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Quiz: Social Security survivor benefits

Did you know that Social Security may pay benefits to your eligible family members when you die, helping to make their financial life easier? Take this quiz to learn more. Questions 1. What...

 

Surrounded by mountains: Peaks of the Tehachapi area

The Tehachapi area is defined and delineated by its mountains. Valleys in the Tehachapi Mountains tend to be bowl valleys, ringed by mountain ridges on all sides, rather than open ended V-shaped...

 

Representatives petition for space agency site

Six members of Congress from California are campaigning to site the proposed Space Development Agency in the military areas of Edwards Air Force Base and the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. At...

 

Cool information from the Ag Expo

Learned at the recent Ag (Agriculture) Expo at Tulare: The Animal Legal Defense Fund is a national nonprofit organization of legal professionals and law students who work to protect animals through...

 

God given, man made

There's no denying the fact that we live in an amazing place. In a mountain valley that looms over deserts to our east and rich agriculture valleys to our west. Tehachapi was forged from its very...

 

Making healthcare a tax savings strategy

As a Business Advisor and Tax Consultant, I speak to hundreds of clients every year. I love saving money for my clients, but it seems to be getting tougher every year to do so. One of the biggest...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 30, 2019

Next step for development, rental license update

The City Council voted on March 18 to proceed with the development of a CEQA Environmental Impact Report for the planned housing project to be located on 138 acres on the south side of Valley Blvd....

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 30, 2019

Trafficking discussed at Chamber lunch

Doug Bennett from Magdalene Hope and Josh Pierce EMS Outreach Coordinator for Dignity Health, teamed up at the March Chamber of Commerce lunch to present a shocking program on the human trafficking...

 

Nuwä – First People of the Tehachapi Mountains

Prior to the arrival of Europeans to North America around the year 1500, California was home to an estimated 300,000 Native people who spoke 300 dialects of about 100 distinct languages. It was one of...

 

'Young Frankenstein' packs the BeeKay

"Put. The candle. Back." During one performance of Tehachapi Community Theatre's (TCT) musical "Young Frankenstein," a member of the audience was heard to say, "It feels good to laugh." The...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 16, 2019

Investigation partially confirms charges against councilman

On March 4, the Tehachapi City Council heard attorney Jesse Maddox of the firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore report on their findings following an investigation of seven different complaints from a number...

 

Let's abandon the High Speed Rail Project

At the Feb. 26 meeting of the Kern County Board of Supervisors, I introduced a resolution calling on the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to abandon the High Speed Rail (HSR) project in...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 16, 2019

Could Kern County be home to new Space Force?

At the March 6 Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council, Aaron Falk, representative for Congressman Kevin McCarthy read a letter the congressman and five other members of Congress sent to...

 

Space Policy Directive-1: To the moon, soon!

The proposed NASA 2020 budget of $21 billion is a ticket to the future. "We are thrilled with the budget," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, a 43-year-old former Navy pilot, said at a televised...

 

'The Rest of the Story'

Legendary radio broadcaster Paul Harvey had a well-known feature that was heard by millions of Americans on radio stations across the country each week, it was called "The Rest of the Story." His feat...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 16, 2019

TVRPD to apply for revitalization grants

Last month, Cristin Lassen was appointed to the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District Board by the Tehachapi City Council. The March 12 TVRPD Board meeting was Lassen's first meeting as a...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    March 16, 2019

The importance of planning ahead

Sally Periman Lawrence and Andrew Atkins from Wood Family Funeral Home spoke to Tehachapi Rotary on March 6 about the importance of making your final wishes known to your loved ones before they are...

 

Tehachapi: Where exactly are we, again?

Editors note: Jon Hammond has been a friend of The Loop's for a long time and we are excited to be the home of his column, Land of Four Seasons. His knowledge of Tehachapi's history, and the flora...

 

Tehachapi's slice of 'real' winter

I had heard multiple comments over the last few months that it doesn't snow in Tehachapi "like it used to" or like "when I was a kid." I know my former classmate Jon Hammond even wrote about 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. Identity Theft Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    March 2, 2019

What should you do with an inheritance?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. If you were to receive a sizable inheritance, what should you do with it? This money could help you...

 

Authors share advice, encourage novice writers at BVS forum

A “Meet Our Local Authors” forum, organized to help novice authors navigate the tough process of writing and publishing, filled the community room at Oak Tree Country Club on Feb. 24. Sponsored...

 

Authors share advice, encourage novice writers at BVS forum

A "Meet Our Local Authors" forum, organized to help novice authors navigate the tough process of writing and publishing, filled the community room at Oak Tree Country Club on Feb. 24. Sponsored by...

 

Calling a few 'Angels' to deter park vandalism

There's no doubt Tehachapi's parks are a major asset to the community. From quality of life enhancement to health benefits, our beautiful parks make life in the mountains more complete. For our team...

 

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