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The head of the Kern County Animal Services Department is leaving. Shyanne Schull accepted a similar position in Reno, Nevada.  Schull has headed up the department since September 2013 and oversaw the transfer of service from the city owned animal shelter to a new county facility.


Crews digging trenches for cable line on Alken Street in Rosedale apparently ruptured a gas pipeline Tuesday.  The incident happened about 11:00 a.m. and led to the evacuation of a near-by business.  Firefighters remained on scene until the leak was controlled just after 1:30 p.m.  No one was hurt.


The coroner's office autopsy report says Glenn Dee Davis, the man whose body was pulled from the Kern River in the canyon last week. They say he suffered from blunt force trauma and ruled his death accidental.


A petition drive has been started overturn the new California law banning single-use plastic bags. It doesn’t go into effect until July 1 next year, but volunteers for the appeal have set up campaign areas in front of Bakersfield markets and convenience stores. They need to gather 680,000 signatures statewide by mid-December.

The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny with highs in the 70s through Saturday. There’s a 30% chance of rain on Sunday, increasing to 50% by Monday.



November 27, 2014

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