In the two years since Danny Brown took over the reins as the district manager of the Tehachapi Public Cemetery District, he has made a great impact, say board members.
It was a quiet week for the city of Tehachapi, as far as businesses and economic activity are concerned, said City Manager Greg Garrett.
The Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office announced that the property tax deadline has been extended to May 4, according to a news release from the office.
It was Palm Sunday, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cars lined up single file in the Tehachapi Community Congregational Church parking lot. Drivers, many masked and gloved, stretched out their hands to receive a symbolic palm branch. The palm branch was handed out by masked and glove…
Greater Tehachapi residents are adjusting — and sometimes heading outdoors while adhering to social distance rules — as the community and the world cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Parents are struggling to keep their families safe and healthy in the fight against “the invisible enemy,” and that includes keeping children home from school. So what can we do to keep our children fed, when our grocery bill cannot stretch any further?
As health care workers and first responders struggle to protect themselves from the coronavirus, the public is left to wonder, “If they can’t find enough face masks, how am I going to protect myself?”
Tehachapi News earned honors in five of the seven categories in the 32nd annual George F. Gruner Awards, recognizing excellence in Central Valley print journalism.
The Tehachapi Police Department arrested a Los Angeles man wanted by the Los Angeles Police Department in an armed robbery case shortly after midnight Thursday on a firearm charge.
Under questioning at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Kern County's top public health official acknowledged concerns about a potential shortage of supplies and healthcare workers to meet an expected wave of COVID-19 cases, and defended his department's limited release of data despit…
The Kern County Fairgrounds will serve as an auxiliary medical site to handle a potential overflow of patients should local hospitals reach capacity due to a peak in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks as many health experts predict, local officials said Monday. The fairgrounds will also hous…
Hospitals and medical clinics across Kern County are setting up triage tents, stocking up on medical supplies and drawing up various contingencies in preparation for the possibility — some say likelihood — of a local surge in COVID-19 cases in coming weeks.
During this crisis, I’ll be regularly updating the community through a variety of avenues, including this publication, as we continue to both be proactive and reactive to the fluid situation surrounding COVID-19.
Bakersfield College registered nursing students have answered the call to help during the coronavirus pandemic by lending a hand to Kern Medical, Dignity Health Systems and Bakersfield Heart Hospital.
Valley Strong Credit Union announced Thursday it will award $100,000 in assistance to local nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.
Valley Strong Credit Union announced a donation of $25,000 to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Educational Services Foundation on Friday in support of technology needs for Kern County school districts as they implement distance learning for students.
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital confirmed Friday that a second person has tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample collected at the hospital, according to a news release from the hospital.
Edwards Air Force Base has raised its health protection condition in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 across the Department of the Air Force and local communities, the base announced Friday.
Now that citizens are urged to maintain as little contact within their communities as possible, it's almost certain that there will be a feeling of detachment from the city around them.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office announced upgrades to its app and will now provide COVID-19 alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local alerts.
California grocery stores will be stocked and ready to go for the foreseeable future, according to the president of the California Grocers Association.
Veterans helping veterans. That's what Operation Gratitude is all about. In times of trouble, who better to help local veterans than their comrades in arms?
Eight more COVID-19 cases were announced by the Kern County Department of Public Health on Wednesday afternoon, with seven new cases in Bakersfield and one in an area west of Bakersfield, according to a news release.
As COVID-19 takes hold in Kern County, many are seeking more information about the confirmed cases in our community. The Bakersfield Californian reached out to Kern County Public Health Department spokeswoman Michelle Corson to better understand what information is being made publicly availa…
The Federal Small Business Administration announced March 23 it has created a disaster relief loan program for nonprofits in the wake of COVID-19.
In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Family Life Pregnancy Center has taken several steps to protect the health of its clients, volunteers and staff.
Kern County property owners affected by the COVID-19 virus may request to have late penalties canceled if they are unable to pay their property taxes by the April 10 deadline.
The state allocated more than $1 million in emergency grants on Monday to Kern County, the city of Bakersfield and the Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative to protect the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tehachapi residents, healthcare professionals, and staff at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley are preparing for any coronavirus cases that may occur within Greater Tehachapi.
Editor's note: Kern County Public Health is releasing updates twice a day. The numbers continue to change. Numbers may have changed between the time the paper goes to press and your receive the paper.
The Kern County Department of Human Services announced changes in its services on Monday in response to COVID-19 concerns, according to a news release from the department.
She's the author of a book nominated for a Pulitzer, an organic farmer who grows wine grapes, walnuts and fruit, and she worked 25 years as a college professor in the Kern Community College District before retiring and moving to southern Italy.
The city of Tehachapi on Friday declared a local emergency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order.
Results from 307 coronavirus tests are pending locally as of Sunday morning, according to updated numbers from the Kern County Public Health Services Department.