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 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...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 18, 2017 

Flying J passes first hurdle

On Monday, March 13, the Tehachapi Planning Commission was presented with three resolutions regarding the proposed Flying J Travel Center which will be located at the corner of Tehachapi Blvd. and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 18, 2017 

New Tax break for small manufacturers

At the March 1 meeting of the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council, Tom Mendes regional representative of the State Board of Equilization presented a new tax exemption available to many smal...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 18, 2017 

Not yet!

Congregating in front of the District Office prior to School Board meeting on March 14, members of the Tehachapi Association of Teachers carried signs stating that "TAT not ON STRIKE yet!". The...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 18, 2017 

Tehachapi City Council Update

Airport navigation issues On March 6, Tehachapi resident and pilot, Joe Biviano presented to the City Council a report on airport safety concerns and issues that he felt could not be handled with...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 18, 2017 

Tehachapi's legendary resident Dick Baxter

Tehachapi resident and famed Hollywood manager Dick Baxter has a reason to be proud of his career in show business. Not many people can say that they have put in 54 years, but Baxter has. The farm...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 4, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Terrell (Terry) Nelson retired from the heating and air conditioning business in November with a plan to move to Tehachapi to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren. He chose Christmas Eve the...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 4, 2017

City Council approves the next step for Event Center

At their Feb. 21 meeting, the Tehachapi City Council approved a plan that could move the City closer to making the Tehachapi Event Center, Rodeo Grounds and Motocross Track a reality. They voted to...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 4, 2017

THS Robotic Team unveils 2017 robot

At their chili cook-off fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 25, the Tehachapi High School Robotics Team 585 (Cyber Penguins) unveiled their 2017 competition robot. This year's competition theme is Steampunk...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Kay Ford and her husband lived in California City for almost 50 years. They raised a family there. However, it was when she was finally there alone at the end of last year, that her grandson, Josh,...

 

Tehachapi City Council update

With a vote of 3-2, the City Council defeated a proposal by newly elected City Councilman Kenneth Hetge requesting that the City draft an ordinance limiting the number of years a citizen can serve on...

 

Indian Point says farewell after 25 years

After 25 years of being one of Kern County's best known tourist destinations, Indian Point Ostrich Ranch will be permanently closing its doors at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. When owners Joel and Marcy...

 

Meet Your New Nighbors

Larry and Mari LaCom lived in Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley for 23 years. They raised their kids there. Larry is now retired from his position of Graphic Designer and Photographer for the Metr...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Welcome to Tehachapi to Kellie Dudevoir, the new owner of Canine Creek Pet Wash and Boutique. Kellie sold her house in La Habra Heights, Orange County and purchased a new home and business in...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

At the Jan. 17 City Council meeting, Development Services Director Jay Schlosser again addressed the issue of the delayed completion of the road work that began on Valley Blvd. last May. Weather and s...

 
 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....

 

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