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- 03/17/15--13:43: _Delano Superintende...
- 03/17/15--14:32: _State water board e...
- 03/17/15--15:29: _Residents in Arvin ...
- 03/17/15--16:00: _Goodwill to offer s...
- 03/17/15--16:25: _Police to hold publ...
- 03/18/15--09:21: _BPD shoots and kill...
- 03/18/15--09:32: _Robbery homework: t...
- 03/18/15--10:19: _Vin Scully raises m...
- 03/18/15--10:36: _Mud volleyball regi...
- 03/18/15--12:06: _Frontier HS and Vet...
- 03/19/15--09:27: _Bakersfield Chamber...
- 03/19/15--09:42: _HECA project stalle...
- 03/19/15--10:23: _Harvick honored for...
- 03/19/15--10:31: _Drought relief plan...
- 03/19/15--10:52: _New treatment proce...
- 03/19/15--11:24: _Officials cracking ...
- 03/19/15--12:28: _Sentencing postpone...
- 03/17/15--10:51: Job fair at DRC offers employment opportunities
- 03/17/15--11:16: Woman accused of decapitating her own baby
- 03/17/15--11:47: Man convicted in fatal DUI gets 7 years
- 03/17/15--13:43: Delano Superintendent asks to be reassigned
- 03/17/15--14:32: State water board expands restrictions
- 03/17/15--15:29: Residents in Arvin mark one year since gas leak
- 03/17/15--16:00: Goodwill to offer seminars for people looking for jobs
- 03/17/15--16:25: Police to hold public safety day
- 03/18/15--09:21: BPD shoots and kills man they say had knife
- 03/18/15--09:32: Robbery homework: teachers waiting on state textbooks
- 03/18/15--10:19: Vin Scully raises money for hospice in Bakersfield
- 03/18/15--10:36: Mud volleyball registration dates announced
- 03/18/15--12:06: Frontier HS and Veterans Elementary on lockdown
- 03/19/15--09:27: Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce appoints new president
- 03/19/15--09:42: HECA project stalled after spending $153 million
- 03/19/15--10:23: Harvick honored for achievements
- 03/19/15--10:31: Drought relief plan coming soon
- 03/19/15--10:52: New treatment process to remove fracking contaminants in water
- 03/19/15--11:24: Officials cracking down on tent city
- 03/19/15--12:28: Sentencing postponed for accused child murderer
It takes place at the Kern County Day Reporting Center from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m..
There are jobs in construction, general labor, clerical and retail positions, and they range from entry level to advanced.
The Kern County DRC is located at 500 Baker Street.
Remember to dress for success and bring several copies of your resume.
Deasia Watkins, 20, is charged with aggravated murder.
The coroner said the baby suffered multiple traumas but would not give specific details about how she died.
"There were a few tears in our office for this baby," said Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco. "Is there more about his particular crime than other children dying? There may be. And that's part of what we're going to be looking at. We truly have to be a village that raises all the children."
The crash happened in October 2013 on Oswell Street and killed Angel Gomez.
Last month, Israel Hernandez Nunez pleaded no contest to DUI vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence.
Four other felony charges were dismissed as part of the plea.
At Monday night's school board Dr. Anthony Monreal gave a letter to the board requesting that he perform other duties for the district so that he can "attend to areas of personal necessity" for his family.
The new duties are to be determined by the board and Monreal asked that they begin immediately.
They continued all of the restrictions they passed last summer and added several new ones.
The biggest change is to outdoor watering. The new rules say water suppliers must now limit the number of days per week that customers can irrigate outdoors. But its not clear how tight that limit will be for each water supplier.
The board says the limit must either be specified in the water suppliers' drought contingency plans; or if their plan contains no specific limit, irrigation is limited to no more than two days per week.
Most of Bakersfield is covered by two water suppliers, the City of Bakersfield and CalWater.
CalWater says their experts will have to take a look at their water storage and contingency plans to determine what water restrictions will look like for their customers.
As of this posting, 17News is still waiting to hear back from the City of Bakersfield.
Other new restrictions state that there can be no outdoor watering during or in the 48 hours after rainfall and hotels must offer guests the option of not having their towels and and sheets washed daily. Also, restaurants can only give water to customers if they ask for it.
The new rules are expected to go into effect sometime in the next ten days.
In March 2014, eight homes were evacuated because of the leaking gas pipeline.
County officials told residents back then that high levels of dangerous chemicals were detected.
Petro Capital Resources, the company that owns the gas pipeline, relocated most of the families to apartments in south Bakersfield paying for the expenses.
In October, the county fire department lifted the evacuation order; citing explosive gas was no longer detected.
Residents asked for and got a second opinion.
The test results indicated it was safe.
The families finally returned in December.
Two families told us off-camera that they have been sick ever since they moved back into their home.
Global Community Monitor says it plans on going back to the homes to test for any gases from the leak.
Some 200 claims have been filed on behalf of 100 people who live in or near the Arvin neighborhood where an underground field gas pipeline ruptured last March.
The claims are the first step in seeking financial compensation.
If rejected, a lawsuit could follow.
Los Angeles Attorney Steve Archer tells 17News half of the claims are against the county, the other half against the city of Arvin and allege the county and city failed to properly and safely regulate the owner of the pipeline, Petro Capital Resources.
They allege property damage, emotional distress and even physical injury.
The baseline limit of damages being sought is $25,000 per claim.
Larry picket, a spokesman for Petro Capital Resources, declined to comment on this story.
The first workshop is Wednesday and will cover how to prepare for an interview.
The second is next week March 25th and will cover how to create a resume and fill out online applications.
The workshops provide skills training, job readiness, and they are free to the public.
March 18th, 2015 @ 9am - 11am, Interview Preparedness
March 25th, 2015 @ 9am - 11am, Resumes/Online Applications
The seminars will be held at 4901 Stine Rd., Bakersfield, CA 93313
The mission of Goodwill Industries of South Central California is to provide work opportunities and skills development to people with barriers to employment.
The event will include public safety demonstrations from first responders, public safety information, community-wide vendors, games and food.
This event will provide you and your family with an educational and entertaining look at the public safety services in Kern County.
The event will be on Saturday March 21 at Beach Park at 21st and Oak from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It happened just before 7 p.m. at 19th and M Streets.
Police say they got a 911 call about a man screaming and yelling inside the Hart Hotel.
While en route, police got another call the man had a knife and was threatening people.
When officers arrived, they found the suspect on the third floor
Witnesses told investigators they heard an officer yell at the man to drop a knife numerous times before they heard gunshots.
Police say the 47-year-old white man died at the scene.
They say it appears he had been living at the Hart Hotel.
The name of the man has not been released.
More information is expected to be released Wednesday.
Police say the officer who shot the man will be placed on routine, paid administrative leave during the investigation.
Now entering his 66th year with the Dodgers, Scully was keynote speaker for this year's voices of inspiration dinner and auction in support of Hoffmann Hospice.
Money raised from this event will help Hoffmann finish its new hospice home set to open this summer.
More than a thousand people listened to Scully talk about his broadcasting career.
The "Voices of Inspiration" dinner and auction raised a record $358,000 to help furnish the new Hoffmann Hospice home in Bakersfield.
This will be the 23rd year for the fundraiser. This year it will be on June 20th at Stramler Park.
It is the largest fundraising event for the agency during the year.
Approximately 130 teams of ten (1,300 participants) play in 16 mud pit courts
This event is fun for the entire family to watch – however, only adults can play. There will also be refreshments and MVP T-shirts. The team cost to play starts at $275.00. Sponsorships are available as well, and in-kind contributions are accepted as well as cash.
Team cost start at $275.00 for maximum of 10 and minimum of 6 individuals for Mud Volleyball. Don’t wait to enter, the longer you wait the higher the price to enter. Sponsorships are still available. Call Doug Valdez at 634-9810.
$275.00 per team if you sign up before April 1st
$300.00 per team if you sign up between April 1st and April 30th
$350.00 if you sign up between May 1st and May 31st
$375.00 per team between June 1st and June 10th
$400 between June 11th and June 20th
Campsites are $65 pop-up 12 foot spot. Only 1 car allowed per site.
RV spots are $80 for a 40 foot spot.
If you don’t want to play, but want to help in some way – volunteers are needed the week of the event. You could work at the concession stand, help with clean-up, sell T-shirts, fold T-shirts, help serve meals at the Captain’s meeting, etc. Please call Doug Valdez at 634-9810.
UPDATED: 12:42 p.m.
The lockdown of two schools in the northwest is over.
Both Frontier HS and Veterans Elementary had their lockdowns lifted about 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Police say the suspect has not been located and is still on the loose.
Bakersfield Police are searching for a man with a knife near Frontier High School.
Frontier and nearby Veteran's Elementary are on lockdown as of 12:10 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say the man with a knife jumped a fence onto the Frontier campus. They say he later jumped a fence off campus.
Police are now searching the neighborhood east of Frontier.
The suspect is described as a white male in a red sweatshirt.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.