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Tehachapi continues to do great things

Sometimes we all just need a little reassurance in our lives. This past week those of us at City Hall and in the community got that reassurance with the results of our City election and the opening...

 

Focusing on what matters to capture the defining moments

It is important both in our personal and professional lives to really focus on what matters. Often we're distracted with the imperfections around us, the bumps in the road, the details of the...

 

Joe's Dry Cleaner Grand Opening

There's a new dry cleaner in town located at 979 E. Valley Blvd. Suite 4, behind Fastrip in Tehachapi, and the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and members of our community officially welcomed...

 

School board candidates share their visions

Two of the seats in the seven-member Tehachapi Unified School District Board of Governors, or Trustees, are being contested Nov. 6. The board members must live in the areas they represent but voters...

 

TVRPD promotes improvement of facilities

A key concern for Kiwanis is the well-being of children, and they were interested to know how Measure R would improve outdated recreational facilities. Therefore, they invited Michelle Vance and...

 

Ambitious Measure R -- big plans for recreation

Extensive information on the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District Measure R $43 million revitalization bond proposal is available on the www.tvrpd.org website. Arguments for and against the...

 

The hospital is built. Now what?

Healthcare District candidates weigh in The opening of the new Tehachapi acute care hospital is the culmination of a 40-year bumpy, turbulent ride that has been marked with drama, disappointment,...

 

Treasurer minds the finances

Two candidates vieThe City Treasurer is a civilian watchdog who reviews all city financial statements, revenue and disbursements. Two candidates are running for the position. Incumbent City Treasurer...

 

AHTV to showcase new hospital during open house, Oct. 28

Community members will get their first opportunity Sunday to see the long-awaited Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Medical Center located at 1100 Magellan Drive in Tehachapi, during a day of public...

 

Jake's Steakhouse celebrates 15 years

One of Tehachapi's most popular restaurants, Jake's Steakhouse, 213 S. Curry St., celebrated 15 years with help from the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and members of the community on Oct....

 

The trouble with HELOCs

All of a sudden everyone is excited about Home Equity Lines of Credit again. Offers are coming at us in print, on TV and electronically. "Use your home's equity!" they scream. Do you remember what...

 

Kern Supervisors: Battle for big 2nd district

Michael Biglay ~ In canvassing the District, Michael Biglay said he found that the number one issue that people are concerned about is crime. "Everybody wants more deputies," he said. He wants to see...

 

In city, 7 district-based candidates, 2 at-large

Who will sit on the City Council after Nov. 6? Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman accomplished what he set out to do when he sent a letter to the Tehachapi City Council demanding that it slice up the city...

 

Much ado about trees

A Tehachapi City Development Services Department grant application to the California Natural Resources Agency's Urban Greening Program became a major issue at the Oct. 1 City Council meeting....

 

The cities of tomorrow evolving today

The industrial revolution changed the habitation patterns of the world. Rural residents needed to live around cities where the jobs and services were located. As we continue along in today's...

 

Pressed for time? There's a new dry cleaner in town

There's a new dry cleaner in town. Mother and daughter team Tanya and Jeanette Joham have just opened Joe's Dry Cleaning at 979 E. Valley Blvd. Suite 4, behind Fastrip and next to Liberty Tax. The...

 

Tehachapi Boulevard Bike Lane Project earns local recognition

The City of Tehachapi was honored on Sept. 27 with an engineering award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the Tehachapi Boulevard Bike Path Project. "The City of Tehachapi is honored...

 

Retirement Security Week – Take steps to boost your retirement security

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. To raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has dedicated Oct. 21-27 as...

 

Adopt-a-Landscape program

Keeping downtown Tehachapi beautiful is something that we can take pride in and with the City of Tehachapi's Adopt-a-Landscape program, the City is once again promoting this 12-month program and...

 

First American Title Grand Opening

On Sept. 24 civic leaders and the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce turned out for the Grand Opening of the First American Title's new location at 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Ste. B-300....

 

Do rates matter?

In comparing today's mortgage rates to exactly one year ago today, we are up almost exactly 1%. That's water under the bridge and can't be changed, but let's take a quick look to see what future rate...

 

Truck lanes on the 58 discussed

In the final minutes of the Sept. 17 City Council meeting, Councilman Phil Smith mentioned that, after his many years on the Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG) and his appeals to Caltrans for...

 

What about the gas tax?

Recently, I hosted a small business roundtable at my office in Bakersfield for Kern County Entrepreneurs. One thing is certain, and the consensus was clear, taxes are taking too much time and money...

 

New Tehachapi cell tower approved

The Tehachapi City Council voted unanimously to approve a Verizon Wireless cell tower ground lease agreement on Airport Hill, better known as the Rock Pile, located at the rodeo grounds. The original...

 

Hi-Speed Rail: Slow process for fast train

Public hearings for draft environmental report due summer 2019 Piece by piece, elements of the massive California High-Speed Rail (HSR) project are falling into place as planners move ahead like the...

 

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