A controversial and costly water waster fine is in the hands of state regulators.
Officials have proposed a $500 fine per day for people caught over-watering front lawns, hosing down sidewalks or washing cars without a nozzle on the hose.
This fine is aimed at increasing water conservation during our drought.
Officials said conservation efforts so far have produced disappointing results.
If the fine is approved, it could go into effect as soon as August 1, 2014.
Family curious about large amount of geckos
Geckos aren't something we ever expect to see in and around our homes, but the reptile is thriving in some parts of our community.
Man found guilty of hitting, slamming toddler
Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced Tuesday that Edward Czajka was found guilty of hitting and slamming his 2-year-old son.
BPD: 2 suspects wanted for stealing cigars
The Bakersfield Police Department is looking for a man and a woman who they say stole cigars from the Valero Corner Store on Buck Owens Blvd.
BPD looking for bank robbery suspect
The Bakersfield Police Department received a call of a robbery at the Rabobank on Gosford Road around noon on Tuesday.