By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
A downtown Bakersfield motel was shuttered Wednesday morning by the Kern County Public Health Department for numerous health and safety code violations, displacing more than 100 residents and their pets.
The Tropicana Motel at 1622 Union Ave. was cited for electrical and plumbing violations, along with a bed bug infestation.
Numerous agencies helped find alternative lodgings for motel residents. Their pets were placed temporarily in the City Animal Shelter.