Kern County Fire crews quickly responded to a brush and grass fire just north of the gun range at the mouth of Sand Canyon in Tehachapi Monday afternoon.

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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested 13 people on suspected misdemeanors and two people on suspected felonies during the week of Nov. 12-18.

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Administrators, teachers and parents voiced their opinion on the skills, knowledge and personal qualities they would like to see in the next superintendent for the Tehachapi Unified School District during a public workshop Nov. 14 at Jacobsen Middle School.

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Waste Management’s residential trash and recycling and commercial pick-up schedule will be delayed by one day beginning on Thursday, Nov. 22, and through the remainder of the week in observance of Thanksgiving.

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New farmhouse-style cottages, family housing, town houses and apartments may soon come to Tehachapi. The Sage Ranch plan — now under discussion with the city — could bring a new style of housing that caters to a variety of buyers and lifestyles.

A number of deployed military personnel will receive specially prepared care packages made up by members of the Tehachapi Community Congregational Church. The program is a way for church members to say thank you to men and women actively deployed around the world on this Veterans Day.

A fire ignited in the light grass at the dead-end of High Gun Road in Stallion Springs near Tehachapi at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, but the Kern County Fire Department was able to gain control of the blaze and stop its progression within minutes, holding it to 20 acres.

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A majority of voters within the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District voted against the $43 million bond measure, causing it to fail. The focus of Measure R was to build a new recreation and community center — with activities and a pool, senior center, community room and other amen…

The opening of the new Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley hospital, new housing and commercial development, and grant funding were all topics of discussion at the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting Nov. 7.

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Election results out Wednesday show Measure R, the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District bond, has failed.

Incumbent Zack Scrivner of Tehachapi will keep his 2nd district seat on the Kern County Board of Supervisors. He was far ahead of his challengers both on election night and continued to hold his lead in numbers released by the Kern County Elections Office Sunday night.

Layla and Milo Lujan are already doing incredible things with their young lives at the tender ages of 14 and 11, respectively. As children whose parents own and operate their own restaurant, the iconic Red House BBQ, they see first hand how much food goes uneaten and ultimately thrown out.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office arrested a man and woman Tuesday after receiving reports that they were knocking on doors in Golden Hills, asking residents for items or saying they were homeless.