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- 02/25/15--13:22: _Study finds link be...
- 02/25/15--13:45: _Appeals court uphol...
- 02/25/15--14:07: _New emergency room ...
- 02/25/15--14:57: _Water main break le...
- 02/25/15--15:56: _Limping bandit alle...
- 02/25/15--16:33: _Police searching fo...
- 02/26/15--12:47: _Major railroad anno...
- 02/26/15--13:38: _FCC approves 'net n...
- 02/26/15--14:07: _Purse snatcher thwa...
- 02/26/15--14:24: _Police look for gro...
- 02/26/15--14:25: _Concerns raised ove...
- 02/26/15--14:43: _Llamas on the lam
- 02/26/15--15:17: _Black History parad...
- 02/26/15--15:27: _Two honored tonight...
- 02/26/15--15:48: _Bakersfield Women's...
- 02/26/15--17:52: _Bryan Oliver senten...
- 02/25/15--10:57: Drugs investigated in double fatal crash
- 02/25/15--11:27: Two stores open in southwest
- 02/25/15--11:58: Opening statements begin in alleged masked rapist trial
- 02/25/15--12:10: Condors to remain the Condors for AHL franchise
- 02/25/15--13:22: Study finds link between pollution and heart death
- 02/25/15--13:45: Appeals court upholds dismissal in molestation case
- 02/25/15--14:07: New emergency room for kids is on the way
- 02/25/15--14:57: Water main break leaves homes dry in northeast
- 02/25/15--15:56: Limping bandit allegedly robs east Bakersfield restaurant
- 02/25/15--16:33: Police searching for suspects from overnight crime spree
- 02/26/15--12:47: Major railroad announces $141 million in improvements
- 02/26/15--13:38: FCC approves 'net neutrality'
- 02/26/15--14:07: Purse snatcher thwarted at Valley Plaza Mall
- 02/26/15--14:24: Police look for grocery bandit
- 02/26/15--14:25: Concerns raised over Kern Regional Center's actions
- 02/26/15--14:43: Llamas on the lam
- 02/26/15--15:17: Black History parade scheduled for Saturday
- 02/26/15--15:27: Two honored tonight for exemplary community service
- 02/26/15--15:48: Bakersfield Women's Business Conference announces keynote speaker
- 02/26/15--17:52: Bryan Oliver sentenced for TUHS shooting
It happened about 10:40 a.m. on northbound 99 at the Olive Drive off ramp.
CHP says a car cut off a rig and hit the truck's front end. That sent the car out of control and into a guard rail.
Investigators say the car hit the rail on the driver's side door and the female driver died at the scene.
The passenger was taken to KMC where he later died.
The CHP says they are investigating the possibility that the driver of the car may have been under the influence of drugs.
The names of the two victims have not been released.
The 25,000 square foot Sprouts store is the company's 21st store to open in Southern and Central California.
The store focuses on fresh, natural and organic products.
The store will include bulk foods, dairy, meat and seafood and a bakery.
Meantime BevMo! opened today but will have a grand opening Friday.
Billy Ray Johnson is accused of being the so-called "Masked Rapist."
He faces 26 felony charges.
In a jailhouse interview last November, Johnson claimed he burglarized homes, but never raped anyone.
Prosecutors say they have DNA evidence linking him to the crimes.
The jury was seated earlier this morning.
Submissions were considered until February 15 at midnight. Extra credit and weight, team officials say were given to those who submitted their own original logo design and/or jersey concept.
One winner will win four tickets to a 2014-15 Condors game and drop the ceremonial first puck.
The AHL is one step below the National Hockey League and pro hockey in Bakersfield has come a long way since 1994, when the team was the Bakersfield Oilers-part of the Pacific Southwest Hockey League.
Then in 1995 the Fog rolled in as part of the West Coast Hockey League. And then the birth of Condorstown in 1998, still a member of the West Coast Hockey League before transitioning into the East Coast Hockey League in 2003.
Since then, the Condors have gained a reputation for their outrageous promotions, which Oilers President Kevin Lowe says he hopes continues with the new team coming next season. Team officials say uniform design and team colors for the new Condors franchise are still in the works.
Their study has found the link but stops short of saying the pollution is the cause.
The study is the first to consider the effects on people of long-term exposure to ultrafine particles. It was conducted by OEHHA in collaboration with other institutions and recently published online in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
The California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) says the study demonstrates an association between long-term exposure to ultrafine particle air pollution and death from heart disease. Ultrafine air pollution particles are tiny - about 0.1 micron in diameter or roughly one-thousandth the width of a human hair. These particles are generated from gas and diesel motor vehicle engines, biomass burning and energy production.
"This research provides an important contribution to our understanding of the progression of air pollution-related heart disease," said OEHHA Director Dr. George Alexeeff. "Research in this area is critical to furthering our understanding of the potential health impacts of the smallest air pollution particles and how they can best be addressed."
"Our findings suggest that ultrafine particles may have a significant impact on public health," said lead author Dr. Bart Ostro, former chief of OEHHA's Air Pollution Epidemiology Section. "This study also provides evidence about the relative importance of the different types and sources of microscopic air pollution particles and may aid in prioritizing and reducing the cost of pollution control."
The study, titled "Long-term exposures to fine and ultrafine particles, species and sources: Results from the California Teachers Study Cohort," analyzed data from more than 100,000 middle-aged women whose health status was followed from 2000 through 2007. The findings, based on data from California teachers and administrators recruited from the State Teachers Retirement System, indicate that different types of tiny particles, including those formed from gas- and diesel-fueled vehicles, biomass burning and other combustion sources, were strongly associated with death from heart disease caused by blocked arteries.
Key findings included:
Ultrafine and "fine" particles (2.5 microns in size, or about one-thirtieth that of human hair) contributed to heart disease mortality.
Certain constituents of ultrafine particles were strongly associated with death from heart attacks. These constituents included copper, iron, other metals, and elemental carbon (soot).
For several constituents, the ultrafine particles were more strongly associated with death from heart attacks than those in the larger (but still tiny) fine particle size range.
OEHHA's Dr. Ostro co-authored the paper with researchers from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, the City of Hope National Medical Center and theUniversity of California, Davis. The latter developed unique methods to estimate long-term exposures to air pollution that were critical to the study.
The 5th District Court of Appeals sided with Judge H.A. Staley who ruled prosecutor Robert Murray tampered with a transcript in a child molestation case to make it appear the defendant admitted to the crime.
Murray said it was intended as a joke.
Judge Staley ruled that was grounds to dismiss all of the 5 child molestation charges against Efrain Velasco-Palacios.
The appellate court found Murray's actions were "outrageous and conscience shocking."
It will be called the Robert A Grimm Children's Pavilion for Emergency Care.
Officials say it will be the only dedicated pediatrics emergency department between Los Angeles and Madera.
It will be the latest addition to the Lauren Small Children's Medical Center that will include eight pediatric intensive care beds and 31 beds for seriously ill infants.
Officials say the new children's pavilion will be located adjacent to the existing emergency department and will feature separate waiting and treatment areas for pediatric patients.
They say the have had to shut off the water to about 15 homes while the fix the problem.
The homes impacted are in the 2900 and 3000 blocks of Berger Street.
Cal Water officials say it could take 2 to 3 hours to make repairs.
They think this may be the second time this same man has hit the business near Niles Street and Oswell Street.
Deputies say the most recent incident happened ten days ago.
They say the suspect entered the restaurant just as it was closing and held an employee at knife point.
They say the suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash.
The suspect then fled the restaurant through the rear door eastbound on foot. The victim described the suspect as walking with a limp and using a cane to walk.
The suspect may also be responsible for a burglary that occurred at the same restaurant about two months prior to the robbery. The suspect in the burglary was described as walking with a cane and also described as having a cross tattoo on his right hand and an unknown tattoo on his left hand.
If anyone has information on this case they are asked to call Detective David Hubbard at 661-391-7582, the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110, or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.
Cops say it started at the EL Fogon Restaurant on Brundage Lane at 3 am. Wednesday.
They say two suspects robbed the restaurant with an assault rifle.
About an hour later they say similar looking suspects robbed a home on Fiesta Ave.
Then about 8 a.m. police say there was a shooting at the Hollywood Market on East Planz Road.
The suspects again matched the description from the earlier crimes.
Just after 9 a.m.an officer spotted the suspect vehicle near West High School.
The suspects ran and eventually got away in their car, but police were able to recover the rife they believe was used in the two robberies.
The investigation into these crimes is continuing. Detectives and officers are out at several locations following up on leads. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
The industry has come under recent criticism regarding the growing number of crude oil shipments by rail.
Some of those shipments have ended with derailments and fiery explosions.
The maintenance program in California will include 880 miles of track surfacing and replacement of nearly 54 miles of rail.
BNSF will also pay to construct three miles of double track and a siding as part of the Tehachapi rail improvement project.
Cops say the suspect entered the mall and approached a woman who was sitting in a massage chair near the Red Robin.
They say the man tried to snatch the woman’s purse, but the victim fought back and was able to hang on to her purse.
Police say after a short struggle the suspect gave up and ran out of the mall empty-handed.
The suspect is described as a: Hispanic man, 18-21, 5’7”, thin build, wearing a red baseball cap, white t-shirt with unknown design on front and blue jeans.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Verion Coleman at (661) 326-3873 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Detectives say the man when into the Albertson’s store on Mt Vernon Ave. and filled a shopping cart with food and other merchandise then walked out without paying.
The suspect is described at a: white or Hispanic male, 25-28, 5’7”-9”, 165-175 lbs.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Alex Paiz at (661) 326-3846 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
The parade starts at 10 a.m. and will wind its way through downtown and will be followed by a festival.
When: Parade begins at 10 a.m. with events to follow
Where: Route begins 21st and V streets; Heritage Festival follows at the Gardens at Mill Creek on 21st Street.
The parade route is west on 21st street to M Street, left on M Street near downtown Elementary the back east on 20th.
The Heritage Festival will be held from 12 to 4 at the Gardens at Mill Creek.
Parade organizer remind everyone to bring an umbrella because the parade will go on rain or shine.
Torres entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympics Games a few years later in 1984. As the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympic Games, taking home three silver medals.
“The theme for the 2015 Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference is ‘Strength of a Woman.’ Speakers and workshops will highlight all different areas of a woman’s strength, including emotional, physical, mental, and professional,” said Leigh Pozas, Chair of the Board of Directors of the 2015 Bakersfield Women’s Conference. “We feel that Dara embodies all these key areas of a women’s strength and know that she will motivate and inspire all of our attendees to find and promote all of their individual strengths.”
The 2015 Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference will be held on September 24th, 2015 at the Rabobank Convention Center.
It has been more than two years since Oliver walked onto the campus with a 12 gauge shotgun and a pocket full of shells and shot classmate Bowe Cleveland in the chest.
Last month, Oliver agreed to plead no contest to two charges of attempted murder and admit to an enhancement of using a firearm, in exchange for 27 years in prison. Judge Lua accepted the terms of the plea agreement Thursday -- sending Oliver to prison. He will be eligible for parole in 2028.
Judge Lua said, "The actions taken on January 10, 2013 are the defendant's alone and he will be held responsible."
Judge Lua sentenced Oliver to seven years four months for two attempted murder charges, and 20 years for an enhancement of using a firearm. Judge Lua also ordered Oliver to pay nearly $900,000 in restitution to the families.
Oliver appeared emotionless during the proceedings. His mother cried, as her youngest son comforted her.
Cleveland's family was also in the courtroom. His father read statements, written by family members.
Rob Cleveland said, "What has been done to our son is unforgivable. Yet, we are working hard as a family every day, to find forgiveness."
During the trial, Oliver testified he was relentlessly bullied by students, including Bowe Cleveland, and he couldn't take it anymore.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Pafford said, "That was their defense, but it was also my motive."
Pafford spoke at a news conference following the sentencing. He says the jury sympathized with Oliver more than the prosecution anticipated.
"After we talked to jurors about the case, we realized there could be some difficulties in retrying to case and so Mr. Cadman and I discussed a resolution," said Pafford.
Oliver agreed to that resolution, and pleaded no contest to the attempted murder charges and admitted to the enhancement of using a firearm.
Pafford said, "I believe it is a fair resolution, we charged him with attempted murder and that's what he plead to."
The Department of Corrections will determine where Oliver serves his sentence.
Oliver didn't speak during the sentencing and his public defender, Paul Cadman, didn't want to comment on the case.