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In April, I reminded our Tehachapi City Council that our county of Kern has the worst air quality in the United States, but I did present them with a solution, which now has its own song, "Electric freight trucks, go so long, go so long, go so long ... and make the air so clean, air so clean…

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It is very unfortunate that the Democrats have become left-wing liberals. Back in the day, they used to help the blue-collar workers. I was one of them, and voted for Jimmy Carter. Now, they have become left-wing liberals.

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Our country is in a state of unrest. Of turmoil. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, after Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. Since that day there have been endless protests calling for justice, not just for George F…

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While Tehachapi may be a conservative oasis for the older generation of Boomers, change does not shy away from even the most remote of communities. While everyone is certainly entitled to their opinions, let us make an effort to educate. It is beyond a generalization to say that the protests…

Problem solving isn’t difficult if plain old common sense is used. For instance, if an airplane repeatedly crashes because the wings fall off, it does no good to fix the landing gear. That obvious truth also applies to the massive social unrest going on in our country now.

Let me get straight to the point by narrowing out the fact that the Tehachapi community does very well in neglecting their community’s kids. If you haven't noticed, there are very important issues to take into account and combat in your “peaceful” town of Tehachapi.

So, once again Mr. Gavin Newsom is violating the U.S. Constitution. He took an oath when he was sworn in as governor that he would defend and protect that Constitution, but apparently he is not aware that the U.S. Constitution orders each state to provide for a federal form of government for…

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Bringing real-world issues to Tehachapi is not disturbing the peace, it's addressing problems in our own communities, and that is what we as protesters do. Recognizing that our fellow Black community and people of color are our family, friends and neighbors is the first step to honoring thei…

Now that we are having our lives change from total quarantine lockdown to little ventures out as some businesses open and some of us even go back to work, we at Have A Heart Humane Society have a few concerns. Our pets have been used to our being home and around for close to three and a half…

The endless protests of our time. One has to wonder how they managed to march all the way down here. Which ones? Does it even matter? It seems like being discontented, and making sure everyone else knows how discontented you are, is all the rage these days, and that rage is slowly spreading …

We're all in a real-time, three-act tragedy play. First, they give us the problem — the virus. Then, they create the reaction — monumental fear and panic that's promoted from the very start. Finally, comes the pre-planned solution — a fast-tracked, no guarantee vaccine that requires all of u…

On behalf of Major Jason E. George VFW 12114, I would like to express a big, big thanks to the first responders, our hospital, doctors and nurses, police and fire departments, businesses and their employees for their continuous dedication and efforts to keep our town alive and well during th…

What is Mr. Gavin Newsom waiting for? Is the leadership in our state waiting for a vaccine for COVID-19 before we are "taken off our leash?" Why am I supposed to believe anything that any supposed leader, right or left, says, without asking for valid answers?

Congratulations Class of 2020. You made history. Probably not in the form you had hoped, but make no mistake, your class will never be forgotten. Your social sacrifices will forever be a measuring stick for future conversations. Simply put, you have changed the world.

Imagine living in a society that elects leaders who do not want to put everyone in a bubble. Imagine business owners who know that in order to survive, they need to have healthy, living customers. Imagine what it would be like to have elected leaders who know that consumers can make the righ…

Once upon a time, only robbers and muggers wore masks and now it's just about everyone. You have to see the monumental irony and sick humor in all this tyrannical madness, as we wear the masks whilst the BANK$TER$ rob our Social Security, pensions and savings, not to mention eliminating jobs…

On behalf of the TUSD Board of Trustees, I would like you to know that our thoughts have constantly been with you during these past weeks. These are truly extraordinary and challenging times for our district, our community, our state, our country, and even our world. We know that on top of t…

Let's hope that because of this coronavirus problem, the politicians decide to NOT set up another government agency to protect us like they did when 9/11 happened and then ushered in Homeland Security.

We are trying to understand Tehachapi's pandemic response. At some stores, customers line up, social distance and wear masks (employees too!); but at other places of commerce, such as the May 7 Farmer's Market, people do not social distance, and vendors do not wear masks, wash hands or wipe …

On April 30, the very presence of the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital and their staff changed the course of my life forever by saving my husband’s life. That’s right. If this hospital did not exist in this location, I would be planning my husband’s funeral rather than our dinner t…

Several times a week, Tehachapi News will receive a message from one of our readers asking the same question: How many people in Tehachapi have been tested positive for the coronavirus?

Ask any good doctor and they will tell you that your mental health is just as important as it is physically, and so, as your own common sense should tell you that being locked down or socially distanced for weeks, let alone months at a time, is bound to be very bad for you no matter who orders it.

It’s time to publicly admit that none of us were prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic at all levels (global, nation, state, county, city, community, family, individual). So let’s just stop wasting energy, time and communications at all levels by blaming, scapegoating and politicizing this terr…

California has about $1.5 trillion in debt and unfunded retirement fund obligations, our roads are falling apart, we are struggling with the coronavirus epidemic, we have veterans who need additional health care, our schools need to be upgraded, and farmers in the Central Valley could use mo…

Well folks, does anybody know what day it is anymore? It seems like the weekend is every day, with no place to go, and nothing to look forward to. If you are lucky enough to have a job to go to, you know what day it is. For the rest of us, it's just another day in Corona Ville.

I would like to thank all the members of the Tehachapi Mountain Quilters, plus one who is not a member yet, who have spent many hours sewing masks for those in need. Masks have been sent to Houchin Community Blood Bank in Bakersfield, our hospital in Tehachapi, the California Correctional In…

Have a Heart Humane Society would like to thank Bank of the Sierra for a very generous grant of $3,000 funded to us on April 19, 2019. The monies we received help to fund our continuing spay and neuter efforts right here in Tehachapi. As more and more people find out about the low-cost spay …

Well folks, the year 2020 will forever go down in history as the year the world shut down. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, everything has changed in our lives. Our work, our play, and learning has all changed for now.

I am so disgusted with the person who dumped two more cats in the bushes south of Kmart. This has been going on for more than five years, and I don't know how you can dump a beautiful animal out like a piece of trash.

If you came by Rescued Treasures toward the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine, you probably noticed that our little resale shop had a few days where we closed, thinking we could do reduced hours and a staggered schedule. Then came mandated lockdown, so we are doing the right thing.

Easter Sunday, P-Dubs Grille and Bar, in Stallion Springs, reached out to the community with love and caring. They offered a free Easter dinner to the local residents. The entire owner’s family was involved with a plan for entering and exiting the restaurant safely. They offered warm and wel…

Small stores selling clothing, furniture and housewares are closed. But the aisles with these items are not roped off ,and the cash registers not set to reject sales at Walmart? If this were done at Walmart, wouldn't it encourage more "shelter in place?"