The Tejon Indian Tribe has their first property in 150 years after purchasing the old Meridian School.The school at David and Wheeler Ridge roads south of Bakersfield is to become their headquarters and a community center. The tribe gained federal recognition just four years ago and intends to establish community services at the school within the next couple of years. The purchase was made possible with block grants and the Tejon are also looking at building a casino near Mettler in the future.

Sean Michael Lisle