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 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...

 

Major tax reform for Federal Tax Returns for 2018

The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping change in federal tax law since 1986. It contains more than 115 new provisions. Tax Credits and Tax Deductions I have noticed confusion in the...

 

'Quick' ain't always better

For as much as I try to write educational articles, this one is self-serving. Actually, it could be of service to you, too, if you do your homework. That online lender, the one none of us can get...

 
 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...

 

Fate of High Speed Rail in Tehachapi

On Feb. 12 during his “State of the State” address, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a scaled-back effort for the California High Speed Rail project. As initially proposed, the City of...

 

Major tax reform for Federal Tax Returns for 2018

The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping change in federal tax law since 1986. It contains more than 115 new provisions. Do I need to file a tax return? The answer depends on your filing...

 

Roth vs. traditional 401(k): Which is right for you?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. For many years, employees of companies that offered 401(k) plans only faced a couple of key decisions...

 

Our Veterans deserve better

If you have a VA loan, I bet your phone is ringing off the hook with offers to "save you money." Or at least, you are receiving multiple postcards by mail, encouraging you to "Refinance NOW!" As a pru...

 

The wine was so fine and the food so divine

Pairing food and wine is an art. Our local chef Mano Lujan, owner of Red House BBQ, is a master at the art. He proved it once again at the Rotary Wine Pairing Dinner. Wine in California is plentiful,...

 

2018 Annual Report

2019 has arrived and as the City Manager I have the privilege of spending some time in the coming weeks bragging about the accomplishments over the last 12 months in our soon-to-be-released 2018...

 

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...

 

It's tax season!

Tax season is here and the IRS is now accepting both personal and business returns. If you didn't get a chance to do some planning last year to reduce your income tax liability there are still a few...

 

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....

 

Major tax reform for Federal Tax Returns for 2018

The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping change in federal tax law since 1986. It contains more than 115 new provisions. I will list a few of them now. Do you qualify for the new section 1...

 

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...

 

2019, the year ahead

I'm sure you share the pride I feel to live and work in Kern County. Our home is a special place! As we all begin 2019, I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Here are...

 

Healthcare district, Guild struggle to define roles

The volunteer organization that helped sustain the old Tehachapi Hospital by purchasing hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical equipment since 1975 is redefining its relationship to the Tehachapi...

 

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...

 

Wine and dine – an experience to remember at the Rotary's 5th Annual Wine Pairing Dinner

On Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at The Shed, the Rotary Club of Tehachapi will be hosting the 5th Annual Wine Pairing Dinner, which is one of the Club's major fundraisers for the year. This year the...

 

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...

 

Major Tax Reform for Federal Tax Returns for 2018

The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping change in federal tax law since 1986. It contains more than 115 new provisions. I will list a few of them now. The federal standard deduction for...

 

Teardown? Healthcare board weighs fate of old hospital

The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District board of directors is asking the public to offer ideas regarding future use of the old hospital on West E St. The 64-year-old structure needs significant...

 

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