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23ABC News at 6 a.m. - Top Stories for Nov. 14

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Published on November 14, 2019 - Duration: 10:48s

23ABC News at 6 a.m. - Top Stories for Nov. 14

A deadly hit and run and police need your help in finding the person responsible.

Plus, many Californians are questioning why they should be billed for power during a shutoff.

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23ABC News at 6 a.m. - Top Stories for Nov. 14

DETAILS ON THE SUSPECT VEHICLE.AND, WHY SHOULD CUSTOMERS PAYFOR SOMETHINGTHEY DON'T USE.THAT'S A QUESTION MANYCALIFORNIANS ARE ASKING RIGHTNOW.AS THANKSGIVING APPROACHES, THEMISSION AT KERN COUNTY HOPINGTO PROVIDE MEALS TO THOSE INNEED.THE TURKEY SHORTAGE, HOW YOU CANHELP STOCK THEIRPANTRY AHEAD OF THE BIG DAY.GOOD MORNING... AND THANKS FORTUNING IN FOR 23ABC NEWS ATSIX A-M..

I'M MIKE HART.AND I'M DANIELLE KERNKAMP.WE'RE FINALLY SEEING SOME FRESHOCEAN AIR FILLING INTO KERNCOUNTY AT LAST, BUT IT WILL BESLOW TO ARRIVE AND THE BREEZESDON'T KICK UP UNTIL LATERTONIGHT, SO IT'S ANOTHER DAY OFHAZY, STAGNANT CONDITIONS.

ATLEAST WE'RE A FEW DEGREESCOOLER, WITH A DROP BACK TO THEMID-70S IN BAKERSFIELD THISAFTERNOON.

THAT'S STILL 10DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE, BUT THEAIR IS MOVING AND CLOUDS AREROLLING BY, SO IT WILL BE ABETTERDAY.

THE KERN RIVER VALLEY ALSOSEES 70S TODAY WITH THE60S IN THE SOUTH MOUNTAINS OFTEHACHAPI AND FRAZIER PARK.CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL NEEDSYOUR HELP FINDING A VEHICLETHAT WAS ALLEGEDLY INVOLVED IN AHIT AND RUN CRASH.THE COLLISION HAPPENED ONOCTOBER 26-TH AROUND 9-30 P-MON ROBERTS LANE AND HIGGINSDRIVE IN OILDALE.THE VEHICLE HIT AND KILLED APERSON.C-H-P SAYS THE SUSPECT VEHICLEIS A TAN NISSAN ARMADA THAT WASCAPTURED ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEOFROM THE EMPIRE GASSTATE ON ROBERTS LANE.OFFICERS ARE ASKING FOR YOURHELP IN IDENTIFYING THEOWNER OR DRIVER OF THE NISSAN.IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ONTHIS CRASH OR THE DRIVER -- YOUARE ASKED TO CALL THEBAKERSFIELD C-H-P OFFICE AT396-66-HUNDRED.IN NEWS AROUND THE STATE... MANYCALIFORNIANS ARE QUESTIONINGWHY THEY SHOULD BE BILLED FORPOWER DURING ASHUTOFF.ONE CUSTOMER REPORTED THAT SHELOST POWER FOR MORE THAN AWEEK IN OCTOBER.BUT WHEN SHE CHECKED THE BILLFOR EACH DAY SHE WAS IN THEDARK... SHE WAS SURPRISED TOFIND CHARGES FOR ESTIMATEDUSAGE ON THOSE DAYS.PEOPLE ALL OVER THE EL DORADOCOUNTY AREA HAVE SAID THEYHAD THE SAME PROBLEM.AND ACCORDING TO PG&E, THISSHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING.TO HELP ALLEVIATE STRUGGLESDURING THESESHUTOFFS, P-G-AND-E HAS OFFEREDHOMEOWNERS A$100 CREDIT IF THEY WENT MORETHAN 48 HOURS WITHOUT POWER.AS OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT, MANYPEOPLE SAID THEYHAVE YET TO SEE THAT CREDIT.THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIESCOMMISSION HAS OPENED ANINVESTIGATION TO EXAMINE THERECENT PG&E PUBLIC SAFETYPOWER SHUT-OFF EVENTS TO ENSUREUTILITIES ARE HELDACCOUNTABLE.THE INVESTIGATION WILL ASSESSWHETHER PG&EPROPERLY BALANCED THE NEED TOPROVIDE SAFE ANDRELIABLE SERVICES WHEN PLANNINGAND EXECUTING THESHUT-OFFS.THE FIRST PHASE OF THEINVESTIGATION WILL EVALUATEPG&E'S INTERNAL COORDINATION,EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONAND EXECUTION OF THE SHUTOFFS.THE NEXT HEARING IS SET FORNOVEMBER 20.THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER MARKSNATIONAL HOMELESS YOUTHAWARENESS MONTH -- AND THEGREATER BAKERSFIELD LEGALASSISTANCE IS LOOKING TO SHARETHE'WARMTH'!!23 ABC'S IMANI STEPHENS IS LIVE-- WITH MORE ON THE SECONDANNUAL SLEEPING BAG DRIVE...GOOD MORNING MIKE AND DANIELLE-- EARLY IN THE MORNINGAT THIS HOUR, IT'S 56 DEGREES.WELL IT'S ONLY NOVEMBER ANDIT'S GOING TO GET COLDER AS WEHEAD INTO WINTER.

AND THEGREATER BAKERSFIELD LEGALASSISTANCEWOULD LIKE TO HELP HOMELESSYOUTH STAY WARM WITH THEIRANNUAL SLEEPING BAG DRIVE.I'M HERE WITH ALLYSON SEALS,GOOD MORNING -- WHY IS THISSLEEPING BAG DRIVE IMPORTANT FORHOMELESS YOUTH IN OURCOMMUNITY?AND THE SLEEPING BAG DRIVE GOESUNTIL THE END OFNOVEMBER -- WHERE CAN PEOPLEDONATE?THANK YOU -- AND WE HAVE THEDETAILS ON HOW YOU CAN HELPOUT ON OUR WEBSITE.

TURN TO 23DOT COM.

LIVE IN CENTRALBAKERSFIELD, I'M IMANI STEPHENS,23ABC, CONNECTING YOUAND, WITH THANKSGIVING AROUNDTHE CORNER, THEMISSION AT KERN COUNTY NEEDSYOUR HELP.AS THEY'VE COME UP SHORT WITHCRITICAL DONATIONSNEEDED TO PULL OFF THEIRCOMMUNITY MEAL.THE MISSION IS STRUGGLING TOSTOCK THEIR SHELVES.AND, ON THANKSGIVING DAY THEMISSION SERVES A HOTMEAL TO AROUND 6-HUNDREDHOMELESS RESIDENTS.AS WE DRAW NEARER TO TURKEY DAY,THE MISSION ONLY HASTWO TURKEYS IN THEIR FREEZER ANDA COUPLE OF CANNED GOODSON THEIR SHELVES.SOT: NORMALLY WE WOULD HAVEENOUGHCANNED VEGETABLES TO LAST USFROM EASTER TO THANKSGIVING ANDTHANKSGIVING TO CHRISTMAS BACKTHEN.

OUR NUMBERS HAVE WENT UPAS FARAS THE GUESTS WE SERVE, SO WEREUSING MORE.OVER THE LAST YEAR KERNCOUNTY HAS SEEN A 50% INCREASEIN HOMELESSNESS ACCORDING TOTHE KERN COUNTY HOMELESSCOLLABORATIVE COUNT.AND AS MORE RESIDENTS BECOMEHOMELESS ITSMAKING IT HARD FOR THE MISSIONTO KEEP UP WITH THE NEED.WHILE THE MISSIONS GOAL IS TOGET THROUGH THANKSGIVINGTHEY ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS.AND TAKE A LOOK AT HOW CLOSE THEMISSION OF KERN COUNTY ISTO MEETING THEIR GOAL...IF YOU'RE WONDERING WHAT TO DOWITH YOUR LEFTOVERPUMPKINS AFTER THE FALL SEASON,WE HAVE SOME IDEAS FOR YOU TOBE GREEN AFTER HALLOWEEN.23ABC'S DANIELA GARRIDO SHARESSOME OPTIONS THAT MIGHTENHANCE YOUR GREEN THUMB.IF YOUR PUMPKINS ARE ALREADYSTARTING TO LOOK OLD, IT MIGHTBE TIME TO START THINKING OFWHAT TO DO WITH THEM NEXT..WE SPOKE WITH LOCAL FARMERS ONTHE MOST SUSTAINABLEWAYS TO GET RID OF YOUR PUMPKINSTHIS SEASON.MEGAN AND HEATH EMERSON ARE THEFARMERS BEHIND BROADFORKACRES IN BAKERSFIELD..ACCORDING TO THEM, IF YOU'D LIKETO SUSTAINABLYDISPOSE OF YOUR PUMPKINS THISSEASON, YOU HAVE OPTIONSTHAT REQUIRE DIFFERENT LEVELS OFEFFORT BUT MAKEBIG ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS.

HEATHEMERSON/BROADF ORK ACRES FARMER:"THESEKIND OF MATERIALS THAT GO INTOMAKING COMPOST THEYARE VERY VALUABLE FOR THE EARTHSO REALLY ITS ABOUTDIVERTING THAT WASTE AWAY FROMTHE LANDFILL ANDTURNING IT INTO A VITAL RESOURCEIS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANTTHINGS"THE EASIEST OPTION BEING TORECYCLE.."TO KINDA DO A HANDS OFFAPPROACH JUST PUT IT IN THEGREEN TRASH CAN AND THE GREENCAN IS FOR YARD WASTE SOGARDENERS PUT GRASS CLIPPINGS INTHERE WELL PUMPKIN IS ANORGANIC MATERIAL SO IT WILL ROTAND BREAK DOWN"ANOTHER OPTION IS TO BURY YOURPUMPKIN PIECES.."PUT ALL THE PUMPKIN PIECES INTOA HOLE AND BURY IT AND ITWILL TURN THAT BIT OF SOIL INTOMORE FERTILE SOIL"LASTLY, YOU CAN COMPOST IT.."USING PUMPKINS AND OTHER FOODWASTE THAT WILL BE YOUR GREENMATERIAL SO COMPOST IS A MIXTUREOF GREEN MATERIALSAND BROWN MATERIALS..

YOU WOULDMIX ALL OF THAT TOGETHER,MAKE A PILE ON THE GROUND, COVERIT WITH A TARP,PERIODICALLY WATER IT AND TURNIT"BUT IF CREATING A CHEAP, NATURALFERTILIZER OUT OF PUMPKINSISN'T FOR YOUR HOME..MEGAN EMERSON/BROADF ORK ACRESFARMER: "YOU CANACTUALLY USE THE SHELL AS A VASEFOR DECORATION, SOJUST BECAUSE FALL IS OVERCHRISTMAS IS STILL COMING UPAND IT WILL MAKE A GREAT CENTERPIECE YOU CAN CARVE OUTEVERYTHING INSIDE THE MIDDLE OFIT AND THE SHELL CAN BEFILLED WITH SOIL AND YOU CANPLANT SUCCULENTSWHICH DONT REQUIRE MUCH WATER"IF YOU'D LIKE TO LEARN MOREABOUT ORGANIC WASTE AND HOWYOU CAN COMPOST YOUR LEFT OVERPUMPKINS OROTHER FOODS, WE WILL HAVE SOMERESOURCE LINKS ON OUR WEBSITETURN TO 23 DOT COM.LIVE IN STUDIO, DANIELA GARRIDO,23 ABC NEWS CONNECTING YOU.READY... SET....RUNNERS WILL BE TAKING OFF FORTHE BAKERSFIELD MARATHON THISWEEKEND.HERE IS A MAP OF WHERE IT'LL BEHAPPENING...THE EVENT ALSO INCLUDES A HALFMARATHON... 10-K AND 5-K.SATURDAY IS THE FINAL DAY TOREGISTER FOR ANY OF THERACES.PARTICPANTS WILL RUN THROUGHDOZENS OF ICONICNEIGHBORHOODS INCLUDINGOLEANDER... DOWNTOWNBAKERSFIELD... AS WELL AS THEKERN COUNTY MUSEUM ANDBAKERSFIELD COLLEGE.THE START AND FINISH LINES AREBOTH AT C-S-U-B.THE MARATHON IS SET TO START AT7 A-M SUNDAY.AND EVENT ORGANIZERS FOR THEMARATHON SAY THEY STILLNEED VOLUNTEERS.THEY NEED HELP IN VARIOUS AREASBUT MOSTLY NEED COURSEMONITORS -- MEANING YOU KEEP ANEYE ON CERTAINSECTIONS OF THE COURSE MAKINGSURE EVERYTHING RUNS SMOOTHLY.IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING AVOLUNTEER,CONTACT THE ACTIVE BAKERSFIELDALLIANCE AT 2-4-9-64-50.WE'RE FINA

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