• Take an art walk this Friday night

    The downtown “First Friday” Art Walk will be held on Sept. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. A number of downtown shops and restaurants will be open, many offering refreshments and entertainment. All are welcome to attend this free event. Some of the local merchants participating include: • Gallery ‘n’ Gifts:

  • Walt and Pam Ryba will be featured at the Tehachapi Christian Store on First Friday for September.

    'One in Him' to be featured at Christian Store

    The Tehachapi Christian Store will host good friends Walt and Pam Ryba and the “One in Him” Christian band from Frazier Park during the September First Friday Events in downtown Tehachapi. Walt and Pam have become familiar to the Tehachapi crowd. They are prayer warriors and genuinely care about

  • Michael of Alari Design will be the featured artist for First Friday at Tehachapi Treasure Trove.

    Treasure Trove introduces Alari Design's new studio

    Jewelry lovers in the Tehachapi area have a great new resource for both custom jewelry and repair. Jeweler and metalsmith Michael of Alari Design recently announced he has moved his business to Tehachapi Treasure Trove, allowing customer walk-ins to buy his work or hire his jewelry repair services.

  • New arrival: William Mark Bowman

    New Arrival: William Mark Bowman

    William Mark Bowman was born on July 20, 2015, at 10:31 p.m., weighing 9 lbs., 2 oz., and measuring 20 1/2 inches, to Chris and Megan Bowman, of Tehachapi. William was welcomed by brother Luke, grandparents Mark Ricker, Chris Bowman, Yvette Christine and Val Bowman; great-grandparents Mike and


  • Larry Don Lee , 1947 - 2015

    Larry Don Lee, 1947-2015

    The family and friends of Larry Don Lee, 68, are mourning the loss of this almost lifelong Tehachapi resident, who passed away on Aug. 8, 2015, following a lengthy illness. Larry was born on May 8, 1947, in Bakersfield, one of two children born to Leo and Leola Lee. Larry, his parents, and his

  • Valerie Anne Crawford, 1958 Ñ 2015

    Valerie Anne Crawford, 1958-2015

    Valerie Anne Crawford, of Kingman, Ariz., went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 11, 2015, at the age of 56 following complications from a stroke. She was born on Dec. 17, 1958 in Fresno to parents Robert and Rosalie Upton, grew up in Chowchilla, and married her high school sweetheart, Glenn

  • William "Bill" Lewis Clothier, 1930-2015

    William "Bill" Lewis Clothier, 1930-2015

    William “Bill” Lewis Clothier, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 19, 2015, in his Tehachapi home, with his family by his side. Bill was born on Dec. 25, 1930, on Christmas morning in Santa Maria, son of Charles Robert Clothier and Helen (Fitzgerald) Clothier. Charles, a marine biologist,

  • William "Bill" Lewis Clothier, 1930 - 2015

    William “Bill” Lewis Clothier of Tehachapi entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. He was 84 years old. Burial will be at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at 10:45 a.m. The memorial service will follow at noon at The Tehachapi First Baptist Church. A full

  • Carlos Brandon Cruz Palos, 1974 - 2015

    Carlos Brandon Cruz Palos, 1974 - 2015

    Carlos Brandon Cruz Palos passed away Aug. 16, 2015. On Oct. 3, 1974, beloved husband and father, Carlos Brandon Cruz Palos “Car,” was brought into this world by his mother, Roberta, and late father, Joe Palos, in the town of Tehachapi. Carlos was one of five children, which included his older


  • Letter to the Editor: Back-to-school orientation a success

    Tehachapi High School would like to give a huge “Bouquet of Thanks” to the following ladies for their enormous help to THS at our back-to-school orientation. Our volunteers were: Carrie Austin, Katie Beauchamp, Hannah Fjeld, Fatma Gomes, Mary Graham, Debbie Irisarry, Kathryn Mackie, Becky Mason,

  • Letter to the Editor: Govenment affairs are sacrificed

    The residents of Tehachapi are faced with a dilemma — trying to decide whether having a Walmart here is a good thing for most people or not. The July 15 Tehachapi News shed new light on what’s been going on and the group opposing a Walmart here, Tehachapi First. They have been keeping the matter

  • Letter to the Editor: Elliott will be missed

    Oh so sorry to learn Claudia Elliott is retiring from Tehachapi News. At the very minimum, it takes intelligence, courage and social skills to keep a community safe and well informed. As editor, she took on the responsibility of spelling out the meanings and consequences of actions that were

  • Letter to the Editor: Farewell to Claudia

    Thank you, Claudia and the Tehachapi News for allowing me to contribute more than 30 articles over the past few years. I appreciate the opportunity given to me to submit so many articles with subjects of my own choosing. Your support allowed me to share my thoughts on so many aspects of Tehachapi