• BY LAURA LUNDBERG
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The Arts, Science, and Technology Educational Corporation of Tehachapi is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports our local public, private and charter schools. The goal of AST is to involve students in challenging and productive Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics …

  • Loree Gracey
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I have lived on Old Town Road for many years. I was aware of the Gran Fondo race on Sept. 17. I am generally very cautious about pulling out of my driveway due to the people riding bikes and running on the street. That is until that day.

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  • Chuck McCollough

I want to let everyone know that the popular view bench on my property on Tejon Drive in Stallion Springs has been removed. This is because of the extreme fire danger resulting from the unprecedented weed growth and increasing liability concerns.

  • Pierre Hartman

Tehachapi’s city management is attempting to deflect its critics — those who want the city to spend taxpayer money wisely and follow the law in its dealings with valuable city assets — by not objecting to recent postings on social media disparaging one of Tehachapi’s citizens who is simply r…

  • Tom Crumrine

In response to the recent letter from Catherine Solange Ph.D. (“Are you sure you really want a Walmart in our community?” Aug. 24), I submit to you: I am a patriot, I served on active duty in the US Army for 20 years and I don’t have a Ph.D., but I have a MSG, USA RET after my name and am pr…

  • Laura Elizabeth Coryell

On Friday, Aug. 26, I heard a siren coming down Deertrail Drive. Then I smelled smoke. Then I heard a helicopter overhead. I ran in the house and told my husband, there is a wildfire below us!

  • Dennis Tope

Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road is an uncustomary road that presents an interesting challenge for drivers. Unlike a relative straight road like Highline, Willow Springs is a twisty road with a steep downhill grade where car speeds can easily reach 80 mph just coasting down that long hill.

  • By Debbie Haycock

Tehachapi High School would like to thank the following volunteers for their enormous help at our back to school orientation. Our volunteers were: Carrie Austin, Katie Beauchamp, Matt Bernacchi, Laura Lundberg, Sue Mackay, Becky Mason, Jackie Murphy, Fatma Noormohamed, Agustos Ramos, Suree R…

  • By Joan Clark, Contributing writer

Thank you, Stallion Springs organizations, businesses and residents for your outstanding support of our first-ever Stallion Springs National Night Out, held Aug. 2, at our Stallion Springs Community Center Patio! The event was sponsored by your Stallion Springs Police Department and Neighbor…

  • By Kim Nixon

This year marked the 31st year for National Night Out across America and the sixth year for Tehachapi’s event. The Tehachapi Police Department and the Tehachapi Collaborative have been the organizing agencies for the past six years. Serving as the chairperson for National Night Out and the T…

  • By Vicki Tones

I don’t know what is being installed along Tehachapi-Woodford Road, Pinion Canyon and now down my road, but do we really need more utility poles?? They are installing additional, shorter poles next to the already existing ones.

  • By Linda McDermott

When I ask friends about how Tehachapi has changed over the past decades, everyone tells me about the development. Lots are purchased, new housing put in, and just plain more people are discovering Tehachapi. To me, that means that the open spaces are in jeopardy of becoming more development…

  • By Carole Clark

Absentmindedly, I was watching a covey of walnut-sized baby quail clustered around mom and dad at the water pond out my office door. Would one of the fluff balls soon need my help in getting out of the water? As it turned out, that wasn’t a worry for this morning. What did finally come into …

  • By Dennis Tope

Traveling east of Tehachapi on Highway 58, it’s an imposing sight to see the enormous size of those wind turbines sitting on 20-story-high pillars. A local writer wrote in the Antelope Valley Press that “Tehachapi/Mojave (are) a part of the world’s largest wind energy installation and signif…

  • By Paul Askins

I just read about the potential closing of Fire Station No. 13 in Golden Hills due to county budget cuts. As a resident of Golden Hills, I feel compelled to speak out on behalf of my fellow residents, and say that closing this particular station is an absolutely terrible idea, and would grea…

  • By Lisa Fitch

The Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey Falcons would like to say thank you to the generous local business that supported our Falcon Fun Day. It is an honor to live in such a small community where these local business support even small clubs such as ourselves.

  • By Sally Barton

First a big THANK YOU to all the firefighters and first responders from all over. You saved Bear Valley Springs from disaster. Your efforts also made it possible to celebrate the 4th of July. The Carriage and Driving Society turned out in great force for the parade. It was wonderful to see s…

  • By Tehachapi News

My husband, James Crow, passed away suddenly on June 1. I would like to thank you all for your kindness. Some gave flowers, some gave money, some gave an apple tree. Many offered their condolences. I want to say thank you for all the kindness you showed at this time of great sorrow.

  • By Pat and Alex Athens

Christina’s 2nd annual Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer research was very successful in raising $11,162.71. As Christina’s parents, we hand carried a check issued by Major Jason E. George VFW Post 12114 for that amount to the offices of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Manhattan Beach on …

  • By Jay Schlosser

As a municipal service engineer for more than 15 years, I cannot count the times I have been asked about a decision I have made regarding a public facility. Most of the time it is a genuine desire to understand why we chose to pursue a certain project. On a few occasions, it’s a veiled criti…

  • By Stephanie Bustamante

This letter is regarding the road conditions on Cherry Lane, which presently strike me as hazardous to pedestrians, cyclists and anyone driving their own car on this narrow paved road. As a homeowner living in Cherry Lane Estates, I utilize the road on a daily basis for my round-trip commute…

  • By Ron Snyder

Today I read a short comment equating the building of the Walmart store to the problems of Los Angeles and the Watts riot of 1992. Watts was a deeply impoverished African-American neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles. Just to get the facts straight, that riot was about Rodney King. That…

  • By Ayn Lewandowski

I want to give a special thank you to some terrific young men. They all have had some difficult times these last few years. School can be very challenging — from bullying, school work, finalizing their last year, overcoming obstacles and accomplishing things they didn’t think they could do. …

  • By Maureen Kelley

I was embarrassed and ashamed on Memorial Day when I looked out over our neighborhood and our home was the only one flying a flag in remembrance of all of those who have served and those who gave their lives so we could enjoy our freedom.