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 By Tammy Engel    Local News    April 15, 2017 

It's a conspiracy!

Is there a conspiracy surrounding the appraisal report for your home purchase or refinance? Recently a buyer was upset about an appraisal value matching the purchase price, so let’s review the...

 
 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...

 

Measuring risk – Part 1

What is risk? In the investment world, risk means uncertainty. It refers to the possibility that you will lose your investment or that an investment will yield less than its anticipated return....

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    April 15, 2017 

Planting of new trees on Tehachapi Blvd.

Tehachapi's Public Works Department removed eight dead trees along the south side of Tehachapi Blvd. between Curry St. and Green St. and replaced them with eight new trees. The remaining trees on...

 

Depot Friends propose Loop viewing platform

The Friends of the Tehachapi Depot (FOTD), a volunteer non-profit group that manages the Tehachapi railroad depot and museum, has proposed the construction of a viewing platform overlooking the...

 

Kern County to implement Lean Six Sigma

The past few years have been challenging economically for the County of Kern. Due to the fall in the price of oil, the county has endured budget cuts and hiring freezes, and this past year, public saf...

 

Rates are up! Rates are down!

Gotta love the media. They scream at us that interest rates are worse, and that interest rates are better. All they’re doing is reading from a teleprompter – so what’s true? It’s all about...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    April 1, 2017

Financial gifts and tips for new graduates

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. It's Graduation Season again. If your child is graduating from high school or college, you have reason...

 

Using trusts to meet tax & non-tax goals

Trusts have been used as an integral part of sophisticated tax and financial arrangements for centuries. Exactly how they are used depends on a person’s particular goals, current tax rules, and other factors. Hopefully this article helps you to...

 

Four things women need to know about Social Security – Part 3

4. When should you begin receiving retirement benefits? Should you begin receiving benefits early and receive smaller payments over a longer period of time, or wait until your full retirement age or...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    April 1, 2017

Water conservation project

The City of Tehachapi has completed a water conservation project that will save approximately 38 acre feet of potable water each year (there are 325,851 gallons per each acre foot). The water...

 

Lions hear about the state of the City

On March 16, the Tehachapi Lions Club heard the "State of Tehachapi Address" from Tehachapi City Manager, Greg Garrett. Garrett's presentation carefully explained all branches of the city from the...

 

'Best of Broadway' dazzles at the BeeKay

Director Christal Wheeler's Tehachapi Community Theatre production of "The Best of Broadway," now playing at the BeeKay Theatre, is wonderful family entertainment that merges a diverse cast of 28....

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    April 1, 2017

Kern County Economic Summit

Civic and business leaders from the greater Tehachapi area were in attendance at the Seventeenth Annual Kern County Economic Summit that was held in Bakersfield on Wed., Mar. 15. Eastern Kern County...

 
 By Liz Block    Local News    April 1, 2017

Toilet rebate program ending

Don’t make me send this money back to the State! The Toilet Rebate Program so many of you participated in (thanks!) is financed through a State Grant. The Grant contract deadline is looming, and toilet rebate applications must be received at TCCWD...

 

Choose carefully

There’s a new survey out by ClosingCorp telling us that last year more than 50% of lender’s loan estimates to borrowers had to be revised before the close of escrow. Buyers complained that...

 

Extensions and Amended Tax Returns

Extensions Whether you file a tax return by the April due date, or obtain an extension to file, filing an annual tax return is mandatory if your income is above a certain level, which will vary...

 
 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...

 

Ride, hike, run on Lehigh Trails

When South Street Digital owner Lydia Chaney walked into Tehachapi City Hall with two cardboard boxes on March 15, the city's Economic Development Coordinator Michelle Vance whooped and ran to open...

 

Calling all ladies

Are you a woman in business or someone who has always thought about having her own business? If so, there’s an event coming up, and it is designed just for you. The event, happening on Saturday,...

 

Four things women need to know about Social Security – Part 2

3. What will your retirement benefit be? Your Social Security retirement benefit is based on the number of years you’ve worked and the amount you’ve earned. Your benefit is calculated using a...

 
 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...

 

Cal City reviewing permits for marijuana industry

California City planners are reviewing 60 building permits submitted by medical marijuana growers who seek to build hydroponic facilities in the city "We want to get away from special taxes," Cal...

 

Young fiddlers compete for joy of it

The California State Old Time Fiddlers Association Amateur Fiddle Contest Mar. 11 at Carden School cafeteria was all about the youngsters 19 and under and the joy of making music. Judges Patrick...

 

Forde Shorts

Another lake appears – Just as Surprise Lake in the lowlands of Bear Valley appears infrequently, a lake has arisen like Brigadoon in the lowlands of Sand Canyon (photo right). The lake is a catch...

 

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