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 By Pat Doody    Community    January 7, 2017 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Last July, Emily and Paul Sandholdt moved to Tehachapi from a small country town in Central Illinois called Loda. The adventure came about when Paul, who had spent the last five years with GE Wind, wa...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Brian and Christina Porter are thrilled that they finally live in a place where Brian can be home with his family every night instead of just once a week. For the last 10 years, Brian has been a...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

After living 18 years in Buena Park near Knotts Berry Farm, Phil and Terry Zamora retired and moved to Tehachapi in October. They were tired of the Orange County traffic and were looking for a slower...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

Updated permit fees approved by City Council In April of 2015 the City Council approved a Services (user) Fee Study from Capital Accounting Partners of Sacramento and the development of a Full Cost...

 

New name, new business, same great service!

Darin Lewis of Tehachapi Floor Covering may be new to Tehachapi, but he certainly is not new to flooring. He has moved his entire Bakersfield business here, and is changing the name from AD&D...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Jake and Jessica Nelson moved to Tehachapi in September. Although they didn’t move a great distance, they are much closer to Jake’s work with Homeland Security in Bakersfield. Jake was born in...

 

Main Street grant program

At the Nov. 7 City Council meeting, Main Street Tehachapi President Scott Hammer presented Main Street's new Facade Grant Program. He informed the council that the primary focus of Main Street is the...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Ryan and Megan White moved to Tehachapi in July from the Kern River Valley. Megan said that they moved the week after the start of the Erskine Fire. She said that on the first few days the fire was...

 

Stallion Springs family completes largest jigsaw puzzle in the world

According to the Guiness Book, Ravensburger's "Wildlife" by Educa is currently the largest jigsaw puzzle in the world. A year ago, a local Stallion Springs group decided to take on the challenge. The...

 

School Board update, Oct. 11

At the Oct. 11 meeting of the Tehachapi School Board, Superintendent Susan Andreas-Berval introduced Dennis Franey, the new District Interim CEO, to the School Board and to those in attendance....

 

Capped well comes back to life to service TUSD

Many years ago when an unacceptable nitrate level was discovered at the water well located at Snyder and D Street, making it undrinkable, the water district capped the well. Fast forward to the last...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 1, 2016

Meet Your New Neighbors

I met Paul and Pamela Forbat in Central Park on the 4th of July. They said that they had bought their new second home in Bear Valley Springs last April and were only weekenders. It took a few months...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 1, 2016

Ride 4 Rett

Tulare resident, Don Searcy, entered his first century cycling race when he rode Tehachapi's Gran Fondo on Sept. 17. He was riding to raise awareness of Rett Syndome, a rare genetic disease which...

 

Geriatric Pharmacy Opens on Mill Street

There is a new pharmacy in Tehachapi. Located on South Mill Street right across the street from Saint Malachy's Catholic Church is Agia Pharmacy & Cafe, a new independent pharmacy which is part of...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

John and Annika Rehard had quite a welcome to their home in Bear Valley Springs. A few days after moving in, they were told to evacuate due to a brush fire. Although it was for only a matter of...

 

Tehachapi Idol: The Winner Is...

The 2016 Tehachapi Idol competition is over. On the evening of Sept. 11, with an American flag flying over Big Papa's, nearly 200 fans and family members gathered for the last performances of the...

 

Gallery 'n' Gifts Artists for September 2016

At their First Friday of September, Gallery 'n' Gifts spotlighted father/daughter artists Corky Lunsford and Cherice Hatton. Lunsford, who is known for his wood sculptures and bowls wore a hat he...

 

Tehachapi's New Travel Wizard

You no longer need to spend hours online or your hard-earned gas money to go to Bakersfield or Lancaster to arrange your dream vacation. Jenni Richard of Travel by Jenni is bringing her business to Te...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

When Marcus came to Tehachapi as a student at Airstreams Renewables, he had no idea that Tehachapi would become his family’s home but in April of this year Marcus and Ayrissa Canty and their five...

 

School Board Update

At the TUSD August 23 school board meeting, Superintendent Susan Andreas- Berval presented Certificates of Recognition from the Kern County Superintendent of Schools to Board Trustees Mary Graham and...

 

How The Loop Gets Printed

Have you ever wondered where or how The Loop Newspaper gets printed? Recently Harriet and I from The Loop office had the opportunity to tour the Valley Printers plant in Sylmar where The Loop is...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 20, 2016

Meet Your New Neighbors

In the fall of last year, Fantan-sy Calocci (pronounced Fanta-shay) found herself making a move to Tehachapi from Inglewood, California. When her mother passed away, Fantan-sy inherited her...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 20, 2016

What is LCAP?

Over the last year, the Tehachapi Unified School District joined other districts statewide in developing their Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The plan, which is tied to state funding,...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 20, 2016

City Update: August 15 Meeting

At their August 15 meeting, the Tehachapi City Council voted to unanimously sign an agreement between the City of Tehachapi and the High Speed Rail Authority to track any eligible expenses by the city...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 6, 2016

Meet Your New Neighbors

Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church has a new pastor. Reverend Robin Wells began her new assignment on July 1 and the itinerant pastor said that this is her ninth move in ten years. Her prior...

 

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