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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Dec. 6, 2013.
Murder suspect Mathew Berry made rambling and inconsistent comments to investigators regarding what happened the day his girlfriend's 2-year-old son was killed.
The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Kern County mountains, which predicts three to seven inches of snow for areas above 1,500 feet, and some snow accumulation near 500 feet. The advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, through 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.
A gas leak around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday night has resulted in the closure of Tompkins Elementary School Thursday.
Tehachapi Police Department officials reported the leak to Kern Fire, according to fire department public information officer Brett Grassi. SoCal Gas shut off the gas line last night, which means heat is unavailable in the building.
All eight members of the Local Agency Formation Commission board who were present at Wednesday's meeting voted in favor of upholding the board's March 27, 2013, decision to recognize four powers of the Golden Hills Community Services District, including that of solid waste management.
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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Dec. 4, 2013
Along with the district's usual business, topics of discussion ranged from wild pigs, to new police equipment at the November meeting of the Stallion Springs Board of Directors.
Among the points of discussion at the Nov. 19 meeting, was a request by board vice-president Dave Burt to have an item placed on the December meeting's agenda to address the possibility of hiring an outside source to trap and reduce the number of wild pigs in the area.
Several city development project ideas are undergoing planning and research stages.
Projects being considered include transforming portions of the Tehachapi Municipal Airport's north side into a vineyard and motocross track and offering flight lessons for a reduced rate to Tehachapi residents.
Downtown Tehachapi is decorated and ready for Christmas with events planned throughout the next few weeks.
City moving forward with Plaza, visitor center concept
Lehigh Southwest Cement Company rounded off a second donation installment to the City of Tehachapi for its proposed Freedom Plaza project at the City Council's Nov. 18 meeting.
The staff at Omni Family Health hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 22. The joyous occasion was the addition of a walk-in clinic and healthcare navigators.
The National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Wind Advisory for the Tulare and Kern County Mountains, which will remain in effect until 10 p.m. tonight.
The NWS predicts winds to blow 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph, and gusts up to 60 mph and higher for areas along ridges and over exposed summits.
The report also states that travel in the southern Sierra Nevadas will be impacted, most likely due to tree damage and debris.
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