• Bunco fundraiser to benefit future chapel

    A Bunco Night will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m., at Triassic Vineyards. Admission will be $20, and must be purchased in advance. Wine and champagne will be available during the event for $5 a glass, and appetizers will be provided. All proceeds will benefit the Norbertine Canonesses of

  • Thomas Medaris took home three ribbons in last year's photo contest held by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association, including a first place ribbon in the category of "People."

    TVAA Photo Contest accepts entries beginning July 27

    Tehachapi Valley Arts Association will begin accepting entries to its annual photo contest beginning July 27. “Take Your Best Shot!” will be this year's theme, with new categories to be offered this year, like Silly Selfies. Other categories will include: Food & Drink Altered Images By

  • Cheers to Charity will be held at Veritas Tapas and Wine Bar on Aug. 8. In its second year, the fund-raising event will benefit six local charities.

    Cheers to Charity to be held Aug. 8

    The annual Cheers to Charity Food, Craft Beer and Wine event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Veritas Tapas and Wine Bar. The fundraiser event will showcase the work of local artists in the Call to Art Program. Entries will celebrate the artists' favorite charities by


  • Esther Mae Blair, 1918 — 2015

    Esther Mae Blair, 1918 — 2015

    Esther Mae Blair, 97, died at her home in Tehachapi on July 22, 2015. The Recitation of the Rosary and visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at St. Malachy Catholic Church. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Malachy's on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015,

  • Eugene "Gene" Neuhalfen

    The family of Gene Neuhalfen will hold a memorial for Gene at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tehachapi, on Friday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Tehachapi Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.

  • Bervick W. Holmes, Jr., 1941 - 2015

    Bervick W. Holmes, Jr., 1941 — 2015

    Bervick W. Holmes, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Bear Valley Springs on July 5, 2015. Bervick was born in Galveston, Texas, on Aug. 11, 1941, to Bervick Holmes, Sr. and Mary Margaret Sampey Holmes. He graduated from Central High School in Galveston, Class of 1959. Bervick served at the

  • Peggy Michelle Holifield, 1966 Ñ 2015

    Peggy Michelle Holifield, 1966 — 2015

    Peggy Michelle Holifield was born to Mildred and Charles Belter on Sept. 18, 1966, in Lancaster. On April 20, 1985, she married the love of her life, Blake Holifield. In February 1988, just six months after she gave birth to her beautiful daughter, Heather, they moved to Tehachapi. The three of

  • Larry Glen Wade and Nancy Ann Wade

    Larry Glen Wade, who has lived in the area for 32 years, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. He was 57 years old. His wife, Nancy Ann Wade, entered into rest on Friday, July 24, 2015. At this time no services have been scheduled. Wood Family Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. For


  • Claudia Elliott

    Now & Then: Reflections on my retirement

    Now and then… Five years ago I launched this occasional column. At times it's been just that, my reflections on the Tehachapi of today and that of my youth and memory. For those who might not know the backstory, when I took this job five years ago, it was my third stint at Tehachapi News

  • Claudia Elliott is editor of Tehachapi News.

    Now & Then: What I think about the Walmart appeal

    As we have reported, the group known as Tehachapi First has appealed a court approval of environmental review of the proposed Walmart super center for Tehachapi. Tehachapi First, as an organization, emerged specifically to fight Walmart. If it has meetings, they're not publicized. It's one-

  • Claudia Elliot, Tehachapi News Editor

    Water and Tehachapi; looking back and forward

    It was the day after my 22nd birthday, a cold Tehachapi afternoon, with the wind biting the hands and faces of all those gathered on the embankment above the freshly excavated ground that would become Jacobsen Reservoir, also known as Brite Lake.

  • Claudia Elliot

    Now and Then: Healthcare key to economy

    Elsewhere in this week's paper you'll find a 16-page pull-out section we've prepared to commemorate the creation of the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District 50 years ago. That was a momentous occasion, but we have something of near-equal proportion facing the community right now,

  • Claudia Elliot

    Now and Then: Setting the record straight

    It's not often that we encounter a sports story that is controversial. Usually we just report the results with some highlights of the game. Unlike many newspapers, we have the luxury of only covering one high school sports program and I have to admit that we can get a little too parochial