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 By Ben Graham    Local News    December 9, 2017 

Time to review your investment strategy for the year

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. As the year draws to a close, it's a good time to review your progress toward your financial goals. But...

 

Massage Parlor ordinance

The Kern County Board of Supervisors receives feedback and responds to concerns raised by Kern County residents on a regular basis. We take our community's concerns very seriously, and evaluate the be...

 

Have you checked your retirement plan lately? – Part 1

It's generally a good idea to review your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan at least once each year and when major life changes occur. If you haven't given your plan a thorough review within...

 

Staying on track with your retirement investments – Part 2

Take advantage of dollar cost averaging One of the benefits of participating in your workplace savings plan is that you're automatically using an investment strategy called dollar cost averaging....

 

Check it twice

Haven't I told you to shop around? Just this weekend a past client contacted me about a mortgage transaction. They are moving out of state and the paperwork didn't look right. They had told the...

 

Cooperation

Mayor Ed Grimes handed me a treasure one day, it was a small textbook printed in 1928 from the High School Home Studies Bureau entitled "The Blue Book of Civics". It sits as a display piece in my...

 

Required withdrawals from retirement plans: what should you know?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. You may spend decades contributing to your IRA and 401(k). But, eventually, you'll need to use this...

 

Deducting startup costs

Today, there are over 50 million small business owners in America. With the advent of new companies such as Uber and Airbnb, having your own business seems easier than ever. New business start-ups are...

 

Beehive removal on F Street

Public Works crews worked alongside a beekeeper and tree trimmer on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017 for the safe removal of a beehive on F Street. "It was a good environmentally friendly way to deal with this...

 

Lions collecting for Christmas for Seniors Project

The Tehachapi Lions Club is holding its Christmas for Seniors service project to brighten the holidays for low-income, isolated and or homebound seniors who have no family. Donations can be dropped...

 

Lions Students of the Month

The Tehachapi Lions Club is pleased to announce their November Student-of-the-Month recipients. The staff at Jacobsen Middle School noticed that sixth grader Tabitha Campbell has been trying her best...

 

Staying on track with your retirement investments – Part 1

Investing for your retirement isn't about getting rich quick. More often, it's about having a game plan that you can live with over a long time. You wouldn't expect to be able to play the piano...

 

City Employees reach milestones

On Tuesday, Oct. 24 the City of Tehachapi recognized employees for reaching milestone markers for their years of service to the city. "We are so lucky to have dedicated people in our organization....

 

Tehachapi student advances in Lions International Peace Poster contest

Sage Scott, an eighth grade student at Jacobsen Middle School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Tehachapi...

 

City honors GranFondo volunteers, sponsors; local non-profits benefit

It was a full house at the Wells Education Center board room Nov. 6 as the Tehachapi City Council honored the sponsors and 263 volunteers who have made the Tehachapi GranFondo cycling event No. 13 in...

 

Air Tight Heating & Air

Robert Peralta, owner of Air Tight Heating & Air has lived in Tehachapi ever since he arrived with his parent from Riverside at the age of 17. He was just in time for his senior year at Tehachapi...

 

Communication and Kudos

I'd like to thank The Coffee Mill, one of our great local businesses for hosting myself and Mayor Ed Grimes at our first 'Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager." We had several great conversations...

 

Final election district hearing Nov. 6; last chance to express opinions to City Council

A resident of a city that has adopted a district-based election system under threat of litigation – as the city of Tehachapi is in the process of doing -- is suing that city and the state of...

 

It's time to think about taxes

It's not tax season yet, but it is time to start thinking about your 2017 taxes. I always encourage my clients to sit down with their Tax Pro during the 4th quarter of the year. It's good time to see...

 

Health insurance in retirement

At any age, health care is a priority. When you retire, however, you will probably focus more on health care than ever before. Staying healthy is your goal, and this can mean more visits to the...

 

Bakersfield National Cemetery - serenity at sunset

National Treasure – Built on a 500-acre parcel of rolling, golden, oak-studded land donated by the Tejon Ranch Company, the Bakersfield National Cemetery is the resting place for men and women who...

 

Kiwanis updated on City projects

Jay Schlosser, Development Services Director for the City of Tehachapi, spoke to the Kiwanis Club at a recent meeting. Members were impressed with the number of City projects nearly completed and...

 

Adventist Health's President named to 60 Critical Access CEOs to know list

Jeff Lingerfelt, President of Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, has once again been named to Becker's Healthcare 60 Critical Access CEOs to Know list. According to Becker's, the men and women...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

At the Oct. 16 City Council meeting, Assistant City Manager Chris Kirk presented an Airport Land Use Inspection Report from the FAA which was received by the City on Sept. 29, 2017. The FAA had...

 

Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager

The Coffee Mill played host to "Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager" on Thursday Oct. 19. "A wonderful way to meet members of the community in a relaxed atmosphere. I love this kind of...

 

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