• CHP officers went into pursuit of a stolen Land Rover Tuesday evening on the 14 freeway. The pursuit lasted more than 11 minutes at speeds in excess of 100mph. The driver was taken into custody after he surrendered north of Cal City.

    CHP makes arrest after pursuit ends on Randsburg Wash Road

    CHP officers arrested a man after a high-speed chase, which started in Santa Clarita, ended on Randsburg Wash Road. Officers in the Mojave were put on a “be on the lookout” of a car involved in a hit and run crash near Santa Clarita on about 9:30 p.m. CHP officer Darlena Dotson said the black

  • Jim Hutson, president of the Tehachapi Chapter of Realtors talks about the housing market in Tehachapi.

    Real estate market is healthy in Tehachapi

      The real estate market in Tehachapi gives buyers a bang for their buck. That's the opinion of Jim Hutson, president of the Tehachapi Chapter of Realtors. Speaking at the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council's February meeting, Hutson said there has been a 3-5 percent

  • Jennifer and Guy Williams plead their case to keep Jennifer's Terrace open before the Planning Commission on Feb. 8

    Planning Commission keeps options open for Jennifer's Terrace

    The Tehachapi Planning Commission has recommended that city staff look into the possibility of allowing Jennifer's Terrace to remain open with provisions that the outdoor venue keep noise levels below 70 decibels. City staff is to meet with Jennifer's Terrace owners to work on the details

  • Dean Miller said his sons, Tyler and Christopher, prompted him to seek a way to put the fun back into recess at Tompkins Elementary School by securing a donation of 20 balls. Principal Cheri Belcoe accepted the donated balls on Feb. 4.

    Tompkins receives playground equipment, thanks to single dad and Kmart

    A local, single father of seven children made a big difference in the lives of the 750 children who attend Tompkins Elementary School by delivering a donation of 20 new toy balls after discovering the school had none for children to play with during recess. Dean Miller said it was his two sons,

  • Mary Beth Garrison, president of the Greater Tehachapi EDC, said her board was giving full support to the partnership of Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District and Adventist Health.

    TVHD/Adventist Health affiliation paperwork almost complete

    The resolution to approve the affiliation between Adventist Health and the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District was postponed again to ensure all the paperwork was completed. “We've finished about 95 percent of all the paperwork,” Director Duane Moats said at a special board meeting Feb. 2.

  • Tehachapi-Cummings Water District changes meeting venue

    The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District will hold its upcoming meetings at the Golden Hills Community Services District offices beginning this month. The TCCWD will have its first meeting there on Feb. 17, beginning at 4:30 p.m. “Our building is 50 years old and needs some remodeling,” TCCWD

  • GHCSD Director Maryilyn White will head a committee for ideas on the district's 50th anniversary.

    Golden Hills CSD seeks ideas for celebration of 50th anniversary

    The Golden Hills Community Services District board is looking for the public’s input on what a 50th anniversary celebration for the district should entail.  “We need to get the process going,” Board President Larry Barrett said at the Feb. 3 board meeting. “We'd need some ideas.”

  • Civic Calendar: Get involved in your community

    City of Tehachapi City Council meets the first and third Monday at 6 p.m. at the Claude L. Wells Center, 300 S. Robinson St. Next meeting, however, is Tuesday, Feb. 16, because of President's Day. Agenda available at Tehachapi Unified School District Board meets the

  • Grand jury critical of Golden Hills CSD

    The Kern County Grand Jury recently released a report on the Golden Hills Community Services District, saying it found evidence of everything from lack of transparency of board actions to decisions made without input from residents. The report issued Jan. 27 made more than 30 findings concerning

  • Kenny Morrill and Darrin Corbin make a huge snow ball at City Park in Tehachapi following the storm.

    PHOTO GALLERY: Snow day photos from our Facebook friends

    January’s last snowfall on Sunday, Jan. 31, was one of the larger storms in recent memory through the drought years. The storm dumped several inches to more than a foot of the white powder in the greater Tehachapi area, causing a “snow day” Monday, Feb. 1, for our local schools. With Highway

  • Jack Potter said he is ready to retire, and will close the doors to Tehachapi's only lawn equipment and small engine service and sales shop.

    Tehachapi Lawn & Garden to close — unless a buyer comes through

    Local residents in need of small engine repair will have to expand their search as Tehachapi Lawn & Garden Equipment is slated to close its doors in as early as a few weeks. With plans to retire, owner Jack Potter said he will be forced to shutter the 15-year-old business if he doesn’t find a

  • Tehachapi Police Lt. Darrel Brown coordinated the free day of training at TPD, which included six local police agencies.

    Community Policing training for Volunteers was hosted by TPD

    The Tehachapi Police Department hosted an introduction to community policing training day for law enforcement volunteers from six agencies in their community room on Wednesday. “What we are really focusing in on here, is getting the community involved in our day-to-day police operations,” Lt.

  • Free state tax assistance available online

    Franchise Tax Board Chairwoman Betty T. Yee is reminding taxpayers that FTB offers a variety of free services online, from electronic filing to requesting a payment plan. “Tax season can be a stressful time,” said State Controller and FTB Chair Yee. “FTB offers an array of online services to make