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23ABC News at 6 a.m. | Top Stories for November 25

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23ABC News at 6 a.m. | Top Stories for November 25
23ABC News at 6 a.m. | Top Stories for November 25

A fixture in the Bakersfield restaurant community closes its doors earlier than originally announced.

The reason for the early shutdown.

Plus, how you can save lives by taking part in one Black Friday giveaway in Kern County.

TAKING CARE OF ONE OF THE MOSTVULNERABLE GROUPS IN OURCOMMUNITY.A LOOK INTO AN ANNUALCELEBRATION BEFORETHANKSGIVING.A SPECIAL THANK YOU FOR THEFIRST RESPONDERSWHO RISK THEIR LIVES EVERY DAY.HOW FIREFIGHTERS CAN RECEIVE AFREE MEAL.AND THIS WEEK YOU CAN HELP SAVEA LIFE -- AND SAVE ON SOMEBLACK FRIDAY DEALS...WE'LL SHOW YOU HOWGOOD MORNING... AND THANKS FORTUNING IN FOR 23ABC NEWS ATSIX A-M..

I'M MIKE HART.AND I'M DANIELLE KERNKAMP.TODAY IS BREEZY AS A STORMPASSES ON SHORE TO OUR NORTH,BRINGING 50 MILE PER HOUR WINDGUSTS TO THE DESERT AND 25MILE PER HOUR WIND GUSTS TO THEVALLEY.

THAT LEAVES USMOSTLY SUNNY AND SEASONAL TODAY,WITH A FORECAST HIGHOF 62 IN BAKERSFIELD, RIGHT ONTRACK FOR AVERAGE.THE MOUNTAIN AND DESERTCOMMUNITIES WILL TOP OUT INTHE 50S TODAY, BUT THIS THEWARMEST DAY OF THE WEEK!INCREASING WINDS AND CLOUDSTOMORROW HELPTO COOL US DOWN AS RAIN ARRIVESLATE TOMORROW INTOEARLY WEDNESDAY.

WE'LL BETALKING ABOUT A QUARTERTO HALF AN INCH OF RAIN FOR THEVALLEY FLOOR, WITH 1-2 FEET OFSNOW ABOVE 5,000 FEET ONWEDNESDAY AND THANKSGIVINGDAY.

THAT MEANS THE MOUNTAINPASSES COULD CLOSE, SO THEBEST TIME TO TRAVEL WILL BEBEFORE 5 P.M.

TUESDAY,BECAUSE AFTER THAT IT GETSTRICKY.CAFE MED ANNOUNCING LAST WEEKTHEY WOULD BE GOINGOUT OF BUSINESS -- SET TO CLOSETHEIR DOORS ON WEDNESDAY.BUT THE OWNER SAID DUE TOUNFORSEEN FINANCIALCOMPLICATIONS -- THEY HAD TOCLOSE EARLY.THE RESTAURANT OFFICIALLY CLOSEDITS DOORS ONSATURDAY -- AFTER THEY REDEEMEDNEARLY 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GIFT CARDS.LOCATED OFF OF STOCKDALE HIGHWAY--- HAS BEEN A PLACE OFMEMORIES FOR MANY PEOPLE OFBAKERSFIELD FOR THE PAST 28YEARS.RESTAURANT OWNER MEIR BROWN SAIDTHEY ARE NOT ABLE TOHONOR ANY OUTSTANDING GIFT CARDSOR VOUCHERS ATTHIS TIME IF THEY ARE NOTPREPAID FOR OR PRE-ORDERED.23ABC SPOKE WITH SAMS CLUBOFFICIALS WHO SAY IF YOUPURCHASED A CAFE MED GIFT CARDTHROUGH THEM AND HAVERECEIVED A VALIDATION AND IT HASNOT BEEN USED --- THEN YOUARE ABLE TO RECEIVE A REFUND.TOMORROW, FUNERAL SERVICES FORTHE HIGHRANKING SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHOPASSED AWAY SUDDENLY,WILL TAKE PLACE IN NORTHEASTBAKERSFIELD.ACCORDING TO FAMILY, FRIENDS ANDSHAFTER POLICE CHIEFKEVIN ZIMMERMAN -- THE FUNERALSERVICES FOR K-C-S-OCOMMANDER IAN CHANDLER WILL BEHELD TOMORROW AT 10IN THE MORNING.THE SERVICE IS HAPPENING ATCANYON HILLS ASSEMBLY OF GODCHURCH LOCATED AT 70-01 AUBURNSTREET.A RECEPTION AT BUCK OWENSCRYSTAL PALACE WILL IMMEDIATELYFOLLOW THE SERVICE.CHANDLER DIED - A WEEK AGOYESTERDAY - AT HIS HOME.OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE WAITINGFOR THE CORONER TODETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH.C-H-P OFFICERS ARE LOOKING TOGIVE BACK TO CHILDREN IN NEED-- AND ONCE AGAIN 23ABC HASTEAMED UP WITH THEM TO HELPOUT.THE "CHIPS FOR KIDS" TOY DRIVEIS PUT TOGETHER BY LOCAL C-H-POFFICERS... WHO COLLECT NEW ANDUNWRAPPED TOYS AND OTHER ITEMSFOR INFANTS... TOTS AND TEENS.C-H-P OFFICIALS SAY WHEN THEYSTARTED THE DRIVE NINE YEARSAGO..

THEY HELPED A FEW HUNDREDKIDS.NOW -- THEY HELP ABOUT FOURTHOUSAND.THE DRIVE IS ACCEPTING MORE THANTOYS.THEY ARE ALSO TAKING BLANKETS...BIKES...CLOTHES... SHOES AND MORE.THE BEST PART?KIDS GET TO SHOP FOR THEIR OWNPRESENT..

MAKING THE GIFTTHAT MUCH MORE MEANINGFUL.IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT --THERE'S STILL TIME!YOU CAN ALSO DROP OFF ITEMS ATALL LOCAL WALGREENSSTORES, MOTOR CITY IN THE AUTOMALL, THE C-H-P HEADQUARTERS...AND EVEN RIGHT HERE AT OUR 23ABCNEWS STATION.

THE TOY DRIVECONTINUES UNTIL DECEMBER 16TH.THIS HOLIDAY SEASON YOU CAN HELPSAVE A LIFE WHILE ALSOSCORING SOME BLACK FRIDAY DEALS.HOUCHIN COMMUNITY BLOOD BANK HASTEAMED UP WITH LOCAL BUSINESSESTO OFFER SOME PRIZES FORDONORS.STARTING TODAY DONORS CAN MAKEAN APPOINTMENTWITH EITHER DONATION CENTER ANDRECEIVE A BLACK FRIDAYMYSTERY BOX .INSIDE--SOME TYPE OF GIFT CARD,COUPON OR DISCOUNT TO ONEOF SEVERAL DIFFERENT LOCALBUSINESSES.

ONE LUCKY DONOR WILLWIN A $500 TARGET GIFT CARD,SPONSORED BYTHE WONDERFUL COMPANY.THE EVENT RUNS FROM MONDAY TOFRIDAY, NOV.

28, EXCEPT FORTHANKSGIVING DAY.A RESOURCE FAIR WILL BEHAPPENING TOMORROW INHONOR OF WORLD AIDS DAY AND KERNCOUNTY WANTS THECOMMUNITY TO JOIN IN ON BRINGINGAWARNESS.THE RESOURCE FAIR WILL PROVIDEHEALTH AND SOCIALSERVICES INCLUDING FREE,CONFIDENTIAL H-I-V TESTING...ANDA FOOD DISTRIBUTION.EVENT ORGANIZERS SAY THE GOAL OFTHE FAIR IS TO RAISEAWARNESS OF KERN COUNTY'S H-I-VRATES.IT'S TOMORROW STARTING AT 8:30IN THE MORNING, IN THE SELF-HELPCREDIT UNION PARKING LOT,LOCATED AT 21ST AND EYE STREETS.A NEW STATEWIDE SURVEY FOUND AMAJORITY OF CALIFORNIANSSUPPORT THE CONCEPT OF A LAWTHAT WOULD REQUIRE LOCALGOVERNMENTS TO BUILD MOREHOMELESS SHELTERS.THE POLL FROM THE PUBLIC POLICYINSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIAFOUND 85 PERCENT OF RESPONDENTSARE CONCERNEDABOUT THE STATE'S HOMELESSPEOPLE.THE POLL ALSO FOUND THATREPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS ANDINDEPENDENTS ACROSS ALL REGIONSSHARED THE SAMECONCERNS.AT LEAST HALF OF THOSE SURVEYEDBELIEVE THE HOMELESSPOPULATION HAS INCREASED IN THELAST 12 MONTHS.IT'S THE START OF A BUSY WEEK ATTHE BAKERSFIELD HOMELESSCENTER...A HOLIDAY SEASON THAT BEGINSWITH THEIR ANNUALPRE-THANKSGIVING FEAST.THE CENTER HOSTING THEIR ANNUALTHANKSGIVINGFEAST THIS WEEKEND...LINES COULD BE SEEN HEADING PASTTHE GATE FILLED WITHFAMILIES AWAITING TO ENJOY AHOME COOKEDTHANKSGIVING STYLE MEAL.FAMILIES WERE ALSO GIVEN TAKEHOME THANKSGIVINGBASKETS TO PREPARE ONTHANKSGIVING, ALL THANKS TOTHE DONATIONS MADE BY THECOMMUNITY.TODAY WASN'T POSSIBLE WITHOUTTHE COMMUNITY STEPPING FORWARDAND HELPING MAKE IT HAPPEN ANDEVERYONE THAT WAS SHOPPING FORTHEIR OWN FAMILY AND BROUGH ITBY HERE,THANK YOU..

BECAUSE THERE AREPEOPLE MOMS , CHILDREN ANDFAMILIES LEAVINGWITH FULL TUMMIES THAT ARE HAPPYBECAUSE WE MADE IT POSSIBLE.THE BAKERSFIELD HOMELESS CENTERSAYS THEY ARE NOWGEARING UP FOR ANOTHER DINNERTHAT WILL BE PREPARED ONTHANKSGIVING DAY.THEY ARE SILL IN NEED OFADDITIONAL DONATIONS FORTHE REMAINDER OF THE HOLIDAYSEASON.ALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN ISINVITING FIREFIGHTERSACROSS THE STATE TO ENJOY A FREEENTREE TOMORROW.THE RESTAURANT SAYS THEY'REDOING IT TO SHOW APPRECIATIONFOR THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHOWORK TO KEEP OUR STATESAFE.FIREFIGHTERS CAN CHOOSE FROM APIZZA, PASTA OR FULLSIZE SALAD AND BEVERAGETOMORROW.THE DEAL APPLIES TO CURRENT ANDRETIRED FIREFIGHTERSWHO ARRIVE IN UNIFORM OR PROVIDEOTHER PROOF OFSERVICE.C-P-K IS LOCATED AT THE RIVERWALK, ON STOCKDALEHIGHWAY.AND, THE ARMED FORCES SUPPORTFOUNDATION JUST ANNOUNCED THATTHEY WILL BE HOLDING AFUNDRAISER AT JERSEY MIKE'SSUBS.THE FOUNDATION SAYS 20-PERCENTOF ALL SALES ON DECEMBER 9THWILL GO TOWARDS HELPING VETERANSOF ALL ERAS.IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT 51-20STOCKDALE HIGHWAY, LOCATED NEARTHE ALDI GROCERY STORE.THE SANDWICH SHOP WILL BE OPENFROM 10 TO 7 P.M.AND IF YOU'RE LOOKING FORSOMEONE ELSE TO DO THE COOKINGTHANKSGIVING... WE HAVE PUTTOGETHER A LISTOF ALL OF THE PLACES THAT WILLHAVE THEIR DOORS OPEN FORYOU TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYWITH FAMILY ANDFRIENDS.TAKE A LOOK..

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