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 By Tammy Engel    Local News    August 5, 2017 

Negotiating repairs

Of course there will be things wrong with your dream house! The home inspection is designed to tell you that upfront so you can be an informed consumer. What do you do with those findings? Your...

 
 By Jay Thompson    Local News    August 5, 2017 

Small business loans

Today is one of the best moments in history for small businesses. They not only make up the overwhelming number of businesses in the United States, and account for over half of all employment, but...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    August 5, 2017 

Assemblyman Vince Fong visits Tehachapi

On Tuesday, July 25, Assemblyman Vince Fong visited the City of Tehachapi and met with city officials and toured city facilities. "It was a great visit. We got a chance to talk about several things...

 

Five things to watch out for when buying long-term care insurance

You've researched long-term care insurance (LTCI) and are seriously thinking of buying a policy. Just make sure you're doing it for the right reasons--don't be swayed by unsubstantiated sales...

 

Winning the battle of the thumbs

We’re short and sweet this week: Here is an article posted in the National Mortgage Professional magazine. While the majority of prospective homebuyers do their research on home loans online, they...

 

Main Street Tehachapi awards $9,000 to three downtown businesses

Three downtown businesses have been awarded façade grants by Main Street Tehachapi for improvements made to their businesses or buildings. The checks totaling $9,000 were awarded on Monday, July 17...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    July 22, 2017

Stay calm on the investment 'Roller Coaster'

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Unless you live near an amusement park that does a lot of advertising, you probably didn’t know that...

 

Comparing long-term care insurance policies – Part 2

How do the policies you’re considering stack up against each other? Which benefits and features mean the most to you? How much can you customize each policy to your needs? These are very important...

 

Sheridan's Sister Grand Opening

Friends and Chamber of Commerce members assisted Virgina Sheridan with the Ribbon Cutting at her second location at 114 W. Tehachapi Blvd. on July 13....

 
 By Joe Wallek    Local News    July 22, 2017

Concerns from a School Board member

During the June 27, 2017 TUSD Board meeting, the administration presented their report regarding the Critical Incident Review (CIR) of the TUSD by the California Department of Education (CDE), Special Education Division (SED). This was an on-site rev...

 

Pilot Flying J to join Love's at the Summit

Tehachapi's second major truck stop is due to open this year as seasoned traveling crews drive construction of the Pilot Flying J Travel Center toward completion. "They are due to open in October,"...

 

County budget update

At the July 18 Board of Supervisors meeting, my colleagues and I received an update on the county budget process from County Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop. The county is still in the midst of a...

 
 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 Tammy Engel    Local News    July 8, 2017

Community Wide Open House on July 22

The Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors is holding a Community Wide Open House on July 22. Agents in the know tell me that if you want to have much of a choice in our current market, you’ll want...

 

Gold Star Financial

They knew there just had to be a better, safer way to grow their client's money. Ron Mejia and Laura Asbill of Gold Star Financial spent 3 years searching for the answer. Somehow, consistent,...

 

Building good behavior with positive reinforcement -- 'I am like a whole new kid'

The Tehachapi Unified School District (TUSD) has implemented a program that seeks to change student bad behavior by rewarding good behavior. The concept is called Positive Behavioral Interventions...

 

Comparing long-term care insurance policies – Part 1

Because long-term care insurance (LTCI) is a relatively new product, policies are not standardized. This can make it especially difficult to compare policies when you’re shopping for this type of...

 

'Definitely possible' in Kern - Regional innovation centers spark economic growth

Kern Economic Development Corporation President and CE0 Richard Chapman told the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council July 5 that hubs of technology and business innovation are sprouting up...

 

Forde Shorts

Determined director – Ten-year-old Phoebe Morgan-VerHagen of Tehachapi co-directed two of the 10-minute plays recently presented in Tehachapi Community Theatre's Playwright's Festival. Phoebe's...

 

Reverse wins – sometimes

Don’t fall for the hype – Reverse mortgage isn’t for everyone. When you have a seasoned professional help you with the analysis about what these loans accomplish or not, you can see for...

 

The hazards of going into business with family and friends

It seems like almost every month the CSU Bakersfield SBDC gets calls from individuals who have lost money by going into business with family, friends, or neighbors that they have trusted, but who have...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    June 24, 2017

Declare your financial independence day

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. We’re getting close to the Fourth of July, when we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in this country....

 

Understanding risk – Part 3

Understanding your own tolerance for risk The concept of risk tolerance is twofold. First, it refers to your personal desire to assume risk and your comfort level with doing so. This assumes that risk...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    June 24, 2017

Certificates of recognition

At the June 19 City Council meeting, Mayor Ed Grimes presented Certificates of Recognition to Mick and LeAnn Williams. Both were recognized for their invaluable service to the City. LeAnn was honored...

 

cement plant circa 1914

The Lehigh Hanson cement plant has been the employment anchor of Tehachapi life for more than 100 years. Three generations of some local families have worked at the facility. The Los Angeles Board of...

 

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