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 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    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...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 29, 2017

Tehachapi School Board Update

Much activity on Monroe campus Monroe Principal Steve Bsharah assisted by Jaime Lopez and Brittany McCalman updated the School Board on the year's activities at the Monroe campus including Monroe Cont...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 15, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Ellen Hayes and Jared Ehlers moved into their Bear Valley home in January. Jared had actually bought the home in 2015 but had never moved in. He met Ellen who was living in Clovis, and that stalled...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 15, 2017

Tehachapi City Council Update

Police Foundation Fundraiser Jim Wallace and Kim Nixon, representing the Tehachapi Police Foundation, appeared before the City Council on April 3 to present plans for their Honoring the Thin Blue Line...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 15, 2017

Tehachapi's first wine tour bus

A bus load of students from the Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning and Bakersfield College became the first tour bus to visit our Tehachapi vineyards. The group was lead by instructor Mike...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 1, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

At the end of February, Robert Stevens arrived in Tehachapi from Sunnyvale, Calif. to begin his new job as Nondestructive Engineer with The Spaceship Company in Mojave. Basically, his job will be to...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 1, 2017

Tehachapi School Board Update

The Tehachapi Unified School Board met in closed session with a labor negotiator for more than two hours prior to their regular Board meeting only to report that no action would be taken leaving the...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 1, 2017

Big things are happening with TVRPD

The annual Brite Lake Fishing Derby is being held on April 1. After having to cancel last year's Fishing Derby due to the drought and lack of availability of fish, TVRPD was happy to announce it is...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 18, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Ed and Lisa Sanchez arrived in Tehachapi on Jan. 28. For Ed it was coming home. He was born and raised here but had not lived here since high school. Although living in beautiful San Diego, they were...

 

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