Why Did Vice President Mike Pence Cancel His Visit to Bakersfield?

Vice President Mike Pence’s planned visit to Bakersfield has been postponed.

 

The Vice President was planned to be at a breakfast fundraiser which was hosted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarty and Bakersfield Congressman on Friday morning.

 

A spokeswoman for the campaign of Pence confirmed on Wednesday that the Vice President is going to survey the damage in Florida because of Hurricane Irma.

 

This week Pence has a schedule to participate in a number of fundraisers in CA.

3 Tons of Cheese Has Been Recalled in CA due to Contamination

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A possible bacterial contamination has become reason for a Miami company to recall 6,000 pounds of cheese from California.

 

As stated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the affeced cheese brand is Queso Duro Blando. This cheese is distributed by La Nica Products Inc., the cheese has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

So, what is Listeria Monocytogenes?

 

It is an organism in which can cause serious and at times fatal infections especially in young children, frail or elderly people, and anyone else who has a weakened immune system. It sparks a danger to pregnant women,as it can cause miscarriages and still births. For all other healthy adults, it can arise flu like symptoms.

 

The expiration date of the cheese that has been effected is August 31, 2017. Also, the UPC code is 8 52304 74023 2 and 254 is the lot number. No illnesses has yet been reported and the Florida Department of Agriculture is conducting tests regarding the recall.

Within The Last Weeks The Third Bakersfield Man Dies In Tule River

Within the last handful of weeks a 22 year-old man has become the third person from Bakersfield to die in the Tule River in Tulare Country.

According to the Tulare Country Sheriff’s office, on Wednesday afternoon Jose Carlos Molina was in a popular swimming area called The Stairs, when he was swept away in extremely fast and dangerous currents.

Within minutes  deputies arrived, and Molina’s body was found and recovered that evening.

Last month two young women from Bakersfield, Alondra Orozco and Shreya Singh, both , were swept away.  Both of their bodies have since been recovered.

The Sheriff’s Office warns above average snow melt has created dangerous conditions, including extremely cold water and swift, very deceiving currents.

 

Big Rig Crash on Highway 58… 3,000 Gallons of Fuel Spilled

A big rig rollover has become a reason for all lanes of Highway 58 to close in both directions. The crash occurred about 11pm last night. A car and gas tanker crashed into each other near Tower Line Rd causing a spillage on the eastbound lanes of Highway 58.

About 3,000 gallons of fuel was spilled at the scene of the crash. Currently, Hazmat teams are working to clean up the spill. The clean up process according to California Highway Patrol is becoming a reason for the highway to be closed until the night of October 31st.

No injuries minor or major have been reported.

New Round Trip Train Ride Between Bakersfield And Oakland

A new, seventh round trip train ride between Bakersfield and Oakland going through Fresno is now available to the riders. Amtrak has expanded the service along the route for the first time in 14 years.

trainThe passengers now can get on a train to Oakland in the morning and go back south in the afternoon.

The goal of the expansion is to give the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley’s residents convenient scheduling options so they could use public transportation for work and leisure trips on a daily basis. Another daily round trip available will make commuting between areas faster, easier and less of a hassle.

Another reason to take public transportation is a promotion that will be available for a whole year offering five additional tickets half-price when you are buying a single ticket.

Bakersfield Is The 3rd Worst City For Car Thefts In The Nation

The new statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau demonstrate that Bakersfield is prone to car thefts. The city is the third in the nation when it comes to the number of stolen cars per capita.

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In 2015 6,000 cars were stolen in Bakersfield and that is approximately 680 car thefts per 100,000 people. It is the third highest in the country per capita. However, the report shows the improvement comparing to the previous years. In 2013 Bakersfield was the worst in the US for car thefts per capita with 725 thefts per 100,000 residents. In 2014 the city ranked the second with 595 per 100,000.

In 2015 Modesto became the worst city for car thefts with 756 per 100,000 followed by Albuquerque, NM with 733 per 100,000.

As for the most total car thefts in the nation, Los Angeles became number one with over 57,000 car thefts per 100,000 residents.

Bakersfield and Los Angeles Have the Worst Air Quality

Most people living in California have no choice but to inhale highly polluted air. 80% of California residents live in the places with dangerous levels of air pollution, according to a new report by the American Lung Association. 80 out of 100 Californians, which makes 32 million people, are living in areas that have unhealthy levels of air pollution a few days every year.

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Bakersfield is on the first position in these sad rankings. Los Angeles has the highest level of harmful ozone pollution which comes from smoke from cars’ tailpipes. California is making a great progress in fighting this problem but there is still a lot of work to do. For instance, Los Angeles stays the worst in the ozone pollution but it achieved its best air quality in the last three years.

The only municipality in California that did not experience days with unhealthy air pollution is Salinas. Experts say that coastal breeze helped the city save the air quality.

Bakersfield got the top position due to the most number of days with unhealthy levels of airborne particles pollution coming from the highway traffic, fireplaces, farm equipment and diesel trucks.

Air pollution is a great problem for the whole world as it is dangerous for health, leading to many chronic diseases and can even become a reason for premature death, according to the experts.

Bakersfield Tiny Homes Owners Struggle To Find Place To Live

A group of people wants to create a tiny home village in Kern County but at first they have to deal with the problem of finding a legal location for living in such a house.

bakersfieldScott Leonard, president of Bakersfield Tiny Homes, says that the hardest part is not dealing with power, sewage and plumbing or even living in a smaller space, but taking care of legal aspects.

The group thinks that the solution can be in buying a piece of land to use it as a trailer park or a camping zone. But still, tiny homes are very different from RVs in their aesthetics.

There is always a way to get a nice tiny home. You can buy one or even build one – there are websites that sell design plans. The demand is high, as there are a lot of people who are tired of huge mortgages and overworking just to pay out all the loans.

It is no wonder people feel such a pressure and look for the ways to reduce their expenses. According to the statistics, rent for a one-bedroom apartment rose 8% in a month, making it the 7th largest increase in the country. Purchasing a house is problematic for people who live on their own.

Bakersfield Tiny Homes wants to give people an alternative they simply don’t have at the moment. There are plenty of benefits in living in a tiny home, and the group hopes to bring them to Kern County.

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