Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., a renewable energy company, announced plans Monday to bring a 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic project to Bakersfield next year.
The project, named Bakersfield II Solar, will be located on 64 acres of land next to a 20-megawatt project already in the works in Bakersfield.
It's called Bakersfield I Solar.
Both projects rely on a method of converting sunlight into electricity.
The addition is the product of a 20-year purchase agreement signed Sept. 22 between Algonquin Power and a California based electric utility company, not identified in a Algonquin Power news release.
Kern County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 19-year-old woman accused of stabbing and killing a man in a fight with him Wednesday in Rosamond.
A traffic stop Tuesday on a suspicious vehicle by Tehachapi police resulted in three arrests and the placement of three children with child protective services.
A eastern Kern County man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting Monday in Mojave that injured a man.
An elderly woman found Tuesday on Campus Drive in Delano who died the next day has been identified as Aurora Dial Alfaro.
The body of a 30-year-old Rosamond man was found near railroad tracks Tuesday morning.
Delano police have called the death Tuesday afternoon of an elderly woman found on Campus Drive "suspicious."
The body of a man found Nov. 20 in the Kern River at mile marker 23 has been identified as a 68-year-old Hawthorne man.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is warning truck owners to watch their wheels and tires.
A Kern County detentions deputy who had pleaded no contest to a conspiracy charge for smuggling contraband to gang members in Lerdo Jail was sentenced Tuesday to one day in jail, with a day credit for time served.
The death of a Tehachapi man earlier this month following a confrontation with another man was caused by a combination of methamphetamine intoxication, atherosclerotic heart disease and blunt force trauma, the coroner's office reported Tuesday.
A natural gas leak Tuesday morning in the 4000 block of Alken Street caused the temporary evacuation of 14 people from a nearby business and a road closure but no other damage.
A garage fire Monday afternoon in Ridgecrest displaced four people and caused $10,000 damage.