The federal government has granted new independence — and with it, a substantially bigger budget — to a local organization teaching women, minorities and veterans how to launch and grow new small businesses.
As more and more Kern County residents become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, the number of distribution sites has expanded.
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.
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.
Kern County appears as if it will be one of the only counties in Southern California to complete a count of its homeless population this year.
The coronavirus pandemic has tested the limits of the Kern County Fire Department, as scores of employees have come down with the virus.
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…
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.
Shortly after midnight Jan. 4, a number of Tehachapi residents, including the police chief, reported hearing a series of three great explosions that rocked city neighborhoods and set off both car and dog alarms.
Hospitals have been offering the first vaccinations against COVID-19 in our community. Just as crucial as properly storing the vaccine or administering shots is the health education that accompanies them.
Hospital administrators have worked feverishly in recent weeks to stretch staff and resources to accommodate increased patient loads brought on by the COVID-19 surge, but the influx of patients hasn't stopped. To avoid a situation like what happened in Italy, where so many patients converged…
Kern County will remain under the most stringent state restrictions for a few weeks longer as COVID-19 spread continues to accelerate.
Hospitals in Kern County, including Adventist Health hospitals and Mercy Hospitals, announced that they were temporarily suspending or limiting the number of elective procedures in response to a surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county.
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.
The 93561 ZIP code has seen 2,560 cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began, according to counts from the Kern County Public Health Services Department as of Monday.
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.
A settlement agreement between the California Department of Justice and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office was met with mixed reactions after its Dec. 22 announcement.
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.
An organ donor from Tehachapi will be among those honored by OneLegacy and Donate Life as part of the Tournament of Roses 2021 TV special, “The Rose Parade’s New Year Celebration presented by Honda.”
After gifts are unwrapped and holiday decorations are put away, Waste Management is offering a convenient option to recycle Christmas trees.
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."
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…
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.
Kern County continues to see record-setting levels of new daily coronavirus cases, sustaining a dramatic climb in new cases set in motion following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
A walk-up Nativity scene was created in the outdoor patio area of Tehachapi United Congregational Church following the Sunday morning Zoom pastoral message.
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.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management raised $54,254.52 this week through a series of seven online auctions totaling a little more than 4,133 acres of federal oil and gas property in Kern County.
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.
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…
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.
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.