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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...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    January 5, 2019 

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...

 

We have created a wonderful place

I've written before about the great work being done by very smart and talented people on behalf of the City of Tehachapi. It's work that has an everyday positive impact for the community, our...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    January 5, 2019 

Being fiscally fit in 2019

Nearly eight out of 10 adults are vowing to put a new focus on their financial wellness in 2019, according to a new survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education. It's a great goal, but...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    January 5, 2019 

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...

 

Sacramento water torture. Who will fix the WaterFix?

The transition from the Jerry Brown to the Gavin Newsom gubernatorial administrations is creating uncertainty among water agencies as to the direction of the complicated WaterFix plan. "We had a...

 

2018 year in review

I am grateful for the honor and privilege of serving Kern County's Second District on the Board of Supervisors. Together, we have accomplished much, and this newsletter focuses on some of the...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    January 5, 2019 

Consider some New Year's financial resolutions

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. As the year winds down, you may want to look ahead to see which areas of your life you can improve in...

 

City Council almost complete

After a long and somewhat contentious election campaign season, the newly elected City Council members were sworn in at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Wiggins and...

 

STEAM Center: Students fly the Space Shuttle

The Tehachapi STEAM Center is a 21st Century resource that is ready to open a world of technology and art to local students, but for one little detail. There's not enough electricity going into the bu...

 

Red Apple Pavilion gets the go-ahead

The long rumored Red Apple Pavilion came closer to becoming a reality when the Tehachapi Planning Commission approved the architectural design and site plan at their Dec. 10 meeting. Tehachapi City...

 

Schools: County offers to help district gets report cards

Two new trustees joined the Tehachapi Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees on Dec. 11 as Mary Graham, who served on the board for 12 years – nine as president – ended her tenure on...

 

AF 412 Test Wing donates books

The 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base donated 370 books from the base library to the Tehachapi Unified School District on Dec. 17. The donation is the second delivery of surplus material to the...

 

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...

 

'There's a Difference In Living and Living Well'

Two Saturday’s ago, the streets of Downtown Tehachapi were filled with patrons at Main Street Tehachapi’s Annual Ugly Sweater Wine Walk. The fundraiser, which invites attendees to walk through...

 

Asking for help

For nearly three decades, I have helped clients all over California buy and refinance their homes. It's familiar to be the voice of reason and guidance for other people's dreams and problems, and...

 

Hammond on Tehachapi

At the Nov. 8 meeting of the Tehachapi Rotary Club, local historian and authority on everything Tehachapi Jon Hammond spoke about the historic development of flora and fauna of the area. Hammond...

 

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...

 

Found money

Have you ever reached in your pocket and found unexpected cash? Recently, while getting ready for a trip to Massachusetts, I thought I'd better send my winter coat to the dry cleaners before going. I...

 

Bee Good to Yourself Essential Oils Training Center Grand Opening

Bee Good to Yourself Essential Oils Training Center held their official Grand Opening on Nov. 15. They were joined by civic leaders, Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and community members. Bee...

 

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...

 

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