Gerald Harris was killed in 1974 while directing traffic during an accident.
The controversial decision was made by the fair board late Monday afternoon.
The state water resources board says some water districts in Kern County will face steeper cuts after the release of the second draft of mandatory regulations on water conservation.
Teacher gets heart wrenching responses to a simple assignment.
Vets get heroes welcome at Meadows Field
More than 15 Bakersfield runners will cross the starting line this morning. Some of them were in Boston during the bombing.
A family of cats is getting a fresh start thanks to a local non-profit organization known as Cause 4 Cats.
Bakersfield police say they've been tracking the issues since 1997.
This year's law enforcement hero is Gilbert Valdez. He was shopping with his wife at Valley Plaza mall, when he heard a desperate call for help, for a boy who had gotten his hand stuck in an escalator.
The long running Kern River Festival scheduled this weekend has been canceled.
It was caught on video, but that's it. Shafter police say a cat that looked like a mountain lion and was spotted Thursday, hasn't been seen since.
Lila came to the city shelter as a stray with another dog. It has been in the shelter for a week and a half. Shelter officials say she still needs to be spayed.
We continue our look at this year's Red Cross Real Heroes, with the story of a Good Samaritan who saved a woman's life.
This is one of the major topics we will continue to cover in-depth this year.
Following Ryann Blackshere Vargas' report on prom expenses this morning, the 17 News at Sunrise team shared their prom pictures.
Instead of buying a designer gown, a local stylist is renting dresses for a fraction of the cost.
As Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign continues in Iowa, Amanda Renteria is helping to possibly pave the way to the White House.
This weekend, the Kern Chapter of the American Red Cross will recognize Real Heroes in our community.
Following years of planning and construction, the final phase of the Westside Parkway opened to drivers Wednesday afternoon.
Billy Ray Johnson is charged with a series of rapes in east Bakersfield in the summer of 2013.
Investigators are looking into the scene of a deadly plane crash in southern Kern County near Tejon Ranch.
Hernandez, 25, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, appeared to shake his head slightly as the verdict was read.
He's been called the original whistle blower, and Tuesday night, Daniel Ellsberg was guest speaker at Cal State Bakersfield where he argued that what this country needs is more Edward Snowdens.
Students at the Bakersfield City School District are celebrating healthy eating choices.
Every year, the Kern Chapter of the American Red Cross honors Real Heroes in our community.
Bouncer recovering in Miami area burn unit.
While many teenagers are playing the XBox or hanging out with friends, 16-year-old Madison Ridley is at home, making blankets.
Greenfield Baseball Association says they didn't have enough coaches and players to start season.
Kern County Firefighter Adam Bickford is used to responding to emergencies.
Some upset they are having to cut back water use, while they say farmers get a pass.
Some systems have pipes over 100 years old.
Over 100 shelter pets flown out of Bakersfield.
Tony and Sharon Mejia saved a man who was in cardiac arrest.
Homeless residents staying in the "Tent City" on South Union Avenue were awakened by bulldozers Friday morning.
Violet is a little pit bull puppy. She was rescued by a staff member at a bus stop.
A Bakersfield man is under arrest Friday morning. Police say he was caught on a convenience store security camera striking a young boy in the face.
A local teen cancer survivor received a special makeover on his truck Thursday night, thanks to some help from a local charity.
The investigation into a Bakersfield police officer parked in a handicap spot ended Thursday afternoon after the department says it discovered the officer was on an emergency call.
Angela Stevens is up before the sun, doing what she loves.
And there's good news for Kern County residents.
Officer-involved shootings have been at the forefront of news both here at home and across the country.
CHP has teamed up with 17's Ryann Blackshere Vargas to show teens and their parents the dangers of inattentive driving.
Ten percent of drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of a crash, according to the US Department of Transportation.
Five seconds. That's the average time your eyes are off the road while driving, according to the US Department of Transportation.
17's Ryann Blackshere Vargas teamed up with the California Highway Patrol to show teens and their parents the dangers of inattentive driving.
Shawn McCormack was in Fresno federal court Wednesday for trial.
When her grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Ridley was there to comfort her.
Bakersfield police are investigating after shots were fired early Wednesday morning in south Bakersfield.
In the wake of Tuesday's fatal car crash near Weedpatch Highway and Sunset Boulevard, residents are calling for change to make that intersection safer.
City officials announced Wednesday during a special water board meeting a proposal of even and odd watering days based on your address