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54 min ago | San Diego CityBEAT

'Hammer' Jones is reporting to prison today

Here's an update to this week's cover story in CityBeat about Lorne "Hammer" Jones, written by the author of the story, Andrew Gumbel: is reporting to federal prison today, more than three weeks ahead of the self-surrender date of Aug. 22 imposed by the San Diego District Court, and will serve no more than one-third of the time to which he was ... (more)

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Taft, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Tehachapi News

Old Tehachapi police station to be repurposed

With Tehachapi's police department established in its new station, the city has its eyes set on reproposing the building at the corner of East "F" Street and Robinson that once housed City Hall, the old Tehachapi Police Department and the sub-station for the Kern County Sheriff.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA

Tehachapi News

Rape case court date pushed to Aug.

The case of a defendant facing rape charges was postponed until August following a hearing on July 23 at the Mojave branch of the Kern County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Mojave, CA

Tehachapi News

Property values rise in Tehachapi area, Kern County

The Assessor's office estimated 90,000 properties are affected by the increase. On the flip side, 75,000 properties have declined in value beneath as assessed under Proposition 13. In a press release on July 21, the Jim Fitch, the Kern County Assessor-Recorder, said the values on Kern County properties have increased to $97.5 billion for 2014-2015, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Republic

California tuberculosis patient found, arrested

A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: San Joaquin County, CA, Drugs, Lamont, CA, Bakersfield, CA

Asbury Park Press

California tuberculosis patient found, arrestedCalifornia...

A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: California, San Joaquin County, CA, Drugs, Lamont, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Tehachapi News

News@Noon for July 28, 2014

The public safety report is based upon our request to have information from the various agencies each weekday morning, covering the period since our last contact.

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Related Topix: Golden Hills, CA, Tehachapi, CA, Bakersfield, CA, Bear Valley, CA

Tehachapi News

Identity of train collision victim released

The Kern County Coroner's Office released the identity of the woman killed in a train collision on July 23. According to the coroner's office, Sheila Peterson Evans, 62, of Bakersfield, was killed by a train at a crossing on Tehachapi Boulevard near Lehigh Cement at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23. The coroner's office said the cause ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bakersfield, CA

Tehachapi News

Man arrested after 9 hours in tree

A theft of a laptop at West Park Skate Park on July 27 led Tehachapi police officers and Kern County sheriff's deputies on a pursuit that ended when they chased the suspect up a tree, literally.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Fines work best to save Calif. water

Voluntary conservation measures are not reliably saving water during the worst drought to hit California in a generation, according to data from water agencies across the state.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

NBC San Diego

Marshals Nab Sex Offender Who Escaped GPS, Fled to Tijuana

A fugitive who slipped his GPS monitor and escaped into Mexico was arrested in Tijuana Friday, accused of a violent home invasion in California's Kern County.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Bakersfield, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Tehachapi News

News@Noon for July 25, 2014

The public safety report is based upon our request to have information from the various agencies each weekday morning, covering the period since our last contact.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA

KION 46

Dear Jon: Agency says pesticides in the Salinas Valley air pose low risk

There continues to be a question of the level of pesticides in air quality in the Salinas Valley and what if any health risk they pose.

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Related Topix: Ripon, CA, Shafter, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, Agriculture, Science

Tehachapi News

Kern County Supervisors to consider additional funds Golden Hills sewer system

Engineering services firm AECOM may receive more money for its efforts with the Golden Hills Sanitation Company should the Kern County Board of Supervisors approve an item on its consent agenda for the July 29 2 p.m. board meeting in Bakersfield.

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Related Topix: Golden Hills, CA, Bakersfield, CA

Tehachapi News

Two arrested following probation search

A probation search on July 24 resulted in Kern County Sheriff deputies arresting two people and procuring a variety of controlled substances and illegal drug products.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Tehachapi, CA, Bakersfield, CA, Mojave, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Another marijuana grower suspected of starting California wildfire

A 45-year-old man suspected of tending a large marijuana grow in the Sequoia National Forest is being charged with starting a 1,600-acre wildfire there July 11, the second suspected marijuana grower believed to have sparked a major blaze this year.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Onyx, CA

Business Wire

Fed Up At the Pump Statement on PPIC Poll

"California's Statewide Survey: Californians and the Environment" found while most Californians support cleaner transportation fuels, that support declines significantly when it leads to higher gas prices.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Tehachapi News

News@Noon for July 23, 2014

The public safety report is based upon our request to have information from the various agencies each weekday morning, covering the period since our last contact.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Tehachapi News

Receiver doesn't want GH sewage to go to city

Receiver Clifford Bressler voices his concerns about a feasibility study conducted by AECOM regarding the Golden Hills Sanitation Company during a Golden Hills CSD meeting on July 18. Board President Ed Kennedy opened the floor to the public, where the topic focused primarily on a study conducted by AECOM, the consultant hired by Kern County to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Golden Hills, CA, Tehachapi, CA

Tehachapi News

DA's office files civil complaint against Benz Sanitation

Kern County's District Attorney office filed a civil suit against Benz Sanitation, Inc. on July 7 on grounds of violating regulations for dumping of solid waste without a permit.

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Related Topix: Tehachapi, CA

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