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Dozens of local Starbucks closing for racial sensitivity training

Here's a list of Starbucks in Kern County closing
Posted at 4:01 AM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 14:46:17-04

Many Starbucks locations will close on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. local time to allow for employees to participate in racial sensitivity education. 

All Starbucks company-owned retail stores and corporate offices will be closed in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29. Franchised locations are not participating in Tuesday's training. 

The training was announced last month after a store manager called police to forcibly remove two African-Americans for loitering. The incident drew criticism and calls for boycott against Starbucks. 

 "The company's founding values are based on humanity and inclusion," said executive chairman Howard Schultz, who joined Johnson and other senior Starbucks leaders in Philadelphia to meet with community leaders and Starbucks partners. "We will learn from our mistakes and reaffirm our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for every customer."

Starbucks has updated its store hours online. To see if your local Starbucks will be closed Tuesday afternoon, click here

Starbucks Closing:

Chester & California

24th & L Street

Valley Plaza Mall – North Entrance

California & Easton

Ming & Real

Buck Owens & Rosedale HWY

Stockdale & Village

White & Hughes

Mt. Vernon & HWY 178

White & Stine

Ming & Ashe

Oswell & Auburn

Colony & Panama

Olive & Knudsen

Stockdale & Coffee 

Panama & Stine

Weedpatch HWY & HWY 58

Coffee & Hageman The Marketplace

Rosedale & Calloway

Gosford & Pacheco

Stockdale HWY & Calloway

Hageman & Calloway

7th Standard & HWY 65

Olive & Calloway

Rosedale HWY & Froehlich

I-5 & HWY 58

HWY 46 & Palm

Laval Road & Wheeler Ridge

Laval & I-5

Cecil & HWY 99

Tehachapi & Trucker

Olive & Main

Olive & Cloverleaf

Prospect & Henderson