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  • Wednesday, Feb 05 2014 06:00 AM

    A Memo from the City Manager: City works hard to make best use of water

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    At a recent City Council meeting, I asked our Interim Public Works Director, Jon Curry, to briefly address the Council about the current drought conditions and what it may mean for the city's water supply. Jon is our former Utility Manager and is a board member of the California Rural Water Association and he was well prepared to summarize the current and future water issues facing our city. I will do my best to summarize his presentation but I also want to share some of the exciting initiatives underway at the city with respect to water conservation.

  • Wednesday, Feb 05 2014 06:00 AM

    Now & Then: Tehachapi and crime

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    Reports of crime -- and arrests -- seem to be a big part of local news lately.

    Waking to the noise of a helicopter searching the downtown area last Saturday night was a surprise, though.

  • Wednesday, Feb 05 2014 06:00 AM

    The Human Scene: An equal opportunity irritation

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    I don't want to live in a world governed by liberals (or Progressives, if you prefer.) Now that I have irritated some and made some smile and nod your heads, here's more. I don't want to live in a world governed by conservatives. That leaves only a small group that is not irritated. So here goes. I don't want to live in a world governed by moderates.

  • Wednesday, Feb 05 2014 06:00 AM

    Tech Wire: Alert: are you still running Windows XP?

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    On August 24, 2001, Microsoft released the best version of Windows and the absolute best computing experience at that time. When Windows XP was introduced, it shaped the way we use our computers including the demand we never knew we would have in terms of the software and hardware in the home and business. However, Windows XP is now over 12 years old, and like any other piece of software, whether it is popular or not, its lifespan is running out.

  • Wednesday, Jan 29 2014 08:28 AM

    Now & Then: Time to think about water conservation

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    I happened to drive past the Holiday Inn on a recent weekend day and noticed a woman sitting by the pool in a swimsuit. In January. Who in Tehachapi would have ever imagined this would be possible?

  • Wednesday, Jan 29 2014 06:00 AM

    Tech Wire: How to 'theft proof' your smart device

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    Our smartphones and tablets have become an important part of our lives. As we begin to add more apps that store more of our personal information and as we begin to dump our computers in favor of smart devices, it becomes an item that is almost as precious as our wallets, if not more so.

  • Wednesday, Jan 22 2014 06:00 AM

    Guest Commentary: Lessons learned from Golden Hills recall effort

    During the process of the Golden Hills Community Services District recall, several of us working on getting signatures and answering questions got quite an education and not the one you might think.

  • Wednesday, Jan 22 2014 06:00 AM

    Guest Commentary: Crime is down in Tehachapi, let's keep it that way!

    As the newly hired Crime Prevention Officer for the Tehachapi Police Department, I'd like to introduce myself to the community. My name is Teri Cryer and I am your community resource for education on crime prevention, neighborhood watch programs, community outreach programs and much more. I will be writing a monthly article on relevant crime prevention topics that affect our city.

  • Wednesday, Jan 22 2014 06:00 AM

    Trainer Talk: Warmbloods, grade, geldings & premarin mares

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    I can still remember a time when the now ubiquitious Warmbloods were a rarity on the "A" hunter jumper circuit. They were like Faberge Eggs; rare beautiful unknown European treasures. Creatures who were so unlike the Thoroughbreds that most of us were used to in so many ways.

  • Wednesday, Jan 22 2014 06:00 AM

    Guest Commentary: Polio, the fight continues

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    Polio, or poliomyelitis, is an infectious viral disease that can strike at any age and affects a person's nervous system. In the late 1940s to the early 1950s, polio crippled an average of more than 35,000 people in the United States each year; it was one of the most feared diseases of the twentieth century.

  • Wednesday, Jan 22 2014 06:00 AM

    Tech Wire: How to securely erase your data

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    When you don't want a file or folder any longer on your computer or smart device, you highlight it and hit "Delete." You are careful, so you also erase the Recycle Bin (or equivalent). After that, it's gone forever... right?

  • Wednesday, Jan 15 2014 06:00 AM

    Guest Commentary: Mayor addresses Walmart traffic concerns

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    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.

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