In her Jan. 8 column, "About Traffic and Walmart", Tehachapi News Editor Claudia Elliott takes the city to task as it relates to traffic issues associated with the building of the proposed Walmart store on Tucker Road. I share her concerns and I will try to shed some light on how our city plans for future traffic needs and how it develops solutions to mitigate traffic related challenges.
I would like to thank the Guild of Tehachapi Hospital for allowing me to be your president these past two years. I would like to thank all of you for the many hours you volunteered, whether it was at the hospital , blood pressure clinic or thrift shop. Last year, 2013, was an exceptional year as our sales greatly exceeded last year.
Sometime soon, the Walmart project will once again be before the City Council.
Since my first website went live about 5 years ago, people have contacted me on and off with various equine problems, questions and occassionally legislative issues. Since my column and Twitter feed started in August-September of this year the amount of people contacting me about ALL things equine has grown exponentially. So far I've been able to help out everyone who's called or emailed. Until now.
Over the Holiday season, specifically between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, Target became the victim of a massive data breach in which over 40 million shoppers had their credit cards and encrypted PINs stolen. This information can be used to create replica credit cards or sold as a part of the ongoing threat of identity theft.
Happy New Year! 2013 was another fantastic year for the city of Tehachapi and with your help we expect an even brighter 2014.
The New Year is almost upon us! While many may be making resolutions to stay in shape, get more sleep or spend less money, most resolutions don't last all that long. This isn't intended as discouraging, but just as a statistic. Statistics show that, at the absolute longest, New Year resolutions don't last any longer than eight weeks, which is pushing it. People often don't follow their resolutions past the first 10 days, in most cases.
As we wind down the old year and prepare for the new one, we reach a time of introspection and examination. At least if we are post-middle aged, anyway. Young people don't feel the need to do this so much, they just look ahead to the promise of a brighter future. And there is nothing wrong with that, they have youth on their side that gives them license.
Since embarking on our plan to reach nearly every home in Tehachapi with the newspaper every week, we have encountered some difficulties in certain areas.
My journey to Tehachapi started 30 years ago from a small lakeside town in Iowa to the South Bay. Upon retiring, I wanted a return to my roots, a place where my grandchildren could enjoy more than just Xbox 360 and smart phones. My husband and I stumbled upon this little gem of a town, only two hours (give or take) from the kids. It was like coming home, four seasons, small-town atmosphere, the whole shebang.
On Nov. 24, security experts tracked down some very big "hacks" to a server located in the Netherlands. What they noticed on this server were over two million passwords and login credentials for users on over 93,000 different websites.
The doorbell rang. There was no car in the driveway. It was dark and quite cold and I was puzzled and uneasy as I opened the front door.
I was greeting with a loud and musical "Jingle Bells" by four teenage boys singing away! I was just stunned, and yet it set me laughing.