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PART 5 - Petition may freeze election ordinance

It ain't over yet! City Council could face tough decision Signed petition forms filed Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at Tehachapi City Hall may trigger suspension of the City Council's ordinance that jettisone...

 

18 Tehachapi charms to experience in 2018

A new year is just another day on the calendar, but the symbolic switch holds so much hope and opportunity. Although Tehachapi is my hometown, I feel there are many experiences and examples of small...

 

Plant Bareroot now!

The bareroot season will be short this year due to mild weather. I encourage you to plant soon! Fruit and shade trees, flowering trees and shrubs, lilacs, berries are available now at great savings...

 

Credit by Exam Program

If you are someone who started earning college credit some time ago, but have been unable to finish because of cost, or work/life demands or if you have a home-schooled or traditionally schooled...

 

Tehachapi High School Robotics Challenge continues

These high school students are busy! Tehachapi High School's robotics team is one of only 30 schools out of over 3,000 nationwide that is certified as a beta test center for new software rollouts in...

 

2017 Tax items you need to be aware of!

Health Insurance Some of you will receive a Form 1095 (do not throw this away, we will need the information to prepare your 2017 federal tax return). If you have not received a Form 1095, we are...

 

Open recruitment for Hall EMT Academy

EMS Careers Start Here. Paid Training. Hall Ambulance has opened recruitment for Class 34 of the Hall EMT Academy, which starts in April. Recruits are full-time employees who learn everything they...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    January 6, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Brian and Rosa Scott arrived in Tehachapi in September. Rosa came from Colorado Springs which had been their home for many years and Scott came from his previous assignment in Turkey. Brian is a...

 

Helping your new gadgets live a long life

Here are four things you can do to give your new gadget, whether it's a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer, a long life. Keep it clean and protected Keeping dirt and grime out of your dev...

 

Time is a key factor in investing

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. With the arrival of the New Year, many of us will pause and ponder the age-old question: "Who knows...

 

Jim Kweskin brings fun to Fiddlers Crossing

Fiddlers Crossing is starting the new year with some old-style American music Friday, Jan. 12 when jug band icon Jim Kweskin performs in concert. Kweskin is best known as a singer and leader of the Ji...

 

A woman's guide to health care in retirement – Part 1

At any age, health care is a priority. But when you retire, you should probably focus more on health care than ever before. That's why it's particularly important for women to factor in the cost of he...

 

Reflecting on 2017

Dear Friends, As your elected representative on the Kern County Board of Supervisors, I work to honestly and efficiently manage your tax dollars to provide the services you expect and deserve, and...

 

One dish at a time

"I've got to start eating healthier," she said. "But how do I do that?" One dish at a time. It's the only reasonable answer. Make one small change this week and one small change next week; and so on,...

 

Resolution Revolution

At the beginning of every year, many people make New Year's resolutions pertaining to health, eating habits, losing weight and exercise, but few stick with it long enough to reach the finish line. In...

 

Kern Audubon Society Tehachapi Chapter meets Jan. 30

"Chasing spring on the Pacific Crest Trail" In 2016 Bob and Susan Steele thru-hiked the 2,650 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail with a different goal than anyone else-counting all the birds. Their trek...

 

Thunder on the Mountain Car Show benefits Shop with a Cop Program

Baby dolls, action figures, nerf ball sets, scooters and stuffed animals. These toys and many others were all flying off the shelves at the Tehachapi Kmart as delighted 2nd and 3rd graders from local...

 

Kiwanis welcomes daughter from Spain

Lyndsey Wolfe thought it would be fun to live in Spain for a year. Now it's ten years later and she still lives there. She comes home to Tehachapi twice a year to visit her parents, George and...

 

Positive projections for 2018

Welcome to 2018, a year of remarkable potential and, dare I say, a historic year for our community on the business and commerce front. 2018 will include a major shift in our local retail with the...

 

Early Muroc Memories

I have always heard the story of how Muroc got its name. The Corum family settled there and when they tried to get mail service for the area, they found that Corum was already being used by another...

 

Douglas DC-3 still flying!

The most widely used military transport during World War II was the Douglas Aircraft Company's DC-3. It is probably the most famous aircraft ever built. A. E. Raymond and E. F. Burton designed this...

 

Weather? What kind?

I often hear people say, "It's never been this hot before!" Later, "It's never been this cold before!" Don't forget to mention, "We've never had such a dry year before!" or "We've never had this much...

 

Herb and spice blends

For our final venture into spice land we will explore blends. These are dried mixes that combine spices with herbs. Some are commonly used and others may surprise you. I hope they all will tickle your...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    January 6, 2018

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

CSD Board vacancy Time is running out. The Stallion Springs Board of Directors has a vacancy to replace a Board member that has resigned. The remaining Directors of the District intend to fill the vac...

 

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