BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol made a difference for Kern County residents this weekend, one tune up at a time.
In order to help prepare children for the new school year, the CHP teamed up with Bike Bakersfield, Public Health Services and other local and state agencies to get bikes ready for school.
"It's so important we come out and just spread the message of safety among local communities," said public information officer Robert Rodriguez, with the CHP. "East Bakersfield has the majority of fatalities, with most occurring east of the 99."
Trained bicycle technicians inspected bikes and helmets with the goal of educating kids about bike safety and prevent more deaths from bicycle-related accidents in Kern County.
The event was free to the public and kids were also given new helmets along with other goodies.
Highway 46 closes after gas leak in Wasco
The Kern County Fire Department is currently working on a natural gas leak near the Wasco State Prison Thursday.
As high winds rises, so does Valley Fever in KC
With wind speeds picking up across Kern County, it becomes bothersome for those with allergies.
CHP warns drivers of high winds while traveling
The California Highway Patrol Central Division tweeted they were concerned about high wind and dust Thursday and Friday, as Labor Day weekend…
BPD investigating phone call at Garces HS
Garces Memorial High School is under investigation by Bakersfield Police Department after someone called the school and threatened the…