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  • City receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

    City of Tehachapi|Dec 18, 2021

    For the third consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Tehachapi with the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award,” the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting. A panel of independent professionals reviewed the city’s budget document for the current 2021-2022 fiscal year and not only awarded this prestigious honor but did so without a single implementation recommendation from the panel. “This is another outstanding achievement for our finance department and for our city as we c...

  • 2nd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest

    City of Tehachapi|Dec 4, 2021

    The 2nd Annual Tehachapi Holiday Decorating Contest is ready to accept entries from the community (dates changed, note below). The contest is open to both business and residential entries, and there is no cost to participate. The contest has expanded from nine winners in 2020 to 12 winners this year. More than 100 entries were received last year and we hope to build on that for this holiday decorating season. The City of Tehachapi and The Loop newspaper are working together to include all...

  • Tehachapi Christmas Tree

    City of Tehachapi|Dec 4, 2021

    The Tehachapi Christmas tree will be lit every night for families to take photographs and welcome in the holiday season! The official Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa Claus will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4 following the Tehachapi Christmas Parade which will start at 5:30 p.m. "Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday season! The Christmas tree we set up at the Historic Depot every year is a great place for families to take their holiday family photos," said...

  • TehachaPod receives podcasting award

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 20, 2021

    TehachaPod, the official podcast for the City of Tehachapi was advised by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts on November 1, that our episode "Grid Hardening by SCE in Tehachapi and PSPS" will receive a silver award for a Special Episode by a Government Podcast. The acknowledgement is the third award received by TehachaPod in the past two years and the second of 2021. This episode featured SCE Expedited Grid Hardening Director Terry Ohanian and Government Relations Manager Cal Rossi...

  • November blood drive results

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 20, 2021

    Forty-five people donated blood in Tehachapi on Tuesday, Nov. 16, bringing the total to more than 900 donors over the past 20 months. Once again, the Houchin Community Blood Bank team partnered with the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District and the City of Tehachapi for the 26th time in the past two years. The Houchin team was busy throughout the entire five-hour lifesaving event. There has been a critical shortage of blood products in Kern County and this drive helped provide a little...

  • Tehachapi Senior Food Drive

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 20, 2021

    The City of Tehachapi is happy to announce we will be assisting the Rotary Club of Tehachapi with their Twelve Days of Christmas food drive for local senior citizens in need again this year. Tehachapi City Hall is one of multiple drop-off sites for non-perishable food items through December 14. In 2020 the Tehachapi community donated enough food to provide more than 100 boxes filled with the items from the list to each senior. "We are so blessed to have a group like our Rotarians who are...

  • 2nd Annual Tehachapi Holiday Decorating Contest

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 20, 2021

    The City of Tehachapi and The Loop newspaper are happy to announce the 2nd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest for both residential and business entries throughout the entire Tehachapi area, both in the city and in the unincorporated areas. This year's contest has been expanded from nine winners to 12. In 2020, more than 100 residences and numerous businesses entered the contest to be named one of nine winners for decorating their home or business with holiday cheer. A list of addresses entered...

  • Holiday Cottage for foster kids

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 20, 2021

    The 34th annual Holiday Cottage Program supporting Kern County Foster Children was the topic of discussion on Season 2, Episode 110 of TehachaPod. There are more than 2,000 children in the Kern County foster care system and this program provides holiday gifts for these children. Jana Slagle from the Kern County Department of Human Services talks about the Holiday Cottage Program and how foster children make a wish and the community has an opportunity to fulfill that wish. Slagle explains the...

  • Veterans Day celebration in Tehachapi

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 6, 2021

    Season 2, Episode 109 Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 members Kevin Davey and Dean Peterson came into the TehachaPod studios to talk about the Tehachapi Veterans Day celebration at Central Park on Nov. 11. Kevin is a U.S. Army veteran and Dean a U.S. Air Force veteran; both shared the details of this family-oriented celebration on Veterans Day. We talked about being a veteran in Tehachapi and what that means and how supportive the community is to them. They also share some personal thoughts...

  • In-N-Out welcome in Tehachapi

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 6, 2021

    City of Tehachapi’s promotional video went viral reaching hundreds of thousands of people across the United States on Facebook, alone, in what has become the most-watched video produced by the City of Tehachapi in the five years of making in-house videos. On Thursday, Oct. 21 the City of Tehachapi produced a one-minute recruitment video promoting the City of Tehachapi to the In-N-Out Burger corporation. It took off instantly, being shared and picked up by media outlets locally at first, and t...

  • City of Tehachapi

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 6, 2021

    On Nov. 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. the City of Tehachapi will host the next Coffee with the Mayor event at the Kamenz Kafe (formerly known as The Coffee Mill). Mayor Phil Smith would love to have you stop by to say hello, ask questions and share your thoughts. Coffee with the Mayor is a gathering designed to create a warm, comfortable setting for the community to engage with its local government, meet the mayor, councilmembers and city staff. Join us each month on the third Thursday for a free cup of coffee and a chat at the Kamenz Kafe...

  • TehachaPod recap: Local teen authors Soulstream Comic, In-N-Out recruitment video, CHP to step up enforcement

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 6, 2021

    Season 2, Episode 106 Saida Woolf, a 17-year-old Tehachapi resident, has completed her "Soulstream" comic book series and it has been combined into a 132-page book published by Simon & Schuster. Saida shares the journey of writing and creating all the art for her fantasy superhero comic book on TehachaPod. She talks about her experiences working with Scout Comics, who helped her through the writing. Woolf will be appearing at the Errea House Museum, 311 N. Green Street, in Downtown Tehachapi on...

  • Tehachapi-wide blood drive, Nov. 16

    City of Tehachapi|Nov 6, 2021

    Houchin Community Blood Bank returns to the City of Tehachapi on Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tehachapi-wide blood drive will be held at West Park, 490 W. D Street, Tehachapi. If you would like to reserve a time to donate, please use this link to find a time that works for you, connect.hcbb.com/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/6398. To help save time, fill out the donor questionnaire prior to arrival (must be done same day of the donation) from home and print it or screenshot the barcode for staff to scan and save a few minutes: qp515.aboquickp...

  • TehachaPod: Tehachapi updates

    City of Tehachapi|Oct 23, 2021

    Season 2, Episode 103 & 104 On episode 103 the TehachaPod crew provide updates on projects and events around Tehachapi. TVRPD has several programs and events in the works. The "Holiday Decorating Contest" is back and is growing in the unincorporated areas this year. We have updates on road projects and a few more areas where dirt is being moved for new businesses. In episode 104, Dan Bronson visits the studio to talk about some of his experiences in the movie industry. Bronson, who lives in...

  • TehachaPod: Episode 100 looking back & Civil Air Patrol

    City of Tehachapi|Oct 9, 2021

    Season 2, Episode 100 TehachaPod records its 100th episode over two seasons. Key, Corey and Greg talk about the different topics, guests and how the show has grown. TehachaPod has talked about Public Safety Power Shutoffs, Emergency Preparation, Capital Projects in the city, featured General Matthew Higher from Edwards Air Force Base, and paid tribute to our veterans and active-duty military. In this episode we also talk about maintaining our infrastructure in Tehachapi and things that are...

  • Tehachapi Rail Corridor Pedestrian Safety & Enhancement Project earns local recognition

    City of Tehachapi|Oct 9, 2021

    The City of Tehachapi was honored on Sept. 23 with the Outstanding Transportation Project engineering award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the Tehachapi Rail Corridor Pedestrian Safety & Enhancement Project. "A special thanks to the American Society of Civil Engineers for their recognition of the City of Tehachapi. The Railroad Safety project took many years to complete due to the complexity of working near the rail lines. While challenging, we think the results speak for...

  • TehachaPod recap – Apple Festival, Oct. 16-17

    City of Tehachapi|Oct 9, 2021

    Season 2, Episode 102 In this episode we feature the Tehachapi Apple Festival, which returns on Oct. 16 and 17 after taking a year off due to COVID-19 restrictions. Linda Carhart comes into the TehachaPod studios to talk about what to look forward to at this year's event in Downtown Tehachapi. Once again, the Apple Festival will benefit local charities and will be a family-fun weekend. Linda tells us about the events planned, which include an apple pie eating contest and apple pie baking...

  • Tehachapi Farmers Market ends

    City of Tehachapi|Oct 9, 2021

    The last Tehachapi Farmers Market of the season was on Thursday, Sept. 30. This was your last chance to stop by Green Street in Downtown Tehachapi and check out fresh produce from local farmers all in one place until the Summer of 2022. "It's sad to see the season come to an end. I am so grateful to meet all of the vendors and community members, who shopped this season, that made it so successful. We're already looking forward to next year," said Marianna Gutierrez, Farmers Market manager. The...

  • 2nd Annual Tehachapi Holiday Decorating Contest

    City of Tehachapi|Oct 9, 2021

    The City of Tehachapi and The Loop newspaper are happy to announce the 2nd Annual Holiday Decorating Contest for both businesses and homes throughout the entire Tehachapi area. In 2020 more than 100 residences and numerous businesses entered the contest for a chance to be named as one of nine winners for decorating with holiday cheer. In 2021 The Loop newspaper and the City of Tehachapi have decided to expand the winners list to 12. The Golden Hills area will be broken into three categories...

  • TehachaPod receives podcasting award

    City of Tehachapi|Oct 9, 2021

    On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the City of Tehachapi was notified its podcast TehachaPod has been honored by the 16th Annual w3 Awards as a Silver Award recipient. TehachaPod was recognized in the category General Series – Public Service & Activism for the episode "Where Does Tehachapi's Water Come From?" This episode was published on March 26 of this year and can be listened to at tehachapod.libsyn.com/where-does-tehachapis-water-come-from. "It is an honor to be recognized for communicating with our c...

  • Road construction update

    City of Tehachapi|Sep 25, 2021

    For the weeks of September 20 through October 1, 2021 Davis and Green Street Roads Rehabilitation Project Davis Street between Tehachapi Blvd. to E Street – Grinding of road surface, paving the roadway and striping. Green Street from Tehachapi Municipal Airport to H Street – Grinding of road surface, paving the roadway and striping. Green Street from F Street to C Street – Grinding of road surface, paving the roadway and striping. Impact – Full road closures to connecting streets and alleys....

  • Tehachapi-wide blood drive

    City of Tehachapi|Sep 11, 2021

    Houchin Community Blood Bank returns to the City of Tehachapi on Tuesday Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Tehachapi-wide blood drive will be held at Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District's West Park, 490 W. D Street. If you would like to reserve a time to donate, please use this link to find a time that works for you connect.hcbb.com/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/6333. To help save time, fill out the donor questionnaire prior to arrival (must be done same day of the donation) from home...

  • TehachaPod recap: Kern County District Attorney and Tehachapi's drinking water

    City of Tehachapi|Sep 11, 2021

    In season 2, episode 96, Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer came into the TehachaPod studios at Tehachapi City Hall to talk about crime in Kern County. Zimmer is a 38-year veteran of the District Attorney's office in Kern County, 35 as a prosecutor and the last three serving as the District Attorney. Zimmer talks candidly about how the prosecutor's office remains impartial and focuses on justice. She talks about crime trends in Kern County and Tehachapi. She covers the challenges...

  • Coffee with the Mayor

    City of Tehachapi|Sep 11, 2021

    On Thursday, September 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. the City of Tehachapi will host the next Coffee with the Mayor event at The Coffee Mill. The August meet and greet with the mayor was a great success as many members of the community stopped by to say hello, ask questions and share their thoughts. "I got a chance to meet some new people in our community and catch up with some longtime residents as well. I really enjoyed it," said Mayor Phil Smith. The Coffee with the Mayor gathering was designed...

  • TehachaPod recap: Tehachapi High School Booster Club & TVRPD fall events

    City of Tehachapi|Aug 28, 2021

    Recently released episodes of TehachaPod feature interviews with the Tehachapi High School Booster Club, and a conversation with Tehachapi Valley Recreation Parks District (TVRPD). In episode 94 of TehachaPod, Corey Costelloe becomes the interviewee as a THS alumni and member of the Warrior Board of Directors. Corey gets into detail about how the Booster Club supports the THS student athletes throughout the year. He explains how they could use community volunteers and how we all can support the...

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