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 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...

 
 By Greg Garrett    Local News    July 7, 2018 

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...

 

Remembering Tehachapi Mayor Ed Grimes

At 1:45 p.m., on Monday, May 20, 2018, Tehachapi lost one of its most vocal champions when Mayor Ed Grimes passed away, surrounded by his large and loving family. Despite serving as a member of the...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    May 26, 2018

Then and now

Interest rates are up. Want to know what that means in real terms? I pulled rate sheets from June 1, 2017 and am comparing to today's rate sheet. Here are some rough ideas about what is real in...

 

Rec & Park survey: 2/3 threshold within reach

The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District survey taken to gather public response to a proposed general obligation bond found that the crucial threshold of 2/3 "yes" votes may be attainable. T...

 

everything on e street

Adventist to return old hospital, other leased buildings to healthcare district When the new hospital opens (and it will, soon, honest), Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley plans to return the old...

 

Settling an estate: Executors inherit important title

Being named as the executor of a family member's estate is generally an honor. It means that person has been chosen to handle the financial affairs of the deceased individual and is trusted to help...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    May 12, 2018

What should I do?

This is an open letter to the many folks who have sat across the desk from me in the past month. Together we spent hours poring over scenarios, and figures, and life questions. I want to honor you...

 

TPD's many services to the community

Each great City department requires a dedicated leader and team willing to follow that direction, which is the case with our very own Tehachapi Police Department. Brought back on line in 2007, the...

 

Wind power tops 30% in four middle states

Wind energy generates more than thirty percent of the power in four mid-western plains states, according to the American Wind Energy Association's U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report 2017. Iowa...

 
 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...

 

Make it home

We know we have a topic when the same subject comes up repeatedly. In the past week three families have asked me, "What is the more strategic house to buy? Which one will be easiest to sell for a...

 
 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...

 

Park at Tehachapi airport offers camping, hot showers

Pacific Crest Trail hikers, having conquered 566 miles from the Mexican border to Hwy. 58 (or 558 miles to Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road), and eager to begin the next leg into the southern Sierras,...

 

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