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 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...

 

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...

 
 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,...

 

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 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...

 

Another balanced budget for Tehachapi

It’s been said that a government’s budget is its most clear policy document. For the City of Tehachapi, the budget adopted by the City Council on June 5, 2017 should demonstrate that the City’s...

 

June is 'No Kill' Effort Awareness Month in Kern County

At the May 23 Board of Supervisors meeting, my colleagues and I proclaimed the month of June as “No Kill” Effort Awareness Month in Kern County. This awareness month will be the first of an...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    May 27, 2017

Road construction update for the week of May 22

Tucker Road between Valley Blvd. and Cherry Lane. The Tucker Road repaving project has begun and is expected to last 4-6 weeks. The project will have lane closures but access to all businesses and...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    May 27, 2017

What does conservative investing mean to older investors?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. If you’re a certain age, or getting close to it, you might hear something like this: “Now that...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 27, 2017

New sidewalk project approved by City Council

In November of 2014, the Tehachapi City Council earmarked several years of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds towards improving and connecting the pieces of sidewalk on the north side of...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 27, 2017

Adventist CEO speaks to East Kern Economic Alliance

At the May 11 East Kern Economic Alliance meeting, Adventist Health president and CEO Charlotte Briggs spoke about the problems that the healthcare district has faced in getting the new hospital...

 
 By Liz Block    Local News    May 27, 2017

The Potty Awards!

I’ve been running low flow toilet replacement programs in Tehachapi Valley since 2014. The programs are almost over, and now is the time to heap glory on those who participated. Announcing the winners of the highly coveted Potty Awards! In the...

 

Lions honor scholarship recipients

The Tehachapi Lions Club was pleased to honor three Tehachapi High School seniors with scholarships on May 18. The scholarship recipients were Anjelica Romero, Nikolas Hackleman and Juliane Dieken....

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 27, 2017

Zack Scrivner speaks to Chamber of Commerce

Zack Scrivner addressed the Kern County budget crisis at the May Chamber of Commerce luncheon. He told local businesses that the shortfall was primarily due to the unprecedented drop in oil prices....

 

What it means to probate an estate – Part 2

(From CALDA, California Association of Legal Document Assistants) Property that passes outright to a surviving spouse or registered domestic partner The probate code states that no administration is...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 13, 2017

May proclaimed Asthma Awareness Month

May proclaimed Asthma Awareness Month At the May 1 City Council Meeting, Mary Hash and Abigail Romo of the Asthma Coalition of Kern County received a proclamation naming May as Asthma Awareness month....

 

Help the world by leading

People who speak positive and hopeful messages for young people are vital to the well being of our country. This is the message which Tracy Keefe delivered to Kiwanis members and guests. Keefe is a...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 13, 2017

The Tehachapi School Board was treated to two student presentations at their May 9 meeting.

The Tehachapi High School Robotics Team 585 demonstrated their robot. Toastie, named for its color, and the Team completed a successful year of competition that took them to the International Finals...

 
 By Liz Block    Local News    May 13, 2017

Want wildflowers?

Fire clearance season comes early this year, and the sound of mowers and weed whackers echoes off the mountainsides. Just what are we whacking anyway, and what if it took almost no extra effort to...

 

Are you driving your wealth?

I want to share with you something that is amazing to me. I overheard a conversation in a coffee shop the other day between three teenage girls. They were talking about the parents of one of their...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 29, 2017

Tehachapi City Council Update

Walmart update At the April 17 City Council meeting, Development Services Director Jay Schlosser presented two Walmart related issues. At their Feb. 21 Council meeting, the Tehachapi City Council...

 

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