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Tehachapi’s new Round Table Pizza Restaurant opened on Monday, December 20th. The West Coast pizza brand dates back to its founding in 1959 in Menlo Park.

Dine-in or take-out options are offered. The opening times are from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the first two weeks of operation and are then extended to 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

The restaurant is located at 1100 W Tehachapi Blvd. (next to Starbucks). The phone number is 661-822-5700.

The city and district participate in the traffic study

Kern County and the City of Tehachapi are collaborating to conduct a regional transportation study to update data that will be used to assess the impact of future development on the community’s roads.

At its December 20 meeting, the Tehachapi City Council agreed to allocate $89,950 for the study, which is expected to cost between $100,000 and $110,000, with the county paying the rest. However, $65,000 of the city’s allocation comes from a state grant designed to expedite housing construction.

Jay Schlosser, head of development services, said the updated regional transportation information will expedite assessments of housing projects as more up-to-date information becomes available.

The city and county will also use information from the study to update developer fees.

In 2006, the city adopted a regional transit fee program developed by the Kern County Roads Department for use in the Tehachapi area.

Schlosser said the update will analyze current traffic patterns, predict expected changes in traffic patterns, and propose an updated list of public improvements to address expected changes over the next 20 years.

Upon completion of this study, an updated congestion charge would be proposed for approval by both the City Council and the Kern County Board of Supervisors.

Hazardous waste collection events are coming up

Kern County Public Works has announced two household hazardous waste collection events in Tehachapi in January. During these one-day collection campaigns, local residents can drive up and hand in their hazardous waste free of charge. HHW collection campaigns are intended for hazardous household waste only. Commercial or business waste will not be accepted.

The events will be held on both January 8 and January 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Tehachapi Recycling and Sanitary Landfill, 112001 Tehachapi Blvd.

When traveling with HHW to an event or facility, it is important to practice safe transportation procedures. Please note these safety instructions:

• Transport no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip and no more than 5 gallons per single container.

• Ensure containers are leakproof and properly labelled.

• Do not mix materials.

• Keep materials separate and away from passengers.

Household hazardous waste is any product purchased for use in or around the home which, if improperly disposed of, may pose a risk to human health or the environment. These products include household cleaners, deodorants, personal care products, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, pet care products, paint products, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, and automotive products and fluids. Even if a product can be easily bought at the local store, it can still be harmful to you, your family and the environment.

Recycle your Christmas tree

After carols are sung and presents are opened, Waste Management of Antelope Valley encourages residents to recycle their trees at the drop-off sites.

From December 27 through January 7, Kern County residents can drop off their real trees for recycling at the following locations:

• 416 N. Dennison Rd., Tehachapi, Monday through Friday 6:00 am to 5:00 pm

• 1731 Sierra Hwy, Rosamond, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m

It’s important to remove all decorations, including tinsel, lights, ornaments, and tree stands. Artificial and flocked trees cannot be recycled and should be discarded as trash.

For more information, call 661-822-6871.

Upcoming meetings from January 1st to January 31st

Note: This list is based on regularly scheduled meetings and other information available at the time of publication. Be sure to check the agency’s agenda to confirm the time, date and location of the meetings listed here.

Upcoming public gatherings and civic events include:

• Tehachapi City Council: The council normally meets on the first and third Monday of each month. The next regular meeting is scheduled for January 3rd at 6pm; The meeting, which would take place on the third Monday, is moved to Tuesday, January 18 at 6 p.m. due to the Martin Luther King holiday. The agenda will be posted at City Hall, 115 S. Robinson St. and online at https://liveuptehachapi.com/AgendaCenter.

• Sippin’ with the Supe: Opportunity to meet with Tehachapi Unified School District Superintendent Stacey Larson-Everson, Tuesday, January 4, 7:30-10:00 am, Kohnen’s Country Bakery, 125 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

• Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council: Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 am at the Slice of Life Enrichment School, 48771 W. Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. The next meeting will take place on January 5th. More information online at https://www.tehachapiedc.org.

• Tehachapi Planning Commission: The commission normally meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. The next regular monthly meeting is scheduled for Monday 10th January. The agenda will be posted at City Hall, 115 S. Robinson St. and online at https://www.liveuptehachapi.com/AgendaCenter.

• Tehachapi Unified School District: Regular monthly Board of Trustees meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 11 at 5:00 p.m. at 300 S. Robinson St., Tehachapi. Agenda information is available online at https://www.tehachapiusd.com.

• Bear Valley Community Services District: The Board of Directors normally meets on the second Thursday of each month with an open session beginning at 6:00 pm. The next meeting is scheduled for January 13th. An agenda will be posted online at https://www .bvcsd.com/.

• Tehachapi Valley Health District Board of Directors: The board of directors meets normally on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am at the district office, 116 W.E St., Tehachapi. The next meeting is scheduled for January 18th. The agendas are published online at https://www.tvhd.org.

• Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District Board of Directors: The Board of Directors normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the District Office, 490 W.D St., Tehachapi. The next meeting is scheduled for January 18th. The agendas are published online at https://tvrpd.org.

• Golden Hills Community Services District Board of Directors: Regular monthly meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month, with the open session beginning at 6:00 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for January 20th. Agendas are published online at https://. ghcsd.com.

• Stallion Springs Community Services District: The board normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. This month it is January 18th. Agenda information is available online at https://www.stallionspringscsd.com/board-meetings.

• Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District: Regular monthly board meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm at the district headquarters, 22901 Banducci Rd., Tehachapi. The next meeting is scheduled for January 19th. Agenda information is available online at https://tccwd.com/current-board-meeting.

• Coffee with the Mayor: Sponsored by the City of Tehachapi and scheduled for the third Thursday of each month from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the Kamenz Cafe, 120 S. Mill St., Tehachapi. In January, this will be January 20th.

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