Lifestyle

  • A Western Honey Bee forages for nectar in a Common Hollyhock flower.

    Natural Sightings: Beauty and the Bee: HollyHock and Honey Bee

    Josiah Ormsby took this photo of a Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) as it foraged for nectar in a Common Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) flower. The female worker bee is starting to dislodge some pollen grains from the Hollyhock flower, and these pollen grains are adhering to the bee. Honeybees search

  • Students show off a rocket at the Tehachapi Intermediate Space Challenge.

    Space Challenge: They had a blast

    Approximately 800 students from local schools gathered at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport on May 18 for the 7th annual Intermediate Space Challenge sponsored by the Arts, Science and Technology Committee of Tehachapi. The Intermediate Space Challenge rallies fourth- and fifth-graders from the

  • Jill Barnes Nelson and Goldie

    Ride the Winds: A little knowledge is key for new horse owners

    Horse ownership entails a lot of different things. It can make your head spin. Some people go in blind, having never owned a horse but thinking it would be fun. Others have extensive experience. So what to do? A new horse owner should have some functional knowledge about horses and their everyday

  • Dayna Smith is seen helping Laurie Piccolotti during her Navajo Loom Weaving class at Tehachapi Treasure Trove. Smith will next offer the class June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class costs $250, and includes the table top weaving loom which participants can take home along with a 12-inch by 18-inch Navajo rug they create during the class. For more information, call 822-6794.

    Upcoming Events: Lots to do in, around Tehachapi

    COMMUNITY Meet and Greet Vince Fong, candidate for State Assembly, June 2, reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., meet and greet 6:30 to 8 p.m., Triassic Vineyards, 24627 Cummings Valley Road. Tickets $25, sponsorships $500, co-sponsorships $250. RSVP to Kally Raspy at 714-481-5005 or kally@thenewmajority.

Obituaries

  • Ralph Duane Kanitz, 1927 — 2016

    Ralph Duane Kanitz, a former resident of Tehachapi, entered into rest on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Fullerton. He was 88. The Recitation of the Rosary will be on Monday, May 30, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. The Mass of the Resurrection will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m., at

  • Waudine “Dean” Covert, 1926-2016

    Waudine “Dean” Covert, 1926-2016

    Waudine “Dean” Covert, 89, from Tehachapi, passed away on May 13, 2016, in Bakersfield. Services will be officiated by Rev. Troy B. Parent of Abundant Life Pentecostal Church of God in Tehachapi, at Wood Family Funeral Service on May 20, 2016. Dean will be interred at Tehachapi Public Cemetery-

  • Carol Jean Hughes, 1942-2016

    Carol Jean Hughes, 1942-2016

    Carol Jean Hughes was born April 3, 1942, and died May 15, 2016. She was 74. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 407 W. E St., Tehachapi. There will be a reception following the services, at the church hall. She will be cremated, and her

  • Freda Sue Keeling

    Freda Sue Keeling, of Tehachapi, died in her home on May 14, 2016. She was 77. No services are planned at this time.

  • Donald K. Williams, 1928-2016

    Donald K. Williams, 1928-2016

    Donald K. Williams, son of Rolland and Kathryn Williams, died at home on May 6, 2016. Don was born on Jan. 18, 1928. He adored his older brother Jack who proceeded him in death. Don is survived by his best friend Elaine Williams, his wife for the best of 65 years. He was a kind, handsome, generous,

Opinion

  • Letter to the editor: We need a Walmart

    OK, I get it. Maybe 50 pigs seized in Stallion Springs may be newsworthy. Maybe even an odor at Jacobsen Middle School, or how about our Town Hall tackling our meth problem? Yes, all newsworthy. The Freedom Plaza Visitor's Center front project continuing to progress is certainly an advantage

  • Letter to the editor: Crime statistics are a joke

    Because a reporter wrote an article in the Antelope Valley Press dated May 15 that "Crime in Boron dropped in 2015," and that "Burglaries are down and narcotics cases are Down in the Antelope Valley,” are we supposed to believe that crime is plummeting downward in these areas? Crime

  • Letter to editor: We need to understand Measure H voting boundaries

    I was waiting for Mike Nixon’s reply to my letter with some enthusiasm. I knew it was coming due to a go-between. But, when I read it (“Measure H needs clarification,” May 4), I was very disappointed. Mr. Nixon, YOU missed the point. The “clarification” I, and others, needed was not to tell us that

  • Letter to the editor: Every child should receive field trip opportunities

    The law states that every student has the right to attend educational field trips. Families that have a financial hardship should not be excluded from attending a field trip. Many students have been denied an educational field trip because they think they can’t attend. This is illegal according to