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 By Jon Hammond    Local News    March 16, 2019 

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...

 

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...

 

Highlighting the success within the economic landscape of our community

New Tea Donuts owner expands operation to Tehachapi - Feb. 19. The donut business is a family affair for new Tea Donuts owner Chantha Sokny Lay. Her family has owned and operated Foster's Donuts in...

 

City Manager reviews 'Moments that Mattered'

Beginning in February, City Manager Greg Garrett began a tour of civic organizations, presenting the City's "2018 Annual Review: Moments that Mattered." Although his initial audio/visual program at...

 

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. Tax Credits and Tax Deductions I have noticed confusion in the...

 

'Quick' ain't always better

For as much as I try to write educational articles, this one is self-serving. Actually, it could be of service to you, too, if you do your homework. That online lender, the one none of us can get...

 

School Board listens to kudos and concerns

Salvation Army Director Sandy Chavez appeared at the Feb. 12 TUSD School Board meeting to express her appreciation for the partnership the Salvation Army shared with the school district. She thanked...

 

Grand Jury: Tehachapi water district 'state of the art'

The Special District Committee of the 2018-19 Kern County Grand Jury has given the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District (TCCWD) accolades, calling the district "state of the art" in its report tit...

 

Fate of High Speed Rail in Tehachapi

On Feb. 12 during his “State of the State” address, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a scaled-back effort for the California High Speed Rail project. As initially proposed, the City of...

 

Sage Ranch gets initial approval

Sage Ranch may be the largest planned community ever presented to the Tehachapi Planning Commission but, by the end of the presentation, the commission found that Tehachapi resident Stuart Natch and...

 

Forde Shorts

Keeps getting better – The city of Tehachapi will be debt-free in two years, Tehachapi City Manager Greg Garrett told the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council on Feb. 6. "The budget is...

 

Working together to build a strong ecosystem

The City of Tehachapi has joined several other stakeholders throughout Kern County in assisting the Kern Economic Development Corporation with a new talent, innovation and entrepreneurship endeavor....

 

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. Do I need to file a tax return? The answer depends on your filing...

 

Roth vs. traditional 401(k): Which is right for you?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. For many years, employees of companies that offered 401(k) plans only faced a couple of key decisions...

 

Our Veterans deserve better

If you have a VA loan, I bet your phone is ringing off the hook with offers to "save you money." Or at least, you are receiving multiple postcards by mail, encouraging you to "Refinance NOW!" As a pru...

 

The wine was so fine and the food so divine

Pairing food and wine is an art. Our local chef Mano Lujan, owner of Red House BBQ, is a master at the art. He proved it once again at the Rotary Wine Pairing Dinner. Wine in California is plentiful,...

 

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