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The Tehachapi Unified School District Board unanimously voted at its meeting Tuesday night to consolidate several district programs, including the Monroe Continuation School and the Tehachapi Adult School, to Tehachapi High School and the former district office building this fall.

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The Tehachapi City Council failed on Monday night to appoint one of the eight applicants for a vacancy on the council left by former Mayor Ed Grimes due to a 2-2 split. The council also did not make a second appointment to the Planning Commission or approve the prior meeting's minutes.

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The Tehachapi area is not immune to one challenge of living in any rural place: transportation. You can call Dial-A-Ride, but only within certain hours, and only for service in Tehachapi and parts of Golden Hills. You can call the local taxi service, but are not always sure to reach them. Yo…

Advanced ways of growing tomatoes are ever expanding in Cummings Valley near Tehachapi. Millennium Pacific Greenhouses is finishing up construction of 15 acres of greenhouse buildings at 26313 Giraudo Road to grow tomatoes on the vine using advanced technology for year-round production.

Kern County supervisors had a choice to either allow a question on the November ballot which would ask voters in unincorporated Kern County to raise the sales tax by 1 percent, or risk a severe talent drain from the Sheriff’s Office.

What an afternoon of entertainment in Tehachapi. The 4th of July annual Bad Bulls competition took place in the Milano Arena at the Tehachapi Event Center. Rodeo spectators numbering some 3,000 filled every seat and some bought tickets at the last minute to stand and watch the action-filled …

A third community meeting on the proposed $43 million bond measure for the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District focused on proposals for a new recreation facility.

Eric Scarlett, an artist who designs metal artwork and has been known for being on the show "Monster Garage," moved to Bear Valley Springs almost six years ago. He recently donated a 5-by-8 metal flag that hangs on the announcer's box of the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds.