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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.

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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.

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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.


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
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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:

  • By Dennis Cowden

I read a couple of weeks ago that the Mojave CHP received a multimillion dollar grant to make our roads safer. I thought to myself, this is great, maybe they will do something about the big rigs gone wild on the 58 from Tehachapi to Bear Mountain Boulevard (which I understand is in their jur…

  • By Girard Fisher

"Virtue signaling" refers to the public expression of an opinion primarily for the purpose of displaying one’s moral superiority before a large audience. Psychologists have expanded the concept to explain the behavior of teams: Once a team begins to lose, some players abandon team effort and…


Our two hometown supermarkets, Albertsons and Save Mart, are really generous to our community in supporting good-deed efforts. This is the sixth year we have experienced this support from them.

  • Dorothy Morris and Lora Minton

We would like to publicly thank and commend the staff at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley for my recent care. From the moment I was admitted, I received the utmost attention and care from each employee who crossed my path.

  • Hilary and Lee Romo

I would like to thank everyone in our little hometown of Tehachapi for all their love, support, prayers and kind words as we have had to endure this horrible tragedy. There are no words that can tell you all just how thankful I am, or my family. I would love to thank each one of you personal…


Seems to me roads are for cars, and cars have the right-of-way, but that's not what I've seen on Westwood or Golden Hills Boulevard and other roads around town that are being restriped. Bike paths on roads that are now restriped take up as much room on the road as cars do. I guess bicyclists…

  • Danielle Hall

As a registered voter in California I was trying to do my due diligence before the election by reading up on the vast amount of propositions we have to vote on this November. I started with the Official Voter Information Guide and stopped on page 88. That is where the rebuttal to argument in…

  • Jim Thomas

I believe that there are many who agree that we didn't wind up with the two best presidential nominees this year. Two candidates, one who only lies when her lips are moving, the other, whose lips move too much, especially during debates. One is married to a sexual predator, the other is accu…


We at Gateway Connections wish to thank so many for their support, sponsorships, volunteerism and participation for our recent Zombie Run fundraiser. The Golden Hills Community Services District has been fabulous in their support by providing us with the perfect venue for the third year.


Tehachapi needs to vote yes on Measure J because higher education is associated with healthier communities, stronger employment, economic durability and resilience.


I write simply in response to the news that Judge Cory Woodward is leaving the bench. While I never personally had to appear before Judge Woodward, I was present in his courtroom on several occasions; I found him to be fair, patient and sometimes surprisingly lenient, (although I doubt many …


As most of you have noticed it’s election season, which is hard to avoid unless you live on a deserted island. As with most campaigns those who are running want to be elected to the office which they seek.


We cannot express how much we appreciate Thunder on the Mountain's continued financial support of Tehachapi Senior Center! It is support such as yours that helps us keep our doors open so we can continue to serve our ever-growing senior population here in Tehachapi.


I can't believe what I just read in today's Letters to the Editor, (Oct. 4, 2016) from Sam Young and, that a well-respected paper like the Tehachapi News would print such garbage, as that is what it totally is, garbage, accusing Donald Trump of being another Hitler, in what he says and does.

  • BY CHELLEY KITZMILLER Contributing writer

Have a Heart Humane Society is thankful that Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 797. This law now permits ordinary citizens to take all reasonable steps, including smashing car windows, to free an animal trapped in a hot car without fear of incurring civil liability penalties.


Snuggles is a red pocket Pitty who ended up pregnant, alone and scared in the Mojave animal shelter. We didn’t know about her until we phoned Kern County Animal Services about a different dog, who has since been adopted. The shelter staff told us about the situation and asked if we could tak…


As the 2016 election campaign continues, I find myself becoming increasingly alarmed and genuinely concerned about what is happening in our country. Most specifically, because of the behavior and words of Donald Trump. I am certainly not the first or only one to voice this concern, but perha…

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Every morning while driving by the school bus stops, I can't help but notice nearly every student standing around looking pensively at their electronic devices.  Technology is a marvelous thing, but I wonder when these kids turn off their electronic "Smart Phones" and pay attention to their …


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 …

  • 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!