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We, the family of Randy Greene, would like to thank Stefanie Parks and Heather Kelley for their gallant efforts doing CPR on our brother, Randy, while waiting for the fire department to respond to the scene. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and you are truly angels sent from Heaven for h…

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On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, I attended my first Tehachapi Unified School District board meeting as a trustee. I was sworn in along with Tyler Napier. We both agreed to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, along with upholding the Constitution of California. These documents…

Thank you to all our neighbors in Tehachapi Valley who put up Christmas lights. They have been wonderful to look at up close and across the valley on hillsides and across ravines. They provided a sign of hope and joy for a lot of us. Again thank you for your time and effort, it was much appr…

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Republicans and Democrats have been working tirelessly together the past month to pass legislation to keep the economy afloat. Finally last week they reached an agreement. It was far from perfect, giving Americans only $600 stimulus checks apiece as opposed to $1,200 per American in last spr…

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On Wednesday, Dec. 23, I packed and loaded my car with Christmas gifts and headed out for my trip to Thousand Oaks to spend Christmas with my two sons and their families. I had a prescription to pick up and, as they close for a period of time for lunch, I decided, while waiting, to get a qui…

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I’m sure the city manager means well with his 2020 assessment, after-all, he can be forgiven for thinking Tehachapi is faring much better than most communities because of its high degree of public spirit and support. Unfortunately, his optimism is neither realistic nor practical.

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Thank you to the person who turned in the credit card that slipped out of my pocket at the ARCO gas station the morning of Thursday, Dec. 17. There aren’t words to express the relief that swept through me when the attendant answered “Yes!” to my timid, “Did anyone turn in a credit card this …

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We arrived, we saw, we survived 2020. If this were the Scouts, we would receive a badge, I guess one day we will all look back at living through this year and wear it like a badge of honor, much like our ancestors did during the Great Depression or the Spanish Flu pandemic. This was not the …

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Hi. My name is Tracy Kelly. Some of you may know me, many of you don’t yet. More than 3,000 of you voted for me in the recent election. Yes, the one with Trump and Biden!

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Tehachapi community, I thank you all for your contribution to Wreaths Across America Tehachapi. Our campaign was very successful, and without your contributions, we could not have reached out goal of $7,110 for the year 2020.

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In issue after issue of the Tehachapi News, we see opinion letters that question everything about President Trump and never give him credit for anything. The pure hate expressed by the writers is outlandish and borders on mental sickness.

My coffee group, which comprises equal parts Republicans and Democrats, has been discussing, debating and arguing about the presidential election. Some say it was a fraud, others say it was a turnout election or democracy in action.

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Today was the second time my dog has been attacked while walking on a leash. My dog spent two weeks, at a great cost, at the dog trainer. He passed with flying colors.

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I am writing in response to Gloria Thompson's letter to the editor titled, "Being required to wear a mask does not deprive us of our liberty." She wrote: “It is not costing us our freedom to wear a mask. You’re not out one penny…”

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Our three supermarkets, Albertsons, Save Mart and now Walmart, are really generous to our community in supporting good deed efforts. This is the 10th year we have experienced this support from Albertsons and Save Mart!

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The year 2020 has taken so much away from us — we’ve had to cancel or postpone parties, graduations, weddings, birthday celebrations and more. Yet, my heart remains hopeful that there is at least one constant in our community that we’ll never cancel: kindness.

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We are so excited we were able to exceed our fundraising goals for Wreaths Across America. On Nov. 19, we were able to present Jim Jacobs, the local coordinator for Wreaths Across America, with a grand total of $3,142.87 toward this year’s event.

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In this time of despair and heartbreak, I can say I'm so grateful for you. The entire world feels so angry and unsafe yet Tehachapi has remained a safe haven. I can still take my daughters outside first thing in the morning to admire the fall leaves and the only sound we hear is the baby bir…

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I read with amusement and disgust, the last paragraph of the "Planning Commission approves 'mountain modern' housing development" story (Nov. 4). What the CEO says he likes about the area, is exactly what he and other developers have destroyed here.

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I found it alarming to hear we had a U.S. congressman named Mike Lee contend that our country is not a democracy, because he claims it to be a republic. Albeit, we are not governed by a direct democracy, it needs to be understood and clarified that a republic actually is a form of democracy,…

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It seems Mike Ladd has conveniently neglected the hundreds of pro-Trump letters offering wildly exaggerated claims of his accomplishments or no-evidence achievements, as well as anti-Biden projections that are equally bizarre, including but not limited to an utter destruction of our society …

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I realize this presidential election is bringing out much passion for the candidates. What concerns me is when rally organizers encourage participants to come up to our beautiful community, from places as far away as Palmdale! It is not even in our county!

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Willie and Joe were two World War II GI cartoon characters that were drawn by Bill Mauldin. One of my favorites showed these two characters in a foxhole pointing their rifles at a Nazi soldier in another foxhole at the end of World War II. Willie says to Joe, “I’m not putting mine (his rifle…

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BVS is facing a much larger problem overshadowing its CSD election issues such as road repairs, property taxes and fire exits. It is facing a sudden outpouring of hate speech and intimidation through social media — harassment, bullying, character assassinations, mudsling and much worse by a …

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In response to a recent letter to the editor in the Oct. 14 Tehachapi News, titled “Battle for the future of our democracy is nearly upon us,” be advised that our founders and framers both feared and unanimously rejected “the evils of democratical governments” — George Washington. Thus, the …

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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…