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 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...

 
 By Liz Block    Local News    April 1, 2017

Toilet rebate program ending

Don’t make me send this money back to the State! The Toilet Rebate Program so many of you participated in (thanks!) is financed through a State Grant. The Grant contract deadline is looming, and toilet rebate applications must be received at TCCWD...

 
 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...

 

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,...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

Tehachapi City Council update

With a vote of 3-2, the City Council defeated a proposal by newly elected City Councilman Kenneth Hetge requesting that the City draft an ordinance limiting the number of years a citizen can serve on...

 

District teachers speak out

The Tehachapi Association of Teachers and the Tehachapi Unified School District have been in contract negotiations for the current school year for many months. Negotiations continue and the Teachers Association hopes for a fair settlement. At the...

 

Golden Hills CSD Update

With a lengthy agenda the Golden Hills Community Services District Jan. 19 meeting was called to order for open session at 6 p.m. The meeting began with financial reports presented to the Board and the public. It was ascertained that the district is...

 

Introducing Jenni Richard, local travel agent

"We are so fortunate to have an educated and experienced local travel agent now", that's what people in Tehachapi are saying about Jenni Richard, the owner of Travel by Jenni. Jenni opened up her...

 

2016 tax items you need to be aware of

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Let’s begin with changes under Obamacare. The Internal Revenue Service has 5 tax forms as part of your federal tax return. Some of you will receive a Form 1095 (do no...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

At the Jan. 17 City Council meeting, Development Services Director Jay Schlosser again addressed the issue of the delayed completion of the road work that began on Valley Blvd. last May. Weather and s...

 

Supervisor Zack Scrivner elected 2017 Chairman of Kern County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Zack Scrivner announced that he was elected to serve as Chairman of the Kern County Board of Supervisors for 2017. "I am honored to serve as Chairman of the Kern County Board of...

 

County fire staffing plan keeps Stallion Spring safe

With the County still in a declared fiscal emergency, overtime costs are eating the fire budget alive and must be addressed. That’s why the Kern County Fire Chief is reducing staffing from...

 

Key traits of successful entrepreneurs

I was just thinking about what I need to do to get my business to the next level this year and thought I’d share with you what I’m telling myself. I’ve realized that as small business owners...

 

Make 2017 your best year yet

Here we are at the beginning of the New Year. I was just reflecting on the past year, thinking of all of the good things that were accomplished, and now, as I prepare for 2017, I’m thinking of all t...

 

What you measure is what you get done

It’s late December and now is the perfect time to reflect back on the past year. Ask yourself, how did you do? What could you have done better and what turned out better than you had planned? Was...

 

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