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  • Wednesday, Dec 24 2014 08:12 AM

    A Memo from the City Manager: Landmarks welcome us home

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    Last week, I attended a meeting at the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District, as I often do, and I was approached by someone there who thanked me for the Christmas lights at our Wastewater Treatment Facility. This person told me that he enjoyed seeing the lights on his nightly commute and that they gave him the feeling of being home. Though the lights are temporary, they serve as a bit of a landmark for him, and maybe some others, that indicate they can relax and enjoy this great place we call Tehachapi.

  • Wednesday, Dec 17 2014 09:06 AM

    Now and Then: What is best way to fill vacancies?

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    Most of the time, when elections are held, the issues of local government leadership are settled, at least for a time.

  • Wednesday, Dec 10 2014 06:00 AM

    Now and Then: Grand Jury a bit off the mark

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    Yes, I'm writing about the hospital again.

  • Wednesday, Dec 03 2014 06:00 AM

    Who should own your hospital?

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    If you live or own property anywhere within the Greater Tehachapi Area -- and specifically within the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District -- I hope you will read this.

  • Wednesday, Nov 26 2014 07:01 AM

    Now and Then: Saying 'thank you'

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    It's Thanksgiving, and as I think of the many things I'm thankful for -- beyond my family -- the people who help bring your newspaper to you every week are at the top of the list.

  • 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,
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