LONG BEACH, Calif. -- As California faces an historic drought, residents are tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use.
Water agencies across the state have been encouraging the change by offering thousands of dollars in rebates to help homeowners make the switch to a drought-friendly landscape with better odds of surviving dry spells common to the local climate.
Water officials hope the shift is more than a fad and marks the beginning of a transformation in the way residents view neighborhood landscapes.
To date, most lawns in Southern California don't bear greenery other than grass but water agency officials say the interest in turf removal programs -- fueled in part by an increase in rebate rates -- is encouraging.
Public memorial service for Ofc. Nelson
The public is invited to attend a memorial service Tuesday July 7th, 2015, for fallen Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson.
Truxtun Ave. closed for Officer Nelson memorial
Truxtun Avenue is closed in Downtown Bakersfield ahead of this afternoon's memorial for fallen Bakersfield Police Officer David Nelson.
Chief Williamson's open letter about Nelson
On Friday, June 26th the Bakersfield Police Department lost a brother officer. Officer David Nelson, a two year veteran, was tragically killed…
Baby born in Bakersfield Taco Bell parking lot
At Taco Bell you can find tacos, Chalupas, burritos. And now it seems you can find brand new babies too.