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Tuesday, Nov 26 2013 11:53 AM

News@Noon for Nov. 26, 2013

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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Nov. 26, 2013:

The latest news - Arraignment proceedings began yesterday for Mathew Berry in Kern County Superior Court. Berry has been charged with one count of first degree murder and one charge of assault of a child under eight resulting in death in the death of 2-year-old Pharaoh Van Vactor on Nov. 20, in California City. Berry did not enter a plea, and is being held on $1.01 million bail. Read the Bakersfield Californian's story of the family's reaction HERE.

Stories recently posted to our website that may interest you:

Bear Valley residents up in arms over timber harvest

Tehachapi history books to be republished by Heritage League

Lady Warriors announce basketball teams

Don't miss the news and feature stories in this week's Tehachapi News — available in stores and coin machines around town or CLICK HERE to subscribe.


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:

Nov. 25, 2013

6:49 p.m. Vandallsm against person or property of another occurred on West "J" Street. Reporting party came to check on the trailer and found a window broken. Disposition: Report taken.

Bear Valley Springs Police Department:

Nov. 25, 2013

6:17 p.m. Cruelty to animals report. Officer initiated activity at Bear Valley Police Department. Disposition: Report taken.

Kern County Sheriff Tehachapi Substation:

Between Nov. 25 and the morning of Nov. 26, the Kern County Sherriff's Department responded to 18 incidents, including two reports of petty theft and a burglary in Golden Hills

Stallion Springs Police Department: Nothing reported.

California Highway Patrol: Nothing reported.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. East southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. East wind around 15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Mostly sunny skies will last through Wednesday, but Thanksgiving Day has a 20 percent chance of showers, which are forecasted to continue into Friday. Highs will stay around 50, with lows a little below 40.


TCT's 'A Christmas Story' runs through Dec. 15

Local Thanksgiving events

Susie Glaze brings bluegrass back to Fiddlers Crossing Dec. 6

TPAC and Back Street Gallery to host open house Dec. 6, 7

Summit Singers hosting Christmas concert Dec. 7

Tehachapi Pops Orchestra to perform Holiday Concert Dec. 8

Tehachapi symphony, chorus announce holiday concert Dec. 13

Check out the latest edition of The Weekender, our newly-redesigned Lifestyle & Entertainment Guide HERE


No local meetings are scheduled for the week of Nov. 25.


Boys Basketball – Varsity/JV/Freshmen vs. Burroughs at home next Tuesday, Dec. 3. Game will start at 6:30 p.m. (varsity), 5:15 p.m. (JV) and 4 p.m. (freshmen).

Girls Basketball — Varsity/JV/Frosh-Soph at Golden Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Game will start at 6:30 p.m. (varsity), 5:15 p.m. (JV) and 4 p.m. (freshmen).


None since Friday's News@Noon.

The next News@Noon will be published at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

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