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5 hrs ago | Tehachapi News

GranFondo sees huge turnout

Hundreds of bicyclists launch out of the start line during Tehachapi's inaugural GranFondo event on Sept. 13. More than 700 riders participated in the event, some with the intent to conquer a 97-mile grueling course.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Stallion Springs, CA, Keene, CA, Golden Hills, CA, Bear Valley, CA

5 hrs ago | Tehachapi News

News@Noon for Sept. 16, 2014

Tehachapi Unified School District Superintendent Susan Andreas-Bervel addressed the district board of trustees at its regular meeting Sept. 9 concerning absenteeism at local schools, and a new policy to prevent it.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Golden Hills, CA, Gay/Lesbian, Bear Valley Springs, CA

6 hrs ago | Tehachapi News

TUSD works to address absenteeism

Tehachapi Unified School District Superintendent Susan Andreas-Bervel addressed the district board of trustees at its regular meeting Sept. 9 concerning absenteeism at local schools, and a new policy to prevent it.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Los Angeles Times

2 California solar-power projects to be acquired by Virginia firm

The projects are expected to come online next year, Dominion, based in Richmond, Va., said in announcing the deal Monday. The 24-megawatt Cottonwood project is expected to open in the first half of 2015, Dominion said.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Cottonwood, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

PR-inside.com

Just Published: "Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. (DBRM) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review"

Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. is a independent oil and gas company. The company carries out the exploration and development of oil and gas properties.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Salinas Californian

SVMH nurses deserve supportSVMH nurses deserve supportFurther cutting ...

SVMH nurses deserve support Further cutting of the SVMH nursing staff should not be an option. Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1tFzOHT I would like to express my appreciation for Dr. Norman Rosen's Letter of Support for the nurses of SVMH.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Salinas, CA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Sam Farr, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

Tehachapi News

Second victim in double homicide identified

The identity of the second victim in a double homicide case has been released by the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Guy Richard Koukal, 57, was one of two victims found dead in a Cherry Lane apartment on Sept.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Tehachapi News

Firefighters put out grass fire near Banducci Road

Kern County firefighters combat a grass fire on Highline Extension Road on Sept. 11. The fire was ruled accidental by Kern County Fire Department.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Tehachapi, CA, Golden Hills, CA, Stallion Springs, CA

Tehachapi News

Identity of one homicide victim released; second still pending

Kern County Sheriff's released the identity of one of two victims of a Sept. 1 homicide.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA

Tehachapi News

Tehachapi police kill bear despite containment efforts

A bear that wandered into a Tehachapi neighborhood had to be shot and killed by Tehachapi police officers on Sept. 11 after it was deemed a danger to public safety.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Bakersfield, CA

The Official Google Blog

A solar project on top of an old oil field in California's Kern County

We recently finalized an investment that will put a 82MW solar power plant on top of an old oil and gas field in Kern County, Calif. The new deal with SunEdison will generate enough energy to power 10,000 homes.Our investment in the Regulus solar project will give new life to a long-valued piece of land, and there's something a little poetic about creating a renewable resource on land that once creaked with oil wells.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Business Journal

Google broadens green energy portfolio with solar investment

Google Inc. and SunEdison have finalized a $145 million investment in an 82-megawatt solar plant in Kern County, Calif., that could power as many as 10,000 homes. "Our investment in the Regulus solar project will give new life to a long-valued piece of land, and there's something a little poetic about creating a renewable resource on land that once creaked with oil wells," said Google in a statement Wednesday on its blog.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Kern County approves state's biggest 'oil train' project

The Kern County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a controversial plan to ship millions of gallons of volatile crude oil daily on trains through California to a refinery in Bakersfield. Opponents immediately said they likely will sue to stop the project.

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Related Topix: California, Bakersfield, CA

Examiner.com

Sierra Club loses one in its lawsuit against Kern River Valley Specific Plan

The Sierra Club felt the Kern Valley Specific Plan inadequately protected the area, known for its outstanding recreational benefits, and sued the County. Apparently, a Superior Court Judge disagreed.

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Related Topix: Lake Isabella, CA

TurnTo23.com

KCSO eradicates marijuana gardens

BODFISH, Calif. - On Monday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 9 the Kern County Sheriff's Office Major Violator Unit served several search warrants on remote rural marijuana gardens in the Caliente-Bodfish mountain area with the assistance of personnel from the Campaign Against Marijuana Planters and the Kern County Cal-MMET and HIDTA teams.

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Related Topix: Bodfish, CA

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Tehachapi News

Golden Hills postpones solid waste ordinance

Golden Hills residents present at a special meeting of the Golden Hills Community Services District Board of Directors on Sept 3 overwhelming opposed a proposed ordinance to regulate solid waste within the district. The ordinance failed to get past a motion to waive reading word-for-word when the board took comments during a townhouse-style meeting.

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Related Topix: Golden Hills, CA, Bakersfield, CA

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Rail worker dies after attacking Calif. co-workers

The Kern County coroner tells the Bakersfield Californian Sunday that Carson Peter-Contesse of Sultan, Wash. died at a hospital of causes that remain unclear.

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA

Sun Sep 07, 2014

TurnTo23.com

Protesters: Sheriff and Coroner should step down

Protesters asked for the Kern County Sheriff and Coroner to step down Saturday after the death of a civilian involved officers. Protesters gathered Sunday in front of the Kern County Superior Court building in Downtown Bakersfield over a year after David Silva died saying they are still calling for justice.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

TurnTo23.com

New KCFD station opens up in Pine Mountain Club

An inaugural flag raising and ribbon-cutting ceremony has held Friday by the Kern County Fire Department for the grand opening of its newest fire station in Pine Mountain Club.

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Related Topix: Pine Mountain Club, CA

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Los Angeles Times

City of L.A. owes $895,000 in illegal dumping fines, Kern County says

A spokesman for the L.A. Department of Public Works says the city does not deny that the dumping occurred, only that it violated the quarantines. A spokesman for the L.A. Department of Public Works says the city does not deny that the dumping occurred, only that it violated the quarantines.

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Related Topix: Lebec, CA, Agriculture, Science, Frazier Park, CA

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