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- 03/04/15--17:07: Social group is committed to random acts of kindness
- 03/04/15--17:10: Children injured in car crash, not strapped in
- 03/04/15--17:30: Human Kindness: Sandra Akers
- 03/04/15--17:50: Thirty French students visiting California hot spots
- 03/04/15--17:57: Optimal Hospice holding new volunteer orientation
- 03/04/15--18:37: Every dog has its day
- 03/05/15--13:52: Job Fest provides community with multiple job fairs
- 03/05/15--14:35: Youth Art Month kicks off Friday
- 03/05/15--14:51: NASA scientists launch final airborne science missions
- 03/05/15--15:08: Police say forgery suspects working out of U-Haul truck
- 03/05/15--15:22: Clinton calls for email release
- 03/05/15--15:45: Harrison Ford injured in small plane crash in Los Angeles
- 03/05/15--16:13: Police seek theft suspect
- 03/05/15--16:28: Another oil train derails, catches fire
- 03/05/15--16:56: County: Baker Hughes to layoff 50 workers at Shafter plant
- 03/05/15--18:16: Optimal Hospice volunteer training
- 03/06/15--12:49: Man who murdered his wife sentenced 15 years to life
- 03/06/15--13:00: Councilman looks to ban bath salts and Spice
- 03/06/15--13:06: New GET facility postponed
- 03/06/15--13:28: Golden Hawks get new head football coach
Sara Brus runs chive on kern. The group formed in June 2013 and has grown to over 300 members, each joining for their own reasons.
"This group is from all walks of life. It's anything from business owners to to cooks at restaurants to the unemployed to, I mean everything," said Wilson Rose.
"There's never a thank you needed. You just know you are helping somebody else you are changing somebody else's life," said Dream Weaver.
"Just making someone's day someone's minute it's just heart warming," said Danny Sosa.
Members meet up weekly- and try to do random acts almost daily. They give time and money, big and small through fundraisers and feeds. "And there was actually a lady there and she started crying when I gave her the food, said Weaver.
Chive on Kern mailed out holiday care packages to our troops. And they delivered water to Porterville when wells were running dry. "I didn't realize how desperate those people are for water," said Danielle Ambrose.
Members tucked toys under the KGET Christmas tree, collected for kids who would otherwise have nothing to open this year. And the list of good goes on. "Donated money to the Alpha House in Taft to help pay their PG&E bill," said Weaver.
"We raised money to help the parents offset travel costs," said Brus.
"There was a family that we sponsored for Christmas that we brought everything from Christmas trees to truck loads of food," said Rose.
Each random act-creates the precise happiness they intend, in hopes each target, will pass it on. It's the snowball effect and just seeing a lot of people out there just trying to make other people happy," said Brus.
Someone did something for me that made a huge impact. It was a random act of kindness and I said it in my head, I'll pay someone back for this," said Sosa.
The crash happened Tuesday just before 6:00 p.m. on Alfred Harrell Highway, near the Goodmanville Road exit, just west of Hart Park. According to the CHP, the driver, 27-year-old Ashley Burns, lost control of her Ford Mustang on a curve.
CHP officials say Burns was speeding when she hit the curve, spinning the car off the road and crashing into a dirt wash. She told CHP officers she tried to slow down, but said the brakes didn't work.
Burns and a passenger in the front seat, 22-year-old Amber Watson, were wearing seat belts -- but six children who were riding in the backseat of the Mustang, that's meant to carry two people -- were not wearing seat belts or in safety seats.
CHP Public Information Officer Robert Rodriguez said, "It's just completely irresponsible for someone to have that many people within a car and not provide them the adequate restraint system so that they can be safe."
A one-year-old boy, who was thrown from the car, and a two-year-old boy are being treated at Children's Hospital in Madera for major injuries. Burns, Watson and a two-year-old girl were also injured. Three other children were not injured in the crash.
CHP officials say charges will be filed, but Burns has not been arrested. They are inspecting the car to see if there were any issues with the brakes.
State law requires children who are younger than eight and below 4'9" tall to ride in a safety seat.
Charlotte says after her husband came home he needed to change his bandages twice a day. But Charlotte is disabled and couldn't help him so their friend Sandra Akers volunteered to help out. "She does everything so selflessly, and didn't make any difference whether it was day or night all I had to do was call and say Sandy I need you and she'd be right here, she's the reason he stayed out of the hospital," said West.
"They are my friends and when the time came that Larry needed someone to take care of him at home and be on call I volunteered," said Akers.
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Optimal officials say they are looking for caring individuals who are interested in donating a little time to hospice patients and their families. Bi-lingual speakers, hair stylists, seamstresses, karaoke singers, pet therapy teams, veterans and other individuals in the Bakersfield, Lake Isabella, Tehachapi, Delano, McFarland, Lamont/Arvin, and other Kern County communities who just want to make a difference in the lives of others are encouraged to call.
Every person has something to give. Training is provided free of charge and they'll work around your schedule.
If you would like to save your seat or get more information about the programs offered, call the volunteer department at 661-716-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Every thing people really want in a dog, she has. And yet, she's never been able to get out of here," said Julie Johnson, Executive Director of the Bakersfield SPCA.
Minnie came to the Bakersfield SPCA as a puppy. She was adopted out for nine days, but the adopters returned her. Too high energy, they said.
Since then, Minnie presses for pets through her metal cage. Her dark kennel has been her home in spite of efforts.
Last year, KGET featured Minnie at the Unleash Your Love adoption event, but nothing. But this week, Wings of Rescue called and Minnie got a chance.
"Right away, we said, oh my gosh, Minnie," said Julie Johnson.
Wings of Rescue is a non-profit that takes animals needing the most help and flies them to areas where there are few shelter pets and more are wanted.
"They were just heart broken to think that a dog had spent pretty much their whole life here," said Julie Johnson.
"Minnie's story is very special and very touching. And, if anybody deserves to fly to freedom, it's going to be her," said Yehuda Netanel, Wings of Rescue Founder and pilot.
Wings of Rescue has already featured Minnie and her story on its Facebook page. People reading it are saying things like, "You have just made me cry."
They will be tears of joy because the non-profit has named Friday's flight to the Pacific Northwest "Minnie's Freedom Flight." Her plane will have an insignia with her name on it. And, no more cages for Minnie. She will ride shotgun in the co-pilot's seat.
"It is the biggest reward we can have as pilots and that's what gives us the motivation to keep on doing it," said Yehuda Netanel
"They have made such a hype about Minnie, there are already people lined up waiting to adopt her. So this is just not going from one place to another. This is Minnie is going to a home," said Julie Johnson.
Instead of waiting for someone to chose her, Minnie will pick her family, leaving a locked cage for a loaded life of love.
"She needs that other home to get into and be a loving family dog and this way we finally get her that chance," said Julie Johnson.
The flight is this Friday morning. It's not open to the public, but we will be there to see Minnie and the others off. Along with Minnie, Wings of Rescue is flying more than 100 other pets from our local shelters to their new homes.
March is Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Council for Art Education.
According to the Council, the event emphasizes the value of art education and encourages people to support art programs in school.
The Bakersfield display for Youth Art Month will will be open to the public from March 6th- 27th.
The Younger Gallery is hosting the display and will have a reception March 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free and awards will be presented at 6 p.m.
This year's participating schools include:
Bakersfield High School
Foothill High School
Garces High School
Highland High School
Independence High School
Liberty High School
North High School
South High School
Stockdale High School
Vista Continuation High School
For more information, please contact: Hank Washington or Rita Torres at 661-831-3680 or e-mail email@example.com
This will be the fifth and final year of flights for the Global Hawk research aircraft.
It is remotely controlled and will track the transport of water vapor into the upper atmosphere.
The mission continues to focus on the transport and exchange of greenhouse gases, in particular water vapor, in the tropical tropopause region of the atmosphere.
Studies show that even slight changes in the amount of water vapor in the stratosphere can warm the surface temperature by absorbing thermal radiation rising from the surface.
Scientists consider the tropical tropopause to be the gateway for transport of water vapor, ozone and other gases into the stratosphere. For this mission, the Global Hawk will fly in the tropical tropopause layer (from altitudes of 45,000 to 60,000 feet) near the equator over the Pacific Ocean, providing measurements in this critical atmospheric layer.
According to police, the man and woman team went into the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Rosedale.
Detectives said the man used a stolen credit card to make a purchase.
Police said the pair fled in a U-Haul truck.
The male suspect is described as a: white male late 30’s to early 40’s, 5’10”, heavy build, short black balding hair, dark beard, wearing a grey hood sweatshirt with logo on the front blue jeans and black work boots.
The suspect’s female accomplice, who is wanted for questioning only, is described as a: white female, late 30’s, 5’8”, medium build, wearing a black sweatshirt with large logo on back, dark pants, black and white athletic shoes with a dark backpack.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Andrew Burich at (661) 326-3543 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
Residents are being asked to avoid the area near Penmar Golf Club in the 1200 block of Rose Avenue in Venice.
Aerial footage showed a small single-engine plane crashed on the ground, and one person being treated by paramedics and being transported to a hospital.
TMZ first reported that the plane was piloted by Ford, a longtime pilot. The information was later confirmed by NBC4.
Ford was piloting a vintage World War II training plane.
"We saw this beautiful plane. It looks like a plane I see often, leaving from Santa Monica Airport. Must have hit top of tree," said Howard Teba, who was at the golf course when the plane crashed.
Teba said it appeared that the pilot was the only person on board the plane.
The plane crashed on the golf course just west of the airport shortly after takeoff from the Santa Monica Airport, according to Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Police say the suspect went into the store and took clothing without paying.
The suspect is described as a: white male, late 40’s, 5’8”-6’0”, 180-200 lbs., tattoos on arms, wearing a black baseball cap, black shirt, black shorts and black shoes.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Dave Jordan at (661) 326-3561 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
(NBC)- A train loaded with crude oil derailed, catching some of its cars on fire, in Illinois Thursday while traveling through a rural area of the state, authorities said. There were no injuries reported, but at least two of the 103 train cars carrying crude oil were set ablaze.
In a letter to the board of supervisors dated February 26, Baker Hughes said some 50 employees in California will get pink, slips including some in Shafter.
The letter did not specify how many or the types of positions involved, but the layoffs were expected to come down between February 26 and March 12, 2015.
The company had blamed the layoffs on lower crude oil prices.
Assistant volunteer coordinator Karen Budnick says volunteers play an important role in hospice.
Budnick said, "They're able to give family members a break so that they can step away and some times it's just so they can go to the grocery store or go to a doctor's appointment."
Thursday morning, new volunteers learned more about their role.
"It's end of life, which I think that a lot of us are not comfortable with the end of life, but when you realize that it's living life to the fullest and helping somebody do that, it really captures your heart," said Budnick.
Volunteer Tim Brewer said, "There's a whole lot of satisfaction in just giving, period."
Brewer is part of the veteran to veteran program, providing support to patients and family members who served in the military.
"We would love to have more veteran volunteers, pet therapy, really any type of volunteers. We have volunteers that cut hair, massage, visit, listen to wonderful stories," said Budnick.
No matter what your specialty, the compassion is welcome.
If you'd like to get involved, call Optimal Hospice volunteer department 661-716-4000.