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 By Pat Doody    Community    August 5, 2017 

Meet Your New Neighbors

David and Bonnie Michaels arrived in Tehachapi at the end of June. They had lived in Chino Hills in San Bernardino County since their marriage 26 years ago. Bonnie retired on June 30 after working...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 5, 2017 

Planning Commission welcomes new member

As one of her last duties as secretary to the Planning Commission, Roxanne Davis swore in new commissioner Ken Wright at the Commission's July 24 meeting. Davis, who has been secretary to the...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 22, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

One of Tehachapi’s newer residents is Linda Slover. Linda is also owner of Twisted Sisters Revival, one of Tehachapi’s newest businesses. Linda arrived at the end of last year from Ft. Collins,...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    July 22, 2017

Recognizing American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221

At the July 17 City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Wiggins recognized American Legion Auxiliary Unit 221 for their 85 years of service to the community. The Unit was formed on June 27,...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 8, 2017

Tehachapi School Board Update

Tehachapi Unified School District's Education Center will become a GED testing site. At their June 27 meeting, the Tehachapi School Board unanimously approved an agreement between the district and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 8, 2017

Review cites weaknesses in TUSD Special Education Program

At the June 27 School Board meeting, Director of Programs Dennis Ferrell presented a Critical Incident Review containing the findings of the State Department of Education, Special Ed Dept. The review...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 24, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

It was on a road trip, looking for an affordable place to buy a home, that Ma Belle Ammie (Ammie) Graves-Fisher and her husband Anthony Fisher discovered Tehachapi. Long Beach, where they were...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    June 24, 2017

Certificates of recognition

At the June 19 City Council meeting, Mayor Ed Grimes presented Certificates of Recognition to Mick and LeAnn Williams. Both were recognized for their invaluable service to the City. LeAnn was honored...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 24, 2017

Employees of the Year

During her report at the June 13 School Board Meeting, Superintendent Susan Andreas-Bervel announced Golden Hills Elementary teacher Jennifer Butler as District Certificated Employee of the Year and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 10, 2017

Sailplane Regatta a soaring success

Sailplanes of all sizes and colors gathered at Mountain Valley Airport over Memorial Day weekend for the 2017 Western Vintage Sailplane Regatta. The perfect weather brought out flight enthusiasts to w...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 10, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Mike and Lisa Monahan had lived in Chino Hills, part of the Inland Empire of San Bernardino County, for 35 years. They raised their two children there. Both of them worked for Southern California...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 27, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Cecelia “CeCe” Hozman moved into her new home in Tehachapi at the beginning of April. I knew she was coming here because a mutual friend in Santa Barbara gave me a “heads up” that the...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 27, 2017

Honoring the Thin Blue Line

At their first banquet, Honoring the Thin Blue Line, the Tehachapi Police Foundation and over 400 guests honored four special individuals who were selected by their Police Department supervisors and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 27, 2017

What is the future of THS Robotics?

Five members of the Tehachapi High School Robotics team appeared at the May 23 School Board meeting to express their concerns about the possible elimination of the engineering courses that have...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 27, 2017

New sidewalk project approved by City Council

In November of 2014, the Tehachapi City Council earmarked several years of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds towards improving and connecting the pieces of sidewalk on the north side of...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 27, 2017

Adventist CEO speaks to East Kern Economic Alliance

At the May 11 East Kern Economic Alliance meeting, Adventist Health president and CEO Charlotte Briggs spoke about the problems that the healthcare district has faced in getting the new hospital...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 27, 2017

Intermediate Space Challenge a real blast

It was a beautiful Tehachapi morning on Wednesday, May 24 for the 8th Annual Intermediate Space Challenge. Over 700 4th and 5th graders from the three Tehachapi elementary schools, Carden School and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 27, 2017

Zack Scrivner speaks to Chamber of Commerce

Zack Scrivner addressed the Kern County budget crisis at the May Chamber of Commerce luncheon. He told local businesses that the shortfall was primarily due to the unprecedented drop in oil prices....

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 13, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

After having spent 30 years living and working in Yorba Linda, Laura Asbill knew that she wanted a change of scenery away from Southern California. She tried Prescott, Ariz. but she was not happy...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 13, 2017

May proclaimed Asthma Awareness Month

May proclaimed Asthma Awareness Month At the May 1 City Council Meeting, Mary Hash and Abigail Romo of the Asthma Coalition of Kern County received a proclamation naming May as Asthma Awareness month....

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 13, 2017

The Tehachapi School Board was treated to two student presentations at their May 9 meeting.

The Tehachapi High School Robotics Team 585 demonstrated their robot. Toastie, named for its color, and the Team completed a successful year of competition that took them to the International Finals...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 13, 2017

Police Foundation names honorees

On May 18 at Rose Garden Estate in Cummings Valley, the Tehachapi Police Foundation will hold its first banquet, Honoring the Thin Blue Line. At the event, they will be honoring four people for their...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 29, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Will and Kami Dennis lived in Bakersfield for five years but wanted to move their family to more open spaces. They looked for more than two years. Will said that he wanted to go back to Wyoming where...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 29, 2017

April Chamber luncheon

Assemblyman Vince Fong spoke in absentia at the April Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Fong, who was called out of town, phoned in his update on the new California gas tax and other issues in Sacramento....

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 29, 2017

Tehachapi City Council Update

Walmart update At the April 17 City Council meeting, Development Services Director Jay Schlosser presented two Walmart related issues. At their Feb. 21 Council meeting, the Tehachapi City Council...

 

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