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For patients testing positive for coronavirus who are hospitalized, the isolation can be devastating. Local nurse Meg Molloy spoke to Tehachapi News about her experience with a hip injury that ultimately led to an unexpected positive test result.

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There have been 2,962 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the 93561 ZIP code since the pandemic began, according to Kern County Public Health Services data available as of Monday afternoon.

Local small businesses are about to line up again for federal dollars to help them through the pandemic, and this time the emphasis is on companies that missed out before and those classified as disadvantaged, as well as micro-businesses, membership-based nonprofits and hospitality-type ente…

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California Correctional Institute in Tehachapi reported its first deaths related to coronavirus in December. Four inmates lost their lives to COVID-19 while incarcerated, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website.

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A lively but short-lived winter storm bathed many parts of the Tehachapi Valley in a blanket of winter white powder Monday morning. Starting a little after midnight, rain and snow showers commenced.

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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested eight people on suspected misdemeanors and four people on suspected felonies during the week of Dec. 21-27.

Political mobilization efforts in Kern County, combined with pressing national concerns that spurred people to vote, have increased engagement in local elections to the benefit of Democrats and Republicans alike, even as it may have brought them mixed results in individual races.

After spending most of 2020 in lockdown, a funny thing began to happen. Many of us found we had more time on our hands than usual since we were not traveling, going to restaurants and visiting with friends and family in person.

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Phil Smith has a long history in Tehachapi. In addition to serving as Tehachapi’s mayor four times and as a councilman for the past 34 years, Smith was unanimously chosen as mayor for a fifth term by his fellow councilmembers on Dec. 21.

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No, you are not imagining things. The Chop Shop will be moving to a new location, but not far!

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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested eight people on suspected misdemeanors and four people on suspected felonies during the week of Dec. 14-20.

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Wreaths Across America Tehachapi area coordinator Jim Jacobs welcomed a much smaller group of people to place wreaths at gravesites at Westside Cemetery on Saturday morning than in past years. Jacobs said several service organizations and many individuals had “dropped out due to COVID concerns."

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A large semi-trailer donated by Ashley Furniture was led in to Tehachapi by a caravan of flag-waving pickup trucks, motorcycles and cars Friday morning. It was the delivery of Wreaths Across America veterans wreaths, which was escorted through town to its unloading site at Tehachapi Eastside…

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Mountain Dog Club, an all-woman owned business, has opened its doors to daycare, on-site boarding, training and grooming/baths for dogs. 

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Marty Pay of Farmers Insurance reports he broke last year’s record of 803 toys collected for the annual Toys For Tots donation drive. As of Wednesday morning, Pay said he received 805 toys, officially meeting this year’s goal.

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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested five people on suspected misdemeanors and four people on suspected felonies during the week of Dec. 7-13.

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The Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District held a special board meeting Thursday evening and approved an agreement with the California Special Districts Association to receive Coronavirus Relief Fund Assistance for Special Districts throughout Kern County.

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Hold on to you hats, ladies and gentlemen, because Red House BBQ has opened a drive-thru window serving all your barbecued favorites and sides.

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Parents of students in Tehachapi Unified School District are expressing concern about the struggles their children face while learning from home in the wake of the district's decision to return to virtual learning as of Dec. 7.

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The American Legion and The Coffee Mill are working together to give Santa a little help this year through a new gift program. Last week, a Gifting Tree was set up in the lobby of The Coffee Mill that features 24 ornaments representing individuals throughout Tehachapi who are in need of a li…

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Due to staffing issues, the superintendent of Tehachapi Unified School District announced that all students will return to virtual learning in a letter dated Dec. 7 and posted on the school district's website.

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Good news came out of the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Sacramento on Wednesday. Until further notice, no office visit will be required for eligible drivers 70 and older who are seeking to renew their driver's licenses.