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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Panda Express, a fast-casual American Chinese restaurant, will soon hire local individuals to operate the restaurant once it opens in December.

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The Kern County Sheriff's Office identified the pilot killed in plane crash shortly before noon July 24.

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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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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested seven people on suspected misdemeanors and 10 people on suspected felonies during the week of July 20-26.

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.

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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. 

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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.

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A Tehachapi family continues to mourn the death of their son, who was shot and killed in Bakersfield May 27.

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The Stallion Springs Community Services District advises area motorists that road oil will be placed throughout Stallion Springs streets July 29 and 30.

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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.

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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested five people on suspected misdemeanors and four people on suspected felonies during the week of July 12-19.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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The annual GranFondo bicycle race has been canceled for this year, the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District has announced. 

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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.

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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested seven people on suspected misdemeanors and three people on suspected felonies during the week of July 6-12.

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The Tehachapi Police Department arrested five people on suspected misdemeanors and three people on suspected felonies during the week of June 29-July 5.

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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.