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LED Conversion Project to Begin Next Week

The Park at River Walk, the 18th & Eye Streets parking garage and the underground parking garage at City Hall North included in the first phase of this project.


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Reconstruction of White Lane-South H Street Intersection Planned

The reconstruction of the intersection is expected to begin at 10 p.m. Sunday, October 25.


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Closures Planned on Ford and California Avenues

Residents can detour around the work zone by using Joseph Drive or McDonald Way to enter or exit the neighborhood.


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Daytime Closure Planned for North Stine Road

North Stine Road, north of Stockdale Hwy, will be closed to traffic in both directions during daytime hours on Friday, October 23. The closure is needed to set up reinforcing steel on a bridge column.


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Soft Open Held for New Brundage Lane Navigation Center

Brundage Lane Navigation Center will help address Bakersfield homeless crisis, offering wrap-around services to put clients on a path to permanent housing.


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Lane Closures Planned on Highway 99

Outside lanes on the southbound side of the highway will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day.


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Temporary Detour on Truxtun Ave Needed for Repairs

City of Bakersfield crews will be completing an unforeseen repair of a water service line between Pine and Myrtle Streets. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.


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Closure Planned on Panorama Drive

Closure and construction work expected to last one week.


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Lane Closures Planned on Eastbound Westside Parkway

The two outside lanes in the eastbound direction are expected to be closed on Wednesday and Thursday. At least one eastbound lane will remain open while work is underway.


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Temporary Overnight Closure Planned on South H Street

City of Bakersfield Public Works crews will be performing a pavement rehabilitation in the area.


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UPDATE: Nighttime Freeway Lane Closures Planned on Hwy 99

These closures may be in effect Sunday through Thursday nights beginning October 11.


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New Special Use Permits Available for Churches, Gyms, Youth Sports

These temporary permits are available immediately to help these organizations operate while following the guidelines mandated by the state.


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Pet Vaccine Clinics Return Saturday, Oct. 10

The City of Bakersfield Animal Control unit will hold the clinic using new protocols in light of the ongoing pandemic.


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2021-22 Funding Handbook Now Available

The Funding Handbook describes the application process for applying for various grant programs.


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Truxtun Avenue Reconstruction Project Starting

The reconstruction of the roadway will be done between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday each week.


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City Council Recruiting Youth Commission Members

Seven openings available to City residents.


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Lane Closures Planned for White Lane

Closures are planned overnight and during the day.


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White Lane Pavement Rehabilitation Project Underway

The project will be underway Monday through Saturday, starting September 28 until November 23.


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Annual Leaf Collection Operation Returning

City residents will be allowed to rake leaves into the street adjacent to the curb and gutter for collection.


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Eye Street Closure Planned for Restaurant Use

Latest in City's efforts to aid local businesses during COVID-19 pandemic.


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Nighttime Closures Scheduled for Freeway Ramp

Freeway ramp closure planned for September 27-28.


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City Launches New Small Business Assistance Grant Program

New business assistance program makes $3 million in CARES Act funds immediately available to local businesses in need.


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UPDATE: Traffic Advisory: Delays Expected at Oak-Truxtun Intersection

Traffic delays are likely to result due to the signal’s status.


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New Logo for Brundage Lane Navigation Center Unveiled

Progress continues to be made at the Brundage Lane Navigation Center as we near completion of construction in time for a Fall 2020 opening.


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2020 State of the City

You can see the entire broadcast from September 5 any time you want, right on the City's YouTube page.


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Nighttime Detour on California Avenue Planned

Work will continue overnight on the bridge falsework at California Avenue between Marella Way and Easton Drive.


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F Street Pavement Rehabilitation to Start

Temporary road closures will be in effect during the reconstruction of the 26th Street, 28th Street, and 30th Street intersections.


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Closures Planned on F Street between 24th & 26th Streets

Drivers should plan for delays, or to use alternative routes.


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Take the 2020 Census!

The deadline for the 2020 U.S. Census is drawing near and it's important everyone be counted so our communities will have the funding and support they will need the next decade.


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Traffic Control Scheduled for Wible Road Drainage Work

Both directions of travel on Wible Road between the northbound State Route 99 on-ramp and Belle Terrace will be impacted.


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UPDATED: Freeway Lane and Ramp Closures Scheduled

Contractor will be paving a new auxiliary lane for northbound-to-eastbound traffic on Sunday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 16.


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Final Striping Operations to Begin on 24th Street

Work will require alternating lane closures on 23rd Street and 24th Street between the Kern River Bridge and the State Route 178 freeway.


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September Pet Vaccine Clinic Canceled

The September free pet vaccination clinic has been canceled as social gatherings are still not permitted by the state health department.


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City Council Approves Rental/Mortgage Assistance Program Agreement

Actions approved by City Council at its Sept. 9, 2020 meeting.


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Nighttime Closures Planned on California Avenue

The closures will affect both directions of travel between Marella Way and Easton Drive.


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Spray Parks Will Remain Open Through Sept. 13

The City of Bakersfield's Recreation & Parks Department is extending the operating dates for City-operated spray parks through this weekend.


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UPDATE: Truxtun Ave Lanes Re-opened After Emergency Repairs

Repairs are completed and lanes back open to traffic.


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Roadway Reconstruction Project Planned for Panama Lane

Detours and alternate access points to be provided for drivers.


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Discuss the City's Economic Opportunity Area Incentive Program

The Economic and Community Development Department will host a Zoom meeting to discuss the City's Economic Opportunity Area Incentive Program.


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Nighttime Freeway Lane and Ramp Closures Planned

Lane closures are scheduled for southbound State Route 99 between Belle Terrace and Ming Avenue.


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City of Bakersfield Celebrates 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Bakersfield joined hundreds of cities and counties around the country in marking the momentous occasion by lighting various municipal buildings and landmarks.


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Lane Closures Planned for 24th Street Landscaping

Lane closures will be needed on 24th Street through the month of September.


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Daytime Closure Scheduled for Ford Avenue

Concrete pour expected to start at 3 a.m. and to be finished by noon.


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Nighttime Closures Planned for Hwy 99, California Avenue

Crews will be re-striping the freeway for future construction.


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Possible Rotating Power Outages in Bakersfield

Rotating outages may begin in Bakersfield and/or Kern County around 4 p.m., Monday, August 17.


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Daytime Closure Scheduled for Ford Avenue

Closure is expected to be between Dunlap Street and North Stine Road. Detour information provided.


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Ming Ave Median Modification Project to Start Aug. 17

Drivers are asked to avoid the area, or plan for delays.


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Final Paving to Start on 24th Street Improvement Project

Various work expected to continue into September.


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Scam Alert: BPD Receives Multiple Reports of Threats Made via Text

The Bakersfield Police Department has received multiple reports of community members receiving text messages with threatening language and violent images.


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Traffic Control Scheduled for Wible Road

Traffic is expected to be stopped for up to 10 minutes at a time.


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Nighttime Closure Planned for 24th Street

Closure of the inside travel lane of 24th between D Street and Chester Avenue will be required each night.


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PSVS-funded Fire Rescue Units Launched

Funded by the Public Safety & Vital Services Measure, a new Rescue Unit program will help reduce the Bakersfield Fire Department's response times in the two busiest districts.


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National Night Out BINGO!

With the restrictions we're facing due to COVID-19, National Night Out won't look the same this year; however, we weren't about to call it off altogether! Instead, we're going to play a game of BINGO with our community.


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Lane Closure Planned on Westside Parkway On-ramp

The inside lane on the southbound Mohawk Street to eastbound Westside Parkway on-ramp will be closed during daytime hours starting Monday, August 3.


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Clear the Shelters Event Returns to Bakersfield!

The Bakersfield Animal Care Center is teaming up with NBC and Telemundo to find homes for pets in need.


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Lane Closures Planned for Westside Parkway Off-Ramp to Mohawk Street

Work will require the closure of the outside right-turn lane on the eastbound off-ramp to Mohawk Street and the outside lane of southbound Mohawk Street.


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Nighttime Closures Planned on Highway 99

Crews will be removing falsework from new Belle Terrace Bridge.


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Nighttime Closure Planned for 24th Street/Chester Ave Intersection

Paving of the 24th Street/Chester Avenue intersection has been rescheduled to Monday, July 27 between the hours of 7 p.m. and 5 a.m.


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Closures Planned on California, Ford Avenues

Nighttime lane closures have been scheduled during the next three weeks on California Avenue between Marella Way and Easton Drive.


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City Launches Partnership with Community Engagement Platform Atlas One

City of Bakersfield has joined Atlas One, a location-based civic engagement network that sends alerts about nearby City events, incidents and announcements to users’ smartphones.


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Bakersfield Ranked Among Cities Where Spending is Recovering the Most

Bakersfield ranks fifth among the largest 51 U.S. cities when it comes to spending recovery.


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Closures Scheduled for 24th Street Intersection Paving

Paving operations will be underway for all intersections along 24th Street between E Street and M Street the week of July 20.


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City Council Approves Sale of Mill Creek Property

Council approved a Purchase Sale Agreement to sell property at the corner of California Avenue and P Street to a developer as part of the City's Mill Creek Vision Plan.


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Nighttime Closure Planned on Eastbound Westside Parkway/Truxtun Avenue Off-ramp

A nighttime closure has been scheduled for the eastbound Westside Parkway off-ramp to Truxtun Avenue.


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Pavement Rehabilitation Work Planned for Brundage Lane

Night work on Brundage Lane expected to impact traffic.


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Traffic Control Planned at Stockdale Highway/State Route 43 Roundabout

Traffic control has been scheduled for westbound Stockdale Highway at the new State Route 43 roundabout.


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McMurtrey Aquatic Center Pool to Re-open June 6

McMurtrey Aquatic Center pool to re-open for lap swim on Monday, June 6.


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Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on California Ave, Mohawk Street

Nighttime lane closures have been scheduled for California Avenue on Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7.


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Trash Services to be Impacted by Independence Day

Check the City's updated trash and recycling services for the week of the July 4 holiday.


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City Cancels July 4 Fireworks Celebration at Park at River Walk

Current state and county guidelines do not currently allow for public gatherings of this size.


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Special Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra Fourth of July Concert Broadcast

Performance by the Beale Park Band will be broadcast on Independence Day.


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Apply Now for New BKRHC Position

New full-time position with Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative now open.


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July Pet Vaccine Clinic Canceled

The July free pet vaccination clinic has been canceled as social gatherings are still not permitted by the state health department.


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Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on Hwy 204

Nighttime lane closures are planned on Highway 204 for three nights.


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Nighttime Lane Closures Planned for Truxtun and California Avenues

Nighttime lane closures have been scheduled for westbound Truxtun Avenue and for California Avenue on Tuesday, June 30.


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City Council Recruiting Youth Commission Members

The Bakersfield City Council is recruiting multiple individuals to serve on the Bakersfield Youth Commission.


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Businesses Take Advantage of New COVID-19 Special Event Permit

Tina Marie's Downtown Cafe becomes the first to receive the permit.


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Progress Continues at New Homeless Navigation Center

The City of Bakersfield is excited to announce the next step in the process of opening a new navigation center to address the growing homelessness problem.


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Where We Are Now

Our goal as a police department is to partner with the community to protect the lives and property of the people we serve. To accomplish our mission we must be constantly aware of the needs and expectations of our community.


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Nighttime Closure Planned on Hwy 99

A full closure has been scheduled for northbound State Route 99 in the vicinity of the State Route 58 junction on Monday, June 22.


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Full Closure of Part of Northbound Hwy 99 Planned

A full closure has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 16 for northbound State Route 99 between the eastbound State Route 58 connector and Ming Avenue.


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Closure Planned for the Ming Ave Ramp to Northbound Hwy 99

A closure for the Ming Avenue on-ramp to northbound State Route 99 has been scheduled for June 17.


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Treasury to Re-open to the Public on June 15

The Treasury will resume normal operations and will re-open to the public on Monday.


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24th Street Lane Closures Planned for Median Irrigation Work

The contractor for the 24th Street Improvement Project will be working on the irrigation system for the new median between Beech Street and Bay Street next week.


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Traffic Control Planned for Wible Road

Crews will be working on the overhead Highway 58 bridge.


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Closures Planned for Roundabout at Highway 43 and Stockdale Highway

Closures for final striping at State Route 43/Stockdale Highway roundabout.


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City Spray Parks to Re-Open this Week

City-operated spray parks will re-open on Wednesday, June 10.


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Second FY20-21Budget Presentations Made to City Council

City Staff presented a Fiscal Year 2020-21 departmental budget workshop to the City Council, the second of two planned workshops.


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Lane Closures Planned for 24th Street

Multiple alternating lane and intersection closures planned on 24th Street this weekend and next week.


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BACC to Reopen Some Services on June 9

The Bakersfield Animal Care Center, 201 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, is looking forward to welcoming the community back on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.


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PSVS Oversight Committee Makes Spending Recommendations

The Public Safety & Vital Services (Measure N) Citizens Oversight Committee recommended more than $47 million in PSVS funding be approved in the City Council's FY20-21 budget.


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Planning Commission Meeting Rescheduled

The City has rescheduled the Planning Commission meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m.


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Traffic Control Planned for Real Road

Traffic control will be needed on Real Road between Stockdale Highway and Elcia Drive on Wednesday, June 3.


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Bakersfield Parks Ranked 63rd in the Nation

Nearly half of all City residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.


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City Coordinates Mask Donation from Local Restaurant

The City of Bakersfield helped coordinate the donation of thousands of masks to local organizations from a local business.


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Additional Lane Closures Scheduled for Centennial Corridor Work

Lane closures have been scheduled for both California Avenue and Mohawk Street tonight, June 1.


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Lane Closures Planned for 23rd and 24th Streets

Closures planned for June 2 and 7.


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UPDATE: Traffic Control Planned for Roundabout at State Route 43 and Stockdale Highway

Crews will be removing a temporary concrete barrier rail and completing paving. These operations will affect all directions of travel.


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Junior Police Academy Cancelled for 2020

With social distancing in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Junior Police Academy. We are very sorry to our youth community. We will begin planning later this year for the 2021 Junior Police Academy, and we will make it our best year yet!!! Thank you for your understanding.



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Closures Planned for Hwy 99, Wible Road, Real Road

A nighttime freeway closure is planned for State Route 99 between Stockdale Highway and Ming Avenue on Monday, June 1.


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Storm Water Pump Station Rehab Project to Impact Traffic

Beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, the City of Bakersfield will begin a project to rehabilitate the storm water pump station at Talisman Drive and Kristina Court.


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Sinkhole Repairs Underway on Truxtun Avenue

Crews are working to repair a small, shallow sinkhole discovered on the westbound side of Truxtun Avenue this morning.


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First FY20-21Budget Presentations Made to City Council

City department heads presented their budget proposals and projections – taking into account lower expected revenues due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


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UPDATE: Traffic Control Rescheduled for Slope Paving on Wible Road

Slope paving will continue along Wible Road next week, requiring traffic control between Brundage Lane and Belle Terrace.


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Lane Closures to Continue on 24th Street for Paving Work

Paving operations continue next week on 24th Street between the Kern River Bridge and C Street.


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City to Offer Business Reopening Assistance

The City has created a process for business owners to apply for a permit to temporarily close private parking lots throughout the City, or public streets and sidewalks in Downtown Bakersfield in order to allow businesses to set up outdoor dining seating and/or retail vending areas each day.


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Strong Water Conservation Continues in Bakersfield

Bakersfield residents continue their water conservation efforts.


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Traffic Control Planned for Wible Road

Traffic will be stopped between Stockdale Highway and Belle Terrace for up to five minutes at a time on May 20.


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City Council Recruiting to Fill Miscellaneous Civil Service Board Vacancy

The Bakersfield City Council is recruiting for one individual to serve a three-year term on the Miscellaneous Civil Service Board.


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UPDATE: Lane Closures Planned for 24th Street

Paving operations will require the closure of the inside eastbound and westbound traffic lanes of 24th Street.


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Road Closure Planned for Olive Drive

Olive Drive between Santa Fe Way and Renfro Road will be closed starting Monday, May 18.


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BACC Hosting "Operation ID Tag" This Weekend

Residents can get an ID tag for their dog or cat on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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UPDATE (5/14/20) Closure Planned for Part of Eye Street

Eye Street between 20th and 21st is expected to be closed from Tuesday, May 12 through Friday, May 15.


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Traffic Control Planned for Real Road

Drivers may experience delays of up to five minutes due to traffic control on Real Road.


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Apply Now for Two New BKRHC Positions

The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative has opened recruiting for a pair of new positions.


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24th Street Paving Operations Expected to Resume

Paving operations will resume along the north side of 24th Street between Drake Street and State Route 178 on Sunday, May 10.


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Nighttime Lane Closures on Hwy 99 at Ming Avenue

Nighttime lane closures are scheduled for two inside lanes on Highway 99 starting May 11.


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Nighttime Closures for Striping on Multiple Roads Planned

Nighttime lane closures will be needed on the Westside Parkway, Truxtun Avenue, and Mohawk Street starting May 11.


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Crews to Resume Rehab Work on Manor Street Bridge Over Kern River

On May 11, 2020, the City of Bakersfield will resume work on the rehabilitation of the Manor Street Bridge over the Kern River.


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Lane Closure Planned on Westbound 24th Street

The contractor for the 24th Street Improvement Project will be placing stamped concrete for the new median between Beech Street and Bay Street on May 6.


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Bakersfield Remains Ninth-Largest City in California

Bakersfield continues to grow, adding 5,500 residents from 2019 to 2020.


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Closure Planned for Westside Parkway Lane, Shoulder

Closure will be between Mohawk Street on-ramp and Coffee Road off-ramp.


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UPDATED: City Clarifies Fireworks Celebration at Park at River Walk Announcement



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Traffic Control Planned for Wible Road

Traffic control will be needed on Wible Road between Stockdale Highway and Belle Terrace on Friday, May 1.


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UPDATE: Full Freeway Closure on Highway 99 Moved to May 4

Northbound and southbound State Route 99 will be closed between Stockdale Highway and Ming Avenue overnight on May 4.


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City Modifies and Cancels Upcoming Meetings, Events

The City of Bakersfield is modifying, canceling or postponing some upcoming events in our continued efforts to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).


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Bakersfield Receives Distinguished Budget Award for 20th-Straight Year

The award is for the City’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget submission.


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Nighttime Lane Closures on Southbound Highway 99

Intermittent nighttime lane closures on southbound State Route 99 are scheduled for Thursday, April 30.


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Terry Named Bakersfield Police Chief

Greg Terry named next Chief of Police by City Manager Christian Clegg.


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Closures Planned on Stockdale Hwy, Ford Avenue

Utility potholing will require lane closures on Stockdale Highway Monday, April 20 through Thursday, April 23.


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UPDATE: Daytime Closures Planned for Ming Avenue On-ramp

Closures allow for work on the new retaining wall along northbound State Route 99.


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Sinkhole Repairs Require Closure of Fairfax Road at College Avenue

Due to the extent of the work required to repair the sinkhole Fairfax Road is closed in both directions at College Avenue.


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2020 BPD K-9 Trials Cancelled

We regret to inform our community that the 2020 BPD K-9 Trials have been cancelled. We look forward to hosting these trials once again, in Summer 2021.


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Study: Bakersfield Among Least Vulnerable to Economic Impact of COVID-19

Study ranks Bakersfield among the least vulnerable to economic impact by COVID-19.


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Rain Delays Reconstruction of McCutchen Road Culvert

McCutchen Road will be closed to through traffic between Old River Road and Gosford Road.


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Road Work on 24th Street Planned

Roadway excavation will be underway for the new 24th Street median next week, April 13-17.


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UPDATE: City Council Approves Business Relief Proposal

City staff has recommended suspension of delinquent fees and interest, deferring payment of certain taxes for local businesses. Will be voted on by Council on Wednesday.


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City Completes $1.5M Replanting Project Ahead of Schedule

Steady rains in the first nine days of April have helped as City crews have completed a $1.5 million replanting project a month ahead of schedule.


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"Don't Create a Monster" Campaign Returns to Bakersfield!

Don't Create a Monster – Think Before You Flush. Learn how to prevent sewage problems and keep your plumbing working correctly.


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Limited Public Access Planned for April 8 Council Meeting

The 4:15 p.m. meeting will be CLOSED to the public. There will be limited public access at the 5:15 p.m. meeting.


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City, County, NOR Parks Closed for Easter weekend

The City of Bakersfield joins other agencies in closing parks for Easter weekend.


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No Changes to Bakersfield Police Responses to Calls for Service

Bakersfield Police Department remains committed to being available and responsive to the public’s safety and criminal justice needs.


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City Extends Precautionary COVID-19 Measures to May 1

The City of Bakersfield has extended the timeline for temporary precautionary measures put in place to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19 through May 1.


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Entrance to Aera Park Closed Amid COVID-19 Concerns

City closes entrance to Aera Park after reports of teams meeting on the fields.


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UPDATE: Traffic Control on Real Road to Continue

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes or allow extra time to reach their destinations if they must travel through this area while work is underway.


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24th Street Closures for Intersection Paving

Paving operations are scheduled to begin along the north side of 24th Street, between E Street and M Street.


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UPDATE: City Closes Park Playground Equipment Amid COVID-19 Concerns

The City of Bakersfield will temporarily close all playground areas and equipment at City-run park facilities until further notice.


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Traffic Control on Real Road Continues

A pair of traffic advisories for the week of March 30.


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City Recreation & Parks Dept. Closes all Park Courts

In order to limit possible exposure to and spread of COVID-19 in our community, the City of Bakersfield’s Recreation and Parks Department is closing all basketball, tennis and pickleball courts to the public.


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Mt. Vernon Green Waste Facility Hours Changed Temporarily

Green waste facility hours of operation temporarily changed.


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Nighttime Closures for State Route 99, Traffic Control Planned for Real Road

Southbound State Route 99 will be closed during nighttime hours in the vicinity of the State Route 58 interchange on Monday, March 23.


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City Continues to Take Precautionary Measures to Reduce Possible COVID-19 Exposure

The latest measures the City of Bakersfield is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).


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City of Bakersfield Declares Local Emergency

Effective immediately, the City of Bakersfield has declared a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 health crisis following Governor Gavin Newsom’s statewide stay-at-home order to all Californians.


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City Extends Timeline for Temporary COVID-19 Measures

City of Bakersfield extends timeline for temporary measures put in place to limit possible COVID-19 exposure to April 14.


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Intersection of 24th Street and Chester Avenue to be Closed

Closure at 24th Street/Chester Avenue intersection on Saturday.


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Multiple Closures Planned on Hwy 99 Starting March 16

Upcoming Closures for State Route 99.


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City Taking Steps to Reduce Possible COVID-19 Exposure

City is canceling or postponing nonessential events and gatherings through March to reduce possible spread of COVID-19.


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Response to COVID-19

Following recommendations from the Office of the Governor of California, the Bakersfield Police Department is taking precautionary measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The purpose of these measures is to ensure the health and safety of our community members and public safety officers.


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CANCELED: Monthly Pet Vaccine Clinic

The City of Bakersfield's monthly low-cost vaccine clinic has been canceled for March.


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Job Fest Set for Wednesday at Mechanics Bank Convention Center

Learn more about the opportunities to work for the City at Job Fest on Wednesday, March 11.


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Traffic Control Planned for Real Road

Traffic control required on Real Road March 12 and 13 as crews will be working on a new bridge crossing.


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UPDATE: Night Closure Planned for Westside Pkwy/Truxtun Ave On-Ramp

The westbound Westside Parkway on-ramp is expected to be back to two lanes starting Thursday, March 5.


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California Avenue to NB Highway 99 On-Ramp Re-opening Wednesday

California Avenue loop ramp to northbound Highway 99 expected to re-open the night of March 4.


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Bakersfield Ranked No. 1 City for Motorcyclists

Move.org names Bakersfield the nation's top city for motorcyclists.


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City Welcomes More than 30 New Employees

New employees join the City of Bakersfield, take oath to serve.


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Nighttime Ming Avenue On-ramp Closure Planned

The on-ramp from Ming Avenue to northbound Highway 99 will be closed overnight from Tuesday through Thursday.


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Night Work Scheduled for 23rd Street

Crews will be installing vehicle detection loops at multiple intersections on 23rd Street.


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Bakersfield Ranks Among top 200 Best-Performing U.S. Cities

Bakersfield was recently ranked as one of the top U.S. cities for economic performance, landing on the Milken Institute's 2020 Best-Performing Cities study.


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Bakersfield Recreation & Parks Awarded $3 million Grant for New Park

Basketball courts, exercise equipment, playgrounds and more planned for the new $3.01 million park.


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M Street Closure Planned North of 24th Street

Underground work will require the closure of M Street on the north side of 24th Street from February 26, at 6 a.m. through March 2.


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Traffic Control Planned for Real Road

Daytime traffic control will be in effect while crews pour concrete for a new bridge crossing Real Road.


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Nighttime Lane Closures Planned on Hwy 99 Next Week

Nighttime lane closures are planned for State Route 99 on Monday, February 24.


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Nighttime Closures Scheduled for Eastbound Truxtun Avenue

Nighttime closures have been scheduled for eastbound Truxtun Avenue from Monday, February 24 through Wednesday, February 26.


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Funding Recommended for Low-Income Neighborhood Projects

Almost $6 million in funding recommended for projects to improve low-income neighborhoods in the City of Bakersfield.


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UPDATE: Nighttime Closure Planned for Ming Ave On-Ramp to Highway 99

Overnight closures and traffic controls to be in place starting Tuesday, February 18.


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City Offices Will be Closed for Presidents Day



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Traffic Control at State Route 43 and Stockdale Highway

Traffic control will be needed at State Route 43 and Stockdale Highway on Thursday, February 20, as crews stripe the south side of the new roundabout.


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Weekend Closures at 24th Street/Oak Street Intersection

Crews will be performing paving and striping work at the intersection.


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Stretch of Kern River Parkway Bike Trail to be Closed for Resurfacing

Part of the Kern River Parkway Bike Trail will be closed as crews work to resurface the trail.


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Commission and Civil Service Board Positions Available

Interested applicants can learn how to apply for the positions here.


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Closures Planned for Hwys 58 and 99

A nighttime closure has been scheduled for the two outside lanes along southbound State Route 99, in the vicinity of the junction with State Route 58, on Thursday, February 6.


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Monthly Pet Vaccine Clinic Set for Saturday

The City of Bakersfield Animal Control Unit will be offering its monthly low-cost vaccine clinic on Saturday, February 8 at Jefferson Park (801 Bernard Street) from 9 a.m. to noon.


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Olive Drive and Jewetta Avenue Intersection Closed

The intersection is closed until further notice while crews repair damaged gas line.


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Weekend Closure Planned for Oak Street Between 21st & 24th

The contractor for the 24th Street Improvement Project will begin paving operations at the Oak Street/24th Street intersection this weekend.


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Freeze Warning in Effect for Bakersfield Starting at Midnight

Freeze warning in effect starting at midnight Feb. 3 into Feb. 4.


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Weekend Closures Planned on 24th Street

The contractor for the 24th Street Improvement Project plans to close the 24th Street/Eye Street intersection at 2 a.m. Saturday, February 1, for drainage work.


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Union Pacific Railroad to Perform Property Cleanup

As part of a partnership with the City of Bakersfield, Union Pacific Railroad will be performing multiple clean-up efforts around UPRR-owned sites starting Tuesday, January 28.


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Point-in-Time Homeless Count Conducted in Bakersfield, Kern County

Hundreds of volunteers took part in the annual Point-In-Time Homeless Count in Bakersfield and Kern County.


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City Council Approves Shelter Site Purchase

Before a nearly capacity crowd in the City Council Chambers, following more than two dozen public speakers, the City Council Wednesday night approved the purchase of property to be used as a future emergency low-barrier homeless shelter.


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Stine Road Closures at Stockdale Highway

The contractor for the Centennial Corridor Mainline plans to close Stine Road on the south side of Stockdale Highway on Monday, January 27.


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Nighttime On-Ramp Closure: Ming Avenue to NB Highway 99

The on-ramp from Ming Avenue to northbound State Route 99 will be closed during nighttime hours Monday, January 27 through Wednesday, January 29.


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Gosford Road Closure Planned for Paving

Beginning Monday January 27th, 2020, Gosford Road from Panama Lane to McCutchen Road will be closed to allow for the Developer to complete construction and paving of Gosford Road.


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Bay Street will be Closed North of 24th Street

The contractor for the 24th Street Improvement Project will need to close Bay Street on the north side of 24th Street on Wednesday, January 22.


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Traffic Control on Real Road Continues

The contractor for the Centennial Corridor Mainline will continue setting falsework across Real Road this week.


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City Offices Will be Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The City of Bakersfield's offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.


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Bakersfield City Council Selects Next City Manager

The City of Bakersfield is pleased to announce that the City Council has named Christian Clegg as its next City Manager.


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Trees to be Removed from California Avenue Median

Trees in danger of falling will be replaced by Recreation & Parks Department. Lane closures on California Avenue will be required during removal next week.


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Point-in-Time Count Training gets Underway

More than 100 volunteers took part in the first Point-in-Time Homeless Count training session in Bakersfield at the Mission at Kern County on Wednesday, January 15.


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More than 360 Pet Vaccinations Given at First Monthly Clinic

The City's first monthly low-cost pet vaccination clinic was held this past weekend where more than 360 vaccines were given to local animals.


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Traffic Control on Real Road Starts Wednesday

The contractor for the Centennial Corridor Mainline will begin setting bridge falsework across Real Road this week.


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First Police Academy of Public Safety & Vital Services Measure Graduates

Bakersfield Law Enforcement Training Academy Class 19-01 graduated on Thursday, January 9, 2020.


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Hwy 99 Ramp Closure on Sunday

Long-term ramp closure planned to start Jan. 12.


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Weekend Closure for Chester Avenue North of 24th Street

An around-the-clock closure is scheduled this weekend for Chester Avenue on the north side of 24th Street.


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Monthly Pet Vaccine Clinics Returning

This year we're coming to YOU!


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Night Closure Planned for Westside Pkwy/Truxtun Ave On-Ramp

A nighttime closure has been scheduled for the westbound Westside Parkway on-ramp from Truxtun Avenue for Thursday, January 9.


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City Holds Third Community Outreach Meeting on Proposed Homeless Shelter

Staff from the City of Bakersfield met with dozens of community members at a third outreach meeting held at the Mechanics Bank Convention Center to discuss the proposed emergency homeless shelter project.


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Traffic Control Needed at Hwy 43 and Stockdale Hwy this Week

The contractor for the new roundabout at the State Route 43 (Enos Lane) and Stockdale Highway intersection plans to complete paving operations for this phase of the project on Tuesday, January 7, and to stripe the new roadway on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10, weather permitting.


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Christmas Tree Recycling Options

The holidays are over. Now what to do with that Christmas tree...


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Bakersfield Fire Department Retains Exclusive Class 2 ISO Rating

The Bakersfield Fire Department improved its Insurance Services Office score and retained its Class 2 rating, putting it in the top 1.5% of all departments in the nation.

The ratings help determine homeowner insurance rates.


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Caltrans to Re-open, Close Highway 99 Ramps in Bakersfield

Changes coming to traffic patterns in Bakersfield starting January 3.


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Third Community Outreach Meeting Planned for Homeless Shelter Locations

City will host third meeting on search for site of future homeless shelter.


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Drainage Work to Force Weekend Closure on 24th Street

Around-the-clock closure will start Saturday at Eye Street


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City Offices Will be Closed for New Year's Eve and Day



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Closures Planned for Westside Parkway On-Ramp

Both nighttime and daytime closures expected starting Dec. 29


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Nighttime Westside Parkway Ramp Closures Planned

Road work schedule has been updated.


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City Offices Will be Closed for Christmas, New Year Holidays

Holiday closure schedule for Christmas and New Year's.


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Holiday Curbside Trash Pickup Schedule

Trash and recycling services will be delayed one day during the weeks of the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.


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Daytime Lane, Ramp Closures Planned on Westside Parkway

Crews will be sealing pavement joints on eastbound side of the parkway this week.


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Sinkhole Forces Lane Closure on 24th Street

One lane closed on westbound side of 24th Street just west of F Street and east of Cedar Street.


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City Holds Second Community Meeting for Homeless Shelter Project

City staff met with residents to answer questions and hear concerns about proposed homeless shelter project and its potential locations.


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Traffic Delays at Highway 43 and Stockdale Highway

Drivers should be aware of potential traffic delays Dec. 17 - 20.


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Survey: Public Outreach for Hazard Mitigation Plan

Help identify hazard risks in Bakersfield and Kern County.


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Nighttime Closures Rescheduled for Westside Parkway/Truxtun Avenue On-ramp

Crews will be installing a temporary concrete barrier rail on the on-ramp.


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Deadline Nearing to Apply for BKRHC Exec. Director Position

New homeless collaborative seeking an Executive Director to lead the non-profit.


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City Staff Answers Residents' Questions at Community Outreach Meeting

Project proposal presented to community, followed by comments and questions from residents.


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Citizens Oversight Committee Recommends Approval of $6M in PSVS Spending

Budget and recommendation presentations given to Committee this week.


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Lane Closures Planned on Westside Parkway

Plan an alternate route if you use the Westside Parkway Sunday through Tuesday as there will likely be delays due to road work.


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City of Bakersfield Joins Twitter

Bakersfield Twitter account goes live, will feature announcements and other communications to the public.


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Community Outreach Meetings Planned for Homeless Shelter Locations

Public is invited to attend and ask questions, learn about possible site locations that will be presented to City Council on January 22.


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37th Annual Bakersfield Christmas Parade Set for Dec. 5

Annual Christmas Parade is set for Thursday in Downtown. Road closures will accompany the event.


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Fuzz for Funds

In a collaborative effort with the Kern County 999 Foundation, we are currently raising charitable funds for the Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, and Kern County Deputy Jesse Harker's family. Deputy Harker was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and is undergoing treatment. Both organizations have come together for a fun "FUZZ FOR FUNDS" contest of our beard growing Bakersfield Police Officers.


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City Crews to Restore Campus Park South Sump Conditions

Resident complaints about the condition of the Campus Park South sump have led to maintenance project to restore the location to its 2014 condition.


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City Offices Will be Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The City of Bakersfield offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.


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Holiday Grease Collection Returns for City Residents

The City is offering its Holiday Grease Collection event to keep used cooking oil and grease from clogging drains and causing backups.


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Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Collection Schedule

Please note the following changes to the trash collection schedule due to the holiday.


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Southbound Wible Road to be Closed

Wible Road will need to be closed as crews work to widen the westbound bridge over Highway 99.


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Overnight Road Closure Scheduled for Truxtun Avenue

Nighttime closure planned for Truxtun Avenue on November 26.


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Closures Planned for Lanes on Hwy 99

Lane closures on Highway 99 planned, as well as long-term closure of south side of the Stockdale Highway and Stine Road intersection.


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City Council Approves Police Recruitment and Retention Incentives

Eligible Police Trainees will receive up to $3,000 bonuses for completing Academy and one year of service.


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Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event Set for November 30

Music, food and Santa Claus will be featured at Third Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event at Centennial Plaza.


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City Employees Donate Canned Food to CAPK Food Bank

Employees donate more than 5,000 pounds of food for families in need.


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Multiple Road Closures Scheduled This Week

Crews working near Mohawk Street ramps onto the Westside Parkway, as well as near Wible Road.


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Seeking: Executive Director for Bakersfield Kern County Homeless Collaborative

New homeless collaborative seeking an Executive Director to lead the non-profit.


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City Staff Visits San Luis Obispo Low-Barrier Homeless Shelter

Bakersfield staff visited 40 Prado, a low-barrier homeless shelter in San Luis Obispo County, to learn more about what operating a low-barrier shelter in Bakersfield will require.


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Bakersfield Marathon Road Closures this Weekend

Multiple roads to be closed for Annual Bakersfield Marathon on Sunday, November 17.


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City Offices Will be Closed for Veterans Day Holiday

The City of Bakersfield offices will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday.


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New Freeway Connector Bridge to Open Nov. 13

Details on lane and ramp closures, as well as detours as crews work to open the new freeway connector bridge.


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Bakersfield Celebrates America Recycles Day on Nov. 8

Join the 10th Annual America Recycles Day and get rid of your recyclable items in one convenient location!


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Students Take Part in 65th Annual Teen City Government Day

More than 80 local high school students participated in Teen City Government Day with the City of Bakersfield, learning about civil service and how the City operates on a daily basis.


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Community Relations Monthly E-Tip: Holiday Shopping

The holiday season has arrived! November and December are the busiest months for retailers. Although holidays are seen as a time for giving, criminals view the holiday season as a time for taking.


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Results for the 37th Annual Bakersfield Police Memorial Run

The results are in for this annual run!



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Introducing Bakersfield's New Development Services Director

Christopher Boyle joins the City of Bakersfield as the new Development Services Director.


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Grand Opening of Bakersfield's 60th Public Park

Ribbon cutting and grand opening held for new Belcourt Park, Bakersfield's 60th public park.


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City Announces Purchase Agreement for New Homeless Shelter Location

In an effort to address homelessness concerns in Bakersfield, the City has reached a purchase agreement in principle with Calcot Limited for 7.5 acres of property and office space in southeast Bakersfield to be used for a new homeless shelter.


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Notice of Primary Municipal Election

Primary Municipal Election to be held in Bakersfield on March 3, 2020 for office of Mayor.


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$1.5M Replanting Project Gets Underway in Bakersfield

Massive $1.5 million replanting project across Bakersfield starts, answering request by residents for quality of life improvements.


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Nighttime Closures Planned on Highway 99 at Belle Terrace

Contractor will be installing part of the new Belle Terrace Bridge starting Monday, October 28, requiring nighttime lane closures.


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Bakersfield Seeking Candidates for City Manager

See all that Bakersfield has to offer as we look for our next City Manager!


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City Efforts to Find Site for Future Low-Barrier Homeless Shelter Continue

The City of Bakersfield has identified multiple locations that would fit the City's needs, but negotiations have not progressed enough for a final agreement to be in place by the Oct. 23 City Council meeting.


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Weekend Closure on Southbound F Street

Two lanes on F Street will be closed during sewer line work this weekend, as well as part of 23rd Street. Read further for detour details.


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Looking for Work? Apply Now for New Openings!

Apply now for open positions with the City, or sign up for Job Notifications.


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Mission at Kern County Expansion Approved by BZA

The City's Board of Zoning Adjustment unanimously approved plans to redesign Mission at Kern County facility.


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UPDATE: PG&E Implements PSPS in Parts of Bakersfield

Parts of Bakersfield affected by PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff event.


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New Full-time, Temporary Jobs Now Open

New positions open with the City of Bakersfield, including Economic Development Director.


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City Awarded $3 Million Federal Grant For Park Improvements

City of Bakersfield grant money and matching total from Public Safety & Vital Services will go toward improvements at Kaiser Permanente Sports Village.


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Cleanup Service Launches in Downtown, Old Town Kern

The City's new human waste cleanup service launches, providing Downtown, Old Town Kern a new way to combat homelessness issue.


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Cleanup Crews, Security Patrol Agreements Approved by City Council

Two new pilot programs approved by City Council to help address Bakersfield homelessness concerns.


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Water Conservation Efforts Continuing in the City

City is still saving water even after conservation targets were removed and in spite of population growth.


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Bike Path Closure Planned near Westside Parkway

Part of the Kern River Parkway Trail near the Westside Parkway on- and off-ramps at Truxtun Avenue will be closed due to construction work on the new bridge.


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Nighttime Lane Closures planned for Next Week

Road work expected to impact nighttime and daytime driving starting Monday, September 16.


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City Council Takes Steps to Address Homelessness Concerns

Council directed City staff to find solutions to growing homelessness issues across Bakersfield.


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Encampment Reporting now available on Bakersfield Mobile App

Report encampments and illegal camping to Code Enforcement's seven-day a week Rapid Response Team through the Bakersfield Mobile App


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City, First Responders Remember Those Lost on 9/11

The Bakersfield Fire Department hosted the annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Fire Station 15 on Buena Vista Road.


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Nighttime Lane Closures on Hwy 99 and Real Road

Nighttime lane closures next week are part of Phase 3 of the Centennial Corridor project.


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City of Bakersfield Unveils New Branding and Logo

Unique partnership between City, Kern County, other agencies and local businesses results in new looks for all.


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City Treasury now Accepting Apple Pay

Apple Pay can now be used to securely pay many of your bills at the City Treasury.


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October City Council Meeting Rescheduled

The Bakersfield City Council meeting set for Oct. 16, 2019 has been rescheduled due to a scheduling conflict.


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Bike Path Closure for Mosquito Abatement

The bike path near Allen Road and Enos Lane will be closed for three hours on Sept. 6 for mosquito abatement.


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City Officials Talk Economic Development with State Leaders

Mayor, City staff and others travel to Sacramento to talk about regional economic development activities with state leaders.


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PG&E Pipeline Work May Impact Traffic

PG&E pipeline modernization work will impact traffic in Southwest and South Bakersfield starting next week.


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Bakersfield Public Safety and Vital Services Measure Newsletter

The August 2019 edition of the Bakersfield Public Safety and Vital Services Measure newsletter is now available!


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Hours extended at Spray Parks for Labor Day Weekend

The Recreation and Parks Department is extending Spray Parks operations by two hours all three days of the weekend in honor of Labor Day!


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City of Bakersfield Job Postings

The City of Bakersfield is recruiting for the following positions:


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Reconstruction of South H Street from Pacheco Road to White Lane

Beginning the week of August 12th, 2019, the City of Bakersfield will begin a project to reconstruct the roadways on South H Street from Pacheco Road to White Lane and Wible Road from White Lane to Planz Road.


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Reconstruction of Old River Road and Panama Lane

The reconstruction of the roadway on Panama Lane from Mountain Vista Drive to Old River Road and Old River Road from Panama Lane to Gazelle Creek Lane has been extended and expected to be completed by August 14, 2009

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Reconstruction of District Boulevard from Gosford Road to Stine Road

Beginning the week of July 18th, 2019, the City of Bakersfield will begin a project to reconstruct the roadway on District Boulevard from Gosford Road to Stine Road.


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Reconstruction of Haley Street from Columbus Street to University Avenue

Beginning the week of July 8th, 2019, the City of Bakersfield will begin a project to reconstruct the roadway on Haley Street from Columbus Street to University Street.



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City Offices Closed for Fourth of July

City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Trash services delayed one day.



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Jastro Park Pickleball/Tennis Court Complex Ribbon Cutting

The City of Bakersfield will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at Jastro Park for the new Pickleball and Tennis Court Complex beginning at 8 a.m.


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4th of July Community Celebration

The annual July 4th Community Celebration returns to the Park at Riverwalk.


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Jacqui Kitchen Appointed Assistant City Manager

Ms. Kitchen previously served as Development Services Director and has been with the City since December 2014.


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City Manager's Office Releases Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20

Proposed spending plan includes 43 new sworn police positions to reduce response times for emergency calls for service.


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Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Plan Survey

The City of Bakersfield is currently working on a Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Plan that will evaluate the City's roadways and intersections, identify and analyze various "hot spots" around the City, as well as provide some design recommendations for consideration.

Deadline: July 31, 2019


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BPD K-9 Trial

Please join us for our annual K-9 Trial, showcasing the skills of our police K-9 teams locally and from across the region. Proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Support Foundation. There will be fun for the whole family! See the attached flyer for further details on this event.


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Bakersfield Public Safety & Vital Services Measure Effective April 1, 2019

The Measure is a locally controlled one-cent sales tax measure that will provide approximately $58 million annually to the City of Bakersfield to address top community priorities including enhancing public safety, reducing homelessness and bolstering economic development activities. The Measure is effective April 1, 2019, within the City of Bakersfield.


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Scout Day at the BPD

If you know or have a child who is apart of a local scout troop, then this event is for them! We will have group tours every 30 minutes and demonstrations from our specialized units: SWAT, K9's & Bomb Squad.


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Development Services Building to Reopen on 2/12 at 8 a.m.

A water main break caused a temporary closure to the facility.


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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The City provides several convenient ways to keep your Christmas tree out of the landfill.


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Holiday Schedules for City Offices and Services

City office and facility hours are altered for holidays.


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Holiday Schedule Announced for Trash and Recycling Services

During the weeks of Christmas and New Year holidays, all trash and recycling services within the City of Bakersfield will be delayed by one day following each holiday.


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Holiday Grease Collection 2018

Residents are invited to dispose of their used cooking oil and grease at the City’s Holiday Grease Collection Event.


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Traffic Advisory/Street Closures for Bakersfield Marathon

Street Closures begin 4:30 a.m. Sunday, November 18th


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Cars & Kids

Please join us for the 4th annual car show and kids festival at the Bakersfield Police Activities League (BPAL), Cars & Kids!


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Clear the Shelters

For the second year in a row our local NBC affiliate, KGET-17, is partnering with the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center for the national “Clear the Shelters” effort. The campaign officially began July 28th with reduced adoption fees leading up to the Clear the Shelters Day event on Saturday, August 18th from 8:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m. at 201 South Mt. Vernon Avenue.


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Text-to-911

In an emergency, dialing 911 is a call for help. But people with hearing loss or those who must remain quiet in a dangerous situation aren’t able to place a call safely or at all. Kern County Public Safety personnel have worked with stakeholders around Kern County in partnership with CalOES 9-1-1 branch to implement Text-to-911. All residents of Kern County are now able to use the service throughout the county and eventually throughout the state of California.


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One Day Delay for Trash and Recycling Collection Services Beginning on July 4th Holiday



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Tips for Having a Crime Free Summer

Summer means a break from school and a chance to take a vacation - unfortunately, summer also provides opportunities for criminal activity in our neighborhoods. You can decrease the chance of becoming a victim this summer by following these tips.


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Now Accepting Applications for Lateral Police Officers

The Bakersfield Police Department is excited to announce that the recruitment for Lateral Police Officer is now open. To apply for this great career opportunity, please click on the "Read More" button below.


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City of Bakersfield, PG&E Upgrade Streetlights with Energy Efficient Lights

The 13,000 new streetlights will provide more direct and natural light to help improve public safety and lower the city’s energy costs. As a result of this project, Bakersfield will save more than $710,000 annually in energy costs.


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New Submit a Tip Method

NEW SUBMIT A TIP METHOD

The Bakersfield Police Department is offering a new method for sending anonymous tips and information via the internet. This new system will be accessible through a link on the Bakersfield Police Department homepage or by accessing www.p3tips.com.


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Senate Bill 1 Projects Underway in Bakersfield

The City of Bakersfield is estimated to receive $86 million over the next 10 years to fund much-needed street maintenance projects.


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Downtown Bakersfield Parking Study Community Meeting

The City of Bakersfield will be hosting a community meeting to garner public input on the Draft Downtown Bakersfield Parking Study on Monday March 26th, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Further details, including project area, are outlined in the accompanying press release.


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City Announces Settlement of TCP Lawsuit

City to receive $54 million to treat affected wells; Water customers will not be assessed previously approved increases in July 2018 and 2019.


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Changes to Occur for Trash Pickup During Holiday Period

There will be no trash pick up on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017 or New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018.


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Rehab Work to Continue Through End of Year on Multi-Use Path

City crews will be performing work on the Kern River Parkway Multi-Use Path from the Stockdale Highway undercrossing to the State Route 99 undercrossing.


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Holiday Cooking Grease Collection Event

11/27/2017 through 1/5/2018
The City of Bakersfield is providing residents a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease.

(Click here for more details)


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Temporary Street Closures this Sunday for the Bakersfield Marathon

An estimated 2,000 runners will take to the streets of Bakersfield for the 2nd Annual Bakersfield Marathon on Sunday November 12th, street closures will occur throughout the City.


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Safety Segments - Vehicle Burglary and Auto Theft Prevention

Vehicle burglaries, thefts from unsecured vehicles, and auto thefts are a problem for our city. Criminals are opportunists, and seek to victimize law abiding citizens anytime an opportunity presents itself. This is especially true when it comes to our vehicles.


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City, Tarina Homes Ink Deal for Mesa Marin Naming Rights

The regional park in northeast Bakersfield becomes Tarina Homes Sports Complex at Mesa Marin.


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Section of Kern River Parkway Multi-Use Path to Close for Weed Removal

Path closure from Allen Road to Enos Lane to be in effect on October 25th from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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City Smartphone App Expanded to Include Code Enforcement Reporting

Users will now be able to report common types of code enforcement issues such as overgrown lawn or weeds, junk, trash and/or debris in a yard, abandoned furniture, algae in swimming pools and vehicles parked on a lawn.


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Kern River Groundwater Sustainability Agency to Hold Public Outreach Meeting

Meeting is open to the general public and anyone interested in learning more about California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act


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City Launches Open Budget Platform

New application provides a visual, intuitive means of exploring and analyzing the City's operating and capital budgets.


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Free Fireworks Show Tonight!

Fireworks show starts at 9:15 p.m. tonight at the Park at River Walk!


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Bakersfield Municipal Airport (L45) DBE Goals FY 2016-2018

The City of Bakersfield hereby announces its fiscal years 2016 through 2018 goal of 4.68% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) airport construction Contracts. The proposed goals and rationale is available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at the City of Bakersfield, Annex Bldg, 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 for 30 days from the date of this publication.


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4th of July Event Returns to Park at River Walk

Free event includes fireworks show and live entertainment.


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Illegal Fireworks Usage Subject to $1,000 Citation

Fireworks task forces will be active for July 4th holiday enforcement period


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Traffic Advisory: Reconstruction of California Avenue from Oak Street to South H Street

All work on this project is scheduled to be complete in August 2017.


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Operation Splash to be Held on Monday

New waterslides will be open for the first time to the public!


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City Offices Closed on Monday, May 29th

City offices closed in observance of Memorial Day.


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Section of Kern River Multi-Use Path to Close Temporarily

Closure to allow for aerial mosquito spraying.


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Notice for Public Meeting - Consultation for DBE Program Opportunities at Bakersfield Municipal Airport

As part of establishing the upcoming DBE goals for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016/2017/2018, a public meeting will be held on May 31, 2017, at 3:00 PM in the Basement Conference Room at City Hall South, 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA, 93301, for the purpose of discussing potential opportunities for DBE participation in upcoming projects, gain input, and to answer questions.


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Traffic Advisory: Reconstruction of Wilson Road from Wible Road to South H Street

A project to reconstruct the roadway on Wilson Road from Wible Road to South H Street will begin April 10, 2017.


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Traffic Advisory: Reconstruction of Gosford Road from White Lane to Pacheco Road

A project to reconstruct the roadway on Gosford Road from White Lane to Pacheco Road will begin the week of April 10, 2017.


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Kern River Multi-Use Path Reopens

Path reopens from Allen Road to approximately one mile west after emergency repairs to an existing berm were completed.


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City Recruiting for Director of Technology Services

Dynamic and exciting opportunity to lead the City's highly skilled, 38 member Technology Services team.


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City of Bakersfield Job Opportunities

New Job Opportunities Available


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City Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Government Finance Officers Association recognizes City's Fiscal Year 2016-17 Adopted Budget Document.


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Kern River Parkway Multi-Use Path Reopens (Update #3)

Path reopened after repairs due to washout of a levee.


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Kern River Parkway Multi-Use Path Reopened

Multi-Use path was closed from just west of Coffee Road to the Truxtun Lakes area to the east due to emergency operations within the area.


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Community Meetings Scheduled for Centennial Corridor Project

Three meetings to be held to provide residents with an overview of sewer and utility relocations and the installation of new cul-de-sacs on various streets to be constructed with the future transportation corridor.


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Statement from Mayor Karen Goh Regarding the Passing of Councilmember Jeff Tkac



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Statement from City Manager's Office Regarding the Passing of Councilmember Jeff Tkac

Statement from City Manager's Office Regarding the Passing of Councilmember Jeff Tkac


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Safe Digging Starts With Notifying 811

An underground utility line is damaged once every six minutes nationwide. A free call to 811 to have lines properly marked can help prevent dig ins and potentially catastrophic accidents.


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Report A Service Request on your smart phone or online

Bakersfield Mobile App

The City of Bakersfield is improving citizen accessibility with its innovative Bakersfield mobile application.Using the application, users are able to report service-related issues, including damaged parks equipment, illegal dumping, graffiti, street lights, traffic signals, and potholes. Issues can be reported through photos, video, audio or e-mail messages.


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City Holiday Closures and Impacts

See what City services and programs will be impacted due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays.


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New Councilmembers Sworn In

Ceremony held to recognize outgoing and incoming councilmembers.


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Street Closures for Railroad Crossing Improvement on 30th Street

Full street closures will occur in the area of 30th and M Streets to upgrade a railroad crossing.


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Leaf Collection Program to Begin October 17th

Residents can pile leaves in City streets to be removed by City crews.


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BFD & KERN RIVER SAFETY




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Solid Waste Contracts With Homeless Center

The Solid Waste Division contracts clients of the Bakersfield Homeless Center. Crews sort items at the composting facility and clean up litter on highways thanks to support from sponsors, and local and state agencies. Crew members are grateful for the opportunity to rebuild their lives.


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State Route 99 at Hosking Avenue Interchange Construction

Contractor preparing for the construction of a new bridge at Hosking and State Route 99. Stay up-to-date on all freeway projects by visiting www.Bakersfieldfreeways.us.


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