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  • The National Weather Service, Hanford, has issued a Hazardous Weather Advisory for later in the week.

    Lightning, erratic winds, brief heavy rain possible in coming week

    Another Hazardous Weather Outlook warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, Hanford. Isolated thunderstorms are possible in Central California including the Kern County Mountains, Indian Wells Valley and Southeastern Kern County Desert beginning Thursday, July 30, through Saturday,

  • Darrel Brown is sworn in by Mayor Susan Wiggins as a new reserve officer for the Tehachapi Police Department.

    New reserve officer for Tehachapi Police Department

    Darrel Brown has been sworn in as a new reserve lieutenant with the Tehachapi Police Department. Mayor Susan Wiggins did the honors at the City Council meeting on July 20, as Police Chief Kent Kroeger looked on. Brown is a retired sergeant from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and

  • City passes nuisance ordinance; chronic offenders subject to fines

    If you live in a home that's considered a nuisance, you could be subjected to fines, along with other fees. The City of Tehachapi is cracking down on drug houses, those with barking dogs that won't quit or animals running at large. The city passed new ordinance on July 20 to contend with

  • The Green Street railroad crossing in Downtown Tehachapi will be closed from Friday, July 24, through Monday, July 27, for maintenance and improvement.

    Green Street railroad crossing will be closed July 24 through 27

    The Green Street railroad crossing in Downtown Tehachapi will be closed Friday, July 24, through Monday, July 27, for track maintenance and improvement according to a news release from the City of Tehachapi. The crossing will be completely closed for the four-day construction period. The

  • Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District General Manager Matt Young will leave the district in late August to take a position in Gulf Shores, Ala.

    Recreation and park district manager Matt Young has resigned

    Matt Young, general manager of Tehachapi Recreation and Park District, has accepted another position and will leave the district Aug. 28. TVRPD directors met with Young in closed session during the board's regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 21, and emerged with an announcement that the

  • Claudia Elliott

    Elliott to retire; Ursua named business manager of Tehachapi News

    Claudia Elliott, editor and general manager of Tehachapi News, has announced her plans to retire at the end of July. Elliott began her career at the newspaper after returning to her hometown from college in 1972 and worked as editor of the newspaper under then co-publishers Warren and Richard

  • Phone line available to report flood damage

    The County of Kern Office of Emergency Services has dedicated a line to receive reports of property damage for assessment purposes. Residents are encouraged to dial 2-1-1 to report any damage to their home or property due to the recent flood events. Emergency calls should still be made to 9-1-1.

  • Mountain Meadows schedules special meeting

    As a result of the emergency meeting held Monday, July 20, a special meeting will be held for Mountain Meadows CSD, 17980 Highline Dr., on Tuesday, July 21, at 1 p.m. The board of directors is working to develop plans to deal with issues related to flooding from the recent storm.

  • Deputy pleads no contest to sexual assault of Tehachapi women

    Former Kern County Sheriff's deputy Gabriel Lopez who was accused of touching two young Tehachapi women inappropriately in March of 2013 entered a plea of no contest to all counts alleged against him on July 17 in a Bakersfield courtroom. This included two counts of assault by a public officer,

  • New meters producing big savings in Golden Hills

    New water meters are saving time and money in Golden Hills. “The new meters show where there are leaks and they can be read in three to four hours instead of three to four days,” said Bill Fisher, general manager of the Golden Hills Community Services District at the meeting on July 16. Back in

  • Highway 202 near Tehachapi was closed by a mudslide Sunday night, July 19, 2015.

    'Dolores' leaves a muddy mess in Tehachapi; more rain in forecast

    Tehachapi got a good soaking over the weekend with heavy rain from a tropical storm leaving a muddy mess with the prospect of more coming Monday night. Officials were scrambling to assess damage on Monday morning and Highway 202 just west of the intersection with Cummings Valley Road still closed