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  • Pool reopens today

    Pool reopens today

    After a one-day closure, the pool has been cleared of algae and reopens today at noon.

  • Pool closed Sunday

    Pool closed Sunday

    The pool will be open today but will be closed Sunday for algae removal. Depending on how the treatment works, the pool may reopen Monday or it may not. Watch this space for an update.

    The pool will remain open daily until Aug. 17 when Wayne Van Horn Elementary School reopens. Then it shifts to weekends through Labor Day.

  • Senior breakfast

    Senior breakfast





    About 50 Park Stockdale seniors were treated to breakfast  this morning at the hall.

    As part of their community outreach, Girl Scouts Troop 8121 prepared a feast including: bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, eggs with cheese, biscuits and gravy, fruit cups, French toast sticks and waffles with toppings including syrup, strawberries, peaches, chocolate chips, and whipped cream. Beverages included: milk, lemonade and orange juice.

    The oldest Park Stockdale residents were acknowledged with smiles, prizes and applause. About a half dozen are original home owners. The following won Hobby Lobby gift cards: Woody won for having driven the longest without a ticket. The oldest resident, Louise, 90, has been living here 57 years. Ardyce was the oldest person to walk regularly. She uses a walker and turns 82 next week.
    Many people said they had a great time and their facial expressions confirmed it.









    This was the second Senior Breakfast Action Project sponsored by Thrivent Action Project. Park Stockdale resident Becky Powers led the activity.

    Bakersfield Police Department Community Relations Officer Rachel Rivera talked about safety issues. She encouraged people to get out and walk or bicycle in the neighborhood. From a safety point of view, the more people moving in the neighborhood, the less crime.

    In addition to calling BPD when observing suspicious activity, Rivera suggested people take note of the offenders’ shoes. When describing a suspect, their clothing is important but suspects often pull off layers of clothing. They don’t generally change their shoes.
    Girl Scouts Evelyn and Lunes described their Girl Scouts’ Silver Project refurbishing the game room and led a tour of the game room after breakfast.

  • Walk N Wheels/Movie Night

    Walk N Wheels/Movie Night



















    Eight intrepid athletes braved 95-degree weather to bike and scoot around the neighborhood in the Walk N Wheels event at 7:45 p.m. Friday.

    That number swelled to 40 for an outdoor family movie in the park at 8:30. Residents enjoyed fresh popcorn popped by Nadine Tamondong and Ana Flores.

  • Walk N Wheels, Movie in the Park

    Walk N Wheels, Movie in the Park








    Park Stockdale will host its second Walk N Wheels for residents and their guests at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8, followed immediately by a movie night in the park at 8:30. In honor of Independence Day, participants are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue.

    Sixty people enjoyed the first event two months ago.

    Participants ride bicycles, tricycles, skateboards or scooters  or push baby strollers around the neighborhood.

    Whatever the mode of transportation, come have fun cruising the neighborhood and then enjoy a family movie in the park.

  • Game room renovation

    Game room renovation







    Priscilla Luna and Evelyn Torres are renovating the game room for their Girl Scouts silver award project.

    The girls from Troop 8121, under the direction of troop leaders Lidia Torres and Ashley Luna, and with help from family and friends, painted the room, restained the counters and cabinets, and replaced the light bulbs with LEDs Saturday. Next weekend, they plan to deep clean the carpet.

    But they need help with their vision to modernize the room from its 1960s origin.

    They are requesting donations from the community. Their wish list includes:



    -Decorative wall paintings and pictures

    -Coffee machine

    -Board games

    -Window curtains

    -Trash cans

    -Mini refrigerator

    – storage cabinets

    -air purifier

    -ceiling fan.

    To make a donation, call Lidia Torres at (626) 675-6493.



  • Bike Rodeo

    Bike Rodeo



















    Many thanks to the Bakersfield Police Department for sponsoring a Bike Rodeo at the Harrington Park basketball court Saturday morning.

    Officers taught arm signals and how to steer in a tight circle. Children showed off their skills as parents watched.

    Thanks to Officer  J. Hokit, Cadets Sr. L. Montes, D. Soliz, A. Arreguin and T. Hanson and Community Relations Officer Rachel Rivera.

    Watermelon was served in the  pavilion after the rodeo.

  • Bike Rodeo Saturday

    Bike Rodeo Saturday


    The Bakersfield Police Department will sponsor a bike rodeo at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Harrington Park basketball court.

    Children can show off their skills as parents watch. Bicyclists should wear a helmet. Spectators are encouraged to bring a chair.

    Watermelon will be served in the  pavilion after the rodeo.



  • Beautification project completed

    Beautification project completed
























    The Park Stockdale Civic Association board of directors approved a beautification project to add plants to the existing junipers along Rio Bravo Drive and along the front of the building.

    The plants used along the street are predominantly drought-tolerant perennials that stay green year-round: butterfly bushes, privet, lavender, viburnum, dwarf bottlebrush and jasmine.
    Plants along the building are hens and chicks plants and hollyhock seeds.

    All planting was done by volunteer labor.



  • Pool opens Saturday

    Pool opens Saturday

    The Park Stockdale junior Olympic-size pool opens for the summer on Saturday.

    The private pool will be open for residents and their guests from noon-8 p.m. weekends and holidays through Labor Day when Wayne Van Horn Elementary School is open. When the school is closed for summer vacation, the pool will be open daily beginning June 4.

    Residents may invite two guests each with a limit of three accompanying residents with six guests.

    If you need a key card for entrance, see Sharyn in the office 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF.

    Renters need to bring ID and proof of residency such as a utility bill.

    Lap swimming for residents 18 and older is available from 6 to 8 a.m. daily. No lifeguard is on duty.