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  • Federal agencies review TUSD's anti-harassment protocols

    The Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights paid a visit to the Tehachapi Unified School District to review whether the district is adhering to mandated guidelines concerning harassment issues. The Thursday, April 28, Town Hall meeting with the two departments gave the public a chance

  • The CHP Mojave Station, which serves Tehachapi and surrounding communities, honored 18 senior volunteers Friday night.

    CHP honors senior volunteers at awards dinner

    They say it’s an honor to serve.  They are the 18 California Highway Patrol Senior Volunteers who were honored at an awards dinner Friday, April 29 at the Tehachapi Senior Citizen Center.  “They do traffic control, handle traffic complaints, transport equipment, and assist in clerical

  • Memorial Day will be commemorated in Tehachapi with a parade in downtown beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30, followed by a Memorial Service at Phillip Marx Central Park.

    11th annual Tehachapi Memorial Day Parade seeks entries

    The 11th annual Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 30 at Phillip Marx Central Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Parade coordinators are looking for early parade entries, with a May 15 deadline.  “The parade is a solemn event. As Memorial Day, it has to do with giving

  • The Golden Hills Country Club is scheduled to be burned to the ground in part of a KCFD training exercise.

    Old Golden Hills Country Club will be set ablaze in training exercise

    The Kern County Fire Department will hold a training exercise at the site of the old Golden Hills Country Club on Thursday, May 5. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the old buildings that can no longer be occupied due to safety concerns will be used as a live fire drill for KCFD. “What we are doing is

  • TUSD reviews cost to upgrade facilities

    Many of the buildings and grounds of the Tehachapi Unified School District could use a facelift, but not without some significant costs. Nick Heinlein, TUSD’s chief director of business, outlined the needs and the costs to upgrade all the school campuses and other buildings within the district at

  • TUSD explores possible bond measure

    The Tehachapi Unified School District is testing the waters to see whether residents would support a bond measure for school upgrades. The school board recently contracted with Godbe Research to conduct a phone and internet survey to find out how receptive the voting public would be to a bond

  • Batari is a tiger at the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound in Rosamond, which is holding an evening event Saturday, April 30, from 5 p.m. until dark.

    An evening with the wild, exotic cats of Rosamond

    The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound, otherwise known as the Cat House in Rosamond, is hosting a rare evening experience on Saturday, April 30, from 5 p.m. until dark. They are opening the grounds for a look at the wild cats when they are most active as evening predators. “We will give them

  • TUSD approves defibrillator oversight company

    The Tehachapi Unified School District has signed on with VIA Heart to be the independent contractor for its automated external defibrillators program. The school board voted unanimously to approve the contract. “VIA Heart will be part of the oversight aspect for the AED program,” said Tim Beard,

  • Bill Fisher of the Golden Hills CSD gives his general managers report at a board meeting on April 21.

    Golden Hills: General manager provides update

    The general manager of the Golden Hills Community Services District reported a lot has happened in the district over the past few weeks. Speaking at a board meeting on April 21, Bill Fisher reviewed more than a dozen items on his general manager's report. Among the top items was that the

  • Dale Melville of the consulting firm of Provost & Pritchard reviewed a 123-page document presented to the GHCSD on the cost options for operating the Golden Hills Sanitation Company.

    GHCSD reviews costs to run Golden Hills Sanitation Company

    A final consultant's report was presented on the sanitation company in Golden Hills. It could be used as one of the puzzle pieces to determine whether the Golden Hills Community Services District should assume responsibility for the company. Dale Melville of the consulting firm of Provost

  • Hazard reduction meeting for contractors wanting to be on KCFD list must attend a meeting on May 2.

    KCFD to host fire reduction contractors meeting May 2

    The Kern County Fire Department has scheduled its hazard reduction contractors meeting for 10 a.m. Monday, May 2. KCFD invites contractors interested in being listed on the Kern County Hazard Reduction Contractors list to attend for education on the Kern County Fire Department clearance

  • World Wind & Solar honored by US Small Business Administration

    A Tehachapi company has been named the 2016 Small Business of the Year for the Fresno District of the U.S. Small Business Administration. World Wind & Solar provides consulting services to companies involved in wind and solar power construction and maintenance. It employs 95 people. Nearly

  • The scene of a stabbing Sunday night in California City. Two men were arrested. One man was treated at a local hospital for multiple stab wounds.

    Two men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Cal City

    Two men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the stabbing of a man in a California City home Sunday evening, the California City Police Department reported. CCPD officers found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds in a home on the 8400 block of Dogwood Avenue following an

  • Cal City Police take two juveniles into custody on suspicion of trying to break into a car.

    Cal City Police: Two juveniles try to break into car

    California City Police arrested two boys on suspicion of trying to break into a car after they were called to the area of Georgetown Street and South Loop Boulevard at 5 p.m. Monday. Witnesses told police they saw two boys breaking into a car. As officers arrived a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-

  • Drug take back day

    TPD holds prescription drug take back April 30

    Law enforcement announced the following in a news release: On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Tehachapi Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially