The Bakersfield City Council has put the 24th Street widening project on hold.
Council members agreed to have the staff re-do parts of the environmental impact report. A judge found that the previously approved report did not meet state requirements. The city was ordered to re-work it and the project was halted. The process may take more than a year to complete.
Sheriff Donny Youngblood and representatives from the California Highway Patrol honored several Kern County law enforcement officers at a ceremony Wednesday at the Sheriff’s Headquarters Facility. They were recognized for their outstanding performance in vehicle theft recoveries and arrests.
An accused robber who allegedly often brought his 13-year-old son along during crimes has been arrested. The suspect was taken into custody earlier this week in connection with a series of burglaries, robberies and vandalism beginning in July. He tried to force his way into several ATM machines in the area. His son was previously booked into Juvenile Hall on suspicion of robbery.
Watch for lane closures on westbound 178 near the Fairfax Road Bridge 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Highway 166 is reduced to one lane in each direction from Basic School Road to the California Aqueduct 6 a.m. to 6.pm. And Thursday night the southbound Ming Avenue on-ramp to Freeway 99 will be closed starting at 9. It is expected to be open in time for Friday’s morning commute.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny and cooler with highs in the 80s Thursday, Friday and Saturday.