To watch the funeral service for Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson, who died last week in the line of duty, CLICK HERE. It begins at 1:30 p.m.
A local service will be next Tuesday, July 7th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Rabobank Theater. The public is invited to attend.
Donations in the memory of Officer Nelson can be made at the Bakersfield City Employee Federal Credit Union, 2817 16th Street, Downtown. The money will go toward a memorial scholarship fund the Nelson family is establishing in his name.
More American workers will qualify for overtime with a plan President Obama is proposing. Right now, any salaried employee paid more than $455 a week — or about $23,600 a year — can be called a "manager" and doesn't have to be paid overtime. The president wants salaried employees earning up to about $50,000 to be able to earn overtime.
State lawmakers Monday sent the governor a bill that will impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country. The Senate passed the bill that strikes California's personal belief exemption for immunizations. Governor Brown has not said if he will sign it.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is allowing fishing to resume in water off the Santa Barbara coast that was closed following last month's oil spill. Officials say the word from scientists is that consuming fish caught in there poses no threat to human health.
A "leap second" will be added to the clock just after the 23:59:59 mark Tuesday night. That is necessary to correct desynchronization between Universal Time and Atomic Time.
Construction on Gosford Road between Ming Avenue and White Lane will have traffic reduced to one lane in each direction through the beginning of August. Watch for work Tuesday on Elcia Drive, at the eastern end of the street, and on Alamo Street, near Mona Way. And Highway 58 will have one-way traffic control between Tracy Avenue and State Route 43 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through this Wednesday.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be sunny and hot through Independence Day. Highs will be over 100 for the rest of the week. Overnight lows will be in the 80s.