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Parents are struggling to keep their families safe and healthy in the fight against “the invisible enemy,” and that includes keeping children home from school. So what can we do to keep our children fed, when our grocery bill cannot stretch any further?

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As health care workers and first responders struggle to protect themselves from the coronavirus, the public is left to wonder, “If they can’t find enough face masks, how am I going to protect myself?”

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Tehachapi News earned honors in five of the seven categories in the 32nd annual George F. Gruner Awards, recognizing excellence in Central Valley print journalism.

Twenty-nine new COVID-19 cases were reported in Kern County on Thursday, bringing the total cases to 158.

Under questioning at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Kern County's top public health official acknowledged concerns about a potential shortage of supplies and healthcare workers to meet an expected wave of COVID-19 cases, and defended his department's limited release of data despit…

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Hospitals and medical clinics across Kern County are setting up triage tents, stocking up on medical supplies and drawing up various contingencies in preparation for the possibility — some say likelihood — of a local surge in COVID-19 cases in coming weeks.

Valley Strong Credit Union announced a donation of $25,000 to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Educational Services Foundation on Friday in support of technology needs for Kern County school districts as they implement distance learning for students.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office announced upgrades to its app and will now provide COVID-19 alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local alerts.

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested six people on suspected misdemeanors and one person on a suspected felony during the week of March 16-22.

Eight more COVID-19 cases were announced by the Kern County Department of Public Health on Wednesday afternoon, with seven new cases in Bakersfield and one in an area west of Bakersfield, according to a news release.

As COVID-19 takes hold in Kern County, many are seeking more information about the confirmed cases in our community. The Bakersfield Californian reached out to Kern County Public Health Department spokeswoman Michelle Corson to better understand what information is being made publicly availa…

The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce announced it has closed its office, but will continue to work remotely to support the community.

Kern County property owners affected by the COVID-19 virus may request to have late penalties canceled if they are unable to pay their property taxes by the April 10 deadline.

The state allocated more than $1 million in emergency grants on Monday to Kern County, the city of Bakersfield and the Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative to protect the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kern County Department of Human Services announced changes in its services on Monday in response to COVID-19 concerns, according to a news release from the department.

Until a month or so ago, Mary Barlow could’ve said she’d seen all this before — the poverty, the uncertainty, the disconnectedness. She’d lived it as a child and she’d witnessed it as a grade-school teacher trying to understand how in America a boy can walk to school every day in footwear wi…

The new coronavirus is expected to cause less damage to Kern County agriculture than had been feared, thanks largely to "critical infrastructure" exemptions built into Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order. But the pandemic is nevertheless complicating local farm production and highlighting…

Mike Solano wasn't like so many others who stood in line last week outside Rosedale Highway gun store Second Amendment. That is, he already had a gun at home and .40-caliber ammunition — just not enough for what he considers a comfortable level of protection.

Kern County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place just before noon on Saturday, according to the Sheriff’s Office.