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Multiple collisions and traffic snarls occurred on several Kern highways Monday due to snowy conditions and strong gusts of wind, closing Interstate 5 for hours over the Grapevine. Meanwhile, on the valley floor, winds up to 45 mph made for a blustery and gray day in Bakersfield, intersperse…

There’s some debate as to who actually first used the term “defense wins championships.” Of course, ask any “expert” on our pal the internet and you’ll receive a variety of “expert” opinions. This famous quote was actually a two-parter, which some associate with the legendary Bear Bryant of …

Al Crisalli Jr. took these photos of Desert Cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus audubonii) in the Tehachapi Valley in the late afternoon. These handsome little mammals have soft grayish-brown fur that enables them to blend in well with their surroundings. This is essential, for rabbits are the pr…

Encompassing more than 275 square miles with a population of more than 36,880 people 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 93561 ZIP code.

People from all over California are moving to Tehachapi in search of a small-town feel, a high standard of living and the opportunity to live in "The Land of Four Seasons." The community welcomes visitors to stop and take a tour around downtown, enjoy the varied restaurants, stay for the fam…

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