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23ABC News at 11 AM | Top Stories for November 25, 2019

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23ABC News at 11 AM | Top Stories for November 25, 2019
23ABC News at 11 AM | Top Stories for November 25, 2019

The Westchester bowling alley in Central Bakersfield has officially closed its doors as staff members are busy moving the entire operation to the bowling alley in the southwest.

Plus, Kern County Fire is investigating what sparked a deadly structure fire in Rosamond early this morning.

11AM, I'M DANIELLEKERNKAMP.AND I'M MIKE HART..THE WESTCHESTER BOWLING ALLEY INCENTRALBAKERSFIELD HAS OFFICIALLYCLOSED ITS DOORS -- AS STAFFMEMBERS ARE BUSY MOVING THEENTIRE OPERATION TOTHE BOWLING ALLEY IN THESOUTHWEST.A-M-F POSTED SIGNS ON THEIRDOORS AT 30TH AND F STREETS --INFORMING PATRONS OF THE BOWLINGALLEY'S CLOSURE THISWEEKEND.THE SIGN READS QUOTE WEAPPRECIATE THE MANY MEMORIESMADE HERE AND HOPE TO SEE YOUALL AT THE SOUTHWESTCENTER.THE A-M-F LOCATION IS THEEXCISTING BUSINESS ONWIBLE ROAD.WHILE THE BOWLING ALLEY WILLCLOSE -- MOSSMAN'SRESTAURANT WILL REMAIN OPEN ATTHE WESTCHESTERLOCATION.LET'S CHECK IN NOW WITH 23ABC'SCHIEF METEOROLOGISTELAINA RUSK FOR A FIRST LOOK ATYOUR STORM SHIELD FORECAST.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.KERN COUNTY FIRE ISINVESTIGATING WHAT SPARKED ADEADLY STRUCTURE FIRE INROSAMOND EARLY THISMORNING.K-C-F-D RESPONDED TO THE FIRE ONFRANKLIN AVENUEIN ROSAMOND AROUND 4-45 A-M.CREWS FOUND A DETACHED GARAGE...FULLY ENGULFED WITHHEAVY SMOKE AND FLAMES.FIREFIGHTERS STARTEDEXTINGUISHING THE BLAZE FROMTHE OUTSIDE... PROTECTING NEARBYHOMES.EVEN THOUGH IT WAS KNOCKED DOWNIN A MATTER OFMINUTES, THEY DID FIND A BODYINSIDE DURING A SEARCH.THE CAUSE IS UNDERINVESTIGATION.ONE PERSON IS UNDER ARREST INWHAT BAKERSFIELDPOLICE ARE CALLING A STREET RACETHAT ENDED WITH THE DEATHOF AN UNIDENTIFED WOMAN.INVESTIGATORS SAY A RED MUSTANGAND GREY DODGE RAMWERE SPEEDING DOWN OLD RIVERROAD..

BETWEEN MING AND ANDWHITE OAK DRIVE AROUND FIVEP-M..

WHEN THE MUSTANGCOLLIDED WITH A MINIVAN.THE IMPACT SENT THE VAN SPINNINGINTO ANOTHER CAR.THE FEMALE DRIVER WAS PRONOUNCEDDEAD AT THESCENE..

AND TWO MINORS WERETAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITHMODERATE TO MAJOR INJURIES.THE DRIVER OF THE MUSTANG WASDETAINED -- AND FURTHERINVESTIGATION LED TO THE ARRESTOF 50-YEAR-OLD RONALDPIERCE ON CHARGES OF VEHICULARMANSLAUGHTER..D-U-I AND RECKLESS DRIVING.

HE'SDUE IN COURT TOMORROW.B-P-D IS STILL INVESTIGATING.ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKEDTO CALL B-P-D AT -- 3-2-7 --71--11.A CHANGE OF PLANS OVER THEWEEKEND..

AFTER THE OWNER OFCAFE MED ANNOUNCED LAST WEEKTHEY WOULD BECLOSING THEIR DOORS ONWEDNESDAY.

BUT DUE TO WHAT HESAID WERE UNFORSEEN FINANCIALCOMPLICATIONS -- THEY HAD TOCLOSE EARLY.THE RESTAURANT OFFICIALLY CLOSEDITS DOORS ON SATURDAY -- AFTERMEIR BROWN SAID THEY REDEEMEDNEARLY 12-THOUSAND DOLLARS INGIFT CARDS.LOCATED OFF OF STOCKDALE HIGHWAY--- HAS BEEN A PLACE OFMEMORIES FOR MANY PEOPLE OFBAKERSFIELD FOR THE PAST 28YEARS.BROWN SAID THEY ARE NOT ABLE TOHONOR ANY OUTSTANDINGGIFT CARDS OR VOUCHERS AT THISTIME -- IF THEY ARE NOTPREPAID FOR OR PRE-ORDERED.23ABC SPOKE WITH SAMS CLUBOFFICIALS WHO SAID 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 HIGH RANKING SHERIFF'SDEPUTY WHO PASSED 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.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.ALSO TOMORROW -- CALIFORNIAPIZZA KITCHEN IS INVITINGFIREFIGHTERS ACROSS THE STATE TOENJOY A FREE ENTREE.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 ON STOCKDALEHIGHWAY.AND, THE ARMED FORCES SUPPORTFOUNDATION JUST ANNOUNCED THATTHEY WILL BE HOLDING AFUNDRAISER AT JERSEY MIKE'SSUBS ON DECEMBER 9TH.THE FOUNDATION SAYS 20-PERCENTOF ALL SALES WILL GO TOWARDSHELPING VETERANS OF ALL ERAS.

ITWILL TAKE PLACE AT 51-20STOCKDALE HIGHWAY, LOCATED NEARTHE ALDI GROCERY STORE.THE SANDWICH SHOP WILL BE OPENFROM 10 TO 7 P.M.TA PETRO IS A ONE STOP SHOP FORTRAVELERS ACROSS THECOUNTRY AND NOW THEY'RE HIRINGAT THEIR TEJON LOCATION.IN THIS WEEK'S KERN BACK INBUSINESS, 23ABC'S DANIELAGARRIDO HAS MORE ON WHAT THEY'RELOOKING FOR.TA PETRO AT THE TEJON OUTLETSSTRIVES TO BE THE GO-TO STOPFOR TRAVELERS ON THE I-5.CHRISTINA MIYAKAWA/TA PETRO FIELD RECRUITER: "WEHAVE GAS STATIONS, MINIMARKETS, FAST FOOD, SIT DOWNRESTAURANTS, TRUCK SERVICES,WE PROVIDE A WIDE VARIETY OFAMENITIES FOR TRAVELERS"THE SHOPPING CENTER IS LOOKINGTO HIRE IN MULTIPLEPOSITIONS AT THE 24-HOURLOCATION.CHRISTINA MIYAKAWA/TA PETROFIELD RECRUITER: "WEHAVE POSITIONS IN FAST FOOD,DISH WASHER, SERVER, CASHIER,WE HAVE A VARIETY OF POSITIONSOUT THERE FOR JUSTABOUT ANYONE BECAUSE WE OFFER SOMANY DIFFERENTTHINGS"THE COMPANY SAYS THEY ARE HIRINGFOR ALL SHIFTS AROUNDTHE CLOCK AND ARE LOOKING FORCUSTOMER ORIENTEDCANDIDATES.CHRISTINA MIYAKAWA/TA PETROFIELD RECRUITER:"WE'RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THATCAN SMILE AND MAKE SOMEONE'SDAY AND FEEL COMFORTABLE IN OURFACILITIES"A RECENT JOB CANDIDATE SAYS ITWAS HER CONSISTENTWORK HISTORY THAT HELPED HERRESUME STAND OUT AT ARECRUITING EVENT.MELISSA LANGLEY/JOB CANDIDATE:"THEY WERE IMPRESSEDWITH THE 10 YEARS WORKEXPERIENCE AND I'M BILINGUAL SOTHAT WORKED IN MY FAVOR AND IALSO TOLD THEM I HAVE MANAGEREXPERIENCE AND THEY WEREIMPRESSED WITH THAT" T-A PETROSAYS THE DRIVE TO TEJON IS OFTENA CONCERN FOR CANDIDATES BUTTHEY MAY OFFER EXTRACOMPENSATION AS WELL AS PUBLICTRANSIT ROUTE OPTIONS.

CHRISTINAMIYAKAWA/TA PETRO FIELDRECRUITER: "IT'S AN EASIER DRIVETHAN PEOPLE THINK ITS A 15MINUTE DRIVE IF YOU'RE IN THESOUTH SIDE OF TOWN IT'S ASTRAIGHT SHOT RIGHT DOWN THE 99"THE BAKERSFIELD NATIONALCEMETERY IS PREPARING FORITS ANNUAL WREATH-LAYING SALUTETO VETERANS... BUTTHEY NEED YOUR HELP...'WREATHS ACROSS AMERICABAKERSFIELD' AND THE LOCAL CIVILAIR PATROL ARE SEEKING THECOMMUNITY'S SUPPORT TOSPONSOR WREATHS FOR THEREMAINING THREE-THOUSANDVETERANS LAID TO REST AT THEBAKERSFIELD NATIONALCEMETERY.THIS YEAR'S WREATH GOAL IS52-HUNDRED.WITH JUST OVER TWO-THOUSANDWREATHS SPONSORED SOFAR THIS YEAR, MANY GRAVESITESMAY NOT RECEIVE A WREATH THISSEASON...THE DEADLINE IS A WEEK FROMTODAY -- DECEMBER 2ND.THIS YEAR, NATIONAL WREATHSACROSS AMERICA DAY ISSATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH.THE LOCAL CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT9 A.M.

-- IT'S FREE ANDOPEN TO THE PUBLIC.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TOSPONSOR A WREATH, CALL661-360-18-99.WE WILL SOON BE ENTERING THESEASON OF GIVING -- ANDTODAY -- YOU HAVE TO CHANCE TOGIVE TO LOCAL CHILDREN AHEADOF THE HOLIDAYS...THE BAKERSFIELD CHAPTER OF TOYSFOR TOTS IS HOSTING A TOYDROP OFF EVENT THIS AFTERNOON ATB-M-W OF BAKERSFEILD.TOYS FOR TOTS WILL BE ACCEPTINGTOYS AND CASHDONATIONS FROM 2 TO 5 P.M.LAST YEAR THEY -- DELIVERED TOYSTO MORE THAN 28-THOUSANDCHILDREN IN KERN COUNTY FORCHIRSTMAS.AGAIN..

IT'S HAPPENING AT THEB-M-W OF BAKERSFIELD AT54-HUNDRED GASOLINE ALLEY DRIVE.THE EVENT KICKS OFF AT 2 P.M.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 TAKINGBLANKETS... 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 DRIVE CONTINUES UNTILDECEMBER 16TH.

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