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 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...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 14, 2018

Senior Center Board votes to support TVRPD measure

At their April meeting, the Tehachapi Senior Center Board of Directors voted to support the proposed TVRPD bond measure to build a new community center in Tehachapi. Tehachapi Valley Recreation and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 14, 2018

New Hospital update

Jeff Lingerfelt, President of Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley gave an update on the new hospital at the monthly Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting on April 4. He said that code...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 14, 2018

Souzas pour their last wine as owners

The weekend of April 7 marked the end of an era for the Tehachapi wine industry. Bob and Patty Souza, the growers who started it all in 2003, symbolically poured their last wine. The reins were...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    April 14, 2018

Think Green Pedicabs

Tehachapi resident Stephen Schrepfer, owner of Think Green Pedicabs, brought one of his units to the April 4 GTEDC meeting. Schrepfer had treated City Manager Greg Garrett to a ride the day before....

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 31, 2018

Souza hosts candidate for District Attorney

On St. Patrick's Day, Bob and Patty Souza hosted a well- attended meet and greet at Souza Family Vineyard for Scott Spielman, who is running for Kern County District Attorney. Spielman went to school...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 31, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Dan and Sarah Gildea arrived in Tehachapi from San Diego in November. Health problems forced Dan to sell the auto repair shop in Santee he had owned for 30 years and retire. The San Diego area is an e...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 31, 2018

Big things are happening at TVRPD

It was an unusually full house at the March 20 Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District board meeting. General Manager Michelle Vance informed the board that the Tehachapi City Council approved a...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 31, 2018

TVRPD and airport among Council topics

It was standing room only at the Police Department Community Room the evening of March 19 when TVRPD Board Chairman Laura Lynne Wyatt and General Manager Michelle Vance presented their concept for...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 17, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Victoria DeHaas arrived in Tehachapi in mid-January from Las Vegas, Nevada accompanied by her seventeen year old daughter, Elisa. As much as she was attracted to our beautiful mountain area, her true...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 17, 2018

Tehachapi School Board Update

Superintendent Susan Andreas-Berval reported that on March 12 TUSD, along with Cerro Coso Community College, unveiled the long-awaited Welding Program at Tehachapi High School. City Manager Greg...

 

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