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Aug. 9 deadline for City Council hopefuls

As of Aug. 2, a total of 11 Tehachapi residents had requested nomination packets that must be submitted to qualify to run for the Tehachapi City Council on the Nov. 6 ballot. By the closing of City Ha...

 

New manager of acute care services joins Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley leadership team

Alida Lorenz, a registered nurse experienced in critical care nursing and neurocritical care, has joined the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley leadership team, hospital president Jeff Lingerfelt annou...

 

Bonnie Quinonez joins Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley to lead rural health clinics

Bonnie Quinonez, a seasoned healthcare leader from Bakersfield who has held a myriad of positions for health systems across the country and locally, has joined the leadership team at Adventist 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...

 

Platinum Realty Group Grand Opening

Platinum Realty Group lead by Christy Rabe celebrated their grand opening and ribbon cutting on July 24. Area Realtors, Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and other community members joined in the...

 

Countdown to school

As Tehachapi youngsters are enjoying the remaining days of summer, the Tehachapi Unified School District is preparing for the first day of school on Aug. 15. "There are 10 new teachers but there will...

 

Advanced Network Solutions Grand Opening

Advanced Network Solutions finished setting up their new offices in Tehachapi just in time for their grand opening and ribbon cutting on July 25. They were joined by civic leaders, Greater Tehachapi...

 
 By Greg Garrett    Local News    August 4, 2018 

Tehachapi attracts new businesses

History is chalked full of examples where areas of opportunity attracted a generation of opportunists. There was the "New World" that sparked explorers to take to the seas, then came the push west...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    August 4, 2018 

Meth still drug of choice in Kern County

At their July 26 meeting, Tehachapi Rotarians listened as Dixie King, PhD., from Transforming Local Communities, compared Kern County studies done in 2008 and 2014 that pointed out the increasing use...

 

You have a plan, now what?

Last time we talked about writing a business plan and if you have done that, now what? You don't want to just stick it in a drawer and forget about it. It's time to get busy and get started. Your...

 

Another successful 4th of July

I hoped the community enjoyed the All American 4th of July Festival and the Fireworks Spectacular hosted by the City of Tehachapi. It has become a marquee event for our community and it attracts...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    July 21, 2018

Snow Orthodontics proposes new facilities

Snow Orthodontics, represented by Craig White, presented the architectural design and site plan for Snow's new offices to the Tehachapi Planning Commission at their July 9 meeting. The project is to b...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    July 7, 2018

USDA update

If you're working with a local lender, you may already know about the USDA's Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program. It works when buying in our zip code and allows for no down payment. The...

 

Our City attracts talent

Tehachapi's got talent. No that isn't the name of a new variety show for network television, although I do believe we could fill a few hours of air time with some folks in our community, but that's...

 

It matters who lives there

Family A bought a big house last year to accommodate a family member who needed to live with them. Over the course of several months, it became clear the arrangement was not ideal, and the extra...

 

TUSD Board seats on November ballot

At the June 12 School Board meeting, Trustee Mary Graham announced that after 12 years on the Board, she will not be running again in November. She told the Board that "we do make a difference" and...

 

Kiwanis gives scholarships to graduates

The Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships to three Tehachapi High School graduates this June. They were introduced to the membership at a recent meeting by Scholarship Chairperson, Marian Stephens. She...

 
 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 Tammy Engel    Local News    June 9, 2018

Maybe it's your tax bill

Kern County's Treasurer-Tax Collector website says this month is the deadline to pay your current property taxes and penalties prior to defaulting. In October we'll all get a new tax bill for 2018....

 

Moving on after 'Goodbye'

Last week we said goodbye to our friend and Mayor Ed Grimes. We closed a historic chapter in our City's history in which Ed played an integral part, we'll continue to think of him, his family and the...

 

Planning your business

If you ever share a small business idea, everyone will tell you that you need to write a business plan. Creating a plan for a business that's still just an idea in your head can be difficult at best....

 

Rocket test site near Cantil offers amateurs, students space and time to fire their projects

Members of the California State University, San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Space Systems rocketry club had high hopes for its "HM-7 heavy" – a 15.08-foot-long, hybrid motor, 150-pound vehicle named The K...

 
 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...

 

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