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  • Thursday, Sep 11 2014 11:15 AM

    Identity of one homicide victim released; second still pending

    Kern County Sheriff's released the identity of one of two victims of a Sept. 1 homicide. According to the coroner's office, one victim has been identified as Jose Antonio Fajardo, 54, of Tehachapi.

  • Thursday, Sep 11 2014 08:32 AM

    Tehachapi police kill bear despite containment efforts


    Despite efforts of the Tehachapi Police to protect the public and a bear that wandered into a Tehachapi neighborhood Thursday morning, the bear had to be killed.

  • Wednesday, Sep 10 2014 11:14 PM

    'Best of Tehachapi' 2014 winners announced

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    The fifth "Best of Tehachapi" Reader's Choice Poll has concluded and winners were announced in the Sept. 10 edition of the Tehachapi News.

  • Wednesday, Sep 10 2014 04:47 PM

    Balassa pleads not guilty on murder charges

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    Joaquin Balassa was arraigned on Wednesday afternoon at Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield.

  • Wednesday, Sep 10 2014 11:53 AM

    News@Noon for Sept. 10, 2014

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    The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Sept. 10, 2014:

  • Tuesday, Sep 09 2014 03:25 PM

    Increased bicycle traffic this weekend

    On Saturday September 13 the City of Tehachapi will conduct the Tehachapi GranFondo bike event. Portions of State Route 58 and 202, as well as City and County roads, will see increased bicycle traffic.

  • Tuesday, Sep 09 2014 11:56 AM

    News@Noon for Sept. 9, 2014

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    The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Sept. 9, 2014:

  • Tuesday, Sep 09 2014 08:23 AM

    Double homicide; local man is suspect

    Identify of victims not released by presstime

    The identities of two victims in a possible homicide have not yet been released, and the man suspected of their murder is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 17. According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, the autopsies have been completed but the identities will not be released until all efforts have been exhausted to contact and notify next of kin. A spokesman just before presstime Monday morning said there is no indication of how long that will take.

  • Tuesday, Sep 09 2014 08:09 AM

    Bear Valley CSD talks water rates at board meeting

    Bear Valley Community Services District board members addressed a water surcharge rate at its Aug. 28 meeting

    In a 5-0 vote, the board of directors approved an amendment to water rate surcharges that come with enacting the second stage of its emergency water plan.

  • Tuesday, Sep 09 2014 08:09 AM

    Golden Hills postpones solid waste ordinance

    Matter will be considered at special Sept. 10 meeting

    Golden Hills residents present at a special meeting of the Golden Hills Community Services District Board of Directors on Sept 3 overwhelming opposed a proposed ordinance to regulate solid waste within the district.

  • Monday, Sep 08 2014 11:53 AM

    News@Noon for Sept. 8, 2014:

    © 2014 by Tehachapi News

    The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Sept. 8, 2014

  • Friday, Sep 05 2014 01:45 PM

    Tehachapi man indicted on child pornography charges

    A federal grand jury indicted a Tehachapi man for two counts of receipt or distribution of a child pornography on Thursday, Sept. 4.
    Between October 2011 and March 2013, Thomas Bettis, 53, allegedly downloaded and distributed graphic images of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of California.
    In order to trade and obtain more images of child pornography, Bettis communicated with at least two individuals, one of whom was an undercover law enforcement officer.
    Bettis was arrested on Aug. 27. His next court date is set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10.
    He faces a prison sentence of five to 20 years, a potential $250,000 fine and a lifetime term of supervised release.

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