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Sixty-five years ago Friday, Kern County residents were jolted awake by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake at 4:52 a.m. — one of the biggest temblors in California history.

The Kern County Superintendent of School’s Office and Kern County’s 47 public school districts have recently provided an update on income guidelines for free and reduced price meals, effective now through June 30, 2018.

Saint Nicholas paid a visit to Marty Pay Insurance Agency Wednesday night to greet the many individuals who brought in toys to be given to children this Christmas — even though it's five months away.

Walmart has agreed to pay the City of Tehachapi more than $1 million in fees to move forward with its project. That agreement was announced at the July 17 City Council meeting, and is in addition to the $99,660 agreed upon June 5. 

Tehachapi hosted the Antelope Valley Astronomy Club's stargazing event at nearby Brite Lake on Saturday night.

Old Town businesses held their second annual South Street Days on Saturday. The event was founded as a way to promote the many business located just outside the city of Tehachapi.

There is a group of plants in the Tehachapi Mountains that tend to be tall, colorful and prickly. These are the thistles, and their red, pink, purple or white blossoms are as pretty as the leaves are unfriendly.

Three Tehachapi High School softball standouts were recently named to The Bakersfield Californian's 2017 B-Varsity All-Area Softball Team.

Local BMX bike racer Kayden Gonzales, #60, captured his fourth First Place trophy July 9 at Metro BMX in Bakersfield.

During the week of June 26, six members of the Perfect 10 Gymnastics Competitive Girls Team competed in the 2017 USAIGC/IAIGC World Championships. Ashley Simpson, Sarah Denning, Hannah Carruthers, Hope Rygiel, Vanessa Brown and Ava Wiehn competed.

Each year, Tehachapi is host to many popular events and festivities, offering something for everyone. Whether you're a local resident or tourist looking for exciting attractions to visit, Tehachapi takes entertainment seriously all year long. Below is a listing of these events by month.

Encompassing more than 275 square miles with a population of more than 36,880people according to the 2010 census, the Greater Tehachapi area includes the City of Tehachapi as well as a number of unincorporated communities and areas within the ZIP code 93561.

As travelers head toward Tehachapi, a "Welcome to Tehachapi, the Land of Four Seasons" sign invites visitors to explore this mountain community. Current and new residents of Tehachapi come to know the truth of those words. The region is known throughout the area as a place with changing temp…

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