Each January Heritage Oak Christian School encourages their kindergarten through sixth grade students to participate in a Read-A-Thon to promote reading for fun after the Christmas vacation. Students have three weeks to read as much as they could for pleasure. Novels, magazines, newspapers or comic books all counted. Students who read for six or more hours were rewarded with a Free Dress Pass (so they don't have to wear their school uniform for a day) as well as a free ticket to Magic Mountain, courtesy of the Six Flags "Read to Succeed" Program.
February is heart health month. Many take this month to bring awareness to others about taking better care of their own heart health. Local designer and artist Tanis Galik has joined the Stitch Red campaign to bring awareness about the disease that is the number one killer of women, according to the 2012 National Vital Statistic Reports.
Here at Monroe High School we have had quite a busy winter. Our student body earned an amazing number of credits toward graduation, many students have completed requirements and graduated early, our reaccreditation progress report is in full swing, and our new staff is starting to leave their mark as well!
The California Senior Legislature is a volunteer body whose primary mission is to gather ideas for legislation at the state and federal levels, craft the ideas into formal proposals, prioritize the proposals, present them to members of the Legislature or the Congress, and advocate for laws implementing new ideas.
Consideration of Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District teaming up with another hospital to offer tele-medicine services for stroke victims continued last week with a presentation from Bakersfield Memorial Hospital on Feb. 20.
The Golden Hills Community Services District is moving forward with a new trash hauler after unanimously approving a measure to allow the general manager of the CSD to enter into contract with J. Torres Company Inc.
The cost of using imported water for irrigation may go up nearly 18 percent as the Tehachapi Cummings County Water District continues efforts to cope with a record drought.
'Flight, Freeze and Fight' is new approach
The Tehachapi Unified School District is training its teachers and staff members in alternative ways to respond to an active shooter on local school grounds.
The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science will offer a Geology Presentation with Geologist Tim Elam on "Kern County's Red Rock" on March 1, at 3 p.m.
Close to a year after breaking ground on the new Tehachapi Hospital, local healthcare officials say construction continues to move along smoothly.
According to Evan Rayner, interim CEO Evan Rayner of Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District, construction is 30 percent complete.
The FEMA and Kern County sponsored nation-wide programs of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) were established to help answer the need for immediate emergency help in disaster affected neighborhoods before professional first responders' help can arrive.
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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Feb. 25, 2014