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Eager nonprofit groups gathered at the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum on Wednesday to accept $40,000 in funds from excited Cheers to Charity committee members, all to help 11 Tehachapi groups continue their work.

Edwards Air Force Base will conduct an active shooter exercise sometime during the week of Sept. 17-21. It will be held by the 412th Test Wing, in coordination with local emergency responders, according to a base news release.

Families, experienced riders and young adults fueled up Friday night before the big day at the annual Tehachapi GranFondo Pasta Fest dinner.

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Truck-climbing lanes that would allow motorists to pass big rigs traveling on Highway 58 from Bakersfield to Tehachapi may be a future project due to a new study Caltrans is endeavoring to complete by next summer.

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Challenging, rewarding and dynamic. These are all words that can describe the life of a firefighter. But it isn’t just a job for a firefighter; it’s their life each day as they make sure people in the community and their own team members are safe.

An AARP Smart Driver course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 5 at First Baptist Church, 1049 S. Curry St. (Must attend both days)

The California Correctional Institution Mental Health Department sponsored an unprecedented event once again on Aug. 3. Last year, this group won an ethics bowl against Cal State Bakersfield. This year they focused their talent and energy on prison reform.

Long noses, short noses, long tails or stubby tails, owners brought a selection of dog breeds to Tehachapi Warrior Park on Saturday for Have a Heart's annual Gone to the Dogs, a 5-K Run/Walk and Pet Festival.

California Highway Patrol officers from the Mojave office will host Coffee with a Cop meetings at locations in east Kern County during September.

Vehicle thefts have been on the rise in the Tehachapi area, with 40 reported to the Tehachapi Police Department in 2018, with 12 of those happening just last month in August.

Former correctional officer Rigoberto Sanchez took the stand in his murder trial Wednesday and testified the night he drove to his estranged wife's apartment his intention was only to fight his wife's lover, whom he'd long disliked and considered a "dirty cop" after working for years with hi…