Opinion

  • A view of work at the Meadowbrook Park Bike Pump Track, from the Tehachapi Valey Recreation & Park District Facebook page.

    Letter to editor: Bike Pump Track will benefit community

    I am writing you to share my extreme disappointment in your recent article (Aug. 12 edition) covering local cycling facility development, specifically the Meadowbrook Park Bike Pump Track. This was a very poor attempt at investigative, objective reporting, and does little to inform the public what

  • Letter to the editor: Bank wants to share private information

    I recently received a letter from my bank regarding “important privacy choices for customers.” Unless we say “no," the banks will share our information with other companies with which they do business. My question is, why isn't ”no“ the default, and we can opt to share our information?

  • Letter to the editor: Walmart getting a bad rap

    Some facts regarding Walmart: Most retail businesses start hourly workers at minimum wage and keep some on part-time to avoid paying benefits. That's business in America. Why is Walmart the only one to get the bad rap? Walmart hires disabled workers that many other stores won't hire.

  • Best in Show for the 2015 Chalk on the Walk went to Lisa Burt for her colorful drawing of a cat looking at goldfish swimming inside a fishbowl.

    Letter to the editor: Thanks to sponsors of Chalk on the Walk

    TVAA's Chalk on the Walk 2015 thanks out sponsors and prize donors. Our sponsors and donors help to make Chalk on the Walk such a fun event for all. Thank you to sponsors Michael Jones, DDS, Lindsey Ornamental Iron, Smirnoff Photography, Skylark North Glider School, Jennifer’s Terrace, Kmart,

  • Letter to the Editor: Tomasko family thanks community

    The family of Lori Lynn Tomasko would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during the loss of our loved one. Lori will be missed forever, but she will live in the hearts of all who loved her. Lisa L. Ohls, Tehachapi

  • Letter to the editor: Walmart should be a part of our city

    This is a note from citizens who are lucky enough to live in Tehachapi, a town in the mountains where the traffic is a little slower and people care about one another. We care and choose to write this letter because we see an injustice by a group of “unnamed people” who have used our town as a

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks for movies in the park

    I would like to thank the young lady who puts together the movies in the park at Meadowbrook. She has worked well under a great deal of pressure. The first movie was canceled because of the storm that fizzled out, and the second one they brought up a problem projector that kept heating up. Kudos

  • Letter to the editor: Whatever happened to allowing competition?

    Kudos to the editorial of July 15, 2014! Whatever happened to competition? If your business is failing perhaps you should build a better mouse trap. Why not try advertising, put up a bigger sign, let someone know where your business is located. Are we happy with the government agencies telling us

  • Letter to the editor: We'll miss you, Claudia

    Oh so sorry to learn Claudia Elliott has retired from Tehachapi News. At the very minimum, it takes intelligence, courage and social skills to keep a community safe and well informed. As editor, she took on the responsibility of spelling out the meanings and consequences of actions that were

  • Letter to the editor: Barely avoiding a head-on collision

    On Monday, July 27, I was traveling east on Highway 202 at about 11:30 a.m. I was about one-fourth of a mile before the speed limit went down to 40 mph. Just then, a silver car traveling west passed a motor home and was coming right at me. I slowed down while honking my horn but he just kept

  • Claudia Elliott

    Now & Then: Reflections on my retirement

    Now and then… Five years ago I launched this occasional column. At times it's been just that, my reflections on the Tehachapi of today and that of my youth and memory. For those who might not know the backstory, when I took this job five years ago, it was my third stint at Tehachapi News

  • Claudia Elliott is editor of Tehachapi News.

    Now & Then: What I think about the Walmart appeal

    As we have reported, the group known as Tehachapi First has appealed a court approval of environmental review of the proposed Walmart super center for Tehachapi. Tehachapi First, as an organization, emerged specifically to fight Walmart. If it has meetings, they're not publicized. It's one-

  • Claudia Elliot, Tehachapi News Editor

    Water and Tehachapi; looking back and forward

    It was the day after my 22nd birthday, a cold Tehachapi afternoon, with the wind biting the hands and faces of all those gathered on the embankment above the freshly excavated ground that would become Jacobsen Reservoir, also known as Brite Lake.