A ribbon-cutting held at the Tehachapi Loop Overlook site Monday brought to a close a successful four-year project to upgrade the century-old viewing site. Safety was a major consideration as the original viewing area was narrow and right on the shoulder of the westbound lanes of Woodford Te…
Two popular Tehachapi events, the Mountain Festival and Apple Festival, are back this year after a hiatus in 2020. While there’s a slight change in plans for Mountain Festival, have no fear — the Apple Festival has come to the rescue.
The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association hosted a free lakeside music concert Sunday in Bear Valley Springs at Cub Lake. It was a time for people to enjoy good music, have a picnic and socialize with friends and family.
On the latest episode of TehachaPod, show hosts talk with Jay Schlosser, the Development Services director who stopped by and we have a conversation about the new business and residential developments coming to Tehachapi in the coming months.
Houchin Community Blood Bank returns to the city of Tehachapi from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 27. The Tehachapi-wide blood drive will be held at Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District’s West Park, 490 W. D St.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy brought former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to speak to a sold-out crowd of 500 Republicans gathered for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center Friday night.
Firefighters from Kern County Fire Station 11 in Keene were busy Thursday morning completing mop-up operations from Wednesday night'ss fire along Woodford Tehachapi Road. The fire broke out Wednesday evening in the vicinity of the Tehachapi Loop Train Viewing Platform.
Kern County is holding a series of workshops as it goes through the redistricting process, redrawing district lines to reflect the county's population in line with the 2020 Census.
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed into law legislation by Assemblyman Vince Fong, R-Bakersfield, that is to ensure taxpayers' personal information isn't for sale by removing "sell" language at the DMV from the Vehicle Code.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1956, and the United Farm Workers in 1969. Legend and friends say he lived in a barn for part of his early childhood, and grew up on his family’s small citrus ranch in rural Woodlake in Tulare County. Farming was in his blood and callouses were on his hands…
TehachaPod dives into Public Safety Power Shutoffs events during a conversation with Southern California Edison representatives and gets answers from questions from the greater Tehachapi community on the podcast's Season 2, Episode 85.
The new slogan used by Maricopa oilman Chris Hall speaks to the direction small, independent producers like him may be headed with recent political currents. If it sounds fatalistic, it's also conscientious.
A two-vehicle accident late Wednesday afternoon shut down local businesses and left hundreds of Old Town customers and portions of Golden Hills without power for hours.
Mettler almond grower Kyle McClintock isn't trying to be ironic when he speaks optimistically about the recent drought conditions that have forced others in the business to uproot entire orchards for lack of irrigation water.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, and Rep. David Valado, R-Hanford, and other representatives sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. General Services Administration calling for in-person wo…
Kern County Public Health Services reports that since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,935 confirmed coronavirus cases in the 93561 ZIP code as of Monday.
The accelerated schedule of this year’s gubernatorial recall election threatens to overwhelm local elections divisions.
Kern County firefighters from across the Tehachapi Valley responded to a fire call Thursday morning in Cummings Valley near the intersection of Arosa and Banducci roads, quickly taking care of a fire that grew to more than six acres.
The Tehachapi Police Department and the Tehachapi Police Foundation are once again partnering to host National Night Out at Philip Marx Central Park. The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District will close out the evening w…
Friends and family of Daena Eberle, a much-loved teacher at Jacobsen Middle School, gathered together to dedicate a garden in her memory. This corner, now called “Daena’s Garden,” outside of the new 6th grade wing at Jacobsen will help us keep her in our hearts.
The two years David Witt served as Kern County Fire Department chief proved to be among the most challenging the department has ever faced.
You can watch the city of Tehachapi's Independence Day fireworks show via Facebook Live starting at 9 p.m. Sunday on the city of Tehachapi's Facebook page, @CityOfTehachapi.
City councilmembers discussed a variety of topics during the regularly scheduled council meeting held at the Beekay Theatre the evening of June 21, including the appointment of a new member to the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District's board of directors.
Tehachapi City Hall, once a leading local critic of California's bullet train project, has tentatively given its blessing to plans released Friday for high-speed rail tracks proposed to connect Bakersfield and Palmdale.
The Tehachapi Police Department reminds residents that all fireworks, including safe and sane ones, are illegal in the city of Tehachapi — and breaking the law will bring a hefty fine.
Starting Monday, Kern County Superior Court will no longer require people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear a face mask to enter the courthouses, but still encourages masks.
The city of Tehachapi launched its podcast TehachaPod in March 2020 hoping to reach our commuting community. After learning 65 percent of the working Tehachapi population was commuting to either Bakersfield or the Antelope Valley, a decision was made to explore podcasting. Podcasts have quic…
The Tehachapi City Council on Monday approved a balanced $27.4 million budget for fiscal year 2021-22. The approved budget also addressed subsequent fiscal years through 2025-26.
Construction started Monday on Tehachap's much-anticipated Loop Train Overlook Viewing Platform. Safety concerns are now being addressed and rail fans will have an enhanced and safer viewing experience. The platform will allow viewers to be safely off the roadway shoulder for watching the trains.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Kern County will honor law enforcement, prosecutors and other community members who fight against DUI crimes in a virtual ceremony this Thursday.
As of Monday, the 93561 ZIP code has seen 3,908 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, according to the Kern County Public Health Services Department.
Environmental attacks on Kern County oil and gas production are increasingly being met with industry calls to move forward with carbon-burying technologies seen as helping the state achieve its climate goals while also creating substantial local employment opportunities.
Adventist Health Bakersfield disclosed plans Friday for a roughly $10 million ambulatory care and medical office building at its new property along Coffee Road as part of a regional investment strategy that would also include a new, five-story tower at its existing hospital campus downtown a…
As spring rolls around each year and the weather begins to warm, Tehachapi mountain residents have to keep a watchful eye out for reptiles waking up and traversing their property and at times, their homes.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy joined Rep. August Pfluger of Texas and a bipartisan group of members of Congress on Tuesday in urging President Biden to call for the release of Trevor Reed and and another U.S. Marine veteran, Paul Whelan, during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
After 453 days in stagnant lockdown due to COVID-19, the city of Tehachapi hosted a grand reopening Tuesday morning by inviting local business owners to join them in a symbolic ribbon-cutting.
The last 15 months have been difficult to say the least for many small businesses across Kern County. Stay-at-home orders and capacity restrictions have caused many to reach the verge of bankruptcy, if not close entirely.