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High temperatures expected into next week

The heat continues across Kern County as high temperatures are expected to last until Wednesday. After that, a cooling trend is going to move into the region Thursday and Friday before leveling off in the low 90s all the way through next week. Mountain communities will be mostly sunny with a high of 87 in […]
KERN COUNTY, CA
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Wendy Howard assigned courtroom for murder trial

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Wendy Howard, the Tehachapi woman charged with murder in the shooting death of her ex, has been assigned a courtroom for trial. Judge Charles R. Brehmer will preside over Howard’s trial and on Tuesday afternoon is expected to hear motions in limine, where attorneys seek to exclude certain evidence due to […]
TEHACHAPI, CA
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TAT will not endorse school board candidates

The Tehachapi Association of Teachers will not make candidate endorsements for the Nov. 8 election in which four new members of the Board of Trustees for Tehachapi Unified School District will be chosen by voters. Todd Morrison, chair of the TAT Political Action Committee, said that after much discussion the...
TEHACHAPI, CA
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Natural Sightings: Trees aren’t just for birds

Manuel Avila took this photo in Golden Hills of a California Black Bear up in a cottonwood tree. Manuel said that the bear was in the backyard of the Avila home in the vicinity of Jerry Drive and Lake Drive in Golden Hills, and had been in the neighborhood for several days.
GOLDEN HILLS, CA

Tehachapi man found dead in desert was shot multiple times: coroner

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The death of a Tehachapi man whose body was found earlier this month in the eastern Kern desert has been ruled a homicide. An autopsy conducted by the Kern County Coroner’s Office determined Larry Gene Christy, 25, died of multiple gunshot wounds. Christy’s body was found on Sept. 11 in Boron, […]

Don’t expect a drop in temperatures until the midweek

Kern County’s warm-up continues into the early part of this week. Expect mid-to-high 90s around the county tomorrow and Tuesday with very little moisture. Parts of the desert could see triple digit temperatures Monday and Tuesday. A cooldown is expected after midweek — temperatures could dip into the upper 80s in the valley and the […]
KERN COUNTY, CA
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Help wanted: Police chief for the city of Arvin, a small rural community southeast of Bakersfield with a population of about 21,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Candidate must be good-looking, hardworking, open to the community, preferably bilingual (English and Spanish) and above all, squeaky clean. For the third...
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Tough weekend for Tehachapi Gryphons Club Soccer

The Gryphons 2004 Girls team was scheduled to travel to Santa Maria to face an undefeated team only to have the game get rescheduled due to field closures in Santa Maria. The Gryphons 2004 Girls team will play next weekend in Lancaster on Saturday and Sunday. The Gryphons 2010 Girls...
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Postal ASAP celebrates new owners

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Conrad Family celebrated the changing of ownership of Postal ASAP. The new owners of Postal ASAP received certificates of recognition from Laura Lynn Wyatt representing Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner's office. Corey Costelloe presented a certificate of recognition on behalf of the city of Tehachapi.
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How are students doing in school 2½ years after shutdown?

The question was asked almost as soon as pandemic school shutdowns commenced in March 2020 — how would students be affected?. Dozens of studies have been published — but the local impact might be discerned by a review of data reported at the Sept. 13 meeting of the Board of Trustees for Tehachapi Unified School District.
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TPD makes 8 arrest for week of Sept. 5-11

The Tehachapi Police Department arrested five people on suspected misdemeanors and three people on suspected felonies during the week of Sept. 5-11. The felony arrests were on suspicion of stalking and disobeying a court order; theft by use of credit card, obtaining credit with another's ID, conspiracy to commit a crime, and possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools; and identity theft, conspiracy to commit a crime, being a felon in possession of a stun gun, possession of a controlled substance, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and possession of burglary tools.
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Man found dead near Arvin identified

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County coroner’s office identified a man who was found dead near Arvin on Monday morning. Jose Antonio Barajas, 49, was found near the intersection of Highway 223 and Cuda Drive, according to the coroner’s office. Lamont deputies responded to a “possible subject down,” according to the Kern County Sheriff’s […]
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Sports Roundup: Golden West upsets Warriors at home

Mountain Football had a setback last Friday night with their first loss of the season in a 34-13 defeat to Visalia-Golden West at Coy Burnett Stadium. Tehachapi (5-1) did get the first score in the contest when AJ Anderson rushed for a 54-yard touchdown on the Warriors first offensive play from scrimmage. Anderson finished the game with 119 yards on only six carries before suffering an injury in the second quarter and not returning to action.
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A wrinkle in the timeline of the Lebec jewelry heist

On August 5, Brink’s Incorporated sued 13 of its customers who were victims of the theft of millions of dollars in jewelry and gemstones from one of its trucks parked at the Flying J in Lebec on July 11. In its complaint, Brink’s asked the judge to declare that...
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Tehachapi Mountain Park, Tomo-Kahni offer great fall excursions

Cooler temperatures make it more comfortable to be outdoors, and there are plenty of places to go in and around the Tehachapi area. There are many walking trails in local communities and for a higher elevation experience you can’t beat Tehachapi Mountain Park. The Nuooah Nature Trail there loops a quarter mile at an elevation of 5,920 feet and includes interpretive signs.
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