Ada Snapp and her volunteers see a lot of different emotions at the Sharing and Caring Thrift Store.
Snapp manages the store, which is inside a leased nondescript five-bedroom house on Pauley Street just off "F" Street in downtown Tehachapi. Many people who come in are in tough spots and have no place else to go, she said.
The Tehachapi City Council at its May 6 meeting appointed Denise Jones City Clerk to complete the term ending November 2016, replacing Julie Drimakis who resigned effective April 1 to take a position in another city.
Jones is a Certified Municipal Clerk and served as Tehachapi City Clerk from 2008 until 2012.
The recent construction of Bailey Court Industrial Park is providing big opportunities for new businesses to nestle into Tehachapi and resident businesses to expand. Fastenal, a seller of construction and industrial supplies based in Winona, Minn., opened its doors at 1170 E. Tehachapi Blvd. in late January.
"The original thought of bringing Fastenal to Tehachapi was because of the wind farms," said general manager Ron Lefever. "But we've had a lot more business than we expected."
Students in Tehachapi High School's digital photography class now have new cameras thanks to the Arts, Science Technology Corporation (AST) and The Bakersfield Californian Foundation.
According to Joel Backmann of AST, Tehachapi High School offers digital photography classes to its students as part of its overall offering of art programs. Older cameras used by these classes had deteriorated to the point where they were unusable by the students. Complicating the situation was that the school had no money for replacements and Canon would no longer repair or give technology support for the outdated cameras.
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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for May 13, 2013:
A 21-year-old Tehachapi woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a Kern County Sheriff’s deputy filed a lawsuit against the sheriff’s office in federal court on Friday, May 10, 2013.
Blake Daniel Vescovi, the 18-year-old Tehachapi driver arrested following a rollover accident that sent five teenagers to the hospital on April 28, was arraigned in court on May 10.
He faces charges of felony DUI alcohol/drugs causing bodily injury and DUI .08 alcohol with bodily injury.
Main Street Tehachapi has announced the appointment of David Reed as Project Manager.
The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District has hired Michael P. Walsh as its new maintenance foreman.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into the death of an infant in Tehachapi.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the continued temporary closure of the Sand Canyon Bridge/Interchange as part of the State Route 58 Sand Canyon Bridge Replacement Project. This project will replace the existing bridge and reconstruct the westbound on and off ramps. This construction project is expected to be completed in December 2013. Ramp and lane closures will be necessary throughout the duration of the project.
Westbound State Route 58 will be closed at Sand Canyon. All traffic will be detoured off the highway onto the existing off ramps and detoured immediately back onto the highway using the on ramp in Westbound direction. Existing ramps will be slightly modified temporarily to absorb traffic volumes.
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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for May 10, 2013: