• Tony and Beth Anthony at the time they were married in 1952.

    Pen in Hand: A Tehachapi original: Fire Chief Tony Anthony

    The Tehachapi area lost a beloved and familiar citizen on Nov. 19 with the passing of retired Tehachapi Fire Chief Tony Anthony, 86. He started as a volunteer firefighter, and then was appointed chief in 1958 — a post he would continue to hold for the next 40 years, until he retired in 1999. Tony

  • Joseph Sandoval stops to rest at Clouds Rest in Yosemite National Park.

    Local man hikes Pacific Crest Trail

    It took him five months and five pairs of shoes, but Tehachapi native Joseph “Joey” Sandoval has crossed a huge accomplishment off his bucket list by walking the Pacific Crest Trail. An estimated 300 people a season will attempt to complete what is referred to as the “thru hike” of the entire 2,

  • "We're thankful for our beautiful kids. We're thankful to live in a country where we can be free and for all the veterans and service members that have ensured that freedom, and honored to serve the Second District of the Kern County Board of Supervisors. Happy Thanksgiving."  — Christina and Zack Scrivner

    I'm thankful for ... why Tehachapi has reason to celebrate

    The holiday season has snuck up on us and it’s already Thanksgiving. So the Tehachapi News asked several people: What in your life are you thankful for? Here are some of the responses we gathered around town.   // Thankful Here is what a few people around town said when asked,

  • Robert Haight, a municipal bond counsel for the GHCSD, reviews resolutions to allow an assessment district to fix roads.

    Golden Hills approves resolutions to help fix roads

    The Golden Hills Community Services District approved two resolutions to begin preliminary work on improving roads in a section of the community. The resolutions will allow the district to start working with engineers and bond underwriters in setting up an assessment district in housing Tract 3366.

  • Civic calendar: Get involved in your city

    Civic Calendar City of Tehachapi City Council meets first and third Monday at 6 p.m. at the Claude L. Wells Center, 300 S. Robinson St. Next meeting Dec. 7. Agenda available at Tehachapi Unified School District Board meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the

  • School district to link with City of Tehachapi website

    The Tehachapi Unified School District board has approved setting up a link on the city's website that would direct visitors to its own website. A company called e-LocalLink has been contracted with the City of Tehachapi to do 60- and 90-second spots, along with individual links to promote

  • Chief Kent Kroeger, seen here in a file photo, offered several holiday travel safety tips.

    Police chief offers holiday travel safety tips

    Kent Kroeger, chief of the Tehachapi Police Department, wants to share some Thanksgiving home safety tips before you hit the road. “Following these holiday home security tips will help get you on the road toward having a safe holiday trip without any incidents to deal with when you return. The key

  • A firefighter from the Kern County Fire Department firefighter places a frozen turkey into a boiling fryer of peanut oil.

    Food prep fires spark KCFD to start cooking safety program

    Sparked by the high number of home fires related to food preparation at this time of year, the Kern County Fire Department has started a cooking safety program. “It doesn't take much for something bad to happen,” Capt. Tyler Townsend said, describing kitchen fires during the holidays.

  • High school teacher and head football coach Steve Denman presents his comments concerning the new teachers' contracts at the TUSD board meeting on Nov. 17.

    TUSD teachers, staff unhappy with new contracts

    Emotions and tempers were high as teachers and other staff voiced their complaints about salaries and what they called a “lack of respect” from the Tehachapi Unified School District and its board. In a packed room for the regular meeting of the TUSD board Nov. 17, about a dozen people spoke during

  • TCCWD General Manager John Martin says drought restrictions will continue to at least January 2016.

    All areas of Tehachapi gain in water conservation

    The communities of Greater Tehachapi continue to do their part in conserving water. “I'm happy to report that we've seen an average of about 30 percent in the conservation of water since June,” said Liz Block, water conservation officer for the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District.

  • Tom Neisler will become the new assistant general manager of the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District. He had been the Operations Manager.

    Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District adds new position

    The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District has approved revamping its staffing to better meet the needs of the district in the coming years. Currently, the district has no assistant general manager and no listing for a business manager. Operations Manager Tom Neisler has been doing some of tasks

  • Deer killing court case continued

    Tehachapi resident Billy Dean, 73, was scheduled for a pre-preliminary hearing in a Mojave courtroom on Wednesday, Nov. 18, for one felony count of recklessly discharging a firearm and one misdemeanor count of taking a deer without a license in Bear Valley Springs. But the proceedings were

  • TPD officers arrested one adult and one juvenile on suspicion of gun, drug and gang-related crimes on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

    TPD busts adult, juvenile on suspicion of gun, drug crimes

    Tehachapi Police arrested a man and a juvenile Wednesday morning on suspicion of gun and drug crimes, according to information released by TPD Chief Kent Kroeger.  The arrest happened at 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Mulberry Street. TPD officers received a

  • A Tehachapi Police Department patrol car in the field.

    TPD & KCSO weekly crime report for Nov. 9 to 15

    The Tehachapi Police Department made a total of seven arrests including two felonies while taking care of 114 calls for service and 85 additional self-initiated investigations during the week of Nov. 9 through 15. Joseph Garbiel Elizondo was arrested on suspicion of stalking. Raymond Keith Gillard