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  • By DAVE AND KAY CORDES
  • Updated

Thank you to Daniel and Miranda for taking time to stop and assist two Stallion Springs senior citizens as we were filling bags of woods chips — as well as your offer to assist us at our home if needed.

  • By Rick Scott
  • Updated

I have been associated with the Tehachapi Unified School District for more than 30 years. I have seen numerous superintendents over the years come and go. I didn't always agree with them, but I always felt they were invested in our town. The current administration has changed that. I therefo…

  • By Cavan Cox
  • Updated

In a recent Tehachapi News article regarding the contract negotiations between the Tehachapi Unified School District and Tehachapi teachers, the school superintendent stated the 3.5 percent increase proposed by TUSD was the largest in about 10 years, clearly implying this was a very generous…

  • By Ken Shofner

To all my valued customers, business associates and friends: After 33 years in the automotive repair business, 29 years in Tehachapi and 15 years on South Street, I'm finally retiring. I recently purchased a home in Virginia and am presently in the process of relocating.

  • By GREG GARRETT

What a winter! In the past few months our state has received historic amounts of precipitation, helping to bring much of the state out of the drought. Tehachapi has also fared very well. From Dec. 1, 2016, through today we have had more than 12 inches of precipitation. That’s more than our a…

  • By WILLY ROGERS

A.J. Marshall wrote, “Trump doesn’t seem to understand…” and again, “Our president just doesn’t get it.” A.J. may be right. Personally, I don’t think enough good has been said about unspecified criticism. Mark Twain said, “Everybody complains about the weather but no one does anything about it.”

  • By DENNIS TOPE

Nothing seems to get done in California unless there's a crisis. When the spillway at Oroville Dam was in jeopardy of failing and unleashing a catastrophic flood, workers raced to make repairs on America's tallest dam.

  • By BIBI SALJOGHI

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…

  • 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.