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Holiday events canceled due to pandemic

In early December Gov. Gavin Newsom stated that Kern County was back to the most restrictive purple tier and the pandemic is becoming a fact of daily life for residents.

Because it’s an ever-changing picture, what was reported Friday could very well be completely different by Monday of the following week.

Due to the uncertainty, the Downtown Business Association canceled all holiday events.

“Due to COVID Guidelines and concern for our community, we are not having any events this year,” Tanya Cordova president wrote in an email. “Maybe once this is all over, we can ring in 2021 with a bang!”

Orquedia Ocampo, of the Orange Heart Foundation, also stated that the foundation has been unable to plan any events due to the restrictions of the virus.

President of Toys for Tigers Candy Wilson explained, “Our distribution was Saturday, Dec. 18,” Wilson said. “It was a non-contact delivery distribution. It was a real different year, but we persevered!”

The Recreation and Parks District is celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas by encouraging residents to decorate their houses with lights to present the Christmas spirit around neighborhoods. The following addresses (in no particular order) for residents to drive around and check out the lights include:

901 Redwood 928 2nd Street

2744 Bordeaux Drive 1550 Aspen Avenue

1827 Griffith Avenue 900 Sauvignon Street

901 Poplar Avenue 1617 5th Street

1450 5th Street 1725 Sycamore Drive

2308 Alpine Meadow Court 925 Oak Avenue

1045 13th Street 901 Evergreen Court

1618 Sunset 918 Cypress Avenue

2409 San Ardo Street 2729 Mondavi Court

1133 1st Street 2623 Via Serrantino Court

1540 Sunset Street 861 Redwood Avenue

701 Celstial Way 1807 Griffith Avenue

1920 F Street 933 Oak =Avenue

1024 Lily Street 1363 Willow Place

1967 Griffith Avenue 1140 Rose Avenue

1540 Poppy Court 1402 Sunset

1001 Oak Avenue 994 Cypress Avenue

316 Salvador Avenue 986 Evergreen

2361 Buenaventura Street 1902 Climbing Rose Avenue


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