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1 dead in SR 14 crash involving horse trailer

INYOKERN, Calif. (KGET) — A 71-year-old woman was killed in a crash on State Route 14 north of the Redrock-Randsburg intersection near Abbott Drive on Thursday. Linda Jean Kracke, 71, of California City was driving one of the vehicles. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened at about 4:40 p.m. when a […]
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TVRPD hosting Oldtimers' Reunion on Aug. 7

Tehachapi Valley Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Oldtimers’ Reunion Aug. 7, according to a news release from the organization. The event is being planned by the members of the Reunion Committee, along with Ashley Krempien, recreation manager for TVRPD. An important task of the coming event is...
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Natural Sightings: An oriole jammin' on some jelly. . .

Erika Hoenisch Elliot took this photo at her house of a Bullock's Oriole undergoing some acrobatics to reach grape jelly that Erika places out for them. Erika says that this is the third year in a row that Bullock's Orioles (Icterus bullocki) have been coming to her home, and she enjoys their vocalizations and antics.
TEHACHAPI, CA
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P-Dubs donates uniforms for JMS track team

When 70 students from Jacobsen Middle School represented Tehachapi at a track meet on the Cerro Coso Community College campus recently, they arrived in style thanks to a donation from Kenny Harrison, owner of P-Dubs. Tyler Napier, a member of the Board of Trustees of Tehachapi Unified School District, shared...
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TPD makes 9 arrests for week of May 2 to May 8

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested five people on suspected misdemeanors and four people on suspected felonies during the week of May 2 to May 8. The felony arrests were on suspicion of a felony warrant for spousal battery, a felony warrant related to an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, domestic violence and possession of a controlled substance for sale.
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Arts Commission hosts reception to promote 2022 ArT Tehachapi

Forty plein-air artists, along with sponsors, commissioners and guests, enjoyed wine, food and good conversation at this year's Tehachapi Arts Commission reception, held to promote 2022 ArT Tehachapi, which will be followed by a public art show and sales in July. Many are local and nationally known artists working in...
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TUSD recognizes April Trailblazers

The Tehachapi Unified School District wants to thank its teachers and staff for their dedication to providing “Uncompromising Excellence” in the service of students and families. TUSD teachers and staff continue to positively lead our schools, and their impact on students and families extends well beyond the walls of the classroom.
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Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra holds May Concert

The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra presented its May Concert Sunday in Tehachapi. Music Director and Orchestra Conductor David Newby chose a musical composition by John Knowles Paine, "Overture to Shakespeare’s 'As You Like It,' Op 28." to start off the afternoon performance. The afternoon’s second presentation was by Frank Martin,...
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Tompkins students recognized for ‘Battle of the Books’ participation

With two-plus years of the pandemic and Zoom meetings, it’s been quite a while since students were able to actively participate in school board meetings, making the attendance of students from Tompkins Elementary at the May 10 meeting extra special. “It’s nice to hear those little voices out there,”...
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Six THS, VOCS students attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi sponsored six high school students from Valley Oaks Charter School and Tehachapi High School to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp from April 28 to May 1. Abigail Fuller, Davery Pogon-Cord, Nicholas Aldava, Reagan Rodriguez, William Werner, and me, Sienna Shetler. Rotary Club...
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Errea House garden dedication set for May 28

The Tehachapi Heritage League invites the public to a dedication of the refurbished garden at the Errea House. The event will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28. The house is among many treasures in downtown Tehachapi. Originally built in Old Town Tehachapi in the 1870s, it was moved on log rollers pulled by horses or mules to its present location at 311 S. Green St., around 1900. The Errea family lived in the home for more than 70 years but today it is a museum operated by the league to provide visitors with an idea of what life was like in early Tehachapi.
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Resource conservation district board meets

Three members of the Board of Directors of the Tehachapi Resource Conservation District were present for a meeting Thursday, May 12. Among agenda items was a recommendation to the Kern County Board of Supervisors for a candidate to fill a vacant board position that will expire in November 2024. The position has been vacant since mid-2016.
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Two Earthquakes Shake Ridgecrest on Friday

A pair of earthquakes struck the Ridgecrest area Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. A magnitude-2.8 struck at 9:28 a.m., followed by a 3.2 at 12:45 p.m., the USGS said. Both temblors were centered 6 miles northeast of the city at a depth of about 5 miles. People in the...
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New administrative services director at Bear Valley CSD

Anita Pyle has been named new administrative services director for the Bear Valley Community Services District, replacing Hamed Jones, who left the position earlier this year to become the city of Tehachapi’s finance director. She will begin her new job on May 23. Pyle holds an MBA, LEED, and...
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Tehachapi author announces new release

Fulton Books author Gabriele Rose de Ginant has completed her most recent book "Stars of Night — Stars of Ice," which follows the empowering journey of a golden-haired Fiona as she proves that girls can be heroines, too. "In this magical tale, you will meet golden-haired Fiona and a...
TEHACHAPI, CA
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Sold-out crowd expected for Chamber gala May 21

Winners of three important annual awards will be honored at the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce’s Installation and Recognition Gala on May 21 in Stallion Springs. Chamber President Jeanette Pauer said the event is sold-out. The awards are jointly sponsored by the chamber and Tehachapi News. Winner of Citizen...
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Scrivner announces park improvements

Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner recently announced allocation of nearly $8.7 million for park improvements and maintenance throughout his district, which stretches from Boron on the edge of Eastern Kern to Taft and Frazier Park near the county’s western boundary. At a meeting of the East Kern Economic Alliance...
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Plane Crazy Saturday set for May 21

Plane Crazy Saturday, set for May 21 at the Mojave Air and Space Port, presents Jeff Bryant, Northrop Grumman senior engineering manager for the B2 Planned Depot Maintenance. His presentation, How to Maintain your B-2 Spirit, begins at 11 a.m. in the MASP boardroom. Seating is limited, so please R.S.V.P....
MOJAVE, CA
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