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One year after the American Legion was founded nationally, Tehachapi American Legion Post No. 221 held its first charter meeting on Aug. 1, 1920. One hundred years later, the post continues to thrive with a strong membership and an enthusiastic new commander.

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Although Tehachapi’s many annual events draw a large number of tourists each year, officials say city coffers will remain sound in the wake of the pandemic. However, the impact it will have on our beloved mom-and-pop establishments remains to be seen.

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“That’s a print, we’re moving on,” are words recognized by most every filmmaker in the world — and heard in recent days in Tehachapi at the old Cameron Dairy along Highway 58.

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Friends, family and colleagues gathered at St. Jude's in the Mountains Anglican Church Sunday afternoon to honor the commitment and dedication of Col. Wesley J. Clare, a chaplain who retired from the Air Force in February after 34 years of service.

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The former general manager of Bear Valley Springs Community Service District has been charged with embezzlement following an investigation by the Kern County District Attorney’s office. David Edmonds has been charged on suspicion of eight counts of felony embezzlement by a public officer and…

The state Attorney General's Office is investigating whether California agricultural employers are doing enough to protect their workforce from the spread of COVID-19.

Civil liberties groups filed a federal lawsuit Friday alleging that the Kern County Superior Court has illegally denied the public and news media constitutionally required access to legal proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Independently owned local restaurants have been the primary beneficiaries of Kern's pandemic recovery program, followed by insurance agencies, bars and real estate offices, as the county prepares to distribute the remaining three-fifths of a fund lenders say has already helped the area's economy.

As California and the counties of Kern, Mono and Inyo continue to expand the reopening of business and services, Cerro Coso Community College is preparing now to offer face-to-face classes in the fall 2020 semester at all campus locations.

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested 12 people on suspected misdemeanors and one person on a suspected felony during the week of June 15-21.

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested four people on suspected misdemeanors and three people on suspected felonies during the week of June 8-14.

With so much controversy surrounding the use of facial masks when going out in public due to coronavirus, Tehachapi News is asking its readers to weigh in on the subject.

A determination earlier this year that California has missed federal highway safety targets in recent years has renewed criticisms that Sacramento is prioritizing climate change policies over driver safety and jeopardizing completion of important transportation projects in Kern County.

The city of Tehachapi is currently processing the COVID-19 funding it received from the federal government, which supplied Kern County with $157 million. Of this, $20 million was carved out for the cities located within the county, Tehachapi City Manager Greg Garrett told Tehachapi News.

Although the office doors are open once more, it is not back to business as usual for Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

As we head into the summer months, the California Highway Patrol wants to remind motorists to ensure their vehicles are properly maintained and in good repair. Due to the current health crisis, vehicles may have been idle for longer periods than normal and have not received the same daily at…

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested five people on suspected misdemeanors and five people on suspected felonies during the week of June 1-7.

The line outside the HomeGoods store on Stockdale Highway in Bakersfield on Friday afternoon presented a kind of cross-section of local attitudes toward what seemed an unsettled question of whether people should wear face masks in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

With the recent protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the leaders of eight local churches sat down and composed a video for the public addressing the subject of racism.

Houchin Community Blood Bank will be in Tehachapi on Thursday, June 1, from 2 to 6 p.m., and Tuesday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for communitywide blood drives.

Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman announced the recent mailing of delinquency notices to property owners who have not paid their property taxes. Property owners are advised to pay their delinquent taxes on or before June 30 to avoid incurring additional penalties.

The Kern County Library system began a phased reopening of its services last week with its call center resuming operations since being paused due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested five people on suspected misdemeanors and eight people on suspected felonies during the week of May 25-31.

Local banks and credit unions say Kern County borrowers have largely avoided falling behind on their debt payments during the quarantine, mostly because of loan deferments and government assistance programs, but that it's unclear how long the pattern will hold as the coronavirus crisis drags on.

Kern County permitted 12 additional business sectors to reopen Friday in conjunction with the California Department of Public Health’s new guidance documents for industries not previously permitted to open under the governor’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

While many of the town's folk suffered through the quarantine at home, the city of Tehachapi forged ahead by completing major improvement projects, including the Antelope Run Bike Path Expansion Project.