Prospect for Four spent most of his life racing his heart out.
The 25-year-old chestnut Thoroughbred won nearly $400,000 during his 31-race career, but like many old racehorses, receives nothing from his former owners, who have simply forgotten him.
If you are like most others, there is no doubt that you did much of your shopping either online or waited at the stores on Black Friday. If you shopped online and got caught in the craze of Cyber Monday, then you likely caught wind of most of the best online shopping deals of the year. However, did you know that you can get deals similar to Cyber Monday all year long?
In the canyons and along seasonal creeks in the Tehachapi Mountains can be found one of our most beautiful native trees: the California Sycamore (Platanus racemosa). With pale, smooth mottled bark and big, maple-like leaves, these attractive trees have long been appreciated by humans and animals alike for the welcome shade that they produce during the long dry California summers.
The folks at Coldwell Banker Best Realty know how cold the mountain air can be here in Tehachapi during the winter months. That's why they have been taking donations of winter apparel to provide as warm offerings to the less fortunate members of the community.
The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra and Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus will perform this year's holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, at Country Oaks Baptist Church. The church is located at 20915 Schout Rd. Admission is free.
Tehachapi Dance Theatre is excited to present the 2nd annual production of the "The Polar Express" at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 20, at Jacobsen Middle School in the gymnasium.
Country Oaks Baptist Church had a phenomenal success this year in collecting of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
A public menorah lighting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18 -- the third night of Hanukkah -- at Moses Master Carpet, 110 E. Tehachapi Blvd.
The public is invited to the event sponsored by Chabad of Bakersfield.
Cerro Coso Community College is gearing up for its Spring semester here in Tehachapi. A new art class will be offered in the upcoming semester, bringing the total number of classes offered locally to six.
"We had a successful Fall semester," said Kristin Hanle, campus manager. "We could use a lot more students, as enrollment is slow, but we plan to continue to offer classes which are currently being held at the high school."
The 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place through Jan. 5, 2015. The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Christmas Bird Count provides critical data on population trends. Tens of thousands of participants know that it is also a lot of fun.
With the holiday season in full swing, the traditional red kettles can be seen around town with bell ringing volunteers calling for donations in the Salvation Army's largest fund-raising event of the year.
A Tehachapi Christmas tradition has found a new home this year. Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," read by Tehachapi's own Alex Zonn, will be presented twice at Fiddlers Crossing this month, on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 21, at 3 p.m.