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 By Pat Doody    Community    August 4, 2018 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Sally and Ricky Barker moved to their mountain top home in Bear Valley at the end of May to basically, "get out of Bakersfield." Over the years, the valley pollution had taken a toll on Ricky's health...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    August 4, 2018 

Final permit issued to Walmart

Craig Stewart, Senior Supervisor for Eleven Western Builders, Inc. pulled the final permit for the construction of the Tehachapi Walmart on July 25 at City Hall. Mayor Pro tem Susan Wiggins was on...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 4, 2018 

Dog Days of Summer at Souza Vineyard

Miracle Mutt Maggie manned the Kissing Booth at Souza Vineyard on Saturday, July 28. The July event was held for the benefit of Marley's Miracle Mutts with music, food and prizes. Tehachapi Wine and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 4, 2018 

Parks bond measure a 'go'

On July 24 at their regular board meeting, the Board of Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District voted unanimously to place a $43 million bond measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. On hand to answer ques...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    August 4, 2018 

Meth still drug of choice in Kern County

At their July 26 meeting, Tehachapi Rotarians listened as Dixie King, PhD., from Transforming Local Communities, compared Kern County studies done in 2008 and 2014 that pointed out the increasing use...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 21, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

After 27 years of living in Thousand Oaks, Joseph and Cheryl Onesto were looking for more open space, mountains and real seasons. They found a home in Bear Valley and moved into their new home in...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 21, 2018

Certified Healthy program coming to Kern County restaurants

On Wednesday, July 12 Kern County Public Health Services unveiled their new Certified Healthy program for Kern County restaurants. The program uses a number of criteria to identify foods that are...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    July 21, 2018

Snow Orthodontics proposes new facilities

Snow Orthodontics, represented by Craig White, presented the architectural design and site plan for Snow's new offices to the Tehachapi Planning Commission at their July 9 meeting. The project is to b...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 7, 2018

Community center plan possibilities discussed

Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District held their third public meeting on June 28 to discuss the possibility of a new community center and upgrades to the existing park facilities to be...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 7, 2018

TVRPD Adventure Camp

Kern County Sheriff Officer J. Weiss and his dog Neco demonstrate a tug-o-war during Local Hero Week at Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District (TVRPD) Adventure Camp. Camper Cayden also had a...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 23, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Jenny and Jeremy Jones moved to California from South Dakota. They came from Brookings which is about 45 minutes north of Sioux Falls. Jeremy was hired as a test pilot at Edward Air Force Base so...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    June 23, 2018

Rotary learns about Tejon Ranch

At their June 7 meeting, the Tehachapi Rotarians had the opportunity to listen to Tejon Ranch Vice President Barry Zoeller. Zoeller joined Tejon Ranch following positions with the Kern Board of...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 9, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

James and Kathy Govereau moved into their new Bear Valley home in April. They moved here from Broomfield, Colorado, a little town just north of Denver. They had lived there for 12 years after...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 9, 2018

PCT hikers who make their own gear

This time of year Tehachapi sees hundreds of Pacific Crest Trail hikers. They come from all over, some to hike all the way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border and some to complete a...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    June 9, 2018

Tehachapi City Council Update

The Tehachapi City Council had the sad duty of deciding how to deal with the council vacancy created by the death of Mayor Ed Grimes. Essentially they had two choices, to appoint a replacement to...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    June 9, 2018

City Council votes to oppose SB54

At the June 4 City Council meeting the Police Department Community Room was filled to overflowing with people waiting to weigh-in on the subject of SB54, the Sanctuary State bill signed into law by...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 26, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Bob and Tracy Anderson moved to Tehachapi last November from Lancaster where Bob operated a martial arts studio. He and Tracy had a plan to move to the natural setting of the mountains and open a...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 12, 2018

Force 5 Training Center: Self-defense, fitness and personal development

Force 5 Training Center, a mixed martial arts studio, has recently opened at 20601 Highway 202, Suite 102, in Tehachapi. The studio features classes in fitness, firearms and self-defense; one-stop...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 12, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

In 2003, Don and Kristin Freed began looking at areas that would get them out of Los Angeles. Both of them had grown up around Tujunga in the San Fernando Valley. For a time they considered Provo, Uta...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 12, 2018

New park facilities subject of public meeting

About 150 people attended the first of four public meetings held by Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District on May 3 at the Aspen Builders, Inc. Activity Center. The meeting was to explore...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 12, 2018

Paul Kaminski chosen as Interim Superintendent

After closed session deliberations, following the nearly three and a half hour May 8 School Board meeting, the Tehachapi School Board unanimously chose JMS Principal Paul Kaminski to serve as the...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 28, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Contractor Scott Crooke and his wife Susie bought Tangleweed Farm in Golden Hills last October. The couple had been living in Orcutt, on the Central Coast, and was looking for more room to raise a...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 28, 2018

Police Department selects 2018 honorees

On April 18, the Tehachapi Police Foundation announced the names of their 2018 honorees. The four will be honored on Thursday evening, May 17, at the second annual Honoring the Thin Blue Line banquet...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 28, 2018

Mandatory commercial recycling

Assistant to the City Manager, Corey Costelloe, outlined a new mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling program at the April 16 Tehachapi City Council meeting. The program is the result of the 2016 Cal...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 14, 2018

Tangleweed Farms

After a long absence, Tangleweed Farms will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 21. The new owners, Susie and Scott Crooke from Orcutt, Calif., plan to maintain the sustainable, organic farm as...

 

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