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.
BPD investigating a homicide on Wood St.& E. 3rd
The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened just after 8 p.m. Saturday evening.
Bernie Sanders speaks at Kern County rally
Hundreds of supporters filled the Kern County fairgrounds to hear the United States senator.
Pres. Candidate Sanders at KC Fairgrounds
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke Saturday night at the Kern County Fairgrounds.
Thousand Flags kicks off Memorial Day weekend
The Park at River Walk was decorated in red, white and blue as 1,000 American flags were set up in tribute to veterans and first responders.