• BY ROBERT SLUSHER
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I have heard this statement for some time now, and I can't believe there are people foolish enough to believe we do not live in the greatest country in the world. God hasn't forgotten this country, it's the people who live here who have forgotten God — from the head of the so-called leaders …

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  • BY JAN WENSINK

Residents of Keene and Hart Flat: Wayne Robert Allen, attendant of the Kern County Waste Transfer Station at Keene, has passed away. The years of service Wayne was present included a cheerful hello and a wave goodbye, which was such a marked contrast to previous personnel.

  • BY TONY MARSHALL

On the Hugh Hewitt show (Sept. 21, 2015), Donald Trump said, "Global warming ... it's a hoax ... it's a hoax. I'm not a believer in global warming. I'm not a believer in man-made global warming. I believe there's weather. I believe there's change ... and I believe it goes up, and it goes dow…

  • BY TONY MARSHALL

The Walmarts across the country make more than $14 billion a year in profits. Investors pocket $10-plus billion. There are seven Walmart family members on Forbes' list of the country's 400 richest people. Yet, Walmart costs taxpayers $7 billion in government subsidies for its employees — foo…

  • BY KATHRYN JACOBSON, DC

I still love Tehachapi after 11 years. Prior, I was a busy coastal chiropractor. My sign was my name. When I first saw the bright, flashing, medical sign on Highway 202, I thought, "Tacky … hope we don’t ruin Tehachapi by getting more of those." The most offensive thing, though, became the c…

  • BY SALLY THOUN

The Relay for Life Survivor Social is one event that does not raise money for cancer. It celebrates the lives of those who have survived cancer. Words cannot describe the feeling to know that you are still meant to be here, alive on this earth! It is also bittersweet because of those who hav…

  • BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ

Excellence is in short supply throughout American society. From simple household services such as plumbing and electrical work to complicated procedures in our hospitals, it's just not there. I'm not asking for the moon, just a good product at a fair price. This opinion is the result of bein…

  • BY SUE PAGE

Valley Oaks Charter School, Tehachapi wishes to sincerely thank Petra’s Mediterranean Restaurant, Handcrafted Honey Bee, Kohnen’s Bakery, Gallery 'N' Gifts, Souza Family Vineyard, Mill Street Kitchen, Home Depot, Tractor Supply Co., Children’s Cottage, The Coffee Mill, Coffee Beans, Dunkin' …

  • By KATHERINE COATES

Thank you, Tehachapi News. You brought us Maria from Bear Valley Springs who gave a sweet Chihuahua a new caring beginning. That's the Tehachapi I grew up with. Thank you Maria, for being so persistent in wanting to give this dog a home. From the minute she read the article, she called me ev…

  • By JEANNE RIESEN

Well, I drew the short straw for putting on the Mother's Day dinner this year. But I really don't mind, as i love to give parties, and it was my turn to put on the holiday dinner as my daughter did the last holiday.

  • By JACK ROSE

A couple of weeks ago, the wife and I made a trip to the Los Angeles area. The traffic down there is one big mess and can only get worse. Families with four or five vehicles, a motor home, etc., have made getting around look like rats trying to get through a maze. There is no room left for m…

  • By BARBARA SENSEMAN

Have you been receiving phone calls from individuals who claim they are with the U.S. government and you have been randomly selected to receive a $9,000 grant? This is a scam!

  • BY BRITTANY McCALMAN

The Tehachapi Unified School District's Transition to Adult Living and Lifestyle Program (TALL) is truly thankful for the community's help with their development in young contributing citizens to Tehachapi.

  • By ANTHONY CHESSICK

The difficulty not being discussed in wind energy as often as it should be is the provision of support for blades in the event of blade failures. As the need for some sort of answer to be made available to forestall climate change becomes better understood, wind turbines must be relied on to…

  • By DEANNE HART

Silver Paw Ranch and Mikayla Hart want to express their appreciation for making it possible for Mikayla to receive her Mobility Harness for her and her service dog, Teddy Bear.

  • By DAULTON OLIVER

I am somewhat insulted by Mr. Greg Hahn's letter ("Ignorance excused, willful ignorance not excused") suggesting that an opposing opinion to his "manmade climate change" theory and the belief of the presence of a divine creator equate to "inexcusable willful ignorance" and lack of "proper re…

  • By KATHERINE COATES

This town needs some self-control. I watched for more than an hour while this little dog just wanted her owner to step up. This is becoming a consistent problem. We are overrun by people dropping off animals. I have four cats and a dog before fostering this one. Why do people do this?

  • By MICHELLE MILLER

Tehachapi Valley Art Association's 2017 Children's Art Contest was outstanding again this year. Tehachapi has many talented artists from kindergarten to high school who submitted art, including water color, oil paintings, sculpture, pastel, collage and digital art.

  • By ZACK SCRIVNER

The past few years have been challenging economically for the County of Kern. Due to the fall in the price of oil, the county has endured budget cuts and hiring freezes, and this past year, public safety was cut to balance the budget. Anything that can save the county money and allow us to o…

  • By GREG HAHN

I admire the mechanism by which our thoughts can end up being publicly printed. For example, someone can hear about climate change and come up with their own story as to why it isn’t important. Recently, it was stated in this very Forum section that, “…one volcanic eruption spews out more CO…

  • By CHERRILL GRAGG

The city and the greater community of Tehachapi have experienced years of expressed passion against the coming of Walmart. So much time and financial cost has been expended in protesting and defending this matter. It's still coming. So many public meetings and forums have been held where the…

  • By MARIANNE BARBOT

Ten years and no raises for our Tehachapi teachers? Because of the demographics? What about the needs of our students? They deserve the best teachers we can get for them, so who is responsible for acquiring the funding we need to pay these teachers? Is it the school board? Is it the administration?

  • By CHERRILL GRAGG

With great respect for Mr. Haughness and the wonderful contributions he has made to the greater Tehachapi community, please note that the reading references he made in his letter were all published between 1998 and 2006. Looking at the circumstances in Kirksville, Mo., today, Walmart is thri…

  • By ANTHONY CHESSICK

As reported in the news article (April 5), the Edwards Air Force Base operations include pursuit of engineering innovations. Various such ideas were mentioned. One was the installation of a 350 megawatt solar PV electric energy generation project. Let's see. At about 350 watts per PV panel, …