The City Council approved a plan to make improvements to the Centennial Plaza bricks. As part of the arrangement, anyone who believes their engraved brick or tile was previously removed can contact the City Manager's Office to have it replaced at no charge.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday against Chevron which agreed with Kern County that newly drilled oil wells are subject to supplemental assessment. The County Assessor-Recorderís office says Chevron's position asked for a favorable tax exemption for their property that no other tax payer in the state receives.
In an effort to avoid long lines at the polls, the Kern County Elections office will be open on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for voting or to return vote-by-mail ballots. Polls are open this Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The state's Chief Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman issued an order Wednesday calling for a 21-day quarantine of anyone who arrives in California from an Ebola-infected area or has had contact with someone confirmed to have Ebola. Chapman said the extent of the seclusions will be determined by county health officials on a case-by-case basis.
The Chevron Weather Center reports a big change in the forecast. It will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-80s Thursday. Friday temperatures will be cooler with highs in the 70s and a 90% chance of rain by nighttime. There will be rain again Saturday with highs in the mid-60s.