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 By Ben Graham    Local News    October 14, 2017 

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...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    October 14, 2017 

City receives two ASCE awards

The City of Tehachapi received recognition from the Southern San Joaquin Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers for two of their projects. Freedom Plaza engineered by AECOM received the...

 

Kiwanis learns about the origins of GPS

Kiwanis members were informed about the development and secrets of GPS when Larry Wells spoke to the Club recently. For 30 years he worked at Interstate Electronics Corporation, a company that...

 

Big changes to the Board of Equalization

George Runner, representative of the California State Board of Equalization, District 1, spoke to the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce at their Sept. 19 luncheon concerning the new changes...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

The second of four public hearings regarding the transition from at-large council representation to district representation was held at the Sept. 18 City Council meeting. Attorney Youstina Aziz from...

 

City staff at KCAC quarterly meeting

On Monday Aug. 28 Tehachapi Mayor Pro Tem Susan Wiggins was joined by City staff members at the Kern County Association of Cities quarterly meeting held in Shafter. Wiggins is the current President...

 

City Council forced to change election process

The one major issue addressed by the Tehachapi City Council at their Sept. 5 meeting was a letter that the City received on July 24 from Kevin Shenkman of the law firm Shenkman & Hughes located...

 

Donated AED units installed

Members of Hall Ambulance met with City of Tehachapi officials to discuss training for city staff on the use of the five donated Automated External Defibrillators (AED) units. On June 19 Harvey Hall...

 

Road construction update for the week of Sept. 1-7

Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Gap Closure Project Traffic control to continue on Curry St. for continued sidewalk construction, concrete, pavement, curbs and gutters along Curry and C St. Sidewalk...

 

Kern County serves warrants on three more pot shops in Eastern Kern

A Kern County Enforcement Task Force commenced action today to enforce the county's moratorium on three illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in the communities of Mojave and Rosamond. The three...

 

Should you buy long-term care insurance?

The longer you live, the greater the chances you'll need some form of long-term care. If you're concerned about protecting your assets and maintaining your financial independence in your later years,...

 

There have been big changes in photography

A 1930 Kodak box camera was Wallace Kleck's first camera, and he explained the changes that have occurred in photography since then when he spoke to the Kiwanis Club recently. Since that first camera...

 

Changes in the works for TVRPD

Tehachapi Valley Reacreation and Park District is undergoing some organizational changes. At her first meeting as General Manager of TVRPD, Michelle Vance announced that the district has hired Bill...

 

Park and Ride a reality

It appears that the much talked about Tehachapi Park 'n' Ride project to be located on the north side of Tehachapi Blvd. between Mill St. and Pauley will become a reality. At the Aug. 21 City Council...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

Bob Bakeman from the Tehachapi Moose Lodge appeared at the Aug. 7 City Council meeting to sell Mountain Festival Good Time Badges at gunpoint to council and audience members alike. Police Chief Kent...

 

Tehachapi School Board Update

At the Aug. 8 School Board meeting, some Board members expressed their concern about recent vandalism at Golden Hills Elementary School. They wanted to be sure repairs could be made before students...

 

AST presents check to School District

Members of the Board of Art, Science and Technology Educational Corporation (AST) presented TUSD with a check for $100,000 at the August 8 School Board meeting. The grant is to reinstate the...

 

County crackdown on illegal medical marijuana dispensaries

A Kern County Enforcement Task Force commenced action on Aug. 10 to enforce the county's moratorium on three illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in the community of Rosamond. The three...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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