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The City of Tehachapi has entered into a new contract with the police union that includes pay raises and brings officers' and senior officers' salaries in line with what city officials say is the average of other area agencies.

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Tehachapi Mayor Susan Wiggins declared October "Paint the Town Pink" for breast cancer awareness.

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The Kern County Sheriff's Office made two arrests in greater Tehachapi for suspected misdemeanors the week of Sept. 12 to 18. One arrest was made for a suspected felony.

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Hall Ambulance Service has opened recruitment for its EMT Academy, which begins in January. 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.

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The board of directors for the Golden Hills Community Services District has selected Option A as the way to move forward to rehabilitate the Golden Hills Sanitation Company.

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Two weeks after Jesse Colman Eddings was reported missing to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, his body was found during a welfare check to his residence on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

  • The Bakersfield Californian

An intense smell of smoke that settled over Kern County Tuesday morning is due to the Soberanes fire in Monterey County, fire officials said.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office made two arrests in greater Tehachapi for suspected misdemeanors the week of Sept. 5 to 11. No arrests were made for suspected felonies.

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Downtown Tehachapi was a bustling scene as the third annual Tehachapi Gran Fondo was underway Saturday.

The superintendent's report was filled with good news during the Tehachapi Unified School District's Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 13.

The Golden Hills Community Services District has scheduled a special meeting to determine which option would work best from a recent environmental report concerning the local sewer plant.

The Nov. 8 election is not that far away. In addition to choosing a new president, four local slates are contested.


The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program has returned in 2016 after being suspended by the Legislature in 2009, according to a news release from the Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector.

The Golden Hills Community Service District is getting ever closer to making a decision concerning the Golden Hills Sanitation Company.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

Amid a slew of health and safety violations, Tehachapi Mountain Boys Home closed its doors after voluntarily surrendering its operating license with the California Department of Social Services.

If the community wants to keeping swimming into October, the only recourse is making a pledge donation.

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The Tehachapi Republican Women, Federated, will kick off its 30th year birthday with guest speaker Judge Bryan Stainfield on Sept. 12. A social hour will begin the meeting at 11:30 a.m., at Kelcey’s Restaurant, with lunch served promptly at noon.

  • Mary Kay Waiss, Contributing writer

What a privilege it is to come out of a seminar inspired, rejuvenated and full of ideas and steps to make improvements that will have a positive impact in one’s life. Such was the experience of more than a dozen participants from several Tehachapi organizations who attended the Global Leader…