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- 01/29/15--10:41: Confirmed measles case in Kern County
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Organizers say the speaker panels will include Assembly woman Shannon Grove, the Department of Industrial Relations Director Christine Baker, CAL/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum, and labor and employment expert Sean McNally. They'll talk about complying with current and new labor laws.
Representatives from the Department of General Services, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, NASA/Armstrong Flight Research Center, Caltrans, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, the County of Kern, and the City of Bakersfield will discuss contracting opportunities offered by their corresponding organizations.
Here is a breakdown of events:
Time: 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast/Exhibitor booths with government and business
8:15 a.m. – Panels of government contracting agencies
10:30 a.m. – State accreditation workshop for those interested
For more information, and RSVP, call 661-395-2995.
Officials say the Condors will likely change affiliation from the East Coast Hockey League to the American Hockey league.
It would make a league out of all California minor league hockey teams including the Condors. The Condors are owned by the Edmonton Oilers and their Vice Chair Kevin Lowe is expected at the Thursday news conference.
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Weirich is booked on more than two dozen felony rape and molestation charges.
He says the whole thing was never planned, it just happened. Weirich says he was bringing the teen back to her house when she got the idea to run away.
He said, "When we were coming back her mom was waiting for us and smashed the windows out of the van and chased us she told she said let's just go."
Weirich says he helped raise the 13 year old he is now accused of sexually assaulting.
Weirich says he recently argued with the teen's mom and claims she was keeping him from the girl as revenge.
After leaving Bakersfield, the pair was spotted in San Bernardino County before traveling to Northern California as police statewide looked for them.
Weirich said, "If she ever wanted to come back I would have brought her back right away it wasn't a situation where she was forced to go anywhere."
He says he didn't know there was a manhunt until they stopped at a store in Monterey.
Weirich said, "I went to use the restroom and I was in the stall and I could hear people talking about it and she was out waiting for me outside she was waiting for me outside and then when we came out one guy actually pointed at me and said I think that's the guy and girl."
Weirich says they were finally caught when they stopped for gas just outside Monterey.
He said, "I had to get money out of my bank account and I knew as soon as I run my card they are going to know where we are at."
Weirich says he loves the girl, but wouldn't discuss the accusations of sexual abuse.
"Until I go to court and all that stuff I am not even gonna talk about that but I am going to tell you no," said Weirich.
"I care about her more than any person in the world and I would go into a situation like this knowing the consequences just to keep a promise to her," he said.
Weirich says he acted without thinking when they left and wishes he would have done it differently.
"I think my biggest regret from all this is I am one of the most important people in her life to her and I am cut out of her life forever," he said.
Weirich is scheduled to appear in court Friday for his arraignment. He is being held on $1.5 million bail.
County health officials say a person infected with the highly contagious disease traveled through Kern County last Sunday and stopped at the McDonald's on Woollomes Avenue in Delano.
Health officials say if you were at the restaurant between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Sunday, you may have been exposed to measles.
At the McDonald's on Woollomes Avenue, many customers Thursday afternoon weren't too concerned about a traveler infected with measles visiting the restaurant.
But Deon Martin, a frequent customer, says it's troublesome.
"We're kind of at the center hub of Fresno, Tulare, Wasco and the coast at the same time. So again, it's kind of scary if they haven't wrapped it all up," said Martin.
The manager at McDonald's, who would not go on camera nor give 17 News his name, said the restaurant is safe and has been thoroughly sanitized following the infected person's visit.
But Martin says a notice to customers would have been nice.
"In fact, this is the first I've heard of it, the employees haven't mentioned anything to either alert me or any of my family members that stop here."
Measles is spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Health officials are recommending Kern County residents who have never contracted measles, to get two doses of a vaccine such as MMR, or MMRV.
The health department says 61% of cases in this California outbreak linked to Disneyland are 20-years of age or older, who may have received only one dose of vaccine while school aged -- and are encouraged to check their vaccination status and consider getting a second vaccination.
"Unfortunately, throughout California, there are potentially persons who have infectious measles that can pass it on to others that don't have immunity to it," said Claudia Jonah, Kern County Public Health Department.
Health officials say measles can take up to 21 days to show symptoms.
Residents who may have been exposed at the Delano McDonald's, should watch for symptoms until February 15, which include a rash, fever, runny nose and red eyes.
"One of the reasons there was such a push to develop a vaccine against measles is because the severity of illness, there were deaths as a result of it, some people even have permanent disability such as blindness, deafness following measles, so it's something you don't want to have," continued Jonah.
Meanwhile, the measles outbreak has grown to eight states and Mexico.
Health officials say 84 people were diagnosed between January 1 and January 28.
The manager at McDonald's says every employee has had their measles vaccine.
Health officials say if you start to get symptoms, call your doctor first before going to their office.
The health department says there aren't any measles cases in Kern County.
Police dispatched units and worked with the Bakersfield College Department of Public Safety to search the areas of campus in the vicinity of the FACE, ART and SS buildings. Because of the nature of the report, the Bakersfield Police Department advised the school to not take action until the interview with the caller was completed.
BPD interviewed the witness, who couldn't verify the presence of a handgun, and Bakersfield Police Department called off the search. BPD determined the situation was a domestic dispute and there was no credibility to the report.
At no point was Bakersfield College locked down during the search. School officials say students and staff should continue their normal campus activity.