It’s a pretty obvious statement to say we all care about our health and the health of those we love.
I’ve been asked by residents about the upcoming measure on the ballot as it relates to repealing the “Gas Tax,” or “SB 1” as many people know it.
Honor Flight and the veterans of Kern County thank Thunder on the Mountain Car Club for its continued support. We are proud to be one of the 13 local charities chosen to receive its generous donation. Its donations have sent many veterans to Washington, D.C.
I just wanted to drop a line saying what a great Fashion Show the Rotary Club put together! I am a new homeowner of six months here in town but not new to the area. My family has been here approximately 18 years.
I'm writing about A.J. Marshall's letter of Sept. 5, where he gave his opinion of Russian interference and Robert Mueller, the war hero, (which doesn’t make him a fair and descent man.) I doubt that he is a conservative Republican. Mueller was hired to do one thing and that was to investigat…
A “yes” vote on Measure R is completely selfish and hurts our senior citizens, our young people hoping to start their lives on their own and our young families who have been struggling for years to save up a down payment on a home for their children.
As president of the Tehachapi Humane Society, I would like to thank the Tehachapi Car Club and Thunder on the Mountain for giving Tehachapi Humane Society a generous donation from their great event during Mountain Festival.
Seven years ago the voters approved a $9.9 billion bond to build a high-speed rail line from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The overall cost was projected to be $33 billion. So far, a little over 100 miles of right-of-way has been built in and around the Fresno area, but now the projected cos…
Thanks to a robust economy, a business-friendly climate and the desirability of Tehachapi, our downtown is operating at full strength. Buildings that sat vacant due to a variety of factors will be unoccupied no more.
Tehachapi voters will have to make a choice this November. We can either go backward or move forward. The current park and recreation facilities do not meet the needs of a growing, vibrant community that is Tehachapi.
TMSAR would like to thank the Kern County community, as a whole, for its support in our annual fundraising raffle for the Tehachapi Mountains Search and Rescue unit.
Summer 2018 was incredible for TVRPD. This time of year is a special time for us and always our favorite season. We get to offer so many outstanding programs and events that touch so many people across the Tehachapi Valley. As recreation supervisor, Ashley Krempien and I have the privilege o…
The Mountain Festival Committee begins work every January in order to make this community event successful, and our 55th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival was no exception. Each committee member gives of themselves by providing valuable support to this community event and promoting civic pr…
I grew up in a small town very similar to Tehachapi. As a kid in Kernville, I felt the importance of having local parks and recreation opportunities.
It's nauseating to hear and see what's happening in our country just to be politically correct. Political correctness has caused us to remain passively silent instead of expressing what's really on our minds.
Robert Mueller (a conservative Republican and a Vietnam War hero awarded a Bronze Star with Combat V for heroism and a Purple Heart) is currently head of the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
It's hard for me to imagine the mindset of an American whose chest swells with patriotic pride over the slice of our history during which we allowed human beings to own other human beings. Is this something to be proud of? Something to cast in bronze and stick in the middle of town?
I was very disheartened when I read a letter to the editor last week from Dennis Tope ("Removing monuments is disservice to our history," Aug. 22). He seemed to be angry because of the removal of some statues that were offensive to the "so-called politically correct radicals." Perhaps he was…
A rose is still a rose by any other name … a fire fee, parcel tax and a BOND are all tax burdens to property owners and ultimately consumers including renters.
It’s been hard to miss, but healthcare options in Tehachapi over the last three years have increased significantly. By the end of this year, residents will have at their fingertips the best care in the history of the Tehachapi Valley. Yes, it has been that type of transformation, a transform…
I would like say a big thank you to our Kern County firemen and any other agencies that fought the fire in West Oak Knolls. Also, for the great guys flying the fixed wings and helicopters that were dropping water and Phos-Check drops.
I would like to answer Ryan J. Alsop’s question ("Cost of public protection keeps going up," Community Voices, Aug. 22) regarding what to do about the deficit of funds in Kern County.
At around 7 p.m. Aug. 17 we witnessed a fire in the northside of Golden Hills. As we looked across the valley south of the fire we saw a helicopter dropping water on the fire and also fire equipment rushing to the scene.
A rose is still a rose by any other name … a fire fee, parcel tax and a BOND are all tax burdens to property owners and ultimately consumers, including renters.
When the equipment started moving in to the Albertsons site, you had two to three articles about it. When the work stopped, there has been no word at all about what is happening! What gives?
When civic leaders in our country acquiesce to the so-called politically correct radicals throughout the country and decide to remove national monuments, it's like erasing part of our history. Who do these people think they are to decide what monuments are to remain and what monuments must b…
The business of the city isn’t always conducted at City Hall or City Council meetings. Matter of fact, much of what is done to benefit the citizens and the community is conducted at a variety of meetings and networking opportunities, many of which take place right here in Tehachapi.
I read the letter from Mr. Slusher about the LA attitude moving in to what used to be a charming little laid-back town. But wait, folks. Maybe it's not too late, I hope! So if some of you newbies read this and vow to change your big-town ways, there may be hope for this town after all.
It looks like the hotly debated DACA issue has raised its angry head again. I don't recall ever being asked to vote on this. As I recall, it was just placed into law by the so-called powers that be that we were stuck with at the time, and no one deemed it necessary to add a stipulation that …
First off, I am for the 2nd Amendment. The other day I was at a local fast food place and upon exiting the burger place, there were a few young men standing around a 4x4 Jeep.
Marley’s Miracle Mutts, the therapy dog program and community outreach of Marley’s Mutts, would like to thank Tehachapi Wine and Cattle Company for a wonderful evening and fundraiser event during the Dog Daze of Summer, held July 28, 2018.
Gee folks, just when we all thought the new hospital project bond was going to end, we all got hit with a bond renewal, due to a badly managed hospital budget and construction errors.
In the brief space allowed, I'd like to express concerns about the $43 million bond issue now on the November ballot. I did attend all of the meetings except the first one. The bond, after 30 years, will cost more than $80-plus million and depend on the older taxpayers in the Tehachapi district.
History is chock-full of examples where areas of opportunity attracted a generation of opportunists. There was the New World that sparked explorers to take to the seas, then came the push west and our Manifest Destiny that attracted pioneers to hitch wagons and settle in homesteads and new c…
In a newspaper article ("Talented people work for our city," July 4) Greg Garrett, our city manager, wrote that "Private sector salaries are generally higher than public sector jobs, and the private sector can offer bonuses, stipends and incentive packages that the public sector can't."
I'm a senior citizen and very proud to be a veteran. I fly my American flag, I shoot guns and I'm very proud to live in the greatest country in the world and to have served that country.
I went to the final meeting for the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District proposals. It's worse than I originally thought. District manager Michelle Vance has clearly lost her way in thinking that the residents of Tehachapi are her personal piggy bank.
Following our president's meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Republican Sen. John McCain said this: "Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump's naivete, egotism, false e…
What is the meaning of "the vote?” I know it’s a method of expressing opinions/ electing persons to office/ implementing the collective will of a group. But, what does it mean?
I hope the community enjoyed the All-American 4th of July Festival and the Fireworks Spectacular hosted by the city of Tehachapi. It has become a marquee event for our community and it attracts visitors from all over, especially as many surrounding municipalities no longer provide such festi…
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the paramedics and Officer Best who responded to the 911 call I made for my husband on June 11 in Stallion Springs. While the paramedics attended to my husband, Officer Best stayed with me until my pastor and friends arrived.