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 By Pat Doody    Community    February 16, 2019 

Student entrepreneur joins EDC

At the end of last year, the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council (GTEDC) added a student representative to their board. Andres Pena was chosen to fill that position. Pena and his friend...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    February 16, 2019 

City Manager reviews 'Moments that Mattered'

Beginning in February, City Manager Greg Garrett began a tour of civic organizations, presenting the City's "2018 Annual Review: Moments that Mattered." Although his initial audio/visual program at...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    February 16, 2019 

School Board listens to kudos and concerns

Salvation Army Director Sandy Chavez appeared at the Feb. 12 TUSD School Board meeting to express her appreciation for the partnership the Salvation Army shared with the school district. She thanked...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

In early January, Hannah Thompson arrived in Tehachapi from Wichita, Kan. Her husband, Christopher French, had come to California in September to start his new job at The Spaceship Company as a test...

 

Main Street helps fund holiday decorations

At the Jan. 22 City Council meeting, Charles White, representing Main Street Tehachapi, presented Mayor Susan Wiggins with a check for $5,000 to help fund the new Christmas decorations that adorned...

 

Triassic wins again at the 'Super Bowl of wine competitions'

Jim and Sally Arnold, owners of Triassic Vineyards, proudly announced that Triassic was again a winner at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Triassic had submitted seven wines to the...

 

It's party time!

Have you ever been stuck trying to think of a unique theme for an adult or children's party; or perhaps you just need more party space for your event? Picture Perfect Parties can help you with that....

 

TVRPD asked to consider elected board

At their December Board meeting, Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District was asked to put a discussion of how Board members are chosen on the January agenda. The request was made by a group of S...

 

New council member sworn in, commissioner chosen

Before any other business was transacted at the Jan. 7 City Council meeting, new council member Joan Pogon-Cord was sworn in by City Clerk Tori Marsh. Pogon-Cord had been out of town at the time of...

 

New council member sworn in, commissioner chosen

Before any other business was transacted at the Jan. 7 City Council meeting, new council member Joan Pogon-Cord was sworn in by City Clerk Tori Marsh. Pogon-Cord had been out of town at the time of...

 

New hotel coming to Tehachapi

Look for construction to begin on a new Tehachapi hotel in the coming months. At their Jan. 14 meeting, the Tehachapi Planning Commission approved the architectural design, site plan and the...

 

School District to team with Sandy Hook Promise Foundation

At their first meeting of 2019, the Tehachapi School Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding between Tehachapi Unified School District and Sandy Hook Promise Foundation (SHPF) to educate TUSD...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    January 5, 2019

Meet Your New Neighbors

Walt and Tina-Marie Bayer moved to Bear Valley from Mission Viejo in November accompanied by their two cats, Mini and Pepper. Walt retired last May after 28 years with Experience Marketing. He...

 

Rotary learns about Tehachapi Cancer Foundation

Founder of the Tehachapi Cancer Foundation, Jim Wallace, told the Rotary Club of Tehachapi about the mission of the organization that was established by Wallace and his wife Tammy who passed away...

 

Christmas in the trenches

Last year at this time, I wrote about the old Christmas hymn, "Silent Night." Not long ago I read in one of my music magazines about the World War I Battlefield Truce in 1914. It was spoken of as,...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

It was a long time from start to finish, but in November Tom Gates and Nydia Aguero finally made the move from Huntington Beach into the house Tom had been designing and dreaming about since 2002...

 

City Council almost complete

After a long and somewhat contentious election campaign season, the newly elected City Council members were sworn in at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Wiggins and...

 

GranFondo volunteers honored

On the evening of Dec. 10, Tehachapi GranFondo ride coordinator Michelle Vance presented checks totaling $25,000 to 20 volunteer organizations that donated their time and efforts to help put on the...

 

Shop with a Cop has successful 4th year

All TV screens in the Police Department Community Room were playing the cartoon "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and all that could be heard were the excited voices of the 22 boys and girls who knew...

 

Red Apple Pavilion gets the go-ahead

The long rumored Red Apple Pavilion came closer to becoming a reality when the Tehachapi Planning Commission approved the architectural design and site plan at their Dec. 10 meeting. Tehachapi City...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

After 24 years in Santa Clarita, in a house that overlooked Saugus High School, Robin and Kathe Rich purchased a home in Bear Valley with room for horses. They had always wanted to be able to have...

 

Dick Baxter's 'Miracle of Miracles'

In March of 2017, The Loop published an article documenting the life of famous Hollywood manager and current Tehachapi resident Dick Baxter. Baxter is best known for his many years in Hollywood as the...

 

Hammond on Tehachapi

At the Nov. 8 meeting of the Tehachapi Rotary Club, local historian and authority on everything Tehachapi Jon Hammond spoke about the historic development of flora and fauna of the area. Hammond...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Aviation historian Giacinta Bradley Koontz recently moved to Tehachapi from Prescott, Ariz. where she worked as a columnist for aviation maintenance magazines, gave occasional public lectures at...

 

Healthy holiday options from Ha's

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner and parties and get-togethers happening everywhere, we are always looking for just the right hostess gift. Why not put together a box or basket of...

 

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