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  • Tom Glasgow

    Airport Manager Tom Glasgow leaving city

    On May 27, 2015, the City of Tehachapi announced that Airport Manager Tom Glasgow has chosen to move on to new skies, returning to the private sector as a chief pilot, according to a news release from the city. Glasgow has served as Manager of Tehachapi Municipal Airport since 2011. He was part-

  • Tehachapi High's 2015 Valedictorian Kasey Brockelsby

    Valedictorian, Salutatorians for THS announced

    One Valedictorian and two Salutatorians will lead the Tehachapi High School Class of 2015 as it graduates on June 3. Graduation ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m. on June 3 at Coy Burnett Stadium. Valedictorian, with a grade point average of 4.5, is Kasey Brockelsby, son of Ellen and Jeffrey

  • Bear Valley embezzlement suspect arrested in Washington

    A former accounts receivable clerk for the Bear Valley Springs Association who is accused of embezzling approximately $2,386 from the association has been arrested in Washington, according to Interim Chief Jeff Kermode of the Bear Valley Police Dept. In a news release May 26, Kermode said the

  • Hall Ambulance recruiting for next EMT Academy

    Hall Ambulance Service has opened recruitment for its next EMT Academy, which begins mid-July. Recruits are full-time employees who learn everything they need to get started working as an emergency medical technician in the Hall Ambulance 9-1-1 system. The Hall EMT Academy is not a school, but a

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    The Tehachapi News website is under construction. Content from the old website is being migrated to the new site as we also begin publishing new stories and photos. It may be a few days before the dust settles, so if something is missing or doesn’t work, we hope you’ll try later and keep an eye on

  • Arrest in Bakersfield turns up property stolen in Tehachapi

    A 20-year-old Shafter man was arrested May 22 in Bakersfield on multiple charges and stolen property found in his possession included property stolen during a vehicle burglary in Tehachapi on May 21. In a news release the Kern County Sheriff’s Office said at about 1:30 p.m. on May 22 Deputy Aaron

  • Graduations coming up

    After 13 long years, local high school seniors representing the Class of 2015 are busy crossing all their "T's" and dotting all their "I's" in preparation of saying goodbye to their childhood education as the community prepares for graduation ceremonies. An anticipated

  • City Engineer Jay Schlosser explained where new traffic lights will be located in the city.

    New traffic signals coming to east side of city near Love's Travel Center

    There soon will be two more traffic lights in the City of Tehachapi. At its meeting May18, the Tehachapi City Council approved signing a signal maintenance agreement with California Department of Transportation District 9 to add two new lights at the east end of Tehachapi Boulevard near the

  • New meeting dates for Golden Hills Community Services District

    The Golden Hills Community Services District is adding a second meeting per month to its calendar. The district will now meet on the first Wednesday of the month in addition to the third Thursday of each month. The meetings are held at the Golden Hills Community Services District offices at 21415

  • Cuts to fire service worry county supervisors

    Kern County got more bad budget news Tuesday, May 19. Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall warned supervisors that his ability to fight fires this summer faces a serious challenge from the downturn in oil prices and rising pension costs. In Marshall's best case scenario his department needs

  • Delinquent property tax notices mailed

    Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector, Jordan Kaufman announced the recent mailing of Delinquency Notices to property owners who have not paid their property taxes. Kaufman advises property owners to pay their delinquent taxes on or before June 30, 2015, in order to avoid incurring additional

  • Misty Hailstone is an environmental scientist Ð field biologist and works for CH2M HILL, which is the primary contractor for environmental services at Edwards AFB. Hailstone brought along taxidermy displays, a live non-venomous king snake, and a live desert tortoise. Students interested in pursuing this type of career were encouraged to seek out volunteer work and gain valuable hands-on training. Mark Taberner of CH2M HILL provided all with a pizza lunch.

    Brown bagging it for a new career path

    Tehachapi High School students now have more access to industry professionals through participation in Brown Bag Career Lunches. This activity is part of the competitive California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) grant that Tehachapi High School is currently implementing in order to ensure that every

  • County eases 'excess plant' pot cultivation penalties

    Kern County will be more careful about how its local authorities punish medical marijuana patients who grow too much of their drug. Supervisors, on Tuesday, May 19, approved changes to the penalty section of an ordinance that limits the number of marijuana plants a patient can grow on a parcel of

  • East Kern: Supervisors enact water protection plan over opposition

    BAKERSFIELD — Kern County supervisors approved a plan Tuesday, May 19, that is designed to protect water supplies in the desert around Ridgecrest. They acted in the face of heated opposition from those that believe the move is a violation of private property rights. But they said action had to be

  • Civic Calendar: Upcoming local governmental meetings

    Scheduled meetings of local governmental agencies include the following (check websites in case of special meetings not noticed here): City of Tehachapi Meetings held at the Claude L. Wells Center on 300 S. Robinson St. • City Council meets 1st & 3rd Monday at 6 p.m. Next meeting June 1.