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Tehachapi residents may have seen a brief reprieve to the snow and rain that came over the Thanksgiving holiday — but two new storms are on their way this week.

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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested seven people on suspected misdemeanors and four people on suspected felonies during the week of Nov. 18-24.

The first thing that strikes you are the guard towers, then the razor wire-topped fencing with metal signs mounted along every 30 feet of chain link. The signs depict a black lightning bolt knocking down a lone silhouetted figure. Peligro. Fatal voltage.

TEHACHAPI — Art inspires us. It can help others see our lives and speak without written words. One story that often isn't told all in one place is from the perspective of incarcerated men, correctional staff and victims of violent crime.

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Rodney Michael has retired from the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District after 25 years of exemplary service. He began his career at the district on Aug. 2, 1994 and has provided invaluable service as the lead mechanic.

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested 11 people on suspected misdemeanors and five people on suspected felonies during the week of Nov. 11-17.

New shiny classroom desks, colorful artwork, new technology and art supplies await students in the new wing of the sixth-grade center at Jacobsen Middle School. Parents and students toured the new wing intended just for them at an open house and ribbon-cutting Monday.

Eastern Kern County's vast renewable-energy potential will shine brightly Friday as corporate and government leaders celebrate the completion of an eight-year, roughly 1,400-acre photovoltaic project designed to generate enough electricity to power more than 150,000 homes in the Los Angeles area.

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested nine people on suspected misdemeanors and six people on suspected felonies during the week of Nov. 4-10.

The Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club hosted its Fall Train Show this weekend. Three times a year the club puts on shows featuring numerous layouts and vendors as kids of all ages enjoy watching the model trains in various scales.

Leaders and representatives in the greater Tehachapi area and city of Tehachapi are voicing their concerns about how Southern California Edison is implementing Public Safety Power Shutoffs, speaking with other state government representatives and attending out-of-area meetings.

Developers of Sage Ranch — a proposed 1,000-unit housing development in the city of Tehachapi — hope documents will soon be finalized to start breaking ground and selling the units as one solution to California’s housing shortage, helping to bring in residents and cater to buyers with a vari…

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley is issuing a warning to the community about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning as in the last two weeks, at least four area residents have been hospitalized due to improperly heating their homes during the ongoing Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

The Kern County Board of Supervisors pulled back from a potential vaping ban at a meeting Tuesday, calling efforts to limit the use of e-cigarettes premature.

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested six people on suspected misdemeanors and four people on suspected felonies during the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 4.

Tehachapi High School is holding its 12th annual Veterans Day Assembly on Nov. 8. We would like to invite all of the local men and women who have served or are currently serving this great nation in the armed forces.

Thousands of greater Tehachapi residents and business owners may now resume their normal routine, as Southern California Edison has restored power to the area. Thousands of customers have gone multiple hours — with some reporting power losses beyond 40 hours straight — in the past week witho…

Other than the recent power outages, the scariest happenings that took place in downtown Tehachapi were the ghosts and goblins found at Centennial Park Thursday evening for Halloween.

This week's print version of the Tehachapi News is late by a day. The newspaper will be delivered Thursday instead of Wednesday.