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A restrictive, three-days-a-week residential landscape watering schedule, Bakersfield's latest response to the historic four-year state drought, will likely become reality at Wednesday's meeting of the City Council.
Here's what you need to know about a Bakersfield City Council meeting that also includes big decisions on local roads:
* Emergency water ordinance coming: Residential landscape watering in Bakersfield will be limited to three days a week starting Thursday if the City Council approves an emergency ordinance.
Residents with even-numbered addresses would only be able to water landscaping on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
Those with odd-numbered addresses could water only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle a woman got out of the night before she was found dead at the Villa Inn Motel on Union Avenue.
Two men are wanted in connection with robbing people washing their cars at a Chevron station in southwest Bakersfield.
A man who heard a knock at his front door early Monday opened the door to find a gun pointed in his face.
A man and woman suspected of using a stolen credit card at the Lowe's Home Improvement store on Rosedale Highway allegedly went back to the store the next day and committed a similar crime.
A 13-year-old girl left home Friday and is considered at risk because of her age and because it's the first time she's run away from home.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood has been named 1st Vice President of the California State Sheriffs' Association for 2015-16.
Windows to at least 14 Wasco businesses and residences were shot out with pellet guns Sunday evening.
A Bakersfield Police Department Critical Incident Review Board determined an officer's fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man at a downtown hotel last month was within department police and state and federal guidelines.
Vote for your favorite driver in our weekly Bako Motorsports Power Hour Fan Choice Driver of the Week. The winner will be announced at noon on Wednesday on the Power Hour, which is broadcast live on bakersfield.com. Watch it. Great field this week with drivers from all three tracks in the votes.
Bakersfield residents will be expected to cut their water usage by 32 percent to 36 percent, depending on where they get their water, if proposed regulations are approved by the California Water Resources Control Board early next month.
Another fire in the Kern River bottom erupted Saturday morning, according to the Kern County Fire Department. This is the third fire in the river since March 26.
The Kern High School District's water usage rose at almost every school and service site in it from 2012-13 to 2013-14, according to district data released Friday.