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- 10/02/14--15:40: Jury convicts man of murder for woman's death
- 10/02/14--18:02: National spotlight beams on local mother and her business
- 10/03/14--09:01: Home surveillance cameras are helping police crack down on criminals
- 10/03/14--09:31: Skateland back on the market after deal falls through
- 10/03/14--13:21: Video purportedly shows ISIS beheading of British hostage
- 10/04/14--18:11: Rexland Acres residents on the lookout for psyllid
- 10/06/14--19:17: Joe Biden visits Bakersfield
- 10/07/14--09:07: Wasco clown sightings result of a photo project
- 10/07/14--11:11: Two found shot at recycling center, one dead
- 10/07/14--11:16: Vice President Biden visits CSUB
- 10/07/14--11:44: Settlement agreement reached with two oil firms
- 10/07/14--12:09: BC closed until 6 pm due to water line rupture
- 10/07/14--13:00: CAPK offering help to drought affected families
- 10/07/14--14:37: Arvin residents welcome new spray-park
- 10/07/14--17:23: Dodgers eliminated from playoffs
- 10/08/14--09:25: New 3D scans more efficient in detecting breast cancer
- 10/08/14--12:18: Shooting threat via Yik Yak post has Liberty on alert
Prosecutors say Chuca's burned and dismembered body was found by deputies on May 11. The jury heard evidence that Chuca received seven stab wounds to her back and Leon had told a witness, "Look what I did," referring to her body.
Leon is scheduled to be sentenced December 3. He faces 55 years to life in state prison.
Right now, it's a finalist in Martha Stewart's American-Made contest.
Stacia Guzzo started the do-it-yourself beauty and skin care kit business about four years ago. Out of over 4000 entries in Martha Stewart's online voting contest, Handcrafted Honeybee is now ranked fourth and Guzzo hopes to get enough to take first place and win.
"It started when I had kids and I wanted to know exactly what went on their skin. That's when I started making things myself," said Guzzo.
Stacia and her husband keep bees. Instead of throwing out left over wax, she got the idea to make do it yourself care kits, customizable deodorants, lip balms, masks, and beauty supplies.
"To be able to say oh I made this especially for you or I personalized this for you but they have no idea how to do it they just saw something great on Pinterest and they wish they can be that person who made it, I make it possible for you to be that person," said Guzzo.
Guzzo's kits caught the attention of the make-it mogul, Martha Stewart in September. Handcrafted Honeybee became the buzz on Stewart's American Made online competition, beating out thousands to become a finalist.
Guzzo wrote a song and shot a video to get votes she still needs to win the grand prize $10,000, and priceless national advertising with Martha Stewart. It allow this creative mom to stay at home with her boys and be the boss of her beauty business.
"It helps me to stay at home with them and to help teach them about integrity and honesty in business and meeting new people and getting creative. My three-year-old will put on an apron and say, Mom, lets make lip balm today," said Guzzo.
The close family gets closer to winning with every vote for Handcrafted Honeybee, a business made of a little bees wax, a lot of creativity, and loads of love.
"I want people to hear about it because I'm convinced that once people know about it they are really going to love the idea," said Guzzo.
The online contest ends October 13 and Handcrafted Honeybee is currently in fourth place. If you would like to vote for her, visit : http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/88349/style/handcrafted-honey-bee
To see Guzzo's videos, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYz2doaBLlo
The walk will be at Ricky's Retreat at 910 Grace Street, Saturday, and is dedicated to the memory of Michael Viola, who died Sept. 12. Viola was a part of BAP's HIV positive speakers bureau and former board member of the organization.
BAP hopes to raise money with the walk for programs that will help Kern County residents living with AIDS.
Phillip Forbes, a homeowner in southwest Bakersfield credits his security cameras for capturing a quality picture of a man attempting to burglarize his home. That photo led to three arrests.
Police were able to identify and arrest 18-year-old Zacheary Keys, as well as 18-year-old Dontrel Louis and 18-year-old Dallas Muniz for co-conspiracy.
Local security companies say burglaries on camera happen often and say sales on surveillance equipment has increased dramatically within the last couple years.
Bruce Busacca, owner of Secure Systems, says with new technology and apps for your camera system, more people are relying on surveillance.
The three 18-year-olds face charges of burglary and attempted burglary and police say one of them, Zacheary Keys, confessed to an additional four offenses.
A huge crowd celebrated his life at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The gathering in the chapel was followed by a motorcade that escorted Matlock's family to his grave site.
After chief Matlock was laid to rest, his wife was presented with the flag that draped his casket. Attendees met at the Fire Hall after the funeral for a reception.
Chief Matlock lost his battle to cancer on September 25. His family asks that all donations be made to the Bakersfield Police Activities League.
A newly released ISIS video that purportedly shows the execution of British hostage Alan Henning was released Friday.
Henning, a volunteer who traveled to Syria to deliver food and water, was kidnapped by ISIS in December, and had previously been threatened with execution during the execution-video of David Haines in September. He was a taxi driver from around Manchester, England.
In the video, an American aid worker was reportedly threatened with execution.
Read more from NBC News.
The CDFA announced Friday that an Asian Citrus Psyllid was found in the Rexland Acres area. This discovery will expand the previous quarantine boundary line in Kern County.
All citrus trees in this area are being closely watched. Employees of CDFA are going door to door looking for people with citrus trees.
Salvador Luque lives in Rexland Acres and has citrus trees in his back yard.
"They came and checked the trees to make sure the bug that they are looking for wasn't in it. they brought like a little paper with tape or something. and checked the trees," said Luque.
People who live in the Rexland Acres area received fliers from the Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program.
George Pacheco doesn't have citrus, but learned about the disease through the CDFA door to door visit.
"I don't have any citrus at all so he went on and that was our extent of our conversation he moved on down the road to knock on other doors to see what was going on in those areas there," said Pacheco
Residents also say that if there is a citrus tree in the yard then the state department will put up a psyllid trap in the tree. This psyllid is dangerous because it can transmit a disease called Huanglongbing also known as Citrus Greening, which kills citrus trees.
Next week they will begin to spray the quarantined areas.
Residents who they think they see the Asian Citrus Psyllid are asked to call Kern County Department of Agriculture at 868-6300.
Vice President Joe Biden will come to Bakersfield tomorrow.
He will attend a "Rally for the Valley" in support of democratic congressional candidate Amanda Renteria at California State University Bakersfield, which is being held at the Icardo Center at CSU Bakersfield.
Renteria is running against incumbent republican David Valadao for California's 21st Congressional District.
We know the vice president will arrive at Meadows Field Airport from LAX tomorrow afternoon.
The details of how he is getting from the airport to CSUB have not been released.
Airport officials say he will be flying in on Air Force Two and that his arrival will not interrupt any other flights.
CSUB spokesperson Irma Cervantes says the building has a capacity of 2500 people, and the Renteria campaign is handling the tickets.
She said "We anticipate that we are going to have more people interested in attending the event than we have space for. We know that more tickets were handed out that we have space for, so we do want to make sure that the public knows that just because they have a ticket that does not guarantee admission"
Cervantes also says only people who have tickets will be allowed in the building.
Doors open at 1 pm and the program will begin at 2 pm Attendees will not be able to leave until the event is over sometime between 4 and 5 pm, but plan on being there about four to six hours.
She suggests everyone should arrive early to line up because once they reach capacity, the doors will close.
Cervantes says that Secret Service will be screening everyone as they arrive so plan on bringing as little as possible and come as early as possible
Cervantes says parking will be on a first-come, first-serve basis... which is limited.
So car pool if you can, and if their lot is full plan on parking somewhere else like The Marketplace or take a GET Bus to campus.
Last December, Song was arrested on charges of illegally recycling, and pleaded no contest to not properly reporting records.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Bakersfield Police at 327-7111.
Biden attended the "Rally for the Valley," supporting Democratic congressional candidate Amanda Renteria, at the Icardo Center at CSUB. Biden helped drum support for fellow Democrat Renteria, who is running for the 21st Congressional District against incumbent Republican David Valadao. Renteria shared the stage with Democratic State Senator Alex Padilla, who is running for California's Secretary of State.
Biden spoke for about half an hour, focusing on rebuilding the middle class. He said the middle class is still in trouble, but there is hope for attaining the American dream. Increasing minimum wage and pursuing immigration reform was also on the agenda.
Both Renteria's and Padilla's campaigns are hoping Biden's visit will attract more voters to each Democratic candidate. Renteria is looking to unseat Republican Congressman David Valadao who holds a double digit lead in the polls.
Watch the video above for Vice President Biden's entire speech.
The spray-park is located at Smothermon Park, in the 800 block of Walnut Drive. It utilizes an underground water-tank to provide 100-percent recycled water, according to Kern County Fifth District Supervisor and Chair Leticia Perez, who attended the event.
Perez said the park is in a central location for residents, and the spray-park addition will add another reason for Arvin residents to come out and enjoy the outdoors during hot days.
"I can think of few things more worthy than funding projects that bring families out, keeps kids moving, keeps us recreating," Perez said. "It's really a great day to celebrate."
Funds for the project came from a community development block grant.
Deputies Robert Patrick and Patrick Klawitter were involved in the incident, which occurred at around 4:30 a.m., according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Other deputies were dispatched to the parking lot after receiving a report of an illegal shooting.
The Sheriff's Office says the two deputies were attending the casino that evening as patrons. According to the investigation, one of them discharged his personal pistol while in the parking lot.
A criminal complaint has been submitted to the Kern County District Attorney's Office for the negligent discharge of a firearm, and destruction of evidence.
Clayton Kershaw was working a shut out before giving up a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and it would be all the St. Louis Cardinals needed to knock the Los Angeles Dodgers out of the playoffs.
The Dodgers fell to the Cardinals 3-2 in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday.
Quest imaging is that center, which is part of San Joaquin Community Hospital, and doctors there said they've detected 30 cancers in patients they would not have seen in a 2D scan.
The FDA-approved machine costs around $800,000 dollars which is why not all hospitals have them just yet. Some hospitals across the country charge $50 or $100 dollars for the 3D mammography, but Quest said they don't charge patients extra.