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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested nine people on suspected misdemeanors and one person on a suspected felony during the week of April 16-22.

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Mary Helen Barro, a candidate for the 23rd Congressional District, will hold an Open Town Hall Meeting for residents of the 23rd Congressional District from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Auditorium at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2216 17th St. in Bakersfield.

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Honor, respect and camaraderie were evident as four unanimously selected Tehachapi Police Department employees and volunteers nominated by the department spoke about the recognition they're receiving for their dedication and hard work.

  • By NICK SMIRNOFF For Tehachapi News

In what could be called paws for a cause, nearly 100 owners and their canine companions were on hand for Saturday's Bark For Life. In addition to raising funds, the canine walk is meant to raise awareness that cancer is not only a human disease, but also one animals get and oftentimes die fr…

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

A new police chief was sworn in to lead the Bear Valley Police Department after a more than two-year search for a permanent chief.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

If you happened to see a group of brightly colored mini cars travel through Tehachapi this week with their owners, it's all part of a group of collectors that met in Tehachapi to catch up on news and travel to a few sightseeing spots enjoying their King Midget microcars.

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The Tehachapi Police Department on Saturday, April 28 will accept unwanted prescription medications as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

Principals, teachers and students in the Tehachapi Unified School District have recently been discussing the pitfalls of cell phone use during school hours due to troubling social media habits, bullying and distractions that could lead to lower educational outcomes.

  • By NICK SMIRNOFF For Tehachapi News

Hundreds of neighbors, community leaders, friends and well-wishers were on hand this past weekend to help celebrate the upcoming closing of escrow, which will turn over Souza Family Vineyard to new owners Mike Van Atta and his wife, Beth Hamilton.

  • By TOM NEISLER Contributing writer

The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District is conducting its annual tour of pumping plants and water importation facilities. An invitation to the public is now offered to see how water — that serves residents, industry and agriculture — is imported into the Tehachapi area. The district wil…

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Tehachapi's Freedom Plaza and Visitor's Center has picked up another award, this time state level recognition as Small Project of the Year for American Society of Civil Engineers Region 9, which covers California.

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  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

The Del Taco in Tehachapi reopened Wednesday after the fast-food location on Tucker Road corrected serious health violations and completed a cleaning, according to a Kern County Public Health Services Department spokeswoman. 

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

If you happen to see a huge yellow tent up and are curious about trapeze performances, juggling, clowns and motorcycle rider acts, then Walter Bros. Circus has a show for you. It's in town for five days for Tehachapi families to attend.

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested three people on suspected misdemeanors and one person on a suspected felony during the week of March 28 to April 1.

  • By NICK SMIRNOFF For Tehachapi News

With giggles and screams, baskets flying and buckets dragging the ground, nearly 600 children to the age of 10 years enjoyed the Saturday afternoon, March 31, Easter egg hunt at Meadowbrook Park in Tehachapi.

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 Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman reminds the public that the second installment of your Kern County property tax is delinquent if not paid by 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 10. To avoid a 10 percent late penalty and a $10 delinquency fee, property tax payments must be made in …

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Bear Valley Community Services District announced the appointment of Timothe Melanson to serve as Chief of Police for Bear Valley Police Department.

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"Music, Mountains & Memories" is the theme for the 2018 Tehachapi Mountain Festival. Thank you, Rob Saranpa, the winner of this year's Mountain Festival Theme Contest.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

MOJAVE — A resident of Golden Hills in Tehachapi, Allen Eugene Lee, 69, has been released on his own recognizance after pleading not guilty to 120 felony counts involving the malicious mistreatment of dogs, puppies, and caged birds after Lee's arraignment at the Kern County Superior Court Mo…

  • By Sally Thoun Contributing Writer

The Community Emergency Response Team Spring Training class was a major success with the highest attendance in quite some time. Tehachapi residents who gave up 20 hours in March graduated on Saturday, March 17, with 75 percent of them joining teams.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

A Tehachapi history teacher at Jacobsen Middle School described a moment in his life that he won't forget while attending "The Price Is Right" game show in Los Angeles — he was called to "come on down" and in a matter of minutes he won a series of grand prizes.