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Pacific Gas and Electric Company is warning people about a possible phone scam. A person claiming to be a PG&E representative calls victims demanding immediate payment for past due electricity bills. The company never does that. If contacted, call the Bakersfield Police Department.
Californians surpassed a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month, using nearly 27 percent less in August than the same month in 2013. Water companies & their customers in Bakersfield are still struggling to reach the 36% conservation mandate set by the state.
The 125th anniversary of Yosemite National Park was marked by a ceremony in Yosemite Valley this week. About 1,500 people attended the event, which included a Native American blessing and a tribute to John Muir, the naturalist who worked to preserve Yosemite and other parts of the Sierra Nevada.
The deadly and destructive wildfire in Northern California has been fully contained more than three weeks after it broke out. It killed two men and destroyed 475 homes. Another fire in Lake County that killed four people and destroyed 2,000 structures is 97 percent contained after burning for nearly three weeks.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny with highs in the 80s on Saturday. It will be cooler on Sunday with highs in the 70s and a 30% chance of rain.