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Having read Mr. Wells’ letter of Oct. 7, I think he is a little confused about the difference between a rally with like-minded folks for the candidate of their choice, and a protest march. Like the Trump/Pence rally, the Biden/Harris rally was a happy joining of like-minded spirits. Both wer…

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An entire alley's worth of litter is not a sight you should have to see when you're out on an afternoon stroll. Yet it remains a disappointing fact of life that so many people continue to toss piles and piles of trash out behind their homes, despite large trash bins often being no more than …

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I have been a resident of Tehachapi for more than 15 years and have had the good fortune and pleasure of having Dr. Terry Warsaw as my physician. I am 79 years old and I attribute that longevity to be to the care that I have received from Dr. Warsaw.

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The next presidential election will not be a question of whether we want a Democrat or Republican to be in control of our country, or a question of do we want a liberal or a conservative in the White House, or socialism versus capitalism. It will be a question of whether the people in Americ…

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I'd like to publicly offer my grateful thanks to two citizen angels who stopped to help me after an Oct. 3 traffic accident in which a driver ran through a stop sign and struck my car.

There are some elephants in the room here in California and it is just crazy. One is that colleges have recently come out with a report that details that of the 45,000-plus cases among 25 major colleges only two have been hospitalized with zero deaths. i.e. (and this is not a joke) a student…

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Today, Oct. 1, I was listening to the morning news on CBS’s KNX from Los Angeles. It is supposed to be very warm again, especially in So Cal valleys, perhaps over 108 or higher. PG&E and So Cal Edison are indicating there may be electric power outages or brown outs, depending on demand l…

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At the best of times, voting is like choosing between a heart attack and cancer, but this year under COVIDism, the choice has already been made without our contribution.

Hundreds and hundreds of people participated in a President Trump rally Friday in Tehachapi. It lasted for more than two hours, and no stores were looted, no businesses were burned, no one was assaulted, no public property was damaged, no trash was left behind, no one was pulled from their c…

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To mask up or to not mask up? For some, it is a choice not to be taken lightly. To others, “the government is not going to tell me what to do. It's a free country,” say proud Americans. Yes, it is. But, seat belts have been required to be worn by proud Americans in California since 1986. The…

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More public and private investment continues in the city of Tehachapi in one of the oddest economic years on record. Last month three new restaurants opened to plenty of fanfare. Congratulations to Tacos El Superior, Prime Bar and Grill and 4 Seasons Café on their successful debuts. Each of …

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The intersection of Indian Wells and Carriage Lane could be a deathtrap for speeding motorists if they hit a deer. A recent Saturday morning is an example of a motorist that hit a mother doe.

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Many of you will know her as Dorrie the Groomer. For nearly four decades, Dorrie groomed Tehachapi’s fur babies. The walls in her shop were adorned with photos of her clients and their owners. It was a "who’s who" of Tehachapi.

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I was admitted to Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley on Sept. 2. I was in Room 104. I would like to thank the emergency room staff members who were on duty that day. In addition, I would like to thank the following individuals who were my health care providers on the floor. I don’t know their…

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Thank you to our firefighters and the amazing job that they do. Their swift response to the Vista fire is what saved our homes. Fighting fires for them is not just a job. I seen firsthand just how dedicated they are to what they do.

After reading of friend Chris Rush’s fine account in last week’s Forum, I am moved to tell of my father’s proud service to our country, many years before Chris.

To the man who stopped my rolling car at the Post Office Sept. 11, thank you so very much. Your quick thinking and agility averted disaster. I am humbled by your thoughtfulness and deeply grateful.

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In my 40 years of residency in Tehachapi, I can’t recall seeing as many dead young deer on the roadsides. I have heard this year has been an exceptional year for multiple births in our deer population and this is evidenced by the many does I have seen with twins and triplets. Fawn very rarel…

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Once again our Kern County Fire Department did an amazing job on Sept. 9 when a fire broke out in the general Old Town area of Jeffrey Road. Along with the great pilots of our helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, the fire was knocked down in just a couple of hours.

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Just as the gym of today is far different from the barbell club of the past, COVID-19 will change the fitness gym of today into the health club of tomorrow. A health club will view fitness more from a medical perspective: exercise is medicine; food is medicine; social interaction is medicine.

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I am so grateful when I notice good citizens who pick up trash. A week ago I saw a large group of people cleaning up the field south of Valley at the end of Snyder. I thought they might be from Mountain Bible Church because I saw them one time cleaning up the field east of Home Depot. When I…

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As we all know there is an important election coming up on Nov. 3. As a veteran of the Vietnam War who fought and bled for this country, I am dismayed that anyone can support a president who brags how he avoided this war with a medical deferment, i.e. undocumented bone spurs, and denounces t…

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I've been a high school sports referee for many years and I subscribe to a publication called "Referee Magazine." In the current issue, there is an article written by Dr. Karissa Niehoff, who is a high ranking member of the NFHS (National Federation of High School athletics) — think NCAA, bu…

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The Collins Family wants to thank the 51-50 Diesel Truck Club, the American Legion Riders and the Patriot Guard for the beautiful escort for J.R. Collins to his final resting place at the National Cemetery in Arvin.

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Just think, we’ve been living with fear and loathing all along — whether it’s the fear of nuclear war, terrorism or the loathing of those our governments tell us to hate or even kill. So what’s different now?

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As we all know, there is a very important election coming up in about three months. Being a veteran of the Vietnam War, I am somewhat confused, and maybe someone might clear things up for me.

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I take great offense to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s categorizing our First Amendment right to freedom of religion as “non-essential.” The fact that any one person can dictate whether our religious rights are essential and when and how we can practice our right of freedom of religion is unconstitutio…

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The protesters are confused. No one is telling them to end their beliefs. Protesters have only a gripe: that they can't practice their beliefs as they are accustomed.

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We’re told we’re at war. Not surprising since we’ve been at war 93 percent of the time. That’s some 223 years of our 244-year existence. So, that is the question: Why are we always at war?

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My husband and I walk the Antelope Run almost every day (weather permitting). For years, we've passed a rickety bench. Recently it was vandalized and parts of it were thrown around the path.

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While COVID-19 has taken up plenty of time and resources from the city of Tehachapi, our team still has other goals and objectives that must be completed as is our duty to the taxpayers. There is still a community to help build, maintain and operate. Those tasks do not fall by the wayside du…