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Tehachapi releases 19th TehachaPod episode

City of Tehachapi


June 6, 2020

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Houchin bus.

Houchin Community Blood Bank's Yessica Diaz-Conti joined the latest podcast to talk about the importance of blood donations during the COVID-19 crisis. Diaz-Conti shares a personal story about a critical blood donation recently in Kern County. In addition, where the donations of blood, platelets and plasma are used.

The next blood drive will take place Thursday, June 18 from 2-6 p.m. adjacent to the Farmer's Market in Downtown Tehachapi. The City of Tehachapi has hosted five blood drives since the beginning of the pandemic, collaborating with the Tehachapi Valley Parks & Recreation District.

Reserve a space at the next drive at

TehachaPod also asks for "Military Shout-Outs" for the July 4th Independence Day Salute to our Troops podcast. Any person wishing to send a thank you or love to an active duty military member, or to a veteran, is encouraged to send that message to or leave a voice message at (661) 822-2200 ext. 119.

Voice messages received will be inserted into the podcast episode, and one of the TehachaPod crew (Key Budge, Corey Costelloe or Greg Garrett) will read written messages sent via email.

TehachaPod is available on all podcasting platforms.


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