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Cases of COVID-19 among inmates of the the California Correctional Institution, a state prison in Tehachapi, rose nearly 400 percent in the past five weeks, from 134 cases in early July to 632 as of Wednesday. The facility, with a population of about 3,600, ranks as one of the largest state …

After careful consideration, the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to cancel the Tehachapi Mountain Festival scheduled for Sept. 18–20, 2020 due to the COVID-19 epidemic as the health and safety of our community, staff, volunteers and vendors are our numbe…

The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported there have been 707 cases of coronavirus in the 93561 ZIP code as of Monday. The total includes the confirmed cases reported to Public Health since the pandemic reached Kern in March.

In Tehachapi, mouths are watering in anticipation of the opening of a new eatery, Prime Bar & Grill. Located at 480 E. Steuber Road, the restaurant will feature Indian and American cuisine.

As a writer, there are so many obstacles that can get in your way. It can be challenging to carve out quiet time to sit at your desk and compose your thoughts. Maybe you don’t even have a desk or a computer of your own, so you find yourself clearing off a space at the family kitchen table to…

I enjoy being an introspective person, one who can usually think through an issue by turning through a variety of thoughts and feelings within my own mind. There also comes a time when I’m required to be retrospective; I would say celebrating one’s 40th birthday is the appropriate moment.

Men, women and children once lived in despair in a tuberculous sanitarium Kern County built in 1929 in a mountain clearing in Keene, west of Tehachapi. The same sanitarium, in the 1970s, was transformed into a center of hope for the nation’s struggling farm workers. Today, it stands as an in…

Tehachapi offers a wide variety of independently owned restaurants ranging in atmosphere from casual to fine dining. Not to the exclusion of popular national brands, the area hosts unique restaurants known around the country, while other spots remain local secrets. Tehachapi is also home to …

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