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 By Pat Doody    Local News    June 8, 2019 

Social media discussed at Rotary

Daniela Peregrina of Dragonfly Networking & Social Media talked to Tehachapi Rotary on June 6 about the importance of business networking on social media as well as all the dos and don'ts of...

 
 By Linda Carhart    Local News    June 8, 2019 

Rotary Club Annual Bike Raffle

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi has introduced this year’s bike which is on display at SAIL THRU CAR WASH starting on Friday, June 7 until the winning ticket is drawn at the Gran Fondo Dinner on Friday, Sept. 13. Tickets can be purchased at the car...

 
 By Lance Patton    Local News    June 8, 2019 

Business owners: What's your plan for retirement?

If you're a small-business owner, you probably pour your heart, soul and nearly all your money into your business. When it comes to retirement planning, do you cross your fingers and hope your busines...

 
 By Chris Naftel    Local News    June 8, 2019 

Rotary literacy project

One of the Rotary Club of Tehachapi's favorite projects every year is distributing personalized books to every single kindergarten student throughout the Tehachapi Unified School District. Each...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    June 8, 2019 

Tehachapi weather, January through April

What kind of weather can you expect in Tehachapi during each month? Here's a first look In the last issue of The Loop, I mentioned that I would give a little month-by-month look at weather in the...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    June 8, 2019 

The most incredible linking of steam locomotives in history – and it happened in Tehachapi

The following is Frank Nejedly's marvelous account of what may have been the greatest single assembly of steam locomotives in railroading history, and it occurred quite unintentionally in Tehachapi in...

 

Mighty Kern ready to rumble

Caution! High up in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains near Mount Whitney, at an elevation of 13,608 feet, the Kern River begins its journey through the mountains to the San Joaquin Valley,...

 

Tehachapi real estate market loves the sunshine

The Tehachapi housing market should pick up when the sun shines. While pricing remains stable, “the market has been a little flat,” Lorri Busse, Realtor with Access Real Estate and president of th...

 
 By Greg Garrett    Local News    June 8, 2019 

City approves balanced 5-year budget

The Tehachapi City Council last Monday night approved a balanced five-year budget for the City of Tehachapi. During my tenure as City Manager the budget has always been balanced, that is a theme that...

 

Don't toss this stuff in your recycling bin

China is fed up with taking the world's trash, Waste Management's Residential Recycling Manager Ali Van Dereyk told the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi, and recycling has become more of a challenge....

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 25, 2019

Restaurant license and street projects approved

Even with the absence of two of their members, the remaining three City Council members, Kenneth Hetge, Susan Wiggins and Phil Smith quickly took care of agenda items at their May 20 meeting. Approved...

 

An award-winning police department

Recently the Tehachapi Police Foundation, a wonderful group of community volunteers who raise funds to help purchase equipment for the Tehachapi Police Department, held their annual awards ceremony...

 

Rotary Grove established at Brite Lake

Ian Riseley, Rotary International president from 2017-18, adopted the theme "Rotary: Making a Difference" for his year as president. He challenged all Rotary clubs worldwide to plant a tree for each...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 25, 2019

Tehachapi winds: Blowing through our lives from different directions

Wind is a fact of life when you live in the Tehachapi Mountains – there's a good reason there are hundreds of millions of dollars worth of wind turbines on local hillsides. Mountain passes tend to...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 25, 2019

When kids drove the school bus

When I was growing up, I lived on a ranch between Onyx and Weldon, in the Kern River Valley. There were no high schools in Tehachapi or Kern Valley, so the kids who lived there had to go down to Baker...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 25, 2019

The Home Front: World War II in Tehachapi

During World War II, the Marine Corps put an anti-aircraft gun in a field right by where the Tehachapi News office is today, near the corner of North Mill Street and Highway 58, though neither of...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 25, 2019

A Tehachapi Indian lady cools off

When my wife Lucille and I lived down in El Centro, her mother, Gladys Girado, lived with us. She was a wonderful Nuwä (Kawaiisu) Indian lady who had been raised around Twin Oaks and Lorraine...

 

Campaigning door-to-door at CCI?

Policy positions by several presidential candidates have re-awakened a push in California to grant prison inmates and parolees the right to vote. Currently in California, felons in prison (not jail)...

 

Water board approves Kiwanis project; WaterFix nixed

Following an executive order from Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is throwing out plans for twin water tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    May 25, 2019

Vacation and retirement: Different goals require different investment strategies

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Adviser. To achieve any of your financial objectives, you need to save and invest – that much is clear. But...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 25, 2019

Students share leadership camp experiences

Four high school students from Tehachapi, recipients of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award), told the Rotary Club about their adventures and experiences at RYLA Leadership Camp. Daisy Andrade,...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 11, 2019

The diversity of spring in Tehachapi

Of the four seasons in the Tehachapi Mountains, spring is the one with the greatest diversity of weather, temperatures, natural changes and other conditions. Officially beginning about March 20 and...

 

Installation of new officers

The Tehachapi Mountain Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently held their annual end-of-year meeting. Election and installation of new officers for the 2019-2020 year...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 11, 2019

Updated rail crossings discussed

At their May 6 meeting, the Tehachapi City Council presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mary Lou Corpus-Zamudio for her time as a representative of the City on the Tehachapi Valley Recreation...

 

Adopt-A-Flag program is back

In 2012, the City of Tehachapi introduced a sponsorship program that allowed businesses, organizations, families or individuals to sponsor an American flag in downtown Tehachapi. The sponsorship...

 

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