BAKERSFIELD, CA- The first step to makeover downtown Bakersfield has been cleared. The Downtown Business Association said it has cleared the first phase to revamp downtown with preliminary renderings. It was question members of the DBA asked themselves years ago. "How do we affect permanent and creative change for our business owners and our property owners in downtown," said Bob
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Honor Flight Kern County has received its single largest donation ever thanks to local businessmen and baseballs. But, they are not just any baseballs. They are signed baseballs. During a recent local lunch club meeting, those balls fetched $10,850 for the non-profit. Each month, about 50 businessmen get together for lunch to network. But, this last meeting
BAKERSFIELD, CA - The City of Bakersfield is set to discuss mandatory water restrictions and fines this week. This will be the first local meeting about the state regulations that passed last Tuesday. Currently, Bakersfield area water districts are moving forward, but moving forward with a bit of confusion. Many told 17 News Monday that they don't know how to
(NBC News) President Obama announced on Friday that an American was on board Malaysia Airlines flight 17 that was shot down by a missile near the Ukraine-Russia border. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. The U.S. believes pro-Russian separatists were behind the attack. The FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending experts to assist in the investigation.
(KUSA)More than 10,000 bees were removed from a Westmintster home Monday. Liz Fuselier, the homeowner, called Bee-keeper Gregg McMahan to have the bees and the multi-layered hive removed. It was precariously anchored 30-feet up just outside Fuselier's bedroom window. McMahan removed the comb and transferred it and the bees to new hives. Read More: http://on9news.tv/1ymCgGr
BAKERSFIELD, CA - An update on several new local Walmart locations in various stages of progression after some confusion on a local anti-Walmart Facebook page. New retailers will soon fill the empty lot at the corner of Olive and Calloway Drives, but planning officials said as of now, plans don't show a Walmart going in here. Permit Center Principal Planner
BAKERSFIELD, CA- The car-sharing service is becoming more popular in Bakersfield. Uber user Adam Belter said, "Open a map and it shows you the city and shows you where you are and it shows you where all the cars are." Uber Driver Kimberly Jackson said, "You can simply request a ride from wherever you're at and the nearest driver to
Richard Pryor's son has threatened legal action in a bid to block production on Lee Daniels' new movie about the famous comedian. Lawyers representing Richard Pryor, Jr. have sent a cease and desist letter to Pryor's widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, who is contributing to the biopic, urging her to stop work on the project amid a dispute over name rights.
A memorial tree planted in honor of George Harrison has been killed by an infestation of beetles. The pine tree sapling was planted in Griffin Park, Los Angeles in 2004, three years after The Beatles legend died from lung cancer. It eventually towered to a height of more than 10 feet but has since died after it was infested by