Aubri Doe, 12, reels in a prize at the Mountain Pathways booth Tuesday, Aug. 6, during the National Night Out crime prevention event in Central Park. Gregory D. Cook / Tehachapi News
Dino Angelone, plan operations manager for the Tehachapi Hospital, serves up a grilled hot dog Tuesday, Aug. 6, during the National Night Out crime prevention event in Central Park. Gregory D. Cook / Tehachapi News
Tehachapi Hospital nursing manager Gayle Kular points out some of the features of the the new hospital to Oak Knolls resident Ken Dobbe at the Tehachapi Hospital's National Night Out exhibit. Gregory D. Cook / Tehachapi News
Hall Ambulance explorer Ashley Benskin gives a tour of an ambulance to David Combs, 4, Alanna Zigger, 10, Colby Zigger, 8, and Brenden Zigger, 5. Gregory D. Cook / Tehachapi News
Tehachapi police chief Jeff Kermode looks out over the crowd from horseback Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the National Night Out crime prevention event in Central Park. Gregory D. Cook / Tehachapi News
Eight-year-old Kaitlin Walker, left, and her sister Allison, 6, have some fun with mascots from Tompkins Elementary and Jacobsen Middle Schools. Gregory D. Cook / Tehachapi News
Over 15 local businesses and organizations set up informational and interactive exhibits in Central Park Tuesday, Aug. 6, to celebrate the annual National Night Out crime prevention event. Gregory D. Cook / Tehachapi News
More than 15 local businesses and organizations turned out Tuesday, Aug. 6, to celebrate National Night Out in Central Park.
The annual national event, sponsored locally by the Tehachapi Police Department and Tehachapi Collaborative, is an effort to raise awareness of local crime and drug prevention programs, family and child safety and gang awareness.
The family friendly event drew a nice crowd again this year.
Golden Hills Elementary is keeping its students in a “semi-lockdown” after shots were fired in the vicinity near Santa Maria Drive and Madre Street around 10:45 a.m this morning, according to Kern County Sheriff Sgt.
Two adults were arrested in Stallion Springs after officers say they discovered they were in possession of approximately three bags of suspected methamphetamine and 80 grams of marijuana, along with what was believed to be stolen property.
Impact on construction project being assessed Although it was recently reported that everything is moving along smoothly with the new Tehachapi Hospital being constructed in Capital Hills, the project hasn't been completely free of problems, according to Project Manager Stacy Pray.