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Honor Flight and the veterans of Kern County thank Thunder on the Mountain Car Club for its continued support. We are proud to be one of the 13 local charities chosen to receive its generous donation. Its donations have sent many veterans to Washington, D.C.

I'm writing about A.J. Marshall's letter of Sept. 5, where he gave his opinion of Russian interference and Robert Mueller, the war hero, (which doesn’t make him a fair and descent man.) I doubt that he is a conservative Republican. Mueller was hired to do one thing and that was to investigat…

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A “yes” vote on Measure R is completely selfish and hurts our senior citizens, our young people hoping to start their lives on their own and our young families who have been struggling for years to save up a down payment on a home for their children.

Seven years ago the voters approved a $9.9 billion bond to build a high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The overall cost was projected to be $33 billion. So far, a little over 100 miles of right-of-way has been built in and around the Fresno area, but now the projected cos…

Thanks to a robust economy, a business-friendly climate and the desirability of Tehachapi, our downtown is operating at full strength. Buildings that sat vacant due to a variety of factors will be unoccupied no more.

Summer 2018 was incredible for TVRPD. This time of year is a special time for us and always our favorite season. We get to offer so many outstanding programs and events that touch so many people across the Tehachapi Valley. As recreation supervisor, Ashley Krempien and I have the privilege o…

The Mountain Festival Committee begins work every January in order to make this community event successful, and our 55th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival was no exception. Each committee member gives of themselves by providing valuable support to this community event and promoting civic pr…

It's nauseating to hear and see what's happening in our country just to be politically correct. Political correctness has caused us to remain passively silent instead of expressing what's really on our minds.

It's hard for me to imagine the mindset of an American whose chest swells with patriotic pride over the slice of our history during which we allowed human beings to own other human beings. Is this something to be proud of? Something to cast in bronze and stick in the middle of town?

I was very disheartened when I read a letter to the editor last week from Dennis Tope ("Removing monuments is disservice to our history," Aug. 22). He seemed to be angry because of the removal of some statues that were offensive to the "so-called politically correct radicals." Perhaps he was…

It’s been hard to miss, but healthcare options in Tehachapi over the last three years have increased significantly. By the end of this year, residents will have at their fingertips the best care in the history of the Tehachapi Valley. Yes, it has been that type of transformation, a transform…

I would like say a big thank you to our Kern County firemen and any other agencies that fought the fire in West Oak Knolls. Also, for the great guys flying the fixed wings and helicopters that were dropping water and Phos-Check drops.

A rose is still a rose by any other name … a fire fee, parcel tax and a BOND are all tax burdens to property owners and ultimately consumers, including renters.

When the equipment started moving in to the Albertsons site, you had two to three articles about it. When the work stopped, there has been no word at all about what is happening! What gives?

When civic leaders in our country acquiesce to the so-called politically correct radicals throughout the country and decide to remove national monuments, it's like erasing part of our history. Who do these people think they are to decide what monuments are to remain and what monuments must b…

The business of the city isn’t always conducted at City Hall or City Council meetings. Matter of fact, much of what is done to benefit the citizens and the community is conducted at a variety of meetings and networking opportunities, many of which take place right here in Tehachapi.

I read the letter from Mr. Slusher about the LA attitude moving in to what used to be a charming little laid-back town. But wait, folks. Maybe it's not too late, I hope! So if some of you newbies read this and vow to change your big-town ways, there may be hope for this town after all. 

It looks like the hotly debated DACA issue has raised its angry head again. I don't recall ever being asked to vote on this. As I recall, it was just placed into law by the so-called powers that be that we were stuck with at the time, and no one deemed it necessary to add a stipulation that …

Marley’s Miracle Mutts, the therapy dog program and community outreach of Marley’s Mutts, would like to thank Tehachapi Wine and Cattle Company for a wonderful evening and fundraiser event during the Dog Daze of Summer, held July 28, 2018.

In the brief space allowed, I'd like to express concerns about the $43 million bond issue now on the November ballot. I did attend all of the meetings except the first one. The bond, after 30 years, will cost more than $80-plus million and depend on the older taxpayers in the Tehachapi district.

My second-story bedroom window faces north. Each night my view is the new Tehachapi hospital, which, if I am not mistaken, is not open for business.

In a newspaper article ("Talented people work for our city," July 4) Greg Garrett, our city manager, wrote that "Private sector salaries are generally higher than public sector jobs, and the private sector can offer bonuses, stipends and incentive packages that the public sector can't."

Following our president's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Republican Sen. John McCain said this: "Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump's naivete, egotism, false e…

I hope the community enjoyed the All-American 4th of July Festival and the Fireworks Spectacular hosted by the city of Tehachapi. It has become a marquee event for our community and it attracts visitors from all over, especially as many surrounding municipalities no longer provide such festi…

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the paramedics and Officer Best who responded to the 911 call I made for my husband on June 11 in Stallion Springs. While the paramedics attended to my husband, Officer Best stayed with me until my pastor and friends arrived.