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Friday, Jan 03 2014 11:56 AM

News@Noon for Jan. 3, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Jan. 3, 2014:

The latest news - Al Romano, a board member of the Bear Valley Springs Community Services District filed his resignation on Jan. 2 due to health concerns. Romano, along with four members of the CSD staff have resigned within the last month, including General Manager Jeff Hodge, Assistant General Manager Sandy Janzen, Finance Director Rudy Hernandez, and Legal Counsel Kristin Hagan. Romano had served on the board for 8 years. More information will be provided in next week's publication.

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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: Nothing reported.

Bear Valley Springs Police Department:

Jan. 2, 2014

1:43 p.m. Welfare check request. Occurred on Pinedale Drive. Cellular E911 Call:
Lat:35.127336  Lon:-118.6562/ States nothing wrong/subject seems extremely confused Service Class: WPH2. Disposition: Checks Ok.

7:44 p.m. Hazardous material. Occurred at Water Treatment Plant on North Lower Valley Road at the intersection. Heavy odor of methane gas. Disposition: Checks Ok.

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation: Between Jan. 2 and the morning of Jan. 3, the Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to 14 incidents, including a petty theft investigation and a peace disturbance investigation in Golden Hills.

Stallion Springs Police Department: Nothing reported.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing reported.

WEATHER FORECAST

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind 10 to 15 mph.

UPCOMING EVENTS

• First Friday Around Town on Jan. 3 starting at 5 p.m. Galleries and shops in downtown area stay open until 8 p.m. View art and collections and hear live music at some venues. First Friday is Free.

• Sligo Rags is performing at Fiddlers Crossing on Jan. 11, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

• Wine pairing dinner at Don Juan’s Latin Grill, featuring wines of Opolo Vineyards. Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets: $70. Information call: 818-519-7144

CIVIC CALENDAR

• The City Council scheduled for Monday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Wells Education Center has been canceled.

• The Bear Valley Springs Community Services District is hosting its monthly board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. at the CSD on 28999 South Lower Valley Road.

MOUNTAIN SPORTS THIS WEEK

Boys Basketball — Varsity/Jayvee vs. California City at home on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Varsity will start at 7:30 p.m. and Jayvee will start at 4:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball – Varsity/Jayvee vs. California City at home on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Varsity will start at 6 p.m. and Jayvee will start at 3 p.m. Jayvee will also be at Shafter Winter Shootout on Thursday, Jan. 2. Frosh-Soph will be at Arvin Tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Boys Soccer – Varsity/Jayvee at Paraclete – Lancaster Soccer Complex on Friday, Jan. 3. Varsity and Jayvee to start at 3:15 p.m.

Girls Soccer – Varsity/Jayvee vs. Paraclete at home – Coy Burnett Field on Friday, Jan. 3. Varsity will start at 4:30 p.m. and Jayvee will start at 3 p.m. Varsity/Jayvee vs. Independence at home – Coy Burnett Field next Wednesday, Jan. 8. Varsity will start at 6 p.m. and Jayvee will start at 4:30 p.m.

Wrestling – Varsity at 37th Annual Doc Buchanan Invitational on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 3-4 at Clovis High School. SEYL Dual Meet at the THS gym with East-Bakersfield on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m.

LATEST OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES

Maria Munoz Verdugo, 1930 — 2013

Woodson "Dail" Swan, 1937 — 2013

The next News@Noon will be published at noon on Monday, Jan. 6.

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