A Los Angeles based company has its sights set on a tiny desert community in eastern Kern County for a massive solar and water banking facility.
Respondents mentioned NASCAR's Kevin Harvick and Bakersfield Mayor Harvey Hall for Kern County's Person of the Year. But the majority of recommendations were for one man who works with mutts.
A local man says he quit his job after he was being dishonest with the community.
Michael Wayne Culp was found not guilty of kidnapping, torture and robbery but convicted of attempted extortion last month.
In less than a week, two dogs abandoned in the desert near Ridgecrest, made a complete transformation.
One of the dogs didn't survive. The other two are being treated at San Joaquin Veterinary Hospital, where they've determined the injuries aren't as cruel as originally suspected.
A Kern County Sheriff's Department review board determined that the use of force by two deputies was within policy.
Bakersfield Police officers and detectives will be getting a small raise, but it comes with a catch.
The money benefits Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and the Lauren Small Children's Medical Center.
The Kern County Coroner's Office rules the death of a 7-month-old on Thanksgiving weekend is a homicide. But as 17 News learned that does not mean the baby was murdered.