Join KNZR for the 2015 Toys for Tots Radiothon this Saturday, December 5th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at WalMart on Rosedale Highway. Bring a new unwrapped toy for the needy children in Bakersfield and Kern County so they can have a Merry Christmas. Plus meet Jaz McKay, Inga Barks and the rest of the KNZR Crew!
Costa Mesa-based Brinderson will lay off over 300 full- and part-time oilfield workers before the end of the year. It says two major Kern County petroleum companies have terminated agreements with the firm.
The man fatally shot by a Bakersfield Police officer early Sunday morning in downtown Bakersfield was a convicted felon. The suspect fired his weapon at police after fleeing a fight that broke out near the Padre Hotel. The officer is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.
The latest water conservation figures are less impressive than in past months. The State Water Resources Control Board said that comes as no surprise because October was exceptionally hot; however, it noted goals are being met when several months are looked at altogether.
The numbers are in for the Bakersfield Condors 17th Annual Teddy Bear Toss Saturday night. The team donated 7,908 stuffed animals to the United Way of Kern County. That is second only to the number tossed in 2009, which was just over 8000.
Watch for delays on Truxtun Avenue from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. this week. Intermittent lane closures will affect eastbound and westbound traffic on Truxtun and the Westside Parkway’s eastbound off-ramp. The westbound on-ramp from Truxtun will not be affected. And roadwork will continue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. with possible lane closures at various locations on Freeway 99 and Highway 58.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper-50s and lows in the mid-30s.