions can be sent to email@example.com.
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or asked by phone at 661-324-9000.
Ignacio Jimenez plead no contest in Kern County Superior Court to continuous sexual abuse of a child. Two other charges -- oral copulation with a person under 14, and possession of matter depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct -- were dismissed.
Jimenez, who served in Afghanistan, was charged with forcing a girl into oral sex, allegedly while recording it with a cell phone.
Investigators say that the abuse dates back two years, at least five times.
Jimenez is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 15.
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Brittany Lopez, 14, was last seen Sept. 13 at approximately 6:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of Fairfax Road.
BPD describes Lopez as a hispanic female who is five feet seven inches tall and 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Police say she was wearing a black shirt and dark green shorts.
She is considered at-risk due to her age.
Police ask anyone with information regarding this case to contact them at 661-327-7111. Anonymous text tips can be sent to 274637 by sending BPDCRIMES along with a message.
It happened just after midnight Wednesday morning at the intersection of Alfred Harrell Highway and Tuscany Villas Drive.
Bakersfield police said the rider was traveling south on Alfred Harrell when he lost control and was thrown from his bike.
He was taken to Kern Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
The investigation is ongoing.
Davina Beasley pleaded no contest to one felony count of animal cruelty back in August. She will also have to serve three years probation. Beasley was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after animal control arrived at the 1100 block of Lomita Drive in June.
Authorities say when Kern County Animal Services arrived at the residence, two fighting dogs had been separated. But they found that a female pit bull mix had been injured from stab wounds.
The Bakersfield Police Department says the newspaper's Eye Street offices were broken into on Sept. 13 between 2 and 6:55 a.m.
The first suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, between the ages of 16 and 25, of medium heigh and weight, who was wearing a white baseball cap, dark T-shirt, and dark backpack. Police say he was also carrying a skateboard.
The second suspect is described as a white or Hispanic female of medium height and weight, who was wearing a dark short dress and carrying a light colored purse.
BPD asks anyone with information regarding this case to call Detective Glenn Anderson at 661-326-3868 or the police department at 661-327-7111.
Anonymous text tips can be sent to 274637 by sending BPDCRIMES along with a message.
The Blaze have committed to play in the aging Sam Lynn Ball Park in 2015 – the season starts in April – but are drawing up plans to play in Salinas in 2016. On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds severed ties with the team, leaving it unaffiliated with any major league organization.
Primary Blaze owner D.G. Elmore said Wednesday night he is studying plans to construct a stadium in Salinas for the team with private funds. He said the new stadium would be ready by the 2016 season.
A measure on November’s ballot asks Salinas voters to approve a bond that could possibly be used to promote baseball in the community.
Salinas, the seat of Monterey County, is on Highway 101 about an hour south of San Francisco.
An architect and construction management firm have already been contracted for stadium designs and cost estimates, according to a statement by Doug Yount with the City of Salinas.
"We are excited by the potential of this opportunity, but there are still numerous hurdles that need to be overcome," Elmore said. "We are hopeful we'll see a groundswell of support within the community of Salinas and the entire Monterey Bay region in the coming weeks."
Despite the Bakersfield Blaze's positive performance on the field last season, game attendance ranks the lowest in the league, with 827 fans per game on average.
In comparison, the Inland Empire 66ers, another team in the California League owned by Elmore, averages 2,838 fans per game.
KGET Sports Director Lina Washington will have a complete report on the story on Thursday.
About 300,000 people in the U.S. suffer from the rare brain disorder which causes severe pressure to the brain and the spine.
David suffers from chronic headaches and low fine motor skills and can easily lose his balance. So he's no longer able to play any contact sports.
"Well I can't play football anymore which it used to be one of my favorite sports to play," said David.
Adam's mom could tell something was wrong before doctors.
"We had noticed symptoms as young as about four years old when one morning he got up and he couldn't walk," said Amber. "His legs wouldn't work is what he said. And we took him to the nearest children's hospital in San Diego where we were visiting and they thought it was overuse of his legs."
David's correct diagnosis came in third grade after his teacher kept reporting that he wasn't paying attention in class. So a neurologist did a cat scan of his brain.
"Come to find out he was putting himself into trances to help control the headaches in school. So that's why it appeared that he wasn't paying attention," said Amber.
Adam had surgery four years ago to relieve pressure on his brain and spine, which keeps him on the bowling lane. He won a state bowling tournament here in Bakersfield this July, and has won $500 in college scholarships.
His restriction to bowling hasn't held him back at all.
"I can still do the thing that I love to do which is the greatest feeling in the world," said David.
David and his family want more people to know about Chiari and be able to recognize possible symptoms of the condition. They will be at the 3rd annual Conquer Chiari Walk Saturday, September20 at 10 A.M. at Franklin Elementary on Truxtun Ave.
To register go online at http://www.conquerchiari.org.
Day off registration will be available as well and a minimum donation of $25 is suggested.
The shooting happened Wednesday night around 10 p.m. at the Alamo Trailer Park in the 10000 block of South Union Avenue. When deputies arrived they said they found a victim suffering from a minor gun shot wound.
Deputies identified the gunman as Jeffrey Helms.
Deputies called out the SWAT team to his home in the 9700 block of McCormac Avenue, that is just off Taft Highway.
After several hours, the SWAT team entered the home but Helms was not inside.
Neighbors were evacuated as a precaution, but have since been allowed to return home.
If you have any information call the sheriff's department at 861-3110.