050812 felonyarrestKern County Animal Control Makes Felony Arrest
May 8, 2012
Kim Rodriguez Public Information Officer 661-333-8210
Bakersfield, CA At Approximately 2:33 pm today, Kern County Animal Control Officers, with the 597(b) crimes against animals.
Animal Control Officers received a complaint regarding a home in the 1100 block of Dixon Avenue.
When officers arrived and attempted to investigate, they were denied access by the resident.
Officers returned later with a search warrant to enter the premises and check the welfare of the animals.
Upon entering the premises, officers found a number of animals including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and a rat and snake to be underweight, injured and ill.
The animals were seized and transported to the Kern County Animal Shelter.
All animals from the property are being medically evaluated and treated by the Kern County Animal Control Medical Team.
The case is still under investigation and additional charges could be filed.
Kern County Animal Control is one of the largest organizations in the Central Valley that rescues, houses and cares for some 32,000 lost and abandoned animals annually, enforces animal-related laws and acts to prevent cruelty to animals..
KerncotUSDA and Cotton in Kern CountyLyle CarterAgricultural Engineer (Retired)USDA, ARSCalifornia Cotton Printed HistoryC.S.CappCollection, 1872Topics to CoverWorld and US historyCalifornia historyKern county historyFormation of the Cotton Research StationStation campus in the 1920sImpact of station on cottonStation lifeWorldCotton came from the East (?)Europe: a treasure from the changed historyCotton promoted colonizationCotton challenged WoolUS: cotton molded the SouthGin elevated cotton to world marketCottonOld Southern DefinitionCotton is the overcoat of a seed that is planted and grown in the southern states to keep the producer broke and the buyer crazy ..
.The fiber varies in color and weight and the man who can guess the nearest the length of the fiber is called a cotton man by the public, a fool by the farmer and a poor business man by his creditors Cotton in CaliforniaCotton is not a traditionInfluence of California MissionsInfluence of Civil WarInfluence of California LegislatureCalifornia Legislation PrizesState Agricultural Committee Fair1856 -$75 prize for best acre
1858 -$25 for best
acre1859 -$50 for best acre
1863 -Prize system totaling $15,0001865 -$3000 for 1st100 acres1870 Last prizeKern County Cotton1862 First Record of cotton grown1863 Kern Island growers1865 Kern Island Courier reports 1865 First gin1865 Prize award controversyCotton Research in CaliforniaWhy was it needed?Cotton industry languishing in CaliforniaMarket for quality cotton establishedMarkets on the east coastAnother war!Cotton Research in CaliforniaA new ConceptOne Variety DistrictAid for marketingConcentrate research effortsJump start an industryBill Camp Initiates ProgramArrived with 32 cotton varieties 1917: First field tests Cedar and 24th, BakersfieldExperimental Plantingsfrom Imperial to Sacramento ValleysSuccess with big bolledcottons Prompted idea of a Research StationOrigins of AcalaOcosingo, Chiapas, MexicoSingleplant with large bolls and quality lintAcala, Chiapas, MexicoSmall field similar to OcosingoplantSelections made in Texas and OklahomaShafter seed from USDA, Clarksville, TexasAcala 8 Acala MexicoAcala,MexicoCloseupAcala MexicoAcalaNative Mexican Tree CottonEarly Years of Acala, 1906-19Pima Cotton, late 1920sFred Herbert, BreederThe Station SitedW.B.Camp chose the area for the site40 acres from Kern County Land CompanyNov 9 1921;
Agreement AuthorizedNov 30 1921; Agreement signed by USDAPerpetual lease for $1 per yearOpen prairie or pasture?The Station Develops1922 to 1926 Kern County Allocated $7,500Office, employee dwelling, implement shelters300 foot length fields delineated Labeled A, B, C, & D40 foot wide plots established = 1/4thacreGravity flow concrete irrigation systemValve number used to specify field location Adobe OfficeKern County Experimental FarmReservoir in the 1960sEntry and Office Before 1952Employee Housing 1923Bunkhouse and Guesthouse1923Additional LandKern County Land two 10-acre adjacent field to Kern Co.Origin of fields E and F1926:
Transfers title to original 40 acresTotal Cost
$12,000 for the total 80 acresUSDA continues lease for $1 per year The So.-40 purchased 1951 by Kern CountyIncluded in $1 leaseARS Station & Research LeadersW.
B.Camp1922 -1934George Harrison1934 -1952John Turner1952 -1967H.B.
Cooper1967 -1976Lyle Carter1976 -1988Lloyd Elliott1988 1990Claude Phene(interim)1990 -1992John McLaughlin1992 -1998Lyle Carter (interim)1998 2000Michael McGuire2000 -WB Camp photoW.B.Camp1STStation DirectorAcala P18California Acala Series The Beginning: 1922 to 1925W.B.Camp, first directorContinues work started in 1917Station becomes center of cotton researchNamed US Experimental FarmAgronomy and breeding/selectingAcala 8, Durango and many othersAcreage increased from 50,000 to 129,000Value increased from $2.8 to $10.3 million1925: Crucial DecisionsLegislative One Variety LawAn act to provide for the growing of one variety or species of cotton, to wit: Acala in certain prescribed and defined districts in the State of California: to prohibit the picking of any variety or species other than known as Acala in such districts, prohibits possession within such districts of cottons other than that known as Acala penalty for violation of this act.April 30, 1925The One Variety IdeaOld idea to encourage quality and profitUniform product from an areaBasis of a reputationSimplified marketingRemove stigma of foreign or mixed qualityPromoted by Dr.
USDASupported by U.C.ProfessorsBreeding for One Variety LawUSDA exclusively responsible for breedingDefined AcalaUniversity of California cooperatorAgronomy and EntomologyFarm Bureau responsible for increasing seedFormed the F.B.Planting Cottonseed DistributorsSeed release decisions:
USDA and UC1926: First ReorganizationCalifornia Planting Cottonseed DistributorsManagement of seed a burden for Farm BureauA cooperative of all California
cotton growersResponsible for increase of parent seedResponsible for distribution of seedResponsible for