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 the wave of California’s recent rollback, cosmetologists are given little option but to move their services outdoors. But is this a viable solution for the flailing industry?
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.
Another local convenience store has fallen victim to credit card skimmers as numerous incidents of fraud have been reported at the Wildrose Gas Station, located on the corner of Highway 202 and Brian Way, over the past several months.
More of Tehachapi’s beloved community events have fallen way to the pandemic as several annual treasures have now been canceled due to coronavirus.
The Stallion Springs Police Department has recently seen a rise in the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles in Stallion Springs, according to an Aug. 6 news release.
The Kern County Fire Department has issued both recommended and precautionary evacuations near Caliente on Monday evening in response to the Stagecoach wildfire.
As coronavirus continues to spread in Kern County, a federal surge testing unit arrived in Bakersfield on Wednesday. In a press conference announcing the opening of the facility, U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, and others expressed hope that the federal site could help local officia…
As confirmed coronavirus cases continue to surge in Tehachapi and surrounding areas, the International Medical Corps partnered with Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley by deploying an emergency medical field unit to the hospital.
The city of Tehachapi has nearly completed the first of three phases of its Rail Corridor Project. The first railroad crossing to be renovated was at Hayes Street and Tehachapi Boulevard. Construction at the two other crossings located at Green and Dennison streets will begin soon.
Construction of the new TownePlace Suites by Marriott is well underway on Magellan Drive in Capital Hills. Once finished, Tehachapi will see its first suite-style hotel.
The logo for the duo JC & Laney reads, “Heart ‘n’ Soul & Rock ‘n’ Roll.” That’s the perfect summary for this dynamic musical duo, who will do an online concert for the venue at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. The concert will be presented on the Fiddlers Crossing Facebook page. As with all s…
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As hospitals reach capacity in their intensive care units, the Kern County Board of Supervisors will consider a plan during Tuesday’s meeting that could increase the number of patients who could be treated locally.
The Central Valley's citrus industry is hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against a so-far incurable bacterial disease threatening to wipe out Kern's mandarin, orange and lemon groves.
The decision is in. The Tehachapi Unified School District held a special meeting July 21 and voted unanimously to use a virtual learning environment or independent study format at least through the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year.
Some 150 supporters of President Trump gathered Friday afternoon at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Tucker Road in Tehachapi for a reelection rally.
For those of you who are wondering what is going on in the Walmart parking lot on Tucker Road, wonder no more. Contractors have broken ground for a drive-through restaurant chain coming to Tehachapi.
A single-engine Vans RV-8 aircraft with one person aboard crashed onto the rooftop of a business near Tehachapi Municipal Airport in Tehachapi shortly before noon Friday.
Several dozen family members gathered at the gates of the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi Thursday morning to speak out about concerns after a surge of confirmed coronavirus infections were recorded inside the prison starting last month.
The civic value of local newspapers tends to rise during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic as readers seek out reliable, updated information on important events unfolding around them.
Hospitals in Bakersfield in recent days have asked local public health officials to initiate a process to find additional workers as spiking rates of COVID-19 strain staffing levels at some facilities and others are preparing for an anticipated surge to hit soon.
More than a dozen sign-carrying demonstrators at the intersection of Tucker Road and West Valley Boulevard on Sunday afternoon called for less intrusive and less restrictive state-mandated church guidelines as it pertains to the methods used during religious participation within Tehachapi ho…
A record number of virtual attendees logged in via Zoom for the July 14 Tehachapi Unified School District board meeting, all in anticipation of hearing what the upcoming school year will look like in the ever-changing landscape of the coronavirus pandemic.
Developers of Sage Ranch, a proposed 1,000-unit housing development in the city of Tehachapi, recently executed an initial master sales and marketing agreement with Keller Williams Forward Living to sell each unit of its subdivision upon the approval by the California Department of Real Estate.
Yes, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus is on the rise in Tehachapi. But before you panic, you should know that the daily number of positive tests reported by the Kern County Department of Public Health on its online dashboard includes prison inmates at California Correctional Inst…
Houchin Community Blood Bank will join forces again with the city of Tehachapi and the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District for a communitywide blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 23.
From a two-seat table with umbrella to a parking lot patio conversion, the Tehachapi restaurant scene has been highly adaptive as Gov. Gavin Newson adjusts the dimmer switch on the state's reopening.
In an effort to boost outdoor seating areas for curbside and takeout customers, the city of Tehachapi added 14 new umbrellas to downtown picnic tables.
The Tehachapi Unified School District held a special board meeting July 7 via a Zoom conference to discuss the financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the upcoming school year.
He was found wandering around the streets of Cincinnati, covered in blood and emaciated. The shelter that rescued the pit bull from certain death gave him the only name fitting for the dog with no tongue … Courage.
Two former employees of the Tehachapi Cemetery District have been charged by the Kern County District Attorney’s office with multiple felonies.
With tax day coming next week, the Franchise Tax Board today reminded taxpayers that July 15 is the deadline to pay postponed income taxes owed for 2019, as well as estimated taxes for the first and second quarters of 2020.