• By BIBI SALJOGHI
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I would like to extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks to Stallion Springs and Tehachapi Police officers who were involved in joint rescue efforts when on Friday night, Feb. 17, my Romeo and I were stuck in flood water and we could not move another inch while water kept coming higher every second.

  • By DAVID EASTMAN

While our recent employee forum gathering was centered on the launch of Adventist Health’s new brand, logo, mission and values, since we already had our staff together, it was also a great time for an update on the new hospital. I would like to offer the community of Tehachapi Valley a statu…

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  • By JEAN C. RIESEN

This is in response to Mr. A.J. Marshall's letter of doom and gloom over the election of President Trump. You are old enough to remember how America used to be, before all of the shootings and the blowing up of the Twin Towers. More than 3,000 innocent people lost their lives due to jihad.

  • By WILLY ROGERS

I read a recent “opinion” article by AJ Marshall, an 80-year-old, which stated that liabilities of the current president may hamper the future of AJ’s descendants. Since AJ is an octogenarian, and obviously caring for family (those we all care about), I have been reluctant to comment in the …

  • By DR. EDWIN M. YOUNG

I’ve “only” lived here in Tehachapi for 25 years, and yet there’s always something new to discover. Yesterday, I found a most amazingly professional service quietly running right out of City Hall. This happened when I needed to renew my passport, which is a once-every-10-year event previousl…

  • By JESSE BRUMBERGER

With another rail line cutting through Tehachapi with up to eight trains per hour blasting through at 100 to 200 mph, who knows how many thousands of dollars each individual taxpayer will have paid for this project.

  • A.J. MARSHALL

For some reason President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to understand that there is a difference between our democracy and a criminal oligarchy. He seems to confuse American values with the values of Vladimir Putin and appears completely unaware that Putin is a man who kills anyone who causes hi…

  • By DOUG DONCKELS

Perhaps you've seen my truck on the side of the roads here in Tehachapi. I do a bit of community service picking up trash on occasion. I recently set up an old bike so I can collect recyclables. The cans, bottles and plastics pictured here were picked up on a one-mile section on Banducci Roa…

  • By EMILY VAN ANDEL

I am a Tehachapi Unified School District teacher. When I began my career as an educator in Tehachapi in 1998, TUSD bragged that they had one of the best salary schedules in the county. And to be honest, they did. Now, we are one of the very worst paid districts in Kern County, as well as in …

  • By ANN CHIARINI

I have a dream that one day all of our brothers and sisters that are teachers at Tehachapi Unified School District will rise up and get that raise we deserve, so that our dedicated teachers will not have to seek extra work such as tutoring, selling products through catalogs or home shows, or…

  • By ISAAC MAGAÑA

The adventure of a lifetime. The 2017 inauguration of Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence was a once in a lifetime experience to see. When everyone thought that Donald J. Trump would never run, win or ever amount to anything. And that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would win. Wha…

  • By DAVID MOORE

As a caring member of the community around the Bear Valley Springs / Stallion Springs area, I decided to write this letter as a plea for help for the city, county or state authorities who can help to fix the engineering disaster that is the Bear Valley Road / Cummings Valley Road four-way in…

  • By JEAN C. RIESEN

Well, the election is over, and the people have made their choice. Because we live in a free America, we can state our likes and disapproval, if in an orderly way. But there are some things you just do not say. You do not say "bomb" on an airplane, or you will be escorted off of the plane, a…

  • By DAVID SHEA

Of course there are some ignorant people who don't care what you say; they just see color and freak out. What immigration is really about is finance. It's a game of money. The real question is not how many Mexicans should the United States let in or how many Canadians or how many Nigerians. …

  • By DEREK ROBINSON

On behalf of the 500 members of the Kern County Firefighters, I’m writing in response to Kern County Board of Supervisors Chairman Zack Scrivner’s letter ("Overtime cuts forcing fire department budget cuts," Jan. 18) regarding proposed cuts to the Kern County Fire Department.

  • ANDREW CHILDRESS

On behalf of Curtis Smith and the Smith family, I want to thank our friends, family and the community for all the donations, love and support given to us in our time of grief. Thank you to Carlos at Carlos' Donuts, and Cliff at the Dog House for the fundraisers, and thank you to everyone who…

  • BY WILLIAM NELSON

Since Jan. 1, it has been illegal in the state of California for public schools to use the name Redskins as a school nickname. Four schools statewide are affected. Two schools have switched names to The Tribe, one has switched to The Reds and one school has abandoned nicknames all together. …

  • By JUAN AND YOLANDO ACEVEDO

As Don Juan’s Grill closes the book on 2016, Juan and I want to thank our staff and customers for their continued support, encouragement and patronage. They have all been vital to our more than 10 years of success.

  • BY DENNIS TOPE

California enters the new year on its knees with billions of dollars in underfunded pension programs, a stinted K-12 education system, millions of people on welfare who can't afford health care and a failed prison system.

  • BY SUZANNE WILLIAMS

The Tehachapi Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to offer a public, heartfelt thank you to all of the supporters of their Apple Drop Fundraiser. Due to your generous support, the Lions were able to provide Christmas to 40 low-income or homebound senior citizens, some of whom are …

  • BY DOLLY STANLEY

I would like to thank Mrs. Carrasco and her kindergarten class for the delicious cookies and beautiful handmade wreath for my front door. It was so thoughtful and a wonderful surprise. Also thanks to Tompkins' student body. 

  • BY GREG GARRETT

If you haven’t had a chance to go by Central Park in downtown Tehachapi, I would encourage you to go check it out. Our partners at the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District have done an incredible job updating the play equipment on the playgrounds for both children under the age of 5…

  • BY MARK YARLOT

This is a response to Darell Davisson's letter regarding the election and the Electoral College. It represents a misunderstanding of the wisdom of the Founding Fathers in establishing a representative republic, not a democracy.

  • BY ROBYN THOMPSON

Many thanks to the Tehachapi Boy Scouts for popping into the Whiting Center to set up chairs for the T-POPs Orchestra and the few hundred guests who came to see Santa, listen to some hometown tunes, and gobble up some goodies. The BVSCAA appreciates the Boy Scouts’ work, not only setting up …

  • BY RICK GILLIES

While year-round bird feeding is a great source of enjoyment for our family, nothing beats the rewards of winter feeding.

  • By Darrell D. Davisson

In reference to three of the Forum entries (Dec. 7), I feel compelled to respond. Dennis Tope’s letter is long overdue. A bill needs to be passed for all uphill highway grades based on traffic and incline to be widened to another lane. While the address to Mr. Dougherty, Sacramento, is appre…

  • By ROBIN HILL

A raffle fundraiser was held for Mountain Pathways at our 4th annual Christmas Boutique, and we carried it on to our monthly Quarter Auction at Big Papa's, raising more money. We presented the monies to Mountain Pathways this week. We raised $1,200.

  • By DAVE MARTIN

On April 14, 2016, I suffered a heart attack at Stallion Springs Golf Course. Hall Ambulance and the Kern County Fire Department arrived. As the ambulance left the parking lot, I found myself under the care of Marsha Farrington, a 25-year veteran with Hall Ambulance as a paramedic.

  • By DAN P. SHOBE

I am very much in support of California secession from the United States of America. That would mean the removal of all California representatives from Congress, reducing the number of Democrats in both the House and Senate and thus increasing percentages of conservative legislators.

  • TEHACHAPI NEWS

There are only two legitimate and expeditious ways to ship produce and other cargo by trucks east and west into and out of California. One is I-80 over Donner Pass and the other is Highway 58. Unless freight is headed for L.A., truckers avoid congestion on L.A. freeways and take 58.

  • Jean C. Riesen

The people have spoken, so let's join hands and let's make our country work again. If Hillary had made the cut, do you think we would be out burning buildings, stealing and beating people to a pulp?

  • Linda Coverdale

Just one pea-pickin’ minute, Paul Ryan! A dependable rumor has it that you are planning to dismantle Medicare. I presume you are going to dismantle your healthcare package while you are at it? You do realize: