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Strategic plan: Water district defines its future

The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District is finalizing a strategic plan that will be a blueprint for successive generations of administrators of the public wholesale water agency. "When the board...

 

Kiwanis rocks! For the children

Ybarra installed the Tehachapi board on Oct.13. Kiwanis rocked Centennial Plaza at Main Street Tehachapi’s Halloween Trunk or Treat event as the music of president-elect Bill Bettis of MusicMX and...

 

Forde Shorts

Ouch – half a percent – The Wasco Union High School District needed 55 percent approval in the Nov. 6 election to pass a $40.5 million bond measure that would have built a new gymnasium and aquati...

 

You did it, Tehachapi! Hospital opens

The opening of the new hospital in Tehachapi on Nov. 7, 2018 marked the culmination of a long, bruising battle to see the project to completion. "I had many sleepless nights," said Dr. Sam Conklin, 82...

 

A place of healing launched with prayer

November 7, 2018 The day the old Tehachapi Hospital closed and the new one opened in a carefully timed sequence, Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley President Jeff Lingerfelt spoke to staff at both...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Aug. 9 deadline for City Council hopefuls

As of Aug. 2, a total of 11 Tehachapi residents had requested nomination packets that must be submitted to qualify to run for the Tehachapi City Council on the Nov. 6 ballot. By the closing of City Ha...

 

Countdown to school

As Tehachapi youngsters are enjoying the remaining days of summer, the Tehachapi Unified School District is preparing for the first day of school on Aug. 15. "There are 10 new teachers but there will...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

Hiker Depot welcomes Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers

Dalton and David SteeleReed of Tehachapi and Rachel Newkirk of West Golden Hills have taken the concept of Tehachapi hiker hospitality to a new dimension with the opening of their Hiker Depot in a...

 

Local jurisdictions uphold sanctuary law

SB 54 prohibits police, sheriff deputies from cooperating on most ICE actions Law enforcement jurisdictions in the Greater Tehachapi area are upholding the California state law that prohibits them...

 

New disaster trailer for Old West Ranch

Under the leadership of Safety Officer Rob Dixon, the Old West Ranch Property Owners Association has acquired a disaster trailer fully stocked with supplies. The trailer is shared with Mountain...

 

Forde Shorts

Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast -- The National Day of Prayer on Thurs., May 3, kicks off in Tehachapi with the 32nd Annual Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast, 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at McMullan Hall, St. Malachy...

 

New Hispanic-majority supervisor deal stretches Scrivner 150 miles, Boron to Frazier Park and Taft

The court-ordered realignment of the five Kern County Supervisor districts to create a second Hispanic-majority voting bloc has produced an expanded District 2 that is the size of a small kingdom....

 

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