Join KNZR for the 2015 Toys for Tots Radiothon, 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!
A parked van went up in flames early Monday morning, threatening a nearby building. Bakersfield City Firefighters battled the blaze that broke out just after 3 a.m. in the area of Truxtun Avenue and V Street. Arson is suspected.
Over 500 people were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner at the Bakersfield Homeless Center Sunday afternoon. More than 100 turkeys, 300 pounds of potatoes and 100 pies were served to the needy.
A new UCLA study reports Kern County schools have seen a 42% decline in suspensions over a 2 year period. Also, there has been a 62% drop in expulsions.
The Kern County Fire Department is giving away sandbags to anyone who needs those to prepare for what is expected to be a very wet winter. The sandbags are available while they last at the KCFD Headquarters, 5642 Victor Street, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days a week. There is a limit of 25 per address.
The Chevron Weather Center reports a small storm is expected to roll through the area on Tuesday. It will depart Wednesday evening. Snow and ice are possible over the Grapevine on I5 and along the Tehachapi pass on Highway 58. Highs will be in the upper-70s on Monday, in the mid-60s on Tuesday and in the 50s on Wednesday.