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Friday, Feb 14 2014 12:00 PM

News@Noon for Feb. 14, 2014

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Feb. 14, 2014:

The latest news - A 21-year-old woman was seriously injured in a car accident that occurred on Highway 58 near the Sand Canyon bridge around 9 a.m. this morning. According to CHP Officer Darlena Dotson, a silver Toyota Tacoma was heading eastbound at an unknown rate of speed when the driver traveled into the center divider, overcorrected, and flipped the vehicle. The 21-year-old woman passenger sustained major injuries and was air lifted to Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CHP says. The other occupants of the vehicle, including the 20-year-old male driver, 18-year-old female passenger, and a four-month-old child were all transported to KMC by ground. The extent of their injuries are unknown. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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 The public safety report is based upon our request to have information from the various agencies each weekday morning, covering the period since our last contact. We appreciate those agencies that are helping us bring you the News@Noon.

NOTE: Reports of traffic stops, pedestrian checks and other activities without details have been eliminated from the reports published here.

Tehachapi Police Department:

Feb. 13, 2014

8:46 a.m. Suspicious circumstances. Reporting person has been followed since Rosamond. Reporting person would like officer contact. Disposition: Warning (Cite/Verbal).

9:05 p.m. Occurred on West Tehachapi Boulevard. Service Class: BUSN. Disposition: No further action required. Fire handle.

Bear Valley Springs Police Department:

Feb. 13, 2014

7:23 a.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. Occurred on Columbia Way. Barking dogs 2 doors down, ongoing problem.  Make contact with the reporting person to the front of his residence.  Dogs are located 2 houses southeast of reporting person. Disposition: Unable to locate.

7:36 p.m. Vicious, barking, bite, etc. Officer initiated activity at Bear Valley Road and San Juan Drive. Assist subject attempting to return a loose dog.  Disposition: Assignment completed.

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation: Between Feb. 12 and the morning of Feb. 13, the Kern County Sheriff's Department responded to 21 incidents, including a petty theft investigation on Lakeside Road, a grand theft investigation in Golden Hills, and a petty theft investigation on Woodford Tehachapi Road.

Stallion Springs Police Department: Nothing reported.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing reported.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 68. West northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


• "Taste the Art" at The Art Studio is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 14 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The event is free.

• Main Street Tehachapi's 8th annual Valentine Wine and Chocolate Event is slated for Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event.

• Ernest Troost, award-winning singer-songwriter is playing at Fiddlers Crossing on Saturday, Feb. 22, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.


• The Tehachapi City Council's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Wells Education Center, 300 S. Robinson St.

• The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District is meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the district's headquarters, 490 West "D" St.

• The Tehachapi Cummings County Water District is meeting Wednesday, Feb 19. 4 p.m. at 22901 Banducci Rd.

• The Golden Hills Community Services Distrct's next board meeting is slated for Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the district's headquarters, 21415 Reeves St.


Boys Basketball – Varsity (6:30 p.m.) / Jayvee (5:15 p.m.) / at Foothill next Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Girls Basketball – Varsity (6:30 p.m.) / Jayvee (5:15 p.m.) / Frosh-Soph (4 p.m.) at North this Thursday, Feb. 13 and vs. Foothill at home – THS Gym next Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Boys Soccer – Varsity (6 p.m.) / Jayvee (4:30 p.m.) at North this Thursday, Feb. 13. CIF Division III Playoffs start next week.

Girls Soccer – Varsity (6 p.m.) / Jayvee (4:30 p.m.) vs. North at home – Coy Burnett Field this Thursday, Feb. 13.

Wrestling – SEYL Individual Championships at East High, Friday-Saturday, Feb.14-15.


Shannon Marie Weinert, 1991 — 2013

The next News@Noon will be published at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 18

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