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  • By DAKOTA ALLEN dallen@bakersfield.com
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A memorial service in honor of Tehachapi Mayor Ed Grimes, who died Monday, has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Tehachapi High School gym. A viewing will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, May 28, at Wood Family Funeral Service. Both services will be open to the public.

  • By DAKOTA ALLEN and CARA JACKSON dallen@bakersfield.com; cjackson@tehachapinews.com
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Three-time Tehachapi Mayor Edward Clem Grimes, a champion of his beloved city who was known as “the Voice of the Warriors,” died Monday. He was 75.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com
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Various new water fixtures, toilets and sinks are going to be reality for facilities at Brite Lake, Central Park and Dye Natatorium very soon.

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The Farmworker Institute of Education & Leadership Development's (Escuela Popular Instituto Campesino) charter high school for adults has received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, according to a news release from the school.

  • By CARA JACKSON jjackson@tehachapinews.com
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More than 40 friends, family and staff members from Tehachapi High School honored biology teacher James Henderson for his more than 30 years of service to the Tehachapi Unified School District with a flag raising ceremony Friday afternoon.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com
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Does the public really want a new recreation facility? How much will it cost? What taxes will be considered? The results of a recent survey shed light on the current feelings of the community and the chances the district will have in taking a $43 bond measure to voters in November.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com
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Every person goes through trials in life, be it death, loss of a job or other tough events. To help raise awareness of taking care of mental health and draw attention to the healing process, many artists' work is currently on display in an art show hosted by College Community Services.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

Ever see a beehive? A group of these busy insects have selected a tree in the city and set to the task of creating a fairly large home, while waiting to be removed by city of Tehachapi workers.

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A DUI and driver license checkpoint will be staffed by the California Highway Patrol on May 25 in an unincorporated area of eastern Kern County.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

After more than a three-hour meeting, Tehachapi Unified School District board members appointed an interim superintendent from within the district, while also agreeing to search for a permanent superintendent in the future. They also selected a search firm to help find a permanent superintendent.

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Tehachapi Police provided identity theft awareness training to Coldwell Banker Best Realty on May 9 as part of its Business Watch efforts, according to a TPD news release.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

People hovered over strawberries, looked at items from different vendors and enjoyed a Thursday stroll through the first day of this year's farmer's market in downtown Tehachapi.

  • By TERESA ADAMO Contributing writer

With the much-anticipated opening of the new Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley medical center later this year, it’s time to put the “icing on the cake,” so to speak. In this case, that frosting is local art, such as photographs, paintings and sculptures.

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The Department of Veteran Affairs and Major Jason E. George VFW Post 12114 in Tehachapi have added a new feature for bimonthly Veterans Counseling in Tehachapi.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com
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A new pool? A community room with a kitchen? A wedding and event reception area? Dance and spinning studios? These were some questions at Thursday night's Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District public meeting, one of four that will be held through the summer to define the priorities…

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

The Tehachapi Unified School District board discussed a path to hiring a new superintendent at its May 1 meeting, but made no decisions beyond agreeing to take up the matter again May 8 in the hopes of voting then to post the position.

  • BY CARA JACKSON cjackson@tehachapinews.com

Students, teachers and parents voiced their concerns at a recent Tehachapi Unified School District board meeting about Home Hospital services suddenly being stopped for at least three students. They also spoke in support of a teacher who has provided those services to them for more than a fe…