The local memorial service for Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson, who died last week in the line of duty, 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.
The driver suspected of leading Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson on a chase that cost the officer his life pleaded not guilty yesterday. Julian Hernandez is charged with five felonies including vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. He is being held on $600,000 bail.
The Bakersfield Fire Department is hosting a voluntary, “no-questions-asked” illegal fireworks drop off Wednesday. People can surrender illegal and legal fireworks at the department headquarters downtown at 22nd and G Streets until 5:00 p.m.
A former state senator who is accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from an alleged San Francisco Chinatown gang leader appears to have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Leland Yee was scheduled to go on trial in later this month along with three other co-defendants. But a judge has scheduled change-of-plea hearings for Wednesday.
Internet and phone services were disrupted from San Francisco through Sacramento to Auburn in the Sierra foothills after three major fiber optic cables were cut. The FBI says it appears to be the latest in about a dozen acts of vandalism at Bay Area locations in the last year.
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. And Highway 58 will have one-way traffic control between Tracy Avenue and State Route 43 Wednesday until 6:00 p.m.
The Chevron Weather Center reportsit will be partly sunny with showers, thunderstorms and areas of blowing dust on Wednesday. Highs will be in the mid-90s. Overnight lows will be in the upper-70s.