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 By Jay Thompson    Local News    June 24, 2017 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    April 29, 2017

Communicating in the year 2017

Technology advances everyday making yesterday’s methods of doing business obsolete, or is it? Communication is the key to successful relationships in both our personal and business lives. The way...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 29, 2017

Tehachapi School Board Update

Much activity on Monroe campus Monroe Principal Steve Bsharah assisted by Jaime Lopez and Brittany McCalman updated the School Board on the year's activities at the Monroe campus including Monroe Cont...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 15, 2017

Tehachapi City Council Update

Police Foundation Fundraiser Jim Wallace and Kim Nixon, representing the Tehachapi Police Foundation, appeared before the City Council on April 3 to present plans for their Honoring the Thin Blue Line...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    April 15, 2017

Planting of new trees on Tehachapi Blvd.

Tehachapi's Public Works Department removed eight dead trees along the south side of Tehachapi Blvd. between Curry St. and Green St. and replaced them with eight new trees. The remaining trees on...

 

Kern County to implement Lean Six Sigma

The past few years have been challenging economically for the County of Kern. Due to the fall in the price of oil, the county has endured budget cuts and hiring freezes, and this past year, public saf...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    April 1, 2017

Water conservation project

The City of Tehachapi has completed a water conservation project that will save approximately 38 acre feet of potable water each year (there are 325,851 gallons per each acre foot). The water...

 

Lions hear about the state of the City

On March 16, the Tehachapi Lions Club heard the "State of Tehachapi Address" from Tehachapi City Manager, Greg Garrett. Garrett's presentation carefully explained all branches of the city from the...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    April 1, 2017

Kern County Economic Summit

Civic and business leaders from the greater Tehachapi area were in attendance at the Seventeenth Annual Kern County Economic Summit that was held in Bakersfield on Wed., Mar. 15. Eastern Kern County...

 

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