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  • Wednesday, Nov 19 2014 07:36 AM

    Now and Then: The healthcare district and 'trade secrets'

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    If you follow the activities of the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District, you may have noticed from time to time a closed session item having to do with "trade secrets."

  • Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 06:00 AM

    Memo from the City Manager's Desk: Critique or criticism; one is helpful, the other...

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    Last week, I had the opportunity to see a new movie. I sat in the dark, with a drink and a bucket of popcorn, and enjoyed the fruits of labor performed by hundreds of people who either wrote, produced, directed, designed, built, supported, or marketed the movie.

  • Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 06:00 AM

    Now and Then: Making public information available

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    Well, the election is over, but the counting's not done.

  • Monday, Nov 03 2014 12:20 PM

    Now and Then: A breach of ethics in Golden Hills?

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    Just when I thought things might start to settle down in Golden Hills, there is a new flap and this one has my head spinning.

  • Tuesday, Oct 28 2014 07:39 AM

    Commentary: District Attorney says nothing safe about Prop. 47

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    Proposition 47 is an initiative that will significantly reduce the criminal penalties for numerous crimes including drug possession, theft of a firearm, and possession of date rape drugs. The so-called "Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act" will not make our neighborhoods or our schools safer. In fact it will achieve the opposite. It is opposed by every major law enforcement organization and victim group in California.

  • Monday, Oct 27 2014 07:45 PM

    Commentary: Council candidate speaks out against Measure F

    With four of five candidates for three seats on the Tehachapi City Council having expressed support for Measure F on the Nov. 4 ballot, the only candidate opposed — 18-year-old Richard Felter — told the Tehachapi News that he would like to explain his reasons.

  • Monday, Oct 27 2014 07:44 AM

    Five BVSCSD board candidates share views on water management

    Tehachapi News Editor Claudia Elliott offered candidates for seats on the Bear Valley Community Services District an opportunity to share what they would do regarding water, considering the state mandate and other issues. Five of nine candidates for the three seats shared their views,
  • Tuesday, Oct 21 2014 08:41 AM

    Now and Then: The election is upon us

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    Ready or not, the election is upon us; although we're still nearly two weeks away from Election Day (Nov. 4), many people vote by mail and have already received (or soon will) their ballots and may have or will soon vote.

  • Tuesday, Oct 21 2014 08:02 AM

    A Memo from the City Manager: Managing resources not as simple as it might seem

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    Over the last few weeks, I've been thinking a lot about the upcoming elections in Tehachapi, and the candidates and issues that will be considered by voters as they cast their ballot this November. As an employee of the city and not an elected official, my role is to manage the day to day business of the city and to avoid political discourse when possible. Instead of engaging in political debate best left to those individuals running for office, my staff and I do our best to provide facts and information to the public and the City Council so that educated decisions can be made about the future of our great city.

  • Tuesday, Oct 14 2014 12:07 PM

    Now and Then: Aggravation

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    Now and then, I get aggravated.

  • Tuesday, Sep 30 2014 08:18 AM

    Now and Then: An argument in favor of Measure F

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    A very nice gentleman called me the other day with questions -- and a comment -- about Measure F, the sales tax increase the City of Tehachapi has put before voters on Nov. 4.

  • Tuesday, Sep 16 2014 08:37 AM

    Now and Then: Bears and cats

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    It was sad news we had to report last Thursday morning when a bear wandered into town and was killed by Tehachapi police. I talked on the phone with City Manager Greg Garrett just before that took place and he and the police officers present were really hoping they could keep the animal contained until staff from the state Dept. of Fish and Wildlife arrived.

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