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 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

Pears are in at Ha's

Ha's Apple Farm has much more than apples. Late summer and early fall is also the time for growing pears in Tehachapi. The history of pear growing in our area is well documented at the Tehachapi Museu...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

A Senior Care gem in Golden Hills

Desirable assisted living facilities are in short supply everywhere, including Tehachapi. One such local gem can be found on a corner in Golden Hills. Mountain Vista Senior Care has been operating at...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Jason and Elise Duma moved to Tehachapi in August. They came from a little town called Wildomar in Riverside County. Wildomar is not too far from Lake Elsinore. Jason had worked as a lineman for...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    October 13, 2018 

Much ado about trees

A Tehachapi City Development Services Department grant application to the California Natural Resources Agency's Urban Greening Program became a major issue at the Oct. 1 City Council meeting....

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

Third time's the charm for Moose Lodge developer

On Oct. 8 the Tehachapi Planning Commission was finally able to give the go-ahead to Rudy Ramirez for the development of the old Moose Lodge at 123 West F St. The Commission had been unable to reach...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

Rotary learns about marijuana measures

The speaker at the Sept. 27 Rotary meeting was David Brust, organizer of the Tehachapi Beer and Wine Festival. Before his talk on Measures J and K, Brust presented the local Rotary group with a check...

 

Fall is the season at Ha's Apple Farm

How many Tehachapi residents have driven Steuber Rd. between Tehachapi Blvd. and Highline Rd. and noticed a little sign on the east side of the road that said "Ha's Apple Farm" and wondered, " are...

 

Cheers to Charity raises $40,000

On Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, at the Depot Museum, Cheers to Charity organizer Mary Beth Garrison and her committee handed out checks totaling $40,000 to local nonprofits and the organizations that...

 

Truck lanes on the 58 discussed

In the final minutes of the Sept. 17 City Council meeting, Councilman Phil Smith mentioned that, after his many years on the Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG) and his appeals to Caltrans for...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

McKenna and Danielle Ryan moved into their Tehachapi home at the end of August. They had been living in West Lancaster and really wanted a change of environment. The natural setting and seasonal...

 

New Tehachapi cell tower approved

The Tehachapi City Council voted unanimously to approve a Verizon Wireless cell tower ground lease agreement on Airport Hill, better known as the Rock Pile, located at the rodeo grounds. The original...

 

Fall is the season at Ha's Apple Farm

How many Tehachapi residents have driven Steuber Rd. between Tehachapi Blvd. and Highline Rd. and noticed a little sign on the east side of the road that said "Ha's Apple Farm" and wondered, " are...

 

WWII Veteran gives a history lesson

Ninety-five year old WWII Veteran Jimmy Weldon drove himself all the way from Burbank to Tehachapi on Sept. 16 to give a history lesson to students, veterans and members of the community. Weldon has m...

 

Tehachapi artist speaks at Rotary

The Tehachapi Rotary Club had the pleasure of hearing from local artist Donald Towns at their Sept. 13 meeting. Towns, who has been chosen by Adventist Health to be the Artwork Coordinator for the...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Michael and Michelle Wedekind arrived from Okinawa, Japan in August just in time for Michael to begin his job as a procurement specialist at Edwards Air Force Base. They had lived in Okinawa for...

 

Ag program top topic at meeting

For the second month in a row the Tehachapi School Board meeting room was filled to capacity with those supporting an Agriculture program in the district. On Sept. 11, Highland High School Ag...

 

AVA topic at Rotary

On Sept. 6, Jim Arnold of Triassic Vineyards and the Tehachapi Winegrowers Association told Rotarians that the application for a Tehachapi AVA has been submitted to Washington DC. An American...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

It was her new position with Tehachapi Unified School District that brought Lisa Villalpondo and her husband Richard to Tehachapi after having lived in Shafter for many years. They arrived in the...

 

Dog Days of Summer

Working dogs and pups-in-training all showed up at Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Company on Saturday, Aug. 25....

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 18, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Dieter and Connie Brehm began visiting Tehachapi in 2016 when their son, Ernie, who is a Kern County firefighter, moved here. During weekend visits Dieter and Connie became acquainted with the Tehacha...

 

New businesses approved by Planning Commission

Two new items of note were brought up before the Tehachapi Planning Commission at their Aug. 13 meeting. Dan Proffitt from Bakersfield presented the design and site plan for a commercial truck wash...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 18, 2018

Goat Yoga at Moessner Farms

Goat Yoga, sponsored by Mullenax Ranch, brought yoga enthusiasts out to Moessner Farms on Aug. 11....

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 18, 2018

Park and Ride construction has begun on Tehachapi Blvd.

The City broke ground and cleared away the old shed on the property next to Auntie Em's Antiques making way for the new Park and Ride and bus terminal. The lot will include at lease 90 parking...

 
 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...

 

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