A grass fire in the Stallion Springs area that started at about 10 p.m. Thursday in the southeastern part of Stallion Springs near Bold Venture has been contained to less than 20 acres. “We have limited communication with the fire command staff due to the use of tactical frequencies,” said K…
A pair of brush fires kept Kern County firefighters busy on Wednesday around the Tehachapi area, but crews were able to get the upper hand on the fires quickly.
TEHACHAPI — A man on federal probation who robbed a Bank of Sierra branch on Tuesday was tackled by customers and held on the ground until officers arrived, the city's police chief said.
Deputies from the Golden Hills Sheriff’s Substation arrested 41-year-old Jose Mota on suspicion of possessing more than an ounce of methamphetamine and an ounce of marijuana after leaving a house in Golden Hills while being on the Electronic Monitoring Program.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is reporting deputies from Rosamond and Mojave were sent to Rosamond High School at 2925 W. Rosamond Blvd. Feb. 10 for a possible distraught student who made threats to shoot students at the school.
Tehachapi Police captured an escapee Thursday who was earlier arrested on suspicion of burglary about four hours after he slipped his handcuffs and escaped from the back of a patrol car.
A bomb team from Edwards Air Force Base rendered safe an explosive device driven to the Tehachapi Police Department on Tuesday by a homeowner who found it in his garage.
The Tehachapi Police Department arrested 29-year-old Drew Walterkhie Kaupelis of Tehachapi on suspicion of arranging to meet a minor to commit lewd acts, exhibiting lewd material to a minor and contacting a minor with the intent to commit lewd acts, the police chief said Monday evening.
A fire early Saturday at Horse Thief Country Club destroyed a storage building and all its golf carts, causing an estimated $500,000 to $1 million in damage.
Tehachapi Unified School District has announced all schools are closing for today, Wednesday, Jan. 6, due to the heavy snowfall. The schools were also closed Thursday.
Mudslides closed Highway 202 in the Brite Lake Valley area between Cummings Valley Road to the east in both directions to Cummings Valley Road to the west this Tuesday morning. Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol then reported Highway 202 was open as of about 11:15 a.m.
Tehachapi Police arrested a man and a juvenile Wednesday morning on suspicion of gun and drug crimes, according to information released by TPD Chief Kent Kroeger.
The Kern County Fire Department rescued a dalmatian from a house fire on the 28200 block of Black Gold Way near Bear Valley Road late Monday afternoon. There was no one home at the time the fire started, KCFD was notified of the fire at approximately 4:10 PM. “The fire was kept to minimum da…
Kern County Sheriff’s deputies found about an ounce of methamphetamine valued at $500 hidden in a jar of jelly beans during a probation search in the Golden Hills area of Tehachapi, the office reported Tuesday.
Tehachapi Police served search warrants and arrested a husband and wife Tuesday night on suspicion of furnishing narcotics to a minor, Chief Kent Kroeger said at the scene where the warrants were served.
Members of Tehachapi First believe the environmental impact report prepared by the City of Tehachapi for the proposed Walmart super store is flawed and will continue to fight to block construction according to spokesperson Christopher Zehnder.
A Tehachapi Walmart has been delayed by at least 15 to 20 months due to an appeal filed by Tehachapi First, the organization that lost in court on April 24 when Kern County Superior Court Judge Kenneth Twisselman ruled that the City of Tehachapi had adequately addressed environmental concern…
A home was in danger Wednesday morning when fire broke out on a hilside next to the California Correctional Institution’s main gate, located at the end of Highway 202.
On Wednesday evening, June 17, the Kern County Fire Department will conduct a Night Vision Goggle (NVG) drill in the Tehachapi area. NVG allows helicopter crews to work through the night to control fires in their initial stages. The helicopters are also equipped to perform night time hoist rescues.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for the passes and eastern slopes of the Kern County mountains and western Mojave desert, including Tehachapi and the Indian Wells Valley.
A former accounts receivable clerk for the Bear Valley Springs Association who is accused of embezzling approximately $2,386 from the association has been arrested in Washington, according to Interim Chief Jeff Kermode of the Bear Valley Police Dept.
A 20-year-old Shafter man was arrested May 22 in Bakersfield on multiple charges and stolen property found in his possession included property stolen during a vehicle burglary in Tehachapi on May 21.
All the court paperwork has been filed and a Super Walmart in Tehachapi may actually become a reality, according to Tehachapi City Manager Greg Garrett.
Tehachapi attorney Kassandra McQuillen, known to fans of CBS' "Survivor" show as Kass, has been chosen to participate in "Survivor: Cambodia" as one of the winners of the "Survivor: Second Chance!" competition where fans of the show voted to allow former participants a second chance to parti…
Hundreds of vehicles, including big rigs, were routed off of westbound Highway 58 into Tehachapi Monday afternoon as officials investigated a traffic accident that took place west of Keene just after 2 p.m.
Want to know what to do if you encounter a bear? Last year many were seen near Tehachapi residential areas, including one within the city that was killed by police due to safety concerns.
An anticipated thunderstorm developed in the Tehachapi Mountains about noon Tuesday, bringing thunder, lightning and intermittent rain.
A storm expected to bring gusty winds and wet weather to the central California interior Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday may or may not make it all the way to Tehachapi and the Grapevine south of Bakersfield, but the National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a winter weather advisory fo…
The Kern County District Attorney's Office will conduct an independent investigation into an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of an unidentified person in Tehachapi Sunday night, according to Tehachapi Police Chief Kent Kroeger.
Residents in the Tehachapi area will have more medical alternatives beginning this fall as Kaiser Permanente announced the opening of a facility in town.
After a 6-5 victory over Garces in the finals, the Tehachapi High School Varsity Girls Softball team finished the Leadoff Classic Softball Tournament in first place.
A local man was pronounced dead from unknown medical complications after a series of events took place on Feb. 26, beginning with the man's arrest for being under the influence of a controlled substance. At about 6:15 p.m., a Kern County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle at Bear Valley Road…
After a thorough presentation and robust discussion, the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District selected Adventist Health as its choice to enter round two of a proposed affiliation.
Two large healthcare systems responded to Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District's request for affiliations, according to an updated agenda report sent out on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24.
A wind advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. Saturday as the Tehachapi area and other areas of Central California hope the weatherman might be right and rain is coming.
On Friday, Feb. 6, the California Highway Patrol will saturate the Tehachapi area in an effort to reduce traffic incidents and violations in high volume areas of Tehachapi.
Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District's board of directors may tap its interim chief executive officer to fill the spot on a permanent basis at its Jan. 21 board meeting.
Questions surrounding the death of a 56-year-old Tehachapi woman, Julie Mosier, who died at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2014, after being struck by a vehicle while she was walking in the 200 block of West Valley Boulevard in Tehachapi have been answered.
A Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service in Hanford today has weather-watchers wondering whether Tehachapi and the nearby Mojave Desert area will have a White New Year's.
Two women have been arrested in connection with the investigation into a rash of mail thefts that plagued Bear Valley Springs prior to Christmas — and the juvenile previously charged with mail theft has been re-arrested on additional charges.