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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for May 9, 2014:
The latest news - William H. Dana, a former Tehachapi resident and one of the nation’s most respected aerospace pioneers has passed away. He was 83.
According to a news release from NASA, distinguished research pilot and aeronautical engineer William Harvey Dana died on May 6 after a lengthy illness.... HERE.
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PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT
The public safety report is based upon our request to have information from the various agencies each weekday morning, covering the period since our last contact. We appreciate those agencies that are helping us bring you the News@Noon.
NOTE: Reports of traffic stops, pedestrian checks and other activities without details have been eliminated from the reports published here.
Tehachapi Police Department:
May 8, 2014
12:30 a.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred on Walnut Drive. Resident verbal with mother. Disposition: Advised.
6:17 a.m. Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at South Curry Street/West Valley Boulevard, Northwest corner at vacant home. Disposition: Checks OK.
7:52 a.m. Suspicious Circumstance, occurred at Tehachapi Senior Center on East "F" Street. Side door is open, location appears unoccupied. Disposition: Checks OK.
9:08 a.m. Missing person, occurred on Elderberry Court. Disposition: Information only.
10:11 a.m. Hit and run/property, occurred on Alder Avenue. Someone hit and run into his garage door. Disposition: Information only.
11:11 a.m. Welfare check request, occurred on Alan Avenue. Disposition: Assignment completed.
1:20 p.m. Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at Tucker Road. Disposition: Checks OK.
4:14 p.m. Counter at Police Department, occurred at Tehachapi Police Department on East "F" Street. Lost wallet. Disposition: Report taken.
8:10 p.m. Trespassing, occurred on West "D" Street. Disposition: No Further Action Required .
9:04 p.m. Out for investigation, officer initiated activity at East Tehachapi Boulevard. Disposition: Checks OK.
9:59 p.m. Traffic Hazard, occurred at Highway 58 and North Mill Street. Westbound approaching Mill Street, small car blacked out parked on the side of the road with trunk, hood and doors all open. Concerned for safety reasons. Disposition: Information onl .
11:02 p.m. Vandalism report, occurred on Miller Lane. Just occurred, reporting party states a brick she places in front of her house was broken by unknown subjects. Reporting party is also having problems with trespassing in her back yard. Disposition: No further action required.
Bear Valley Police Department:
May 8, 2014
8:10 a.m. Animal Call, occurred at Highway 202 and Jury Street. Black cow walking across the roadway. Bear Valley transferred caller to ECC.
8:20 a.m. Assist other agencies, occurred on Highway 202 and Banducci Road. CHP requested a unit to assist in removing a cow from the roadway. CHP attempted to contact owner. Disposition: Assisted.
12:28 p.m. Reckless driving,occurred on Highway 202. Vehicle is swerving all over the road heading westbound. Advised CHP. Disposition: Turn over to other agency. 12:54 p.m. Animal control, occurred on Jacaranda Drive. Mountain lion sighting. Disposition: Information only.
3:52 p.m. Disturbing the peace, occurred at Equestrian Center on Bear Valley Road. Verbal peace disturbance. Disturbing party left in a dark gray Nissan TK with a dirt bike in the back. Left location heading eastbound. Disposition: Advised.
5:39 p.m. Vicious biting, barking, ect.,occurred on Canyon Court. Two brown dogs loose in the area. Disposition: Assignment completed.
9:36 p.m. Burglary alarm, occurred on Fawn Way. Reporting party can see flashing lights coming from a house on Fawn Way near deer trail, possibly a visual alarm with lights flashing throughout the whole house. Disposition: Checks OK.
May 9, 2014
12:31 a.m. Traffic Hazard, occurred at Cumberland Road/San Juan Drive. Reporting party told gate one wild pig was hit and two pigs are loitering in the area near the body. Reporting party stated as she was coming over Cumberland Road, unknown exact location. Disposition: Assignment completed.
Kern County Sheriff's Office
Between May 9 and the morning of May 9, the Kern County Sheriff's Office responded to 31 calls, including one request for an ambulance on Buena Vista Street.
Stallion Springs: Nothing to report.
California Highway Patrol: Nothing to report.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Windy, with a west northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 58. Windy, with a west northwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Breezy, with a west northwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 67. West wind around 15 mph becoming northeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
• The Stallion Springs Property Owner's Association will host its annual Round Up and Flea Market the following weekend on Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Community Center. Set up will commence at 7 a.m.
• The Friends of the Tehachapi Library will host a big book sale event Wednesday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• The Tehachapi Heritage League is sponsoring "Kids Day at the Museum" at the Tehachapi Museum in conjunction with National Museum Day on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• The 8th annual Combat Hapkido self-defense seminar for men, women and teens ages 13 and up will be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, located at 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6.
• The Tehachapi Martial Arts Center will host the Defense Against a Bully class Friday, May 16, from 5 to 6 p.m.
• The Arts, Science & Technology Education Corporation of Tehachapi (AST) is sponsoring the 2014 Tehachapi Intermediate Space Challenge for Tehachapi 4th and 5th graders at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport on May 21, from 10 a.m. To 12:30 p.m.
• Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will present the Tehachapi Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on May 26, at 10:15 a.m. The line up begins at 9 a.m. at Kmart and the parade finishes at Philip Marx Park, Mojave and "D" Street.
• The Catholic Daughters will be holding their Spring Rummage sale on Friday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in McMullan Hall at St. Malachy Catholic Church, located at 407 W. "E" St.
• Smart Growth-Tehachapi Valley will host a special water meeting, "Our Water Situation," Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Moose Lodge, located at the corner "F" and Curry Streets.
MOUNTAIN SPORTS THIS WEEK
Baseball – Varsity/Jayvee vs. Garces at home and Frosh at Garces on Friday, May 9. All games start at 4 p.m.
Softball – Varsity/Jayvee vs. Garces at home and Frosh at Garces on Friday, May 9. All games start at 4 p.m.
Tennis – Varsity at CIF South Area Individual Championships on Friday, May 9. Singles will start at 2 p.m. and Doubles will start at 4 p.m.
Swimming – Varsity at SEYL Championships (Bakersfield College) on Saturday, May 10. First event will start at 9 a.m.
LATEST OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
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