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 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 11, 2019 

The diversity of spring in Tehachapi

Of the four seasons in the Tehachapi Mountains, spring is the one with the greatest diversity of weather, temperatures, natural changes and other conditions. Officially beginning about March 20 and...

 
 By Linda Flores    Local News    May 11, 2019 

Installation of new officers

The Tehachapi Mountain Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently held their annual end-of-year meeting. Election and installation of new officers for the 2019-2020 year...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 11, 2019 

Updated rail crossings discussed

At their May 6 meeting, the Tehachapi City Council presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mary Lou Corpus-Zamudio for her time as a representative of the City on the Tehachapi Valley Recreation...

 

Adopt-A-Flag program is back

In 2012, the City of Tehachapi introduced a sponsorship program that allowed businesses, organizations, families or individuals to sponsor an American flag in downtown Tehachapi. The sponsorship...

 

The Spirited Bead celebrates 20 years in Tehachapi

In honor of their mothers, Karen Lewis and her husband opened The Spirited Bead on Mother's Day in 1999. Though this Mother's Day weekend marks the official anniversary, they will celebrate their...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 11, 2019 

Tehachapi Cows at the Beach

Mountain Tales are accounts and recollections of life in the Tehachapi Mountains, collected over decades by Jon Hammond. "My parents, Evard and Hazel Dickerson began farming and dairying in Tehachapi...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 11, 2019 

Back when projectionists fell out of the Tehachapi sky

Mountain Tales are accounts and recollections of life in the Tehachapi Mountains, collected over decades by Jon Hammond. "Harry Beauford Jr. was a film projectionist and he had two projectors and one...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 11, 2019 

How farmers opened a Tehachapi bowling alley, bar and restaurant

Mountain Tales are accounts and recollections of life in the Tehachapi Mountains, collected over decades by Jon Hammond. "I (Jim) started school in Tehachapi in 1932 when I was 7 years old. For...

 
 By Lance Patton    Local News    May 11, 2019 

How to recover from a mid-life financial crisis

A financial crisis can be scary at any age, but this is especially true when you're in your 40s or 50s. Perhaps you're way behind on saving for retirement or have too much debt from unnecessary...

 

Cricket Wireless Grand Opening

The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and members of the community joined Cricket Area Sales Manager Janely Portillo for the Grand Opening of the new Cricket Wireless store in Tehachapi. Cricket...

 

Hi-speed rail work continues

The California High-Speed Rail project appeared to be careening toward oblivion when California Governor Gavin Newsom said in his Feb. 12 State of the State address that "Currently, there simply...

 

State population growth slows

Mark Schniepp of the California Economic Forecast reports that California's population growth between 2018 and 2019 was the lowest since records have been kept, beginning in 1900. The rate of growth...

 
 By Jay Thompson    Local News    May 11, 2019 

Special tax treatment for the wealthy

Do wealthy individuals get "special" treatment when it comes to paying taxes? It can often seem that way. Last month Amazon reported that it will not owe any federal taxes for the second year in a...

 

Highlighting the success within the economic landscape of our community

Walmart begins hiring process for Tehachapi store Tehachapi store manager Amy Garcia has announced that the Tehachapi Walmart is accepting applications for 200-250 positions that will work in the new...

 

Should you borrow from your 401(k)?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. If you work for a business that offers a 401(k) plan, consider yourself fortunate, because a 401(k),...

 

The colors of Spring - Common wildflowers of the Tehachapi Mountains

Spring can be an amazingly beautiful time in the Tehachapi Mountains, especially after wet winters like we've had this year, when frequent storms are followed by a rainbow of colored wildflowers. It...

 

City, water district study sustainable water supply project

The Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District board of directors has authorized the district to work with the city of Tehachapi to explore the development of a self-sustaining water recycling system...

 

Forde Shorts

Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District Manager Tom Neisler reported to the district board on April 17 that agriculture customers have started irrigation operations. The district expects to import...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 27, 2019

Council talks aviation, future projects

Two aviation related youth groups were front and center at the April 15 City Council meeting. Agenda items involving Tehachapi youth were discussed at length. The first was the Build-a-Plane project...

 

Country back roads

My favorite Tehachapi area back roads for you to explore I often get asked to recommend pleasant drives for people who are newer to the area and I'm happy to do so, since the Tehachapi Mountains have...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    April 13, 2019

Groundwater and traffic projects discussed

Groundwater Sustainability Project "It's an exciting project that will change the way the City uses water and wastewater in the future," Public Works Director Don Marsh told the City Council at their...

 

'Comfort' bears bring smiles to Tehachapi's youngest patients

Once Tehachapi was sure we were getting a new hospital and before Adventist Health became a partner with the Tehachapi Health Care District, The Rotary Club of Tehachapi and The Lions Club of...

 

Did you know?

Did you know that you can help the City keep Tehachapi beautiful? There is a link on the Tehachapi city website called Request Tracker www.liveuptehachapi.com/requesttracker.aspx through which you...

 

Ring partnership and subsidy program for Tehachapi residents

Tehachapi announced its partnership with Ring and their joint subsidy program to provide discounts for local residents who wish to purchase select home security devices. During the subsidy program per...

 

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