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 By Pat Doody    Community    October 14, 2017 

Another business expands in Tehachapi

Carefree Moving and Storage is alive and well in Tehachapi. Carol and Debbie Gerdl want everyone to know that the same family owned and professionally run moving and storage company that Tehachapi...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 14, 2017 

Meet Your New Neighbors

After 13 years in Lancaster, Carlos and Mary Jane Aguirre said that they wanted something better for their family. They found a piece of land in Tehachapi on which they decided to build their own...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    October 14, 2017 

City receives two ASCE awards

The City of Tehachapi received recognition from the Southern San Joaquin Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers for two of their projects. Freedom Plaza engineered by AECOM received the...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Photographer Ben Dewell moved to Tehachapi in July. Ben felt it was time to downsize from his home in Valencia, a town about an hour and a half south of Tehachapi. He had loved the outdoors since he...

 

Lehigh cycle park

Everyone is familiar with the Lehigh Southwest Cement plant located off Hwy 58 between Love's Travel Stop and Sand Canyon. Many don't realize that the plant has been in operation for over 100 years....

 

Big changes to the Board of Equalization

George Runner, representative of the California State Board of Equalization, District 1, spoke to the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce at their Sept. 19 luncheon concerning the new changes...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

The second of four public hearings regarding the transition from at-large council representation to district representation was held at the Sept. 18 City Council meeting. Attorney Youstina Aziz from...

 

New cycle park on Tehachapi Blvd.

On Sept. 14, Lehigh Cement dedicated a new cycle park on Tehachapi Blvd. across the road from the Lehigh Cement plant towers. It was constructed completely by plant management and employees. The park...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

"It's a small world, isn't it?" You hear people say that all the time but it was my meeting Dan and Ruth Schopen that brought true meaning to that statement. I asked Dan where he was born, he said Eva...

 

City Council forced to change election process

The one major issue addressed by the Tehachapi City Council at their Sept. 5 meeting was a letter that the City received on July 24 from Kevin Shenkman of the law firm Shenkman & Hughes located...

 

Tehachapi gets three 4x4 ambulances

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Hall Ambulance Founder and CEO Harvey Hall presented Tehachapi with three new four-wheel drive ambulances. The presentation was made at Hall's Post 11 on Pinon St. Two of the...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

I met Mike and Shell Christian and their family enjoying food, music and fun in Central Park on the 4th of July. They had just moved to Tehachapi in June from Corona which is a part of Southern Califo...

 

Changes in the works for TVRPD

Tehachapi Valley Reacreation and Park District is undergoing some organizational changes. At her first meeting as General Manager of TVRPD, Michelle Vance announced that the district has hired Bill...

 

Park and Ride a reality

It appears that the much talked about Tehachapi Park 'n' Ride project to be located on the north side of Tehachapi Blvd. between Mill St. and Pauley will become a reality. At the Aug. 21 City Council...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

Bob Bakeman from the Tehachapi Moose Lodge appeared at the Aug. 7 City Council meeting to sell Mountain Festival Good Time Badges at gunpoint to council and audience members alike. Police Chief Kent...

 

Tehachapi School Board Update

At the Aug. 8 School Board meeting, some Board members expressed their concern about recent vandalism at Golden Hills Elementary School. They wanted to be sure repairs could be made before students...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 19, 2017

Marley's Mutts to get a new home

At the Aug. 2 Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting, Zack Skow of Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue announced that the organization has purchased a 20 acre ranch in Cummings Valley with the...

 

AST presents check to School District

Members of the Board of Art, Science and Technology Educational Corporation (AST) presented TUSD with a check for $100,000 at the August 8 School Board meeting. The grant is to reinstate the...

 
 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...

 

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