Black Friday shoppers in Bakersfield had stiff competition for bargain items at big box stores today. Cathy Hernandez and her daughter Trinity got to Home Depot by 4:30am. and say by 5:00, the line was out the door into the parking lot and by 6, people were running. They stood in line for two hours to score three dozen 99 cent poinsettias. Cathy vows that they’re not done finding deals all over town, even though there’s no more room left in their van. Trinity says that today marks the official beginning of their holiday shopping spree.

Jill Michaels