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 By Tammy Engel    Local News    May 12, 2018 

What should I do?

This is an open letter to the many folks who have sat across the desk from me in the past month. Together we spent hours poring over scenarios, and figures, and life questions. I want to honor you...

 
 By Greg Garrett    Local News    May 12, 2018 

TPD's many services to the community

Each great City department requires a dedicated leader and team willing to follow that direction, which is the case with our very own Tehachapi Police Department. Brought back on line in 2007, the...

 

Wind power tops 30% in four middle states

Wind energy generates more than thirty percent of the power in four mid-western plains states, according to the American Wind Energy Association's U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report 2017. Iowa...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 12, 2018 

Paul Kaminski chosen as Interim Superintendent

After closed session deliberations, following the nearly three and a half hour May 8 School Board meeting, the Tehachapi School Board unanimously chose JMS Principal Paul Kaminski to serve as the...

 

Make it home

We know we have a topic when the same subject comes up repeatedly. In the past week three families have asked me, "What is the more strategic house to buy? Which one will be easiest to sell for a...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 28, 2018

Mandatory commercial recycling

Assistant to the City Manager, Corey Costelloe, outlined a new mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling program at the April 16 Tehachapi City Council meeting. The program is the result of the 2016 Cal...

 

Park at Tehachapi airport offers camping, hot showers

Pacific Crest Trail hikers, having conquered 566 miles from the Mexican border to Hwy. 58 (or 558 miles to Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road), and eager to begin the next leg into the southern Sierras,...

 

Hiker Depot welcomes Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers

Dalton and David SteeleReed of Tehachapi and Rachel Newkirk of West Golden Hills have taken the concept of Tehachapi hiker hospitality to a new dimension with the opening of their Hiker Depot in a...

 

Local jurisdictions uphold sanctuary law

SB 54 prohibits police, sheriff deputies from cooperating on most ICE actions Law enforcement jurisdictions in the Greater Tehachapi area are upholding the California state law that prohibits them...

 

New disaster trailer for Old West Ranch

Under the leadership of Safety Officer Rob Dixon, the Old West Ranch Property Owners Association has acquired a disaster trailer fully stocked with supplies. The trailer is shared with Mountain...

 

Forde Shorts

Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast -- The National Day of Prayer on Thurs., May 3, kicks off in Tehachapi with the 32nd Annual Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast, 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at McMullan Hall, St. Malachy...

 

City water and wastewater operations

I am often amazed at the quality of work performed by the employees here at the City of Tehachapi. The work required in several departments is performed on a daily basis by educated and talented...

 

Saving for College? Consider a 529 Plan

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. May 29 (5/29) is National 529 College Savings Plan Day. If you are not familiar with 529 plans, you are...

 

City Adopt-A-Flag Program is back again!

In 2012 the City of Tehachapi introduced a sponsorship program that allowed businesses, organizations, families or individuals to sponsor an American flag in downtown Tehachapi. The sponsorship...

 

Rotary Club moves to The Shed

As of Thursday, April 5 the Rotary Club of Tehachapi has moved their noon lunch meeting to The Shed restaurant, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Although The Shed is not open to the public, it is available for events and regular meetings that include food....

 

Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager

The Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager will meet at The Coffee Mill on Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 a.m. Mayor Ed Grimes says, "the conversations we have each month show the importance of meeting...

 

Tehachapi's Freedom Plaza earns Statewide recognition

Tehachapi's Freedom Plaza and Visitor's Center, already a recipient of three regional awards by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Council for Engineering Companies, was...

 

New Hispanic-majority supervisor deal stretches Scrivner 150 miles, Boron to Frazier Park and Taft

The court-ordered realignment of the five Kern County Supervisor districts to create a second Hispanic-majority voting bloc has produced an expanded District 2 that is the size of a small kingdom....

 

32nd Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast speaker: Business exec Ragsdale

The theme of the National Day of Prayer on May 3 is "Unity." The theme of the men's weekly Bible study led by World Wind and Solar Business Development Director Daryl Ragsdale is "Together." Those...

 

Forde Shorts

Vortex of fun – As a resident of downtown Tehachapi, Forde Files has observed that many families and children who use the new Kern County Library Tehachapi Branch on Green Street eveery day. It's a...

 

Tehachapi's business outlook – positive

Recently the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance, in which Tehachapi is a proud member/investor, held their 2018 Economic Outlook Conference. Adam Fowler, the Director of Research and an...

 

Tehachapi affirms support for business

I'm very proud of the way Tehachapi continues to shine among our peers in Kern County. Recently, Tehachapi was showcased as part of the Kern Economic Summit in Bakersfield, as both our healthy real...

 

Kiwanis learns about 'California WaterFix'

Jonathan Hall, served in two capacities at the Kiwanis meeting on March 7. As our President, he conducted the meeting, then stepped into his role as a member of Tehachapi's water board as our...

 

After the rain, blossoms of spring

Mountainbase, a private weather reporting station located at Oak Knolls in Golden Hills, reports that the total rainfall in March through the 28th was 3.06 inches, which is 1.41 inches more than...

 

Please participate

The first caller just heard that her husband wanted a divorce. She rang me in a panic, having no idea what to do when he offered that she buy the house from him. The next was a widow of three weeks,...

 

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