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The official award winning podcast for the City of Tehachapi, California. Our municipal government podcast covers the issues, topics, history, lifestyle and happenings in Tehachapi. Hosted by Community Engagement Specialist Key Budge, Economic Development Coordinator Corey Costelloe, & City Manager Greg Garrett. This show features interviews and highlights of community events, meetings and other interactions that impact Tehachapi. TehachaPod was recognized for Distinction by the AIVA for Government Special Episode and Individual Episodes by a Government Agency in 2020-21.

Episode Date
July 4th Weekend Entertainment Update Wine & Beer

July 4th entertainment update for the holiday weekend in Tehachapi. Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi Beer & Wine Tours gets us up to date on all of the Winery and Brewery entertainment and food lineups. Key Budge gives you the 4th of July activity lineup. Send your thoughts and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jun 30, 2022
Tehachapi has Another Podcast "In The Loop"

Nick Tanaka, one of the hosts (Josh Crisalli being the other host) of the new "In The Loop" podcast from the Loop Community Newspaper stops by to talk about what they are doing. Nick shares how the new weekly podcast (new episodes every Monday) came to be and what they are trying to do with the show. "In The Loop" is set up as a news format show featuring upcoming stories the Loop Newspaper will feature. Nick tells us that publisher Claudia and reporter Pat may have future segments on the show. There have been numerous podcasts that have originated from Tehachapi and we are happy to welcome "In The Loop" to the Tehachapi podcasting listeners. Send your thoughts, questions and ideas for future shows to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jun 30, 2022
July in Tehachapi Local Happenings

Jeanette Pauer from the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce tells us about the special events coming up including the 4th of July & Mountain Festival. We cover a lot of events coming up throughout the summer. The 4th of July and Mountain festival are two of the biggest events that occur annually in Tehachapi. Jeanette tells us what to expect. Send your events for us to talk about and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Jun 28, 2022
Canine Companions in Tehachapi Needs Puppy Raisers

We get a chance to talk to two puppy raisers for Canine Companions from Tehachapi. Chris Estes and Madysen Rail stop by with their puppies in training Mathew and Waldo VI. Chris and Madysen volunteer their time along with their families raising puppies that will become service dogs for people with various needs and disabilities. Chris and Madysen share stories of how these dogs once they have completed training will go on to do amazing things with their matched human companion. CC is currently looking for additional puppy raisers to help get these dogs beginning at 8 weeks old through their next 18 months of puppy training before they are turned over to advanced training and eventual placement as a service dog. There is training to become future puppy raisers here in Tehachapi and they also have a mentor program to help get new puppy raisers through the initial steps of preparing a future service dog. More information can be found at Canine.org or send us an email Media@TehachapiCityHall.com and we will forward to Chris and Madysen.

Jun 28, 2022
4th of July in Tehachapi Special & Alta One is Growing

4th of July in Tehachapi is going to be busy starting at 6 AM until the conclussion of the fireworks show at 9:30 PM. We talk about the activites on the 4th of July and the role Alta One Federal Credit Union has in the event. Stephanie Sievers the CEO of Alta One Federal Credit Union comes into the TehachaPod studio to announce some services and location for Alta One FCU. Alta One FCU is one of the key sponsors for our 4th of July celebration in Tehachapi and we say thank you for being a community partner. Send your questions, thoughts and suggestions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jun 24, 2022
Tehachapi Wine & Beer Scene Update June 23-30

Clare Scotti from @DiscoverTehachapi shares an update on all of the Tehachapi entertainment coming up in the next few days at our wineries, tasting rooms and breweries. Clare comes in to give us a weekly update on all of the happenings around our community. Send your questions, thoughts and list of events to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jun 23, 2022
CCI Behind the Walls of Tehachapi's Prison

Warden Brian Cates and Lt. Eric Barthelmes join us on TehachaPod to talk about some rehabilitative programs for inmates they brought to CCI (California Correctional Institution) in Tehachapi that have not been done elsewhere in the prison system. They also talk to us about way the inmates are able to use their own money to buy things from local businesses and donate to local Tehachapi charities. Its an interesting conversation, we learn about how an art project turned into a documentary and how it impacted inmates and how they responded to the art project. Take a minute, you will learn a little something about the $200 million dollar annual budget CCI operates here in Tehachapi. Send your questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Jun 23, 2022
Historic Tehachapi Earthquake With Jon Hammond

On July 21 1952, Tehachapi endured a 7.3 & 7.5 earthquake leveling much of the downtown area killing twelve people and many more were injured. Jon Hammond local reporter and writer has interviewed numerous people who lived through the 52 quake. He tells some of the stories including memories from family members. Jon has an incredible style and way he tells a story. If you have read his stories in the Tehachapi News, and The Loop Newspaper then you will want to hear him tell you the stories with his own voice. It is a fascinating conversation that will share information you have probably never heard before about Tehachapi. Send your thoughts, questions and suggestions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com. 

Jun 20, 2022
Tehachapi Winery & Brewery Entertainment Update June 16-22

Discover Tehachapi's Clare Scotti stops in for a weekly update on all entertainment and happenings at our local breweries and wineries. Clare talks about who is performing on each day at each of the Tehachapi venues. If you have an event you would like us to talk about send it to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jun 16, 2022
Tehachapi Wine & Brew Updates June 10-12
Time for the weekly update on what entertainment and events we can find around Tehachapi at our Breweries and Wineries. Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi provides the details. Send your questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com
Jun 09, 2022
City of Tehachapi Balanced Budget Discussion

We talk with City of Tehachapi Finance Director Hamed Jones about the recently approved balanced 2022/23 fiscal budget for the city. We talk about the 33 million dollar budget, where does the money come from and how is it spent throughout the various departments and funds. We talk about the future and how we have identified future challenges with increases in County of Kern charging for the KCFD to the city. We cover a lot of ground, ask Hamed a lot of questions and hopefully provide a little insight into the budget process for the City of Tehachapi. Send your questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jun 08, 2022
Tehachapi Entertainment & Happenings Update

Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi stops by to give us the weekly update on entertainment options in the Tehachapi area, she includes our breweries and wineries along with some other special events. The Tehachapi farmers Market is every Thursday 4 - 7 PM through August on Green street in downtown. Send your events, questions, comments to media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jun 02, 2022
TCT Presents On Golden Pond

Gary Mazzola from the Tehachapi Community Theatre stops by TehachaPod to talk about the upcoming play On Golden Pond. Gary who has been a member of the TCT since 1996 has been directing over the past few years and now jumps back on stage. Gary who suffers from parkinson disease is excited to be back on stage and hopes his journey can be an inspiration for others. On Golden Pond opens June 10 and runs through the month of June at the BeeKay Theatre on Green St in Downtown Tehachapi. More information and tickets can be purchased at www.TCTonStage.com send your show thoughts and comments to media@tehachapicityhall.com

Jun 01, 2022
Tehachapi Business Update June 2022

Jeanette Pauer from the Greater Tehachapi chamber of Commerce stops by to talk about the activities and events taking place in the business community. We also talk about events happening with other organizations and things to look forward to in this TehachaPod Mini episode. Send your show thoughts, questions, and events to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

May 30, 2022
Tehachapi Wine & Brew Scene Memorial day Weekend Update
Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi joins us again for a weekly update on our winery, micro brewery, entertainment and events for the Memorial Day weekend in Tehachapi. There are a lot of tie-in type of events, check out the pilot competition and then check out the breweries in downtown, check out the local museums and then the wineries. Make time to watch the Memorial Day parade and Ceremony on Monday starting at 10 AM. Send your questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.
May 26, 2022
Tehachapi Wine & Brew Scene Update May 19

Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi stops by the TehachaPod studio to talk about all of the new entertainment and activities at the various Tehachapi vineyards, wineries, and breweries. Clare is now giving us weekly updates on the entertainment and activities because they are changing every week. You can also book tours for both wineries and the Tehachapi breweries through Discover Tehachapi. Send your show comments and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com. Tell a friend about TehachaPod follow us for new information on local happenings, local businesses and hear from the people in our Tehachapi community.

May 19, 2022
Tehachapi Wine & Brew Scene May 12

Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi stops in the TehachaPod studio to talk about what is happening at Tehachapi wineries and breweries. She covers the entertainment, food options, and activities planned at each location in Tehachapi. Clare also owns and operates Discover Tehachapi, a wine and brew tour company for our region. Send your thoughts and questions or show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

May 12, 2022
American Legion Hosts Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

We talk to two U.S. Military Veterans, Kevin Davey and Dean Peterson from the Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 about the upcoming Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. Kevin and Dean tell us why Memorial Day is so important to all Americans and not just veterans and their families. They also talk about the activities taking place at their building at 125 E. F Street in Downtown Tehachapi. They share some programs available to veterans, veteran families and also the community. Did you know you can purchase an American flag from the American Legion? Well it is a fundraising program and service they provide year round. Find out more about the Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 and all of their activities on this episode of TehachaPod. www.Post221.org 

May 11, 2022
Tehachapi Wine & Brewery Update

Clare Scotti from Discover Tehachapi Wine Tours provides a quick update on what is happening at our Tehachapi wine destinations and Tehachapi breweries. It's a TehachaPod Mini Update on things to do this weekend.  If you have an event you would like us to talk about contact us via email at Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

May 05, 2022
Waterboy Stops in Tehachapi on PCT Fundraising Journey

We talk to Darrell Bolton known as "WaterBoy" on the P.C.T. as he raises money for Team World Vision following a trip to Africa and identifying a need. Darrell shares a little time with us after spending 6 weeks on the P.C.T. and he hits the trails again when we finish recording. Darrell hopes to get to Canada in early October. Its an interesting conversation and we appreciate him stopping by to share his story and experiences on the P.C.T. He tells a couple of stories and why he is doing it raise money. To donate to his fundraising efforts, https://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=268944  Follow his blog, https://pctwaterboy.blogspot.com/

Send your show thoughts and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Apr 29, 2022
TehachaPod Mini - More May Updates!
Ashley Whitmore & Key Budge share a few more updates on things to look forward to in May and early summer in Tehachapi. If you have an event coming to Tehachapi send the details to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com
Apr 26, 2022
Roads Maintenance & Development Updates

We get an update on road maintenance, capital projects, new businesses development going on in the City of Tehachapi from Public Works Director Don Marsh and development Services Director Jay Schlosser. How are our roads analyzed for rehabilitation, repair and replacement are discussed, along with what roads will see work this summer. We also get updates on the Chipotle, Starbucks, storage and RV Park coming soon. Send your show thoughts and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com. 

Apr 26, 2022
TehachaPod Mini Update May 2022
It's TehachaPod-Mini time for an update on what is coming up in the greater Tehachapi area in the next few weeks. Jeanette Pauer joins me to talk about business happenings in the community and Key Budge shares some other commnuity events you may want to put on your calendar including Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. 
Apr 22, 2022
Art 2022 Returns to Tehachapi
Donald Towns and Dwight Dryer representing Art 2022 stop by to tell us about what to expect at this years event. Both Donald and Dwight have extensive experience as artist and in 2021 they helped bring Art 2021 to Tehachapi. More than $100,000 was raised at auction from this Tehachapi inspired Art Collection that was created by artist from around the country. We share more of the story in our conversation with them on TehachaPod. You can get more information on Art 2022 at www.ArtsTehachapi.org  Send your show thoughts and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com
Apr 19, 2022
Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce in 2022 and Beyond

Jeanette Pauer the new President of the Greater Tehachapi chamber of Commerce stops by the TehachaPod studio to talk about all of the events and business activities coming up in 2022. Jeanette has been with the chamber only a few short weeks but she has hit the ground running. The monthly luncheons are back on the calendar. The June luncheon will feature speakers from NASA. The luncheons are on the 2nd Tuesday at Big Papa's. She has the annual Installation Dinner coming in May where they will honor the Citizen of the Year, Small & Large Tehachapi Business of the Year, plus she is in the middle of planning the Mountain Festival Weekend coming in August. Jeanette talks about the value to being a chamber member and how she is there to help problem solve for local small businesses. It is an interesting conversation we have, be sure to follow the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce on Face at their new page @GreaterTehachapiChamber. Send your TehachaPod questions and thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Apr 18, 2022
Short Take Off & Landing at the Tehachapi Airport

Join us for a conversation with Anitra Goddard from Husky National STOL. The SoCal STOL is coming to the Tehachapi Municipal Airport on Saturday May 28. STOL is Short Take Off & Landing competition for pilots. These special aircrafts will be coming to Tehachapi from around the U.S. and Canada to compete in this one day event to see who can take off in the shortest distance and land in the shortest distance. These are the types of planes we've seen in Alaska and rural parts of the world to transport people and supplies to areas that don't have airports or roads to land on. To get more information and purchase tickets to see this fun day of competition go to www.NationalStol.com This event is part of a national series to see who will become the National STOL Champion. Send your show thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Apr 14, 2022
Tehachapi Community Theatre Moon Over Buffalo

David Stenstrom is directing the next play at the Tehachapi Community Theatre called Moon Over Buffalo. He talks about the strength of the writing, the chemistry between the cast members and how everyone will just come away laughing. He is very proud of all involved in putting the play together and he explains more how others in the community can come out and help with future shows. Moon Over Buffalo will be at the BeeKay Theatre on Green Street in Downtown Tehachapi beginning April 22 and run through May 8. Tickets are available at TCTOnStage.org. Send your TehachaPod show thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Apr 13, 2022
TKs Pizza Owner Tyler Shryock Talks Business & Baseball

Local business owner Tyler Shryock talks business and baseball. Tyler is one of the owners of TKs Pizza in Tehachapi. He talks about how they transformed the business into what it is today and how baseball has played a strong role in his development as a businessman. He shares some of his baseball memories as a CSUB ball player and as minor leaguer in the White Sox organization. He talks about the parallels of playing baseball and transferring the things he learned into his business and how it operates. He talks about the generosity of the community during the pandemic among other success stories. Send your show thoughts and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Apr 11, 2022
Caltrans Seeks Public Input on Hwy 58 Project in Tehachapi

On this Mini-Pod we talk about the $120 million proposed Hwy 58 project and that Caltrans is seeking public input. Caltrans has a deadline of April 28, 2022 for the public comments in this workshop. You can email your comments on this project to Cecillia.Boudreau@dot.ca.gov or D9PublicInfo@dot.ca.gov. Send your show thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Apr 07, 2022
Make-A-Wish Tehachapi Helping Children

We got a chance to talk to Ashley Sodergren from Make-A-Wish and find out how they impact the lives of children with critical illnesses by granting a wish for them. Ashley represents our area and she told us currently their are five children in Tehachapi that are waiting to have a wish granted. We talk about the positive impact a wish has on the child and family and she says research shows this can help in their recovery. We talk about different ways we as a community can help by both volunteer opportunities and financial. For more information you can go to www.wish.org/canv or send an email to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com and we will forward it to Ashley.

Apr 07, 2022
#loveTehachapi Earth Day Project Mini-Pod

Nichole Hamblin from #loveTehachapi stops by the studio to talk about the upcoming events they are working on for Saturday April 23 in Tehachapi. She shares that volunteers from #loveTehachapi will be doing multiple things for the community between 10 AM - Noon & Noon-2 PM and they are looking for additional volunteers to help. One of the things they will be doing is litter removal from various locations. They will also being doing a "pop up" type of event for members of the community. If you would like to volunteer email Nichole@NicholeHamblin.com or if you would like to help on Friday April 22 with litter removal in the city send an email to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Apr 06, 2022
Tehachapi Update Mini-Pod

Trying something new to TehachaPod, a mini-pod(cast). Every once in a while we will give you a short version of the podcast with just some quick updates on events coming up around Tehachapi. On the debut of the Mini-TehachaPod I talk to Jeanette Pauer from the Greater Tehachapi chamber of Commerce and talk about events coming up in the local business, recreation and events calendars from our community. Send your questions, thoughts and events to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Apr 04, 2022
Tehachapi Municipal Airport Update

We get an update on all of the happenings at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport from manager Ashley Whitmore. She talks about some improvements and maintenance to help with safety. Ashley also talks about events, some new first time events and other reoccuring annual programs. She talks to us about an upcoming STOL event, Short Take Off & Landing competition that is will be hosted at our airport in May. It will be spectatot friendly and tickets will go on sale soon. We also talk about the Build A Plane program and its success plus we learn a little more about airport based businesses. If you want any information regarding the topics discussed or have a show idea please send your email to media@tehachapicityhall.com

Mar 27, 2022
Give Big Kern Day Helping Tehachapi Nonprofits

Aaron Falk the President and CEO of the Kern Coummunity Foundation comes into the TehachaPod studios to talk to us about the upcoming Give Big Kern Day on May 3. He explains how the Kern Community Foundation helps nonprofits throughout the county and several here in Tehachapi. They also provide services to nonprofits to run more efficiently and assist in setting up nonprofits. Aaron talks about the successes throughout the past several years of charitable giving by the Kern County community. He talked about how more than $800,000 was raised on Give Big Kern Day in 2021 and the money was distributed to 129 local nonprofits. If you have a nonprofit and would like to participate in this years event Aaron explains how to do it. To donate to Give Big Kern Day or to get more information go to their website www.GiveBigKern.org

Mar 25, 2022
Tehachapi Police Chief Kroeger Talks Crime & Prevention
Tehachapi Police Department Chief Kent Kroeger came into the Tehachapod studios to talk about some recent arrests, crimes they have been seeing and some crime prevention techniques we should all implement. Chief Kroeger talks about the partnership between the public and the police department and how important it is that we all work together to make Tehachapi safer. He explains how officers work tirelessly and have had some signficiant arrests recently in crimes occuring locally. He is rolling out a new crime prevention program called #9PM. He explains how crime reduction and the publics perception of feeling safe in our community is important to him. Chief Kroeger shares his passion for our community and why TPD is always striving to improve. Send your questions, thoughts and show ideas to media@TehachapiCityHall.com
Mar 23, 2022
STEMposium & Career Expo & Kern Energy Industry

Richard Chapman from the Kern EDC comes in to talk about the upcoming STEMposium & Career Expo for Kern County on April 1. We talk about opportunities here in Kern County for young people who are exploring career fields. The STEMposium will be on Friday April 1, 9 AM - 1:30 PM at the Career Technical Education Center in Bakersfield. East County opportunities will be presented at the event. 

We also talk to Richard about the East Kern Energy Industry and opportunities for individuals and businesses in our area. 

We discuss the importance of providing education and opportunities for our community about to enter the work arena or exploring potential career fields available in East Kern. www.KEDF.org for more information or email Richard@KEDF.org.

Send your questions, thoughts and show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Mar 16, 2022
Job and Business Opportunities with B3K Prosperity

J.P. Lake, the executive director with B3K Prosperity joins us to talk about the focus on economic opportunities and how they plan to help create 100,000 quality jobs in Kern County. He explains how 90% of job growth in the U.S. is done via small business and we plenty of room for economic growth locally.

J.P. is a successful businessman here in Kern County and is spending his time making Kern County a great place for business development, with a focus on our core industries countywide.

He describes how they are working to build a stronger workforce through educational opportunities that are based here in our county. Follow along at B3KProsperity.org.  

Specifically for Tehachapi entrepreneurs an opportunity to help make your idea a reality is in the works in the coming weeks. J.P. is also involved with GoKITE.org who provide guidance and resources for Kern County entrepreneurs.  

Send your questions, show ideas and thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Mar 15, 2022
Bob Souza "The Wine Guy" Talks Tehachapi's Wine Industry
Bob Souza and his wife Patty are the original wine makers dating back more than 20 years ago. They heard no from a lot of so called wine industry experts, that didn't stop them. They planted their award winning wines on their 20 acre Souza Family Vineyards ranch and after more than five years of perserverance they did it. Bob tells the stories, the history and what it means to him to see what the AVA designation Tehachapi Mountains has become for our community. Bob even tells a few jokes, as he shares how it all began. Send your show ideas, comments and questions to media@TehachapiCityHall.com
Mar 15, 2022
Discover Tehachapi Wine Tours
Chris Scotti stops in the TehachaPod studios to talk about the new Discover Tehachapi Wine Tour business he and his wife Clare started. He explains the goal is to give the customer an experience as they are taken to three different Tehachapi area wineries for a tasting and experience. Discover Tehachpi works closely with the local wineries to make sure everyone walks away feeling special. www.DiscoverTehachapi.com also on Facebook and Instagram. Send your questions for TehachPod to media@TehachapiCityHall.com


Mar 11, 2022
Road Projects in the City of Tehachapi

Don Marsh, the Public Works Director joins the TehachaPod crew to talk about road conditions and future projects in the City of Tehachapi. We talk about how the roads are funded, planned, and maintained. His team has invested time into surveying all 163 miles of City of Tehachapi roadways and has put together plans for maintenance and rehabilitation of all roads. Don also talks about communicating with the Planning Department to try and tie in projects so the roadways are impacted once rather two or more times in the same area. We also recap the recent Tehachapi City Council meeting and talk about an upcoming public workshop for pedestrian and bicycle projects. Send your comments and thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Mar 08, 2022
$2.1 Million Grant Awarded to Tehachapi

Denise Montes and Andrew Norton join the TehachaPod crew to talk about a $2.1 million grant awarded for a new park on Valley Bl. Denise explains how the grant writing process works and why its important to get community input. Andrew talks about the engineering and construction on grant related projects. The grant was awarded through the Clean California program managed by Caltrans. We also talk about an upcoming public workshop for future Active Transportation Project grant applications. You can send your thoughts for future nonmotorized pedestrian and bicycle improvement areas inthe city to projects@tehachapicityhall.com

Mar 04, 2022
Tehachapi Community Theatre
Andi Hicks from the Tehachapi Community Theatre stopped by the TehachaPod studios to talk about all things TCT. The 2022 Community Play Season is ready to start and they need all of us to show support for the upcoming season. Andi explains TCT needs actors, directors, set builders, social media publicity, sponsors, mcommunity memberships and volunteers in all areas. The upcoming season kisks off here in March and runs through the summer, go to TCTonStage.com or on Facebook @TehachapiCommunityTheatre. Send your show thoughts and ideas (as this was) to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com
Mar 02, 2022
Tehachapi weather can change quickly
TehachaPod takes a few minutes to talk about the hard freeze we recntly had and things to do to avoid some headcahes in your home. How you can get real time road and highway updates. We also recently met with Jeanette Pauer who is the new president of the Great er Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce. We cover a lot of ground and talk about variety of topics in Tehachapi. Send us your show ideas and comments to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.  
Feb 24, 2022
TVRPD Spring 2022 Update
Spring 2022 in Tehachapi includes the annual Fishing Derby at Brite Lake, Easter Egg Hunt, youth and adult sports and possibly pickleball at Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District. Corey Torrey the General Manager from TVRPD stops by TehachaPod to talk about all of these things and a few more. You can get more information on activities and events at TVRPD at www.TVRPD.org. Send your questions, show ideas and comments to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com
Feb 10, 2022
Tehachapi Proclaims Safe Surrender Baby Awareness Month

Tehachapi City Council proclaimed February as Safe Surrender baby Awareness Month in Tehachapi. Jana Slagle from the Kern County Department of Human Services joins the TehachaPod crew to talk about the Safe Surrender program and how it works in Kern County. 

Jana explains why its important to have this disscussion to help let mothers of new born babies that there are programs to help them and their child to safely surrender the child.

Anyone can surrender a new born baby within the first 72 hours of birth to any hospital or fire station with no questions asked if they like.

For complete information on the Safe Surrender Baby Awareness program go to KCDHS.org for all of the details and locations to safely surrender a new born.

TehachaPod also recaps the other items covered at the recent February Tehachapi City Council meeting. 

Send your thoughts, questions and show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com


Feb 08, 2022
2022 is off and running in Tehachapi

As we kick off 2022 in Tehachapi we share crime statistics released by our police department, we talk about and nearly completed million dollar project and we talk about a feedback survey for the community. 

Feb 03, 2022
2021 Year in Review

Join hosts Greg Garrett and Corey Costelloe (still awaiting the return of Key Budge) as we recap the year that was 2021 in Tehachapi. We cover some of the biggest stories, recall some of the top news moments from around the community and those captured right here on this podcast. 

Dec 27, 2021
Recap of the ICSC Retail Show and How Tehachapi Recruits New Businesses

Greg Garrett and Corey Costelloe recap the City of Tehachapi's recent participation in the Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC) Conference. This retail convention lays the groundwork for future business investment in the City. 

Dec 15, 2021
Mountain Lions in Tehachapi the things you should know

TehachaPod got a chance to talk with Robin Parks from the Mountain Lion Foundation about these big cats that call Tehachapi and California home. We get a chance to separate myth and facts about these predators that live in our nearby mountains. Robin explains how we can be better pet owners when we live in rural areas. He also explains how mountain lions truly want nothing to do with humans and generally leave the area when they hear the human voice. We also talk about misidentification of mountain lions and things we can do if we ever do encounter one of these animals while out in their habitat. More information on the mountain lion can be found at www.MountainLion.org. Send your show thoughts and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Nov 29, 2021
Holiday Time in Tehachapi with Lots to do

We talk about all of the upcoming Christmas and Holiday activities throughout the greater Tehachapi area. The Christmas Parade is returning this year, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, special Christmas events at the wineries, 12 Days of Christmas Food Drive, Greater Tehachapi Holiday Decorating Contest, American Legion Post 221 and Wreaths Across America for veteran gravesites. We also talk about several of the small businesses that are great places to find fantastic gifts and you support locally owned shops. Send your thoughts, questions and decorating contest information to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Nov 22, 2021
Recapping the Kern County Energy Summit

TehachaPod recaps the 15th annual Kern County Energy Summit. All three hosts attended the conference and each brought back a little something that relates to East Kern County and the Tehachapi specifically. The Energy Summit hosted by the Kern Economic Development Council featured experts from several local companies representing solar, wind, fossil fuels and battery storage. We also talk about redistricting in our area, the Tehachapi Christmas Parade and holiday decorations throughout town. Send your show questions and thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Nov 16, 2021
Experience Tehachapi Magazine 2021 From the Loop Newspaper

We talk Experience Tehachapi Magazine 2021 edition with Publisher Claudia Baker and Editor Juliana Crisalli. The annual magazine highlights Tehachapi for both the resident and the visitor in mind. Experience Tehachapi Magazine is a full color 112 page look at events, happenings, heritage and art in Tehachapi. Julianna and Claudia describe the process they go through to plan and execute the content and layout. We even get a visit from Pat Doody who wrote three of the feature articles. Experience Tehachapi Magazine can be found throughout town at many businesses and the digital version is at www.TheLoopNewspaper.com. Send your show thoughts and ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com. 

Nov 10, 2021
Holiday Cottage in Kern county A Time To Give To Foster Children

The Holiday Cottage is in its 34th year of giving gifts to Kern County children in foster care. The gifts they receive come from the community, Jana Slagle from Department of Human Services in Kern county explains how the program works and how we all can get involved in making one of 2,000 foster children's holiday a little brighter. Financial donations can be made through www.KernPartnership.com and more information on the Holiday Cottage Program can be found at www.KCDHS.org. Send your questions and thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Nov 09, 2021
Veterans Day Celebration in Tehachapi

Military veterans Kevin Davey and Dean Peterson  who are the Commander and Vice Commander for Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 talk to us about the 2021 Veterans Day celebration at Central Park. Kevin a U.S. Army veteran and Dean a U.S. Air Force veteran share the details on what to expect and why its important for the entire community to join in the event. There will be activities, displays, music, food and it will begin flag ceremonies and national anthem. Tehachapi should make plans to come out and meet and celebrate our veterans on Thursday November 11 at 11 AM. The celebration runs throughout the day, bring the kids and let them challenge themselves in the obstacle course and take photos in military vehicles. They will also be accepting non perishable food items to be donated to the Salvation Army for Thanksgiving. More details at www.Post221.org or on their Facebook page @TehachapiPost221. Send your thoughts and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Nov 03, 2021
CHP Says Speeding & Seatbelt Enforcement Is A Top Priority

CHP Officer Aaron Maurer with the local Mojave office joins us on TehachaPod to talk about driver safety. A renewed focus on speeding, seatbelts and distracted driving is a top priority for our local CHP due to the increase in fatal traffic accidents in our area. Officer Maurer explains how many drivers run out of patience while driving and do many unsafe things that cause collisions. The CHP Mojave office will be showing a zero tolerance for speeding on the highways and roadways. He asks that all drivers give yourself a few extra minutes to get to your destination to keep everyone safe. Officer Maurer also talks about stopping for school buses, emergency vehicles 

Oct 27, 2021
Tehachapi In-N-Out Video Goes Viral

Over the past few days we had an Economic Development recruitment video aimed for In-N-Out Burger go viral. In what we had hoped would gain the attention of the In-N-Out executives went across the United States and abroad rather quickly. We did receive confirmation that the In-N-Out executives have seen the video which is what the goal was, to open a conversation about potentially opening a location in our area in the future. We also talk about plans Caltrans has for being proactive on Highway 58 to get information out to commuters and how they hope to keep it open longer it bad weather (with the help of the driving public). We also talk about other upcoming events in the Tehachapi area. Send your thoughts and show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com. 

Oct 26, 2021
Soulstream Author Saida Woolf Has Tehachapi Book Signing

Soulstream is a comic book series that is now in a book format complete with the entire collection of work by Saida Woolf. She stopped by TehachaPod to talk about how the characters came together and the story has evolved. Soulstream is a fantasy superhero comic book series that has taken off over the past year. Saida is a Tehachapi teenager who is now a published author and artist who will be signing her book at the Errea House Museum in Downtown Tehachapi on Saturday Nov. 6 Noon-4 PM. You can follow @Soustream & @SaidaWoolf on all social media platforms. Send your questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com  

Oct 21, 2021
Clean California Program In Tehachapi Through Caltrans

Adopt-A-Highway has had a steroid injection from the State of California, Joseph Reidhead from Caltrans District 9 stops by to explain. Joseph tells us the state has infused one billion dollars into the Clean California Program which includes a revamping of the Adopt-A-Highway program. The program is expanded to include on and off ramps and will pay nonprofit organizations who adopt a section of the highway $250 a month to do so and provide safety and cleanup gear. The Tehachapi area is in need of volunteer groups to adopt sections of Highway 202 and Highway 58 as many groups have slowed their participation during the pandemic. Anyone interested is asked to call (866) 236-7824. Media@TehachapiCityHall.com for questions and show ideas and to enter the Holiday Decorating Contest.

Oct 19, 2021
Dan Bronson Talks Movie Making From an Insiders View

Tehachapi's Dan Bronson has had a colorful life and he knows how to tell a story. Dan stops by the TehachaPod studios to talk about the books he has written and shares a few stories about his career in Hollywood. Dan will be speaking at a BVS Cultural Arts event on Oct. 23. For more information on attending call (661) 972-2519. You can find more information about Dan's books "Confessions of a Hollywood Nobody" & "Someone to Watch Over Me" on his website www.Dan-Bronson.com they are also available on Amazon. Send your show thoughts and ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Oct 13, 2021
Tehachapi Updates Around Town

TehachaPod takes a moment to get you up to date on things that are occurring in and around Tehachapi. We talk about some upcoming TVRPD programs and events, the Holiday Decorating Contest, road projects, and a few more things we think you might like an update on. Send us your show thoughts and ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com. Tell a friend about TehachaPod and we appreciate your time.

Oct 06, 2021
Tehachapi Apple Festival Right Around the Corner

Apple Festival time in Tehachapi is quickly approaching! Linda Carhart stops by the TehachaPod studio to talk about what she has organized for this years event. She says there will be live music, food, family and children's games, pie eating contest, pie baking contest, petting zoo, bounce houses, and the Fall Carnival hosted by the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce. The Apple Festival also will feature local apple farmers, local artisans with handcrafted goods and much more. The Apple Festival will be on Saturday October 16 & Sunday the 17th in Downtown Tehachapi on Green Street. For more information go to www.TehachapiAppleFestival.com. Send your show thoughts, ideas and suggestions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Sep 27, 2021
Tehachapi Civil Air Patrol Squadron 46

Lt. Ruben Del Portillo and Travis Dalton from Tehachapi Civil Air Patrol Squadron 46 come into the studio to talk to us about their program. Civil Air Patrol is a fantastic opportunity for 12-18 year old boys and girls who have an interest in aviation and community service. They tell us how the unit has grown and has room for additional growth for both cadets and mentors. They meet every Tuesday at 5:30 PM at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport Terminal off J Street. Send your questions, thoughts and ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Sep 24, 2021
TehachaPod' s 100th Episode Maintaining Infrastructure

TehachaPod is in its second season and now 100 episodes in total. Greg, Corey and Key talk about some of the topics, guests, organizations covered over the past 18 months. We have had guests from across the country join the show to talk about Tehachapi. The conversations including salutes to our military, public safety, non profits and civic organizations to mention only a few. We also talk about the status of how we are currently maintaining our roads and sidewalks. Send your show ideas, thoughts and questions to media@TehachapiCityHall.com. www.LiveUpTehachapi.com


Sep 22, 2021
Fiddlers Crossing Brings Dave Stamey to Tehachapi For Outdoor Shows

Peter Cutler, owner of Fiddlers Crossing (F St./Robinson St, Downtown Tehachapi), long time radio and recording engineer comes into the TehachaPod studio to talk about an upcoming concert featuring western recording artist Dave Stamey. Peter talks to us about his long time radio show "Folkscene" and the story of how Fiddlers Crossing came to be. We feature a few of Stamey's songs courtesy of Stamey and thanks to Peter. To purchase Stamey concert tickets go to www.Fiddlerscrossing.com and to find out more on Dave Stamey and his music go to www.DaveStamey.com. Folkscene can be heard on www.Soundcloud.com. Send your questions, comments and show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Sep 16, 2021
Edward Martin Joins AHTV and Shares His Life Journey to Tehachapi

We are joined in studio by new AHTV COO Edward Martin who shares his story and vision. Edward has moved to Tehachapi and jumped right in to our community trying to soak up as much about who we are and what Adventist Health can do to make it even better. Edward's professional journey has taken him the corners of the world including Africa and Haiti helping rural hospitals thrive in challenging conditions. He brings his real world experiences with him and has a goal of ensuring that Tehachapi has the finest quality healthcare available. It is an easy conversation to listen to and it was a pleasure having him come in and join us on TehachaPod. Send your show thoughts, ideas and comments to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.  

Sep 15, 2021
Where were you 20 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001

On the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 TehachaPod talks about where we were when the tragic events took place. Key Budge was a first responder, Corey Costelloe a college student recount their experiences from their perspectives on what they saw, felt and did on 9/11. Very personal recounts of memories that sparked strong emotions are shared. Plus TehachaPod listener Dave Lashman also shares his memories while stationed at Andrews AFB near the Pentagon at the time of the attacks. 

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Sep 07, 2021
Kern DA Cynthia Zimmer Visits TehachaPod to Talk Crime

Cynthia Zimmer the District Attorney from Kern County came to Tehachapi to talk to the TehachaPod crew about crime in Kern County and how it relates to our community. She explains the challenges faced during the pandemic and how her office led all California counties with felony prosecutions. She talks about the working relationship between the DA's office and law enforcement and how important it is to remain impartial and focus on justice. We cover crime trends in Kern County and locally and we also talk a little about the difference between Kern County and neighboring counties. We also talk about legislation and how that has impacted or handcuffed law enforcement. Send your questions, thoughts and show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Aug 26, 2021
TVRPD Fall Events In Tehachapi

Ashley Krempien and Corey Torres visit TehachaPod to talk about the upcoming Fall event in Tehachapi. They talk about the success of the co-ed softball program that's underway, and how the new skatepark is shaping up. Running, cycling, and beer and wine festival, all coming to TVRPD in Tehachapi this Fall. The Mountain Gallop 5K is part of the Mountain Festival activities, the T-Town Ride is a 18 or 40 mile bike ride, and the Brews on the Mountain Beer & Wine Festival is just what it sounds like. Ashley and Corey get into the details of each event. Easy to sign up for, www.TVRPD.org

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Aug 18, 2021
Tehachapi High School Booster Club Looking for Help

The Tehachapi High School Booster Club is back after having almost all sports cancelled due to the pandemic last year. The Warrior Booster Club is back in action and could use a little help with memberships, volunteers and sponsorships. Corey Costelloe who is a THS alumni is also on the Warrior Booster Board of Directors and he breaks down what they do to support our student athletes in Tehachapi. He also shares how we as a community can support our student athletes and where the THS Boosters can use the help. More details can be found at www.THSBoosters.com.

Please send us your show questions, thoughts, ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.  

Aug 16, 2021
Independent Living Center of Kern County & PSPS Preparation

Jan Lemucchi from the Independent Living Center of Kern County (ILCKC) stops by the TehachaPod studios to share some valuable information regarding the work they do with members of the community with disabilities. ILCKC is a nonprofit organization that helps with a wide variety of services helping people with disabilities to live independently. Jan talks about emergency preparedness and things people with disabilities should think about before we enter the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) season. Also she shares from her experience of being in the middle of a large wildfire and things she would do differently. ILCKC is a resource for the disabled community and also provides ASL Interpreting Services services for businesses among other things. Check out their website www.ILCofKernCounty.org We encourage you to send your questions and show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com 

Aug 11, 2021
Donating Blood and Saving Lives in Tehachapi with HCBB

Rachel Parlier from Houchin Community Blood Bank (HCBB) joins the TehachaPod crew in studio and talks about donating blood, plasma and platelets. She explains why its important to donate on a regular basis, we talk about the needs of cancer patients and how they need our help to fight the disease. A local 17 year old Bakersfield Liberty High School student Tatum De Montmorency (#TeamTatum) is in the middle of a fight with leukemia a blood/bone marrow cancer. Tatum has received blood and platelets from Houchin during her journey. The City of Tehachapi partners with HCBB and the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District every two months on a mobile blood drive. To learn more about donating blood or to find a drive near you, go to HCBB.com. If you have any questions related to donating blood or have a TehachaPod show idea or comment send them to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Aug 09, 2021
Star Gazing Party At The Tehachapi Airport

NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors Dale Hawkins and Lauren Hollen stop by the TehachaPod studios to talk about the upcoming Star Gazing event at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport on Saturday September 11, 6:30 -10 PM. Dale and Lauren explain how this is going to be a family friendly event for all ages. The Star Gazing Party is free and there will be plenty of telescopes to see all of the planets. This event happens every three years so you don't want to miss it. More details will be posted on the City of Tehachapi Facebook page @CityofTehachapi. Send your show thoughts, questions and ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Aug 03, 2021
Earthquake Preparedness Learning From The Ridgecrest Quakes

Ron Strand City Manager for the City of Ridgecrest came in to the TehachaPod studios to talk about how his city made it through the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes of July 4 & 5 2019. Ron explains the importance of being ready and preparing for natural disasters. We ask about what were the things they learned as a government agency and how did they get resources to help the community. 

In 1952 Tehachapi had a devastating 7.7 magnitude earthquake along the White Wolf Fault. Are we prepared as a community for another large earthquake. We talk about a few things to think about and urging everyone to have a family emergency plan in place. For more information regarding earthquake preparedness www.Ready.gov  Send your thoughts, questions, show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com 

Aug 02, 2021
Wastewater Where Does It Go In Tehachapi

Tehachapi Public Works Director Don Marsh and Deputy Public Works Director Tyler Napier join the TehachaPod crew to talk about the Wastewater Plant and how our Public Works Department treats our wastewater. Where does that water go after it is treated in our area. Our Public Works Department also offers many other services for our home owners including sewer lateral inspections. We cover all of those topics and more on TehachaPod. If you have a questions or a show idea please email Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jul 27, 2021
New Development Projects in Tehachapi

TehachaPod gets a chance to sit down with Development Services Director Jay Schlosser and talk about the many new commercial and residential projects in the City of Tehachapi. Jay talks about new eateries coming to town, new construction, remodeling of existing businesses, new housing developments and industrial projects. If you have any questions for the City of Tehachapi, or TehachaPod please send an email to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com. TehachaPod is hosted by Key Budge, Corey Costelloe and Greg Garrett.

Jul 22, 2021
California's Budget Wildfire Mitigation Water Storage with Assemblyman Vince Fong

Assemblyman Vince Fong representing Tehachapi and surrounding communities joins Key and Corey in studio to talk about California's budget, lack of a wildfire mitigation plan, water storage issues, the new DMV law restricting the selling of our personal data, and legislation regarding illegal street racing. We cover a lot of ground in a short period of time with Assemblyman Fong. Please send in your questions and thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

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Jul 20, 2021
Tehachapi Farmer's Market Chatter

Tehachapi Farmer's Market Manager Marianna Gutierrez joins the TehachaPod crew to talk about some of the new things coming for the 2nd half of the market season. We talk to vendors and people attending the Tehachapi Farmer's Market. The energy  at the Farmer's Market has been overwhelmingly positive from everyone. The Tehachapi Farmer's Market is every Thursday 4-7 PM on Green St in Downtown Tehachapi through Sept. 30.  If you have any questions, show ideas or topics you would like us to talk about please send us an email at Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.


Jul 19, 2021
Grid Hardening by SCE in Tehachapi and PSPS

We talk to Southern California Edison's Terry Ohanian the Director of Expedited Grid Hardening and to Cal Rossi the Government Relations Manger for the Tehachapi area. They explain what is being done to harden the grid in preparation for the upcoming PSPS season. We ask questions received from the community and get the answers from SCE about the impacts all have felt throughout Tehachapi. We talk about resources for people with disabilities and who they can turn to for help. www.SCE.com provides updated information, resources and alerts through their website. Send your show ideas and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jul 15, 2021
Summer Events in Tehachapi

The TehachaPod team, Corey Greg and Key get together and recap the 4th of July All American Festival, and talk about the things that are coming up this summer in Tehachapi. 

TehachaPod is looking for new show ideas and want your participation in who we talk to. Please send your thoughts, show ideas and comments to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Jul 06, 2021
Adoption Foster Care and All Things Human Services

We got a chance to talk to Jana Slagle from the Kern County Department of Human Services about a few of the services they provide to the community. We talk about Adoption, foster parenting, human trafficking, purple ribbon month - Keeping kids safe in and around vehicles, the Safe Surrendered Baby Awareness program and more. It was an amazing conversation with Jana to hear what KCDHS does for the community. To see how many services come from this department go to their website www.KCDHS.org. To contact TehachaPod with show ideas, your thoughts or requests for a guest send an email to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jul 01, 2021
Tehachapi Build A Plane Program

The Tehachapi Society of Pilots based at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport sponsor a Build-A-Plane program for local teens in their hangar. The program is approaching its third year of retired aviators mechanics and engineers mentoring local kids interested in the aviation field. They get hands on experience. I visited the Tehachapi Build A Plane Summer Program and watched the students working hands on with the tools building the plane. The Tehachapi Build A Plane program is looking for additional students and mentors to join the program, more information can be found at www.TehachapiSocietyofPilots.org or on their Facebook page @TehachapiBuildAPlane. Send your questions and show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

Jun 24, 2021
Tehachapi Budget Approved 2021-22

TehachaPod provides a recap of the 2021-22 Budget meeting that took place. A balanced budget was approved by the Tehachapi City Council. We breakdown the budget, revenue sources, expenditures and where the money gets allocated to meet the needs of the city. 

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Jun 22, 2021
Tehachapi Is Open For Business

On Tuesday June 15, 2021 California's pandemic restrictions were lifted to open the local economies. Tehachapi celebrated with a large gathering of 55 small businesses in the downtown area to have a Grand Reopening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. All 55 businesses and nonprofits cut ribbons at the same time in a huge ceremony attended by more than 150 people. TehachaPod breaks down some of the barriers that were faced during the pandemic for small businesses and how as a community we all worked together to overcome the obstacles. 

Jun 16, 2021
July 4 5K Race & Pancake Breakfast in Tehachapi

Ashley Krempien joins TehachaPod to talk about the All American 5 K Race in Tehachapi on July 4th. She says this year will be a rolling start, so you can start your run anytime between 7AM and 9 AM to make it as enjoyable for you as possible. We also talk about the Ed Grimes Memorial Pancake Breakfast also hosted by TVRPD at Central Park. We tell you where to enter, find breakfast tickets and also cover a few more things leading up to the 4th celebration. Get all of your race entry application forms at TVRPD.org. Send your TehachaPod questions, thoughts, show ideas to us at Media@TehachapiCityHall.com.

Jun 10, 2021
Bad Bulls in Tehachapi July 4

TehachaPod talks with Dal Bunn from TMRA and he tells us all about the Benz Bad Bulls Bull Riding Event at the Tehachapi Event Center on July 4th.

We have a fun conversation with Dal and he talks about the 58 year history of the association. We also get a behind the scenes look at what the bull riders do in preparation for their 8 second ride.

For more information on the Bad Bulls Event on July 4, go to their website www.TehachapiProRodeo.com or Facebook @TMRAProRodeo  Send your thoughts and questions to media@tehachapicityhall.com 

Jun 08, 2021
Grand Reopening of Tehachapi

The TehachaPod crew talk about how the City of Tehachapi will be hosting a Grand Reopening of Small Businesses in the greater Tehachapi area with a symbolic ribbon cutting event on Tuesday June 15 at 8:30 AM on Green Street in downtown. This is the day California lifts the restrictions put in place during the pandemic. All Tehachapi based businesses are invited to attend and cut a symbolic ribbon of being able to open without restrictions. The public is also encouraged to attend and show their support for all small businesses in our region. Please RSVP by emailing KBudge@TehachapiCityHall.com if you are a small business so that enough ribbons will be on hand. TehachaPod also talks more about new development and other summer happenings. Send your show thoughts and ideas to media@TehachapiCityHall.com 

Jun 03, 2021
Tehachapi Municipal Airport Behind the Scenes

Tehachapi Municipal Airport Manager Ashley Whitmore joins the TehachaPod team to talk about our airport in Downtown Tehachapi. In the conversation we talk about some of the upcoming capital projects, special events that the airport hosts and other youth programs hosted by pilots. We even talk about the Event Center where the rodeos are held. For more information on the Airport you can find it at www.LiveUpTehachapi.com. Send your comments and questions to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com. 

May 28, 2021
Construction Projects in Tehachapi

Andrew Norton and Don Marsh join the TehachaPod crew to talk about capital projects under way, in the planning process and that have just wrapped up in the City of Tehachapi. We talk about all of the planning that is involved, and why its critical that the different departments within the city communicate with each other to make the best project possible. We also talk about some future road improvement projects and why we look at rehabilitation and repairs instead of just replacement. Send your questions, future show ideas to media@TehachapiCityHall.com

May 25, 2021
Memorial Day Parade in Tehachapi

Dean Peterson from Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 joins TehachaPod to talk about the upcoming Memorial Day Parade and Flag Ceremony on Monday May 31 beginning at 10 AM. The American Legion organizes the annual Memorial Day Parade to honor our military members and their family members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. If you are interested in participating in the parade contact American Legion Post 221 at www.post221.org or on Facebook @TehachapiPost221. Send your thoughts, questions, show ideas to media@TehachapiCityHall.com.  

May 13, 2021
Tehachapi Farmer's Market Set To Run All Summer

The Tehachapi Farmer's Market is getting ready to open under the management of the City of Tehachapi. TehachaPod invited new market manager Marianna Gutierrez in to share all the details on what to expect on Green St this summer. The Farmer's Market will start on June 3 and run through Sept 30 every Thursday 4 PM - 7 PM. If you are interested in being a vendor you can contact Marianna at (661) 822-2200 x 102 text Farmers Market to (661) 441-3844 or visit our website at www.LiveUpTehachapi.com.  Send us your show thoughts, ideas or topic to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

May 11, 2021
Tehachapi Community Theatre Is Ready To Open

Doug Jockinsen from the Tehachapi Community Theatre joins the award winning TehachaPod crew to talk about live productions coming back soon. We talk about what it takes to put it all together, the costs involved for local community plays, and how the community can volunteer and or donate to TCT. We talk about the history of the historic BeeKay Theatre and share a few memories. For all the details on TCT check out their website, www.TCTOnStage.com. Send us your thoughts and show ideas to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com 

May 07, 2021
Tehachapi Landfill & Household Hazardous Drop-offs

Kern County Public Works members Denise Saucedo & Chuck Magee join TehachaPod to talk about what we can take to the landfill and to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Events in Tehachapi. For a complete details go to www.KernPublicWorks.com. Corey and Key also talk about the upcoming Tehachapi Farmer's Market, Adopt-A-Flag Program, and recent awards TehachaPod received. Send your comments and thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com

May 06, 2021
Tehachapi's Hospital Is State of the Art

We talk to the new David Butler, President of AHTV Hospital & Sarah Shelbourne Physician Services Executive and talked about our hospital. AHTV has continued to grow since they opened the doors in 2018. The newest services they offer is CT & MRI scanning. No longer do we need to travel to the big city for medical needs, AHTV has it all. The advancement in telemedicine continues to evolve and our hospital and clinic are amongst the best in California. For information on a service the hospital provides you can go to their website www.https://www.adventisthealth.org/tehachapi-valley/ or check out their Facebook page.  Send your comments, thoughts and show ideas by emailing us at media@TehachapiCityHall.com 

Apr 29, 2021
Tehachapi Depot Museum Reopens

We talk with Friends of Tehachapi Depot President Steve Smith about the re-opening of the Historic Depot Museum. He shares a little about the history of the Depot Museum, the volunteers that make everything happen and the Tehachapi Loop Overlook Project. The Historic Tehachapi Depot will also be holding the 10th anniversary (plus 1 year!) celebration this summer. www.TehachapiDepot.com has all of the information on how you can donate to the overlook project, links to their live train cameras and a lot of details on what you will see inside the museum itself. 

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Apr 22, 2021
Talking Kern County & Bragging About Our Story

Ally Triolo is the new Chief Communication Officer for the County of Kern and she joins TehachaPod to talk about what is happening here locally. Triolo's name may be familiar because she was part of the Eyewitness News team and KUZZ radio in Bakersfield and now leads the communication efforts for the County of Kern. Ally brings insight and enthusiasm to telling the story of a multitude of county departments that provide services to Tehachapi. We also talk about the plans by the county to talk about all communities and promoting tourism and as a destination for new businesses to call home.

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Apr 20, 2021
Cerro Coso Foundation Helping Local Tehachapi Students

We talk to Tehachapi Cerro Coso campus student Kristin Rodriguez, Cerro Coso Foundation Board member Kimberly Wade and Lauren Falk who talk to us about the foundations Promise Scholarship Program among other things. Kristen is an impressive student who went through the dual enrollment program at Cerro Coso College and TUSD (taking college classes while in high school). We find out about the upcoming www.GiveBigKern.org day for Kern County non-profits, and how the Promise Scholarship Program rewards merit for our students and how we can help. www.CerroCoso.edu/Foundation 

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Apr 15, 2021
TextMyGov Launches in Tehachapi

TextMyGov is the latest communication tool the City of Tehachapi has added to make it easier for the public to talk to city hall. TextMyGov allows the public to report a non-emergent problem, concern or question to Tehachapi City Hall utilizing keywords via text message. Text Hi to (661) 441-3844 to opt-in and you will receive a greeting, then enter a keyword like pothole, you will then receive the pothole reporting form sent to you via text message. You don't have to go to the website, locate the request tracker or call city hall and go through an automated phone system unless you want to.

Nancy Francom from Text My Gov joins TehachaPod to explain how easy it is to use. 

TextMyGov also allows the City of Tehachapi to send out notifications regarding special events, road closures and other non-emergent information simply by texting Tehachapi to 91896.

A link to our TextMyGov application can also be found on our website www.LiveUpTehachapi.com 

Apr 08, 2021
High Speed Rail Lowering Quality of Life for Small Towns

TehachaPod dives into the High Speed Rail problems that are arising due to the HSR attitude of  "we heard your concerns but we don't care". For over a year the City of Tehachapi provided documentation to HSR showing serious problems that will have severe impacts to two neighborhoods and possibly the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital. The revised EIR documents released this year failed to address the issues pointed out to the High Speed Rail Authority and their attitude when confronted in a meeting was we have done all we are legally supposed to do. The City of Tehachapi does not believe the HSR is working in good faith with small communities in California. We dive into the conversation. Comments to the HSR should be made to (866) 300-3044 or email Bakersfield_Palmdale@HSR.Ca.Gov

Apr 06, 2021
New Skatepark for TVRPD in Tehachapi

Corey Torres and Ashley Krempien explain how the new skatepark is coming together, funding, design, and sponsorship opportunities to help get the project off the rails.  TehachaPod also recaps the Small Business Loyalty Program which was designed to reward people for shopping at small businesses in the city of Tehachapi. 

For more information on the new skatepark or any of the upcoming programs that will be happening this Spring and Summer at TVRPD check out their website at www.TVRPD.org.  

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Mar 31, 2021
Where does Tehachapi's water come from?

We invite in two experts who have a working knowledge on how the Tehachapi area gets its water supply. Don Marsh and Tyler Napier join the TehachaPod crew to talk all things water in Tehachapi. It's important to understand how the City of Tehachapi gets its water supply, maintains its delivery system to the consumer, works with neighboring organizations on responsible pumping and we discuss the quality of our water. To see the annual water quality reports go to our website https://www.liveuptehachapi.com/91/Utilities

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Mar 26, 2021