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California City hires new fire chief

Posted at 11:09 PM, Jan 23, 2018

California City appointed a new fire chief Friday.

Dave Goodell will replace former Cal City fire chief Justin Vincent.

Goodell most recently worked for Kern County Fire Department for 37 years.

Vincent was terminated by Stockwell last month. Many in the community believed letting Vincent go was the wrong idea and several residents rallied behind Vincent asking the city to re-hire him and for action to be taken against Stockwell.

In a statement from Vincent's lawyer, he claims the termination was because of Vincent's refusal to allow exceptions for marijuana businesses.

Stockwell denied these allegations.