Local bike emporium Snider's Cyclery is a sponsor of the
The app, which came out in mid-June, lists commuter streets with bicycle lanes, as well as more bucolic rides like the bike trail.
It also offers broken-down riders video help with problems like flats.
Given its historically bad air, and ongoing struggles with heart disease and diabetes -- plus its recently-approved bicycle transportation plan --
"Those are all things that can be addressed by very simply biking more," said
"This is the first time that the company Snider's has gotten involved with that," Chapa said. "I felt very strongly that it was an important advocacy tool for our community."
THIRSTY FOR RECYCLED WATER:
Recycled water is huge, because of the record-breaking drought.
Water Resources Manager
The city, however, would happily produce more if someone wanted to buy it.
This "could be a great opportunity for irrigation districts," Chianello said. "Maybe they should consider it."
The wastewater plant produces 1,000 acre-feet of water per year for the sports park, which is about as thirsty as a golf course.
That's nearly 326 million gallons -- though, again, if the city had some paying customers, Chianello said the plant could double its production.
Water could then be piped or sent via canal to agriculture districts.
As the name implies, tertiary-treated water is recycled water that has been cleaned three times.
"On the tertiary-treated water, what's unique about it is the third treatment. That's where it's disinfected," Chianello said. "That's what makes it recyclable, not only for use on a sports village, we could put it in a lake, or we could put it in a ditch and use it for irrigation."
IMMIGRATION TALK CONTINUES: Two Bakersfield councilmen joined local officials including
At a Thursday morning press conference,
"They need to do something," Maxwell said of lawmakers, noting he's not affiliated with organizers Forward.Us and doesn't support the current immigration plan.
"I think the first thing they should do is follow the Constitution and close the border," said Maxwell, who thinks that could be a starting point for a discussion about reforming immigration.
BOTTOM'S UP IS BUZZING: Bottom's Up Espresso, the month-old southwest drive-through where baristas wear bikinis, is doing just fine, thanks for asking.
The business, which is across
Ireland, who is from
"I was pretty excited to see that. I think that's smart of parents to take their kids out and show them, hey, it's not a big deal," said Ireland, who is looking for another
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