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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...

 

Downtown Tehachapi blossoms

Thanks to a robust economy, a business-friendly climate and the desirability of Tehachapi, our Downtown is operating at full strength. Buildings that sat vacant due to a variety of factors will be...

 

Improvements, growth and new possibilities

Kern County Budget Update This week, the Board of Supervisors passed the county's budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. We are in year three of our four-year plan to eliminate the General Fund...

 

Ag program top topic at meeting

For the second month in a row the Tehachapi School Board meeting room was filled to capacity with those supporting an Agriculture program in the district. On Sept. 11, Highland High School Ag...

 

Best health care in Tehachapi history

It's been hard to miss, but healthcare options in Tehachapi over the last three years have increased significantly. By the end of this year, residents will have at their fingertips, the best care in...

 

Economic Development Update

Dignity Health establishes Tehachapi Medical Practice When Dr. Mark Pesche retired after decades of medical service in Tehachapi, it didn't take long to find a new care provider for the practice locat...

 

New businesses approved by Planning Commission

Two new items of note were brought up before the Tehachapi Planning Commission at their Aug. 13 meeting. Dan Proffitt from Bakersfield presented the design and site plan for a commercial truck wash...

 

The best ideas often come from listening

The business of the City isn't always conducted at City Hall or City Council meetings. Matter of fact, much of what is done to benefit the citizens and the community is conducted at a variety of meeti...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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