I do not pretend to be a spokesman for the 800K non-essentials sequestered in this recent government shutdown. But I am one of them, and I have a few thoughts about that, as you might guess.
It's been a while since the last of these memos and as I look back, I can understand why. At the City of Tehachapi, we've been busy every day trying to improve the quality of life for the residents of this great city and we're making great progress. That has left me less time for memos of this kind so I'll try not to hit everything we've been up to, just the highlights.
This week is National Newspaper Week and a good time to reflect on what we do here at the Tehachapi News, and at newspapers across the country.
With the stunning unveiling of the new game by Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto 5, I am convinced this game in particular is a building block to the statue that will consume society as we know it.
After a summer of debate and deliberation, the Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-14 County Budget for a total $2.629 billion.
I wasn't in the office at the time, but I'm told we had a recent visitor who said she wished we would get the paper back like it was before it was purchased by The Bakersfield Californian.
There's a classic piece of social wisdom which says we should always wear clean underwear in good condition. There may be an accident, and I may have to go to the hospital. When they see my worn underwear, they'll shake their heads, and say "tsk, tsk." Now my guess is that medical personnel don't really care much about my underwear. I think they can handle it. But it reflects the fact that "What will people think?" matters a whole lot to many of us.
This week we're unveiling the winners of our fourth annual "Best of Tehachapi" reader's survey.
There has been some controversy about the plan of Golden Hills Community Services District to take on responsibility for trash collection. The district's Board of Directors in June took action to give Benz Sanitation five years notice of this and also to spend what may be up to $100,000 to have a Bay Area firm handle the process of constructing a bid process (RFP) and related matters.
A local business is a business that:
By this time almost everyone in America (maybe in the world) has seen the embarrassing, "mild" porn, performance of Miley Cyrus. No, I didn't watch the original performance, but our local news program has shown it repeatedly.
If you have been reading The Bakersfield Californian or watching the Bakersfield news, you know about the rift between Kern County Animal Control and Bakersfield City Animal Control.