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Posted on: November 23, 2021

2nd Annual Tehachapi Holiday Decorating Contest

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The 2nd Annual Tehachapi Holiday decorating Contest is ready to accept entries from the community (dates changed, note below). 

The contest is open to both businesses and residential entries, there is no cost to participate. The contest has expand...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Senior Food Drive Underway

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The City of Tehachapi is happy to announce we will be assisting the Rotary Club of Tehachapi with their Twelve Days of Christmas food drive for local senior citizens in need again this year. 

Tehachapi City Hall is one of multiple drop-off sites f...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

City Video for In-N-Out Goes Viral-Podcast

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City of Tehachapi promotional video goes viral reaching hundreds of thousands of people across the United States on Facebook alone. In what has become the most watched video produced by the City of Tehachapi in the five years of making in-house videos.&am...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

TehachaPod Talks with CHP About Increased Enforcement

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TehachaPod – CHP – Mojave Office to Step Up Enforcement Season 2, Episode 108

California Highway Patrol Officer Aaron Maurer from the Mojave Station comes into TehachaPod to talk about the renewed focus on speeders and seatbelt enforce...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

After San Francisco Closure, Tehachapi Tells In-N-Out "You Deserve Better"

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The City of Tehachapi is reaching out to In-N-Out Burger following the closure of their San Francisco location by that city for failure to enforce vaccine mandates---and is inviting them to Tehachapi to open in a more business-friendly climate.

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

TehachaPod Talks Clean California Program

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 There is a new emphasis being put on litter removal and community cleanup projects headed up by Caltrans through the Clean California program. 

Joseph Reidhead from Caltrans District 9 came into the TehachaPod studios to talk about the p...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Tehachapi Beautiful Awards Announced

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The first two Tehachapi Beautiful Awards were given to two longtime homeowners in the City of Tehachapi. 

The Tehachapi Beautiful Awards is simply a recognition award for homeowners showing pride in their properties. Socorro and Carl Schmidt recei...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Economic Development UP-date September #2

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Tehachapi Rail Corridor Enhancement & Pedestrian Safety Project Wins Award

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The City of Tehachapi was honored on September 23, 2021, with the Outstanding Transportation Project engineering award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for the Tehachapi Rail Corridor Pedestrian Safety & Enhancement Project.  

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

TehachaPod-Where Were You on Sept. 11th, 2001

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On the latest TehachaPod we ask, “Where were you on September 11, 2001?” With the 20th anniversary of these tragic events that killed nearly 3,000 innocent Americans on that day, we found ourselves talking about how vivid the memories ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Economic Development UP-date August #2

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Economic Development UP-date August #1

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Realtors Association Honors City of Tehachapi

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The Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors recently recognized City of Tehachapi Economic Development Coordinator Corey Costelloe as the ‘2020 Affiliate of the Year’ at their annual installation event on Friday, August 6 at Dorner Fami...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

TehachaPod: Learning From 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquakes

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Season 2, Episode 90

Earthquake preparedness should be part of every family’s emergency plans. Ron Strand, City Manager for the City of Ridgecrest visits the TehachaPod studios to talk about how the Ridgecrest community survived the 6.4 and 7.1 ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Economic Development UP-date July #2

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Economic Development UP-date July #1

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Economic Development UP-date June #2

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

City Adopts Balanced Budget

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On Monday, June 21, the Tehachapi City Council approved a balanced $27.4 million budget for fiscal year 2021-22. The approved budget also addressed subsequent fiscal years through 2025-26. The budget includes all operating funds within the City including ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Economic Development UP-date June #1

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Economic Development UP-date May #2

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Flags Go On Display Downtown

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108 new American Flags are on display throughout Downtown Tehachapi thanks to the city’s Public Works Department. 

Each year the City of Tehachapi places new American flags in the downtown area prior to Memorial Day. The process of prope...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Tehachapi Farmers Market Opens June 3rd

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On Thursday June 3, 2021, the City of Tehachapi will hold the first Tehachapi Farmer’s Market for the summer of 2021.  

In years past the former nonprofit Main Street Tehachapi had organized the event, the organization decided to dissolv...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Airport Manager Earns Certification

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On April 30, 2021 City of Tehachapi’s Municipal Airport Manger Ashley Whitmore earned her designation as a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives. To earn this designation airport executives must show a diverse knowle...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Economic Development UP-date May #1

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Adopt A Flag Returns to Tehachapi

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The City of Tehachapi announces the return of the Adopt-A-Flag Program allowing businesses, organizations, families, or individuals to sponsor an American Flag in Downtown Tehachapi. 

The sponsorship program, known as the “Adopt-A-Flag&a...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

TehachaPod Receives Two Podcasting Awards

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On Tuesday May 4, 2021, the City of Tehachapi was notified its podcast TehachaPod has been honored by the 27th Annual Communicator Awards (Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts) as a recipient of the Award of Distinction in two categories: Government Spe...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Pedestrian Safety Project Construction Begins

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Construction on the Enhanced Pedestrian Safety Crossing Project has begun and will impact two areas in the City of Tehachapi during the next three months. 

“We are constantly looking at ways we can increase the safety of our community, b...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

FEMA Adopts City's Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently granted final approval of the Kern Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan Volume I and the 11 first-wave annexes including one from the City of Tehachapi. This annex was adopted via resolution on ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

City of Tehachapi Announces Text My Gov

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The City of Tehachapi will launch the Text My Gov application for easier general communications by the public to the city (non-emergency) on Thursday, April 8. 

Text My Gov allows the public to send text messages directly to city hall. Utilizing k...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Economic Development UP-date March #2

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Small Business Loyalty Program Ends After Huge Success

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The City of Tehachapi Small Business Loyalty Program has distributed all of the gift cards that were purchased and donated to the program bringing the program to a close on Monday March 22nd. 

A total of 223 $20 gift cards were distributed to the ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Local Realtor Donates $1,000 to Small Business Loyalty Program

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The City of Tehachapi Small Business Loyalty Program received a $1,000 donation from local realtor Stacey Peel to go towards purchasing more gift cards from small businesses to keep the program going. 

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Early Success in Small Business Loyalty Program

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The City of Tehachapi Small Business Loyalty Program scheduled to run through the month of March saw 62% of the $20 gift cards distributed to local residents in the first week. A total of fifty $20 gift cards were purchased and another five $20 gift cards...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Congressman Kevin McCarthy Joins TehachaPod

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Congressman Kevin McCarthy joins TehachaPod to talk about the latest stimulus bill that was just passed by the House of Representatives and particularly the restaurant portion of the bill. He talks to us about potential truck climbing lanes for Highway 58...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Latest Blood Drive Doubles Goal

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The City of Tehachapi, Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District and Houchin Community Blood Bank would like to say thank you to everyone who came out to the Tehachapi blood drive on Thursday February 18.   

Fifty-four people donated ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Economic Development UP-date February #2

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Economic Development UP-date February #1

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Demographic and Economic Opportunity Dashboard Launched

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The City of Tehachapi and eImpact have completed a new ‘Demographics and Economic Opportunity’ dashboard that is now active on the city’s website www.LiveUpTehachapi.com.

The demographics report includes spending habits of con...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

City Agrees to Accept Farmer's Market Operations

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On Monday February 1, 2021 the Tehachapi City Council voted unanimously to accept the Tehachapi Farmer’s Market summer event from the dissolving Main Street Tehachapi nonprofit organization.  

The Tehachapi Farmer’s Market will...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Economic Development UP-date January #1

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Elected Officials Sworn In, Mayor Elected

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On Monday December 21, the Tehachapi City Council meeting began with the swearing in of Councilmembers Michael Davies representing District 3, Christina Scrivner representing District 2, Victoria Marsh as City Clerk, and Stacy Curry as City Treasurer. &am...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Economic Development UP-date December

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Panda Express opens and other economic development news for the City of Tehachapi.

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