Settlement discussions regarding the City of Bakersfield’s lawsuit involving members of the Citizens Against 24th Street Widening Project will continue later this month.

The city and members of the group met on Friday for a mandatory settlement conference at the Kern County Superior Court. Judge David Lampe decided to order a continuation of settlement discussions at a Dec. 22 conference.

The city sued several members of the Citizens Against the 24th Street Widening Project in hopes of recouping about $20,000 in legal costs that the city incurred after the group had sued the city a few years ago in an effort to stop the 24th Street project.

Sangera Subaru is hosting a holiday pet adoption event on Saturday in partnership with Have a Heart Humane Society in Tehachapi.

The adoption event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Sangera Subaru, located at 5500 Gasoline Alley Drive. Members of the humane society will oversee adoptions and will also be accepting donations.

For more information, call 836-3737.

Cal State Bakersfield is now offering a bachelor’s degree program through its Department of Child, Adolescent and Family Studies.

A celebration of the new major's creation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the campus’ Stockdale Room where students, faculty and staff will get the chance to learn about the new degree program as well as the department.

For more information, call 654-3526.

The Bakersfield Bureau of Land Management Field Office is looking for public input regarding the development of a forest health plan for the bureau’s giant sequoia groves on Case Mountain.

A public meeting will be held on Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Anthony Retreat, located at 43816 Sierra Drive in Three Rivers. Specialists with the BLM will be available to provide information about the project and answer questions.

The Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area encompasses about 18,500 acres of BLM-managed land, which includes the 400-acre Giant Sequoia Complex. The area features six giant sequoia groves.

Written comments can also be submitted by emailing or can be mailed to the Bakersfield office. Address the comments to Bakersfield Field Office, Attn: Case Mountain Vegetation Forest Health Plan, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, CA, 93308.

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