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- 01/15/15--13:05: Pizza place grand opening donates proceeds to charity
- 01/15/15--15:37: Ground breaks on new residential care facility
- 01/15/15--16:54: Schlumberger laying off 9,000 employees
- 01/15/15--17:33: GET Board looking for at large director
- 01/16/15--09:24: BPD looking for K-Mart robbery suspect
- 01/16/15--09:48: Oliver takes plea deal, gets 27 years
- 01/16/15--10:27: 'Tree gloves' helping to protect citrus trees
- 01/16/15--10:58: New pesticide rules in effect for California farmers
- 01/16/15--12:29: BPD searching for suspects wanted for shoplifting
- 01/16/15--12:47: Relay for Life carnival this weekend
- 01/16/15--12:59: Hearing tonight to discuss fracking
- 01/16/15--13:45: Supreme Court Agrees to Decide On Gay Marriage
- 01/16/15--15:49: Police looking for items stolen from PG&E utility truck
- 01/17/15--18:21: 'Comfort kits' distributed to some CSUB students today
- 01/16/15--17:56: Plea deal in TUHS shooting trial
- 01/17/15--23:37: Deadly hit and run accident on Union Avenue
- 01/18/15--17:48: Bridal event features dozens of vendors at Rabobank
- 01/18/15--18:13: BPD searching for driver in fatal hit and run
- 01/18/15--18:18: Late night crash leaves hundreds without power
Officials say The Pointe at Summit Hills will be a two story, spacious 85-unit community which will specialize in meeting the unique needs of the elderly population. The management team overseeing the facility has a combined 100+ years of experience in the senior care business.
Residents will be encouraged to enjoy an independent lifestyle with optional services available to ensure their individual needs are met. They will enjoy a vast array of recreational, educational and therapeutic activities as well as regularly scheduled excursions.
The Pointe will install the newest technology offering leading edge equipment to monitor and safeguard all residents
within the community. A full service fine dining program, housekeeping, transportation shuttle, professionally trained staff, clinical and assistive services, along with a fitness room and on-site theater will round out the all-inclusive lifestyle packages that will be offered.
Douglas Pancake Architects, specialists in senior housing and healthcare industries, will work with General Contractor Wallace and Smith to complete the project, scheduled for first quarter 2016 occupancy.
Locally owned and managed by Bakersfield Care/The Vasinda Companies, the investor group includes local physicians and other prominent business professionals. Financing for the project is provided by Mission Bank.
Schlumberger's headquarters is in Houston, but the company has three offices in Bakersfield. Also, the company says the layoffs are already underway, starting in the last quarter of last year.
The company's stock price has fallen from 117 dollars in July of last year to 76 dollars and 63 cents at the close of trading Thursday.
We received this company statement "reducing staff numbers and reviewing future staffing requirements has become necessary in today's lower commodity pricing environment and anticipated lower exploration and production spending in 2015. As a result, Schlumberger decided to reduce its overall headcount to better align with anticipated activity levels for 2015."
Deadline for submission of applications is Monday, January 19 by 5:00 p.m. The GET Board will review applications and interview applicants on Tuesday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. in the GET Board Room at 1830 Golden State Avenue.
GET board meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the GET administrative offices.
For more information, call Sharon Pierce, clerk of the board at (661) 324-9874 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This exclusive bridal event showcases the leading local wedding industry experts and suppliers. Central California's largest selection of wedding vendors will be gathered to help turn your wedding day visions into a reality. The first 200 VIP brides will receive a complimentary sway bag that includes a special gift just for attending, glass of champagne, appetizers and dessert bar, exclusive wedding magazines and planning guides, and an extra entry into a grand prize drawing.
With fashion shows every hour starting at 12:30 p.m., you will get a chance to get an up-close look at the latest fashion trends. VIP entrance is at noon and the general admission is at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, you can call 399-3405 or visit www.formalaffairbridalevent.com.
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to definitively answer whether the Constitution allows states to ban same-sex marriage, plunging the court directly into one of the nation's biggest legal and cultural issues.
By agreeing now to take up the question, the court allowed time for the case to be decided by the end of the current term in late June. The case will be argued in late April.
"It's impossible to overstate the historic significance of a decision on such a fundamental piece of our social fabric," said Tom Goldstein, a Washington lawyer who argues frequently before the Supreme Court.
The court granted cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. It said it would decide whether states can refuse to issue same sex-marriage licenses and whether they can refuse to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere.
The issue comes to the justices after a tidal wave of lower court rulings struck down marriage bans in one state after another — nearly 60 separate decisions in more than half the states over the past 18 months.
Thirty-six states now permit gay people to get married, covering roughly 70 percent of the U.S. population. Court decisions on hold have struck down bans in five other states.
The surge of lower court rulings quickly followed the Supreme Court's 2013 decision that struck down a law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages in states where they're legal.
But courts have upheld bans on marriage for gay couples in four other states — Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee — a split the Supreme Court will now resolve.
Public opinion has shifted in recent years. The first Gallup poll on the subject showed only 27 percent approval for same-sex marriage in 1996. Gallup's most recent poll, taken last year, showed 55 percent approval.
Police say between noon on New Year's Eve and the morning of January 4, unknown suspect or suspects made entry into the PG&E parking lot at 1918 H St., forced entry into a PG&E utility truck and stole the following high value tools.
If you have information regarding this case, call Detective James Jones at (661) 326-3567 or Bakersfield police at (661) 327-7111.
Oliver, now 18, pleaded no contest to two charges of attempted murder without premeditation and admitted to an enhancement.
There is a gag order --- so we couldn't ask attorneys why the deal was offered or what rationale caused both sides to accept it.
Judge John Lua did not allow news cameras to record Friday's proceedings.
Oliver's family members showed little emotion as they came out of the courtroom.
Although oliver was 16 at the time of the shooting, the court decided to try him as an adult.
Investigators said Oliver came to school January 10, 2013 with a 12 gauge shotgun, a pocket full of shells, and shot Cleveland in the chest.
Last month, Judge Lua declared a mistrial after a jury couldn't reach a verdict after four days of deliberation.
During the trial, Oliver testified he is gay and he was relentlessly bullied about his sexual orientation.
Dr. Corey Gonzales said, "This has been a very polarizing case. When people generally go into prison and spend that much time in prison, when they get out they have to be prepared to deal with the stigmas that are involved with imprisonment and they have to really deal with their own feelings of anger about how the system's treated them."
According to state law, the enhancement Oliver admitted to, personally discharging a firearm, carries a punishment of 20 years in state prison.
As part of the plea deal, Oliver agreed to a 27 year 4 month prison sentence.
Attorney Daniel Rodriguez said, "Bryan Oliver's already done two years and he's going to be eligible for parole in 13 years. When you add it up, 15 years. Fifteen years for shooting someone with a 12 gauge shotgun almost point blank doesn't seem to be justice."
Rodriguez is representing Cleveland's family in a civil lawsuit against the high school district. He says the plea deal doesn't come as a surprise.
Rodriguez said, "We had an inkling that was going to happen. why? because the way that the first criminal trial was conducted and the outcome."
Oliver's sentencing is scheduled for February 26.
It happened Saturday just after 5 p.m. on Union Avenue near the Truxtun overpass, an area where Bakersfield police say they are increasing pedestrian safety enforcement.
Police say they found a 58-year-old man face down on the ground suffering from major trauma to his body.
Union Avenue was partially closed as police investigated.
Bakersfield Police Sergeant Bill Ware says this area has a high volume of pedestrian accidents.
Ware said, "The police department did conduct bicycle and pedestrian traffic enforcement today, we did conduct the enforcement within this general area, because we have had concerns with the bicyclists and pedestrians in the roadway, outside of crosswalks, being a hazard, and this is obviously evident of why we were out here conducting that."
Officers say the man was walking across the street and was not in a crosswalk when he was hit.
Police say if you are ever involved in a pedestrian accident do not flee the scene.
Police are still looking for the vehicle. If you information call BPD 327-7111