- Category: CERD Spotlight
- Published on Sunday, 03 March 2013 20:36
- Written by Stacy Morse
After our first issue printed in January, we noticed that there are many organizations in Kern County that are working hard to help our community in so many different ways. We decided to put together a segment in each issue that will allow us to focus some much needed attention to these amazing local organization that are going above and beyond to help the community. For our April ’13 Spotlight, we selected an organization who truly defines what are our Spotlight program is about because this organizations sole purpose is to provide education, training, support and relief to the community during a crisis. The organization we chose is Healing Word International Ministries. We interviewed Kerry Bulls, the founder of Healing Word International Ministries, and here is what we learned about their organization and their mission.
Healing Word International Ministries (HWI) is a non-profit organization…
- Category: April 2013
- Published on Saturday, 20 April 2013 23:50
- Written by Erick Hartman
Kick-in burglaries are nothing new. They have been occurring for years but lately have become much more common. In fact, they have become the preferred method of residential break in type entries in the last few years. Did you know that over 70% of all burglaries and home invasions are from this method of entry? The good news is that you can protect yourself from this type of residential attack.
For the last year, our company has received numerous calls each week from Bakersfield residents that have become victims of burglaries. Most of which were “Kick-In” type attacks on their homes. So far, most of the attacks have occurred when the occupants were not home. However, depending on the intentions of the assailant, these types of attacks could happen when someone is home. With the ongoing decline in our economy, and the recent release of a number of convicts from state penitentiaries, residential properties are at a higher risk from these types of attacks than ever before.
- Category: April 2013
- Published on Sunday, 21 April 2013 02:32
- Written by Kris Muhm
I moved here from Southern California a few years ago not knowing that I was leaving one earthquake prone area to an even greater one. There are earthquakes every day that we are not aware of, and most of them are 3.0 or less. But I was very surprised when I heard about the great Bakersfield earthquake of 1952.
7.7 is a major earthquake and it was felt hundreds of miles away from here. The White Wolf Fault runs across the San Joaquin Valley and caused heavy damage to our downtown area and surrounding cities. Information along with many pictures of the earthquake’s destruction can be seen on several websites online.
When these pictures began sinking in, the light bulb went on in my brain. I have always thought I should do some kind of planning ahead or preparing for the future, but NOW seemed like a better time than ever! With that, I began researching and making a list of everything a person must have on hand in case of any kind of disaster. Usually, the first thing that happens in a natural disaster is the power goes out and water and gas lines are broken.
The best way to decide what you need is to think of how life would continue with no electricity or water. Ask yourself questions like,