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Latest election results show two new people will join Tehachapi City Council

Two new people will be joining the Tehachapi City Council, if results out Wednesday morning from the Kern County Elections Office hold with… Read more


PHOTO GALLERY: Christmas season celebrated at Creche Festival

Continuing its holiday celebration, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its third annual Creche Festival on Saturday and S… Read more

STEAM Center rockets toward completion

What started out as a dream is now so close to completion you can virtually reach out and touch it. Read more

The state of Tehachapi's roads: 'We have to maintain all our roads equally as much as we can'

Many greater Tehachapi residents run into potholes and roll along unpaved county roads on their way to work. Yet others travel two-lane pav… Read more


Oak Tree Ladies Golf Club holds awards luncheon

The Ladies Golf Club held its Annual Awards Luncheon at the OTCC on Saturday, Dec. 1. Awards and yearly winnings were presented to many of … Read more

Girls win again at home, boys split four at North High Tournament

For the Lady Warriors, their lone game of the week against the Highland Scots was a chance to continue the strong start to the season and a… Read more

X's and Arrows: Let's accept who we are, without names on jerseys

When it comes to being a fan, pardon me for not being one of the replica-jersey-wearing superfans who hang on every move said player’s name… Read more


Letter to the editor: Construction chronicles

People around town are talking about how fast the Walmart store is being built. Once Walmart overcame those environmental impact studies, a… Read more

Letter to the editor: President Trump is our man in the arena

When liberal media talking heads and local letter writers spew their endless hate for everything about President Trump, I am reminded of wh… Read more

Letter to the editor: Search and Rescue issues a bouquet of thanks

The Tehachapi Mountain Search and Rescue all-volunteer unit members would like to send out a big thank you to the person or persons who gen… Read more


Richard Byron Hewitt

Tehachapi resident Richard Byron Hewitt entered into rest on Dec. 6, 2018, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was 82 years old. Read more

Kim Burke

Kim Burke, 66, of Tehachapi, Calif., passed away on Nov. 29, 2018. A full obituary to follow in next week’s edition. Read more

Stelva (Steve) Louis Ketcham, 1947-2018

It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Stelva (Steve) Louis Ketcham, age 71. Steve has been fighting a hard and… Read more


Letters to Santa: There's nothing like telling jolly 'ol St. Nick your Christmas wish

Tehachapi News invited children to write their letters to Santa. A selection of those that have come our way are included here. Read more

Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church Choir to perform 'Love Transcending'

Come hear the Christmas story presented in music and words as the Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church Choir performs John W. Petersen’… Read more

Kern County Young Artist Competition accepting applications

The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra announces its 2018-19 Young Artist Competition. Read more

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Weather Today

Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 30s.


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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 30s.

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Wind:SE at 14 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:2 Low
Sunrise:06:51:11 AM
Sunset:04:41:47 PM

This Week's Forecast

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Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.Tue
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Plenty of sun. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s.Wed
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Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s.Thu
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More clouds than sun. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s.Fri
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Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s.Sat
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Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 30s.Sun
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