As spring break winds to a close, Kern County public health officials are hoping that a recent measles outbreak doesn't find its way back the county along with families returning from travels to other parts of the state or country, or even abroad.
The Kern County Department of Public Health could soon be strengthening its regulations on mobile food trucks if it follows the recommendations of a Kern County grand jury.
Residents of the greater Tehachapi area listened with eagerness to guides from the Tehachapi Cummings-County Water District as they spoke about the meticulous process of transporting one of the area’s most precious resources — water — to the area. More than 40 participants learned Thursday h…
A benefit dinner held April 9 to raise funds for a planned $3 million imaging center at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley brought in significant contributions.
Tehachapi residents soon may see basic street maintenance and repairs in more than 35 neighborhoods within city limits. The City Council adopted a resolution approving a list of projects sent each year to the California Transportation Commission during its April 15 meeting.
A state healthcare department is defending itself after criticism arose over a $2.3 million monthly sanction of the Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Department.
Two organizations making use of Tehachapi Municipal Airport property to advance students’ learning opportunities — the Civil Air Patrol and the Tehachapi Society of Pilots — are expanding and moving to different spaces on airport property. The Tehachapi City council approved the changes April 15.
New education opportunities are emerging as Tehachapi High School joins other rural communities by assisting students to complete college credits while earning their high school diploma. It's also known as the early college model.
Residents of Bear Valley Springs will soon see residential and commercial water rates increase over the next five years. The Bear Valley Community Services District board on Thursday night unanimously approved the increases to help operation revenues and fix aging infrastructure. More than 5…
SunSelect Produce, Inc. is planning to grow the recently legalized crop of industrial hemp this summer on 116-acres in Cummings Valley as an additional product to supplement the business. It will continue to focus on growing their main crops of tomatoes and peppers.
Walmart customers in Tehachapi are expected to have new technology and time-saving methods available when they shop at the soon-to-open store, as the company recently announced the location is part of a $145 million plan to upgrade services and remodel 21 stores across California.
The Tehachapi Unified School District board proudly announced at the Tuesday night board meeting that Stacey Larson-Everson has been selected to lead the district as the next superintendent. The board voted unanimously in favor of appointing Larson-Everson to a two-year term starting July 1.
The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District is conducting its annual pumping plant tour of a large part of its water importation facilities on April 18. The tour will leave the main office at 22901 Banducci Road at 8 a.m. and return around noon.
The age-old adage "read my lips" was in full force Friday evening as 374 students and 20 staff performed in Tehachapi High School’s 35th annual Lip Synchronization competition.
Members of the community listened to updates about high-speed rail, an oil and gas tax, public safety and education in a speech delivered by Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner at the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting April 3.
The Kern County Fire Department will host mandatory meetings for all parties interested in being included on the Hazard Reduction & Weed Abatement Contractor List. All people who want to remain on the current list or be added to the list must attend one of the meetings.
City officials approved a plan for a new groundwater sustainability project, hoping it will be a solution to increase the supply of groundwater and find a place for excess effluent water coming to the Tehachapi Waste Water Treatment Plant. The benefits will not appear for decades, when the p…
Disasters can happen at a moment's notice and to prepare, the city of Tehachapi has approved a formal Operational Area Disaster Response Mutual Aid Agreement to make resources, equipment and personnel available to help communities surrounding Tehachapi in the event of an emergency.
Traffic congestion at the intersection of Tehachapi Boulevard and Steuber Road may be reduced depending on the findings of a recently approved city of Tehachapi study. It will look at moving Highway 58 ramps and improving intersections to alleviate congestion in the area.
Tehachapi residents can now begin the process of purchasing home security and Ring video doorbells through a city-sponsored program, with the goal of reducing neighborhood crime.
Two Coffee with a Cop events will take place Tuesday, April 16, offering people the change to learn about the new Ring security camera partnership and subsidy program that launches April 17.
World Wind & Solar is making swift progress on its soon-to-open downtown headquarters, finishing inside reinforcement of the building, adding workstations, and completing outside architectural improvements at 228 Tehachapi Blvd.
Forty-five years ago, Valley Bible Fellowship opened its doors in Bakersfield and welcomed a congregation of 10 teenagers. Today, VBF has expanded its outreach to include multiple campuses in California, including one in Tehachapi, and another in Las Vegas, streaming live services to 10,000 souls.
Tehachapi Unified School District teachers care about helping their students reach their potential using different learning techniques — even if it takes applying for grants outside the district to fund creative projects.
Land for parks, public parking, easements and roadways sometimes attracts the attention of the city of Tehachapi to invest, purchase, or lease property and invest in bonds or other financial opportunities.
A Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration was held Thursday at Bakersfield National Cemetery to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War. Veterans' service, sacrifice and enduring achievements were recognized.
Saving the lives of animals during disasters just became easier after the Central California Animal Disaster Team of Kern County recently received a new strike trailer, complete with a logo wrap, courtesy of Cheers to Charity.
We're not sure what is more noteworthy — that Keanu Reeves flies commercial, that a passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday at Meadows Field with him aboard, or that the "John Wick" actor knows enough about the Bakersfield Sound to entertain his fellow stranded travele…
Talented young musicians, many from Tehachapi, showed their skills at Saturday's 10th annual District 3 Amateur Old Time Fiddle Contest.
City officials in Tehachapi are investigating ways to move treated effluent water coming from Tehachapi’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. More potable water could be available if a groundwater reuse project becomes reality, opening more land at Tehachapi Municipal Airport for potential growth.
Children who meet the California age requirements for kindergarten or transitional kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year can be enrolled at the Kinder Registration Roundup.
Developers of Sage Ranch, a proposed housing development in Tehachapi that would include apartments, town homes and single-family residences, are entering into an agreement with the city to produce an environmental impact report for the land.
The city of Tehachapi has tabled a proposal to require owners of rental properties to pay for a business license that would come with an annual inspection.
Residents of the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District are waiting for news of what will become of the now vacant hospital at 115 W. E. St., while board members are still deciding its future use.