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  • City Council cancels Aug. 1 meeting

    The regular meeting of the Tehachapi City Council scheduled for Monday, Aug. 1 has been canceled due to lack of agenda items. The next regular meeting will be Monday, Aug.15 at 6 p.m. at the Wells Education Center located at 300 South Robinson Street.

  • Tehachapi Police Chief Kent Kroeger said his department has entered into an agree with the TUSD to provide a resource officer to the school district.

    Resource officer to continue at TUSD

    The Tehachapi Police Department and the Tehachapi Unified School District have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the police department to provide a resource officer to the district. “This is a benefit for all involved,” said Police Chief Kent Kroeger. “It’s a great program.” The

  • Thirteen arrests were made for the week by KCSO and TPD in the greater Tehachapi area.

    Weekly crime report for TPD and KCSO: July 18 to 24

    The Tehachapi Police Department and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office combined for a total of 13 arrests including six adults on suspicion of felony crimes. TPD handled a total of 188 incidents including 122 calls for service from the public. Officers made nine arrests, wrote 30 reports and issued

  • An artist's rendering of a proposed Tehachapi Super Walmart.

    Court hears another Walmart appeal

    The Fifth District Court of Appeals in Fresno held a hearing on Tuesday, July 26 to listen to an appeal by a group opposed to building a new Walmart in Tehachapi. Tehachapi city manager Greg Garrett said the city’s attorney was present when the three-judge panel heard the case. “We expect to hear

  • Jeff Patterson along with state engineer Rick Simon look at the interactive overview map for routing details between Rosemond and Tehachapi. The planned route will impact his wind farm.

    High-speed rail discussed at town hall meeting

    The California High-Speed Rail Authority held a series of meetings recently to discuss the four alignment alternatives proposed for the Bakersfield to Palmdale Project Section of the mass transportation system. All four of the proposed alignments, or routes, ultimately travel across Tehachapi

  • Everybody show off how strong you are! Kids take a cue from Nick and Jen during the popular children's show on Saturday at Philip Marx Central Park.

    PHOTO GALLERY: Kids break out 'Super Powers' at dance show

    The Super Kids Music Show featuring Nick the music man and Jen the dance motivator appeared at Tehachapi’s Philip Marx Central Park on Saturday. Their children’s show is an interactive, interpretive, dance and movement adventure, where kids dance, jump, fly like a butterfly, hop like a frog, and

  • Families watch the “The Martin” on Friday night in Tehachapi’s Philip Marx Central Park.

    PHOTO GALLERY: A night at the outdoor movies — Tehachapi style!

    Friends and families took advantage of the free Movies in the Park Friday night at Philip Marx Central Park. Movies are shown on a 26-foot inflatable screen with theatrical sound. It’s your job to bring the chairs and blankets. If you missed Friday night’s showing of “The Martian,” you still have

  • Grayson, left, and Austin Kelly said they enjoyed the bounce house slide the most.

    Camels, ponies and hay rides — all on South Street

    The hot sun did nothing to put a damper on the festivities held during South Street Days on Saturday, July 23. The first of what is expected to be an annual event had something for everyone, and was well attended. “We didn’t know what to expect,” said Lydia Chaney of South Street Digital, Inc. “It

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    Social media news story of the week: People sound off on Walmart

    The social media news story of the week came from Jill Barnes Nelson’s report on the Walmart court hearing that was slated for July 26 (http://www.tehachapinews.com/News/2016/07/15/Walmart-hearing-coming-up-July-26.html). The post reached more than 8,000 people and generated more than 100

  • BVPD invites the community to join them at National Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Cub Lake.

    BVPD to host National Night Out

    Bear Valley Police Chief Jeff Kermode invites the BV community to come out and meet first responders from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Cub Lake. Members of the Kern County Fire Department and BVPD will be on hand to meet the community. National Night Out is a nationwide event bringing public

  • The CHP Mojave Area Office will host an open house.

    CHP to hold open house

    The Mojave area office of the California Highway Patrol will hold an open house from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at its offices, 1365 Highway 58 in Mojave.  There will be displays and tours of a CHP helicopter, vehicle, motorcycle and equipment and a youth Explorer Post recruitment booth.

  • Construction is ongoing at the new Tehachapi Hospital.

    New name, new signs coming to healthcare facilities

    The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District is preparing to turn over the reins of the everyday operations of the district. “On August 1, you’ll see a change in signage at our facilities,” TVHD Chief Executive Officer Eugene Suksi said at a recent Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council

  • This fall, Kern County Public Works will be making improvements to the Tehachapi Landfill.

    Tehachapi Landfill: The times they are a changing

    This fall, Kern County Public Works will make improvements to the Tehachapi Landfill. New state laws have prompted the changes, but county staff is eager to comply. Nancy Ewert, assistant director for the Kern County Public Works Department, is leading the directive to help businesses meet new