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M3.6 Quake Rattles Lancaster Area; No Damage Reported

A small quake rattled a section of southern Kern county early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.


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150-Acre Brush Fire In Kern County Now Fully Contained

irefighters say a brush fire that scorched more than 150 acres in Kern County is fully contained.


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Winds Push Tehachapi Fire To 20 Square Miles

A fire threatening 650 homes and a windmill farm was buffeted by erratic winds overnight and grew to more than 20 square miles, firefighters said Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2011

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Wildfire Sparked By Plane Crash Threatens 150 Homes

Authorities say a fire ignited by a deadly plane crash in central California has grown to more than seven miles and threatening about 650 homes.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/05/2011

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Small Plane Crash In Tehachapi Sparks 3500-Acre Grass Fire

Residents of at least 100 homes were forced to flee after a small plane crashed and burst into flames, killing two people on board and igniting a fast-moving brush fire that burned early Monday near a California mountain community.


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Tehachapi City Councilman Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Boy, 16

A Tehachapi city councilman is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.


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Feds Probe California School After Gay Teen Suicide

Federal education officials are investigating a school district in a Central California town where a 13-year-old boy committed suicide after allegedly being harassed by classmates because he was gay, a spokesman for Education Secretary Arne Duncan confirmed Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/21/2010

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Tehachapi Teen Who Endured Gay Taunts Memorialized

More than 500 people attended a memorial service for a 13-year-old Central California boy who hanged himself after enduring taunts from classmates about being gay.


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Tehachapi Teen Who Endured Gay Taunts Dies

A 13-year-old Central California boy who was a target of taunts from classmates has died nine days after hanging himself from a tree.


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Work Begins On Desert Power Transmission Towers

Work has begun on 200-foot electrical transmission towers bringing wind farm power from the Tehachapi Mountains to urban Southern California.