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 By Tammy Engel    Local News    March 18, 2017 

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...

 
 By Jay Thompson    Local News    March 18, 2017 

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...

 
 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...

 

Comparing loan offers

It’s pretty easy to go on-line and get figures about your next home loan. Does what you see on the screen actually end up being what you get? It’s not always a matter of bait and switch; it’s a...

 

Identity Theft

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses a taxpayer's stolen Social Security number and name to file a tax return to claim a fraudulent refund. Often the taxpayer doesn't know this has...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    March 4, 2017

Use your tax refund wisely

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. It’s tax time again – which for many Americans means that a tax refund is on its way. If you’re going to get a refund this year, how can you use the...

 

Four things women need to know about Social Security – Part 1

Ever since a legal secretary named Ida May Fuller received the first retirement benefit check in 1940, women have been counting on Social Security to provide much-needed retirement income. Social...

 
 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...

 

Sand canyon Road repair: a community effort

The weather web site mountainbase.com, based at Oak Knolls in Golden Hills, reports that the total rainfall for the first two months of 2017 at that site measured 9.52 inches. The rainfall came...

 

Forde Shorts

Nasty, nasty, nasty – Kern County Public Health Services Director Matt Constantine’s Feb. 14, 2017 report to the Kern County Board of Supervisors on the dangers of Spice, a synthetic marijuana...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    March 4, 2017

Mayor Ed Grimes reappointed to Public Safety Policy Committee

Tehachapi Mayor Ed Grimes was reappointed as a member of the Public Safety Policy Committee of the League of California Cities. As a long-standing member of the committee, Ed Grimes also served as Chair. Mayor Grimes will hold his term on the Public...

 

Keep comparing!

Twice this week my local quote was beat an online/mail lender. Once was for a reverse mortgage, and once for a plain refinance. Be sure you are talking to a local mortgage advisor before you latch on...

 

Are you eligible for these tax deductions?

Proving tax deductions without cancelled checks There is a growing trend toward remote deposit of checks. Because of the increasing sophistication of smartphones, you can now photograph a check...

 

Are you relying on the wrong advice?

Most small business owners are hard-working individuals that are so busy trying to make a living that they don’t have time for the seemingly unnecessary peripheral issues. They often leave issues of...

 

Social Security: What should you do at age 62? – Part 2

How much income will you need? Another important piece of the puzzle is to look at how much retirement income you’ll need, based partly on an estimate of your retirement expenses. If there is a...

 

'In the middle of the life' of state high-speed rail project

At full build-out, the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) will have stations in eight of the 10 largest cities in the state, including Bakersfield and Palmdale. While Tehachapi does not meet the...

 

Looking good on Magellan Drive

The new Tehachapi hospital at 1100 Magellan Drive appears ready to open its doors and save lives... but there's more to be done before the official opening in the third quarter of 2017. Some...

 

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