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  • Tuesday, Jul 08 2014 01:25 PM

    Guest Commentary: Don't let the summer sun bite

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    It's not very often that I get burned, but when I do I have to own up to my mistakes. It's what my family has always taught me. It's the right thing to do.

  • Tuesday, Jul 08 2014 01:23 PM

    A Memo From the City Manager: City staff dedicating to improving city

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    As I hope you've already heard, the Tehachapi City Council adopted another balanced budget on June 23. Our city staff members and I have worked diligently for the past five years, throughout the recession, to adopt balanced budgets while delivering high quality municipal services and while still building several new public projects. We've been able to do this by staying focused on our internal goals, which center on the simple idea that our role is to create and maintain a safe, sustainable, and attractive community.

  • Tuesday, Jul 08 2014 01:22 PM

    Now and Then: Yes, I'm tired of it, too

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    Honest, folks, if you're tired of reading my rantings about open government, the Brown Act and public access to information having to do with our government, I can assure you that I'm even more tired of writing about it.

  • Wednesday, Jul 02 2014 04:09 PM

    Now and Then: Civic pride and celebrations

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    Congratulations to the City of Tehachapi on the opening of the new police station on West "C" Street. The dedication ceremony last Friday included a tour, speeches, music from our local school bands and a Tehachapi favorite — refreshments!

  • Wednesday, Jul 02 2014 04:05 PM

    TechWire: What you need to know about free alternative software

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    Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Outlook are some of the most popular software that we use every day. If you are just starting a brand new business or looking to learn how software works, the software that is most popular is also highly priced.

  • Wednesday, Jul 02 2014 04:00 PM

    Public Safety Talk: You have to think like a criminal to fight crime

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    Almost all crimes in Tehachapi, as well as other cities, are “crimes of opportunity.” As examples, leaving something in your yard that mysteriously grows legs and walks away or leaving something visible in your car with your doors locked or unlocked (and finding it missing the next day).

  • Wednesday, Jul 02 2014 03:07 PM

    Chamber Chatter: Tehachapi Mountain Festival: 51 days and counting!

    Believe it or not, it's only 51 days until the 51st Tehachapi Mountain Festival, and I know that the days will fly by.

  • Wednesday, Jul 02 2014 01:00 PM

    Tech Wire: Do 'cookies' harm computer?

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    If you use a computer, then you have undoubtedly heard the term "cookies" in the past. Anything from clearing your cookies to downloading more or not enough has likely come up in the past. The question is: What are cookies, do you need them and are they harmful?

  • Wednesday, Jun 11 2014 07:30 AM

    Real Estate Today: Why use a Realtor?

    Everything you need to know about buying or selling a house is available on the Internet, so why use a Realtor? That may indeed be true. If you are willing to do the research, you may indeed be able to find all the information you want on the Internet. And we all know that if you read it on the Internet, it must be true, right?

    Okay, so there's the first, and perhaps among the most important reasons, that you should use a Realtor. Yes, there's all kinds of information on the Internet, but sorting through the chaff to get to the wheat can be difficult, if not impossible. Part of a Realtor's responsibility is to help you sort through the data and interpret it in way that is meaningful.

  • Tuesday, May 06 2014 08:27 AM

    What do you get the woman who already has everything?

    Mother's Day is fast approaching, so mark your calendars for this Sunday, May 11. This year will be the 100th anniversary of Congress designating the second Sunday in May as the official day we can all, as a nation, honor and recognize our mothers.

    So what do you get the woman who loved, cared for and nurtured you? Especially when she already has everything?

  • Wednesday, Apr 16 2014 06:00 AM

    Tech Wire: The fight against spam


    The term "junk" mail has taken shape over recent years. In the past, we always received junk mail in the form of advertisements in the mail. Once telephones were introduced, companies began starting "telemarketing" companies to begin cold-calling people in hopes of selling them their product. Once fax and texting became popular, this only escalated the issue.

  • Wednesday, Apr 09 2014 06:00 AM

    Tech Wire: Tech tools for your finances


    April 15th is just days away. While many may be filing taxes themselves, others often pay someone to file their taxes for them, and still there are others who are making the most of modern technology to get their taxes done quickly, efficiently and professionally.

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