• A Throp T-18 made a safe landing at the Tehachapi Society of Pilots gala.

    Tehachapi Society of Pilots gala a success

    The Tehachapi Society of Pilots held its Second Annual “Cool Wings” gala to help raise scholarship money for high school students who want careers in aerospace, aeronautics and other similar jobs. The gala, held Aug. 21 at Jennifer’s Terrace, was a sellout with about 100 people in attendance. The

  • David Reed discusses challenges involved in directing TCT's latest play, "The Miracle Worker."

    A village pulls off a ‘Miracle’

    “It takes a village to produce a play at the BeeKay Theater,” David Reed told the Kiwanis Club. Reed is director of the upcoming play, “The Miracle Worker,” which opens Aug. 28 and continues for three weekends. Besides a cast of 20, there are a dozen or more people who help with props, lights,

  • Have a Heart Humane Society will increase spay and neuter services during the month of September.

    Show your 'Heart' for animals at sale

    Have A Heart Humane Society will be cleaning out its Ebay store to prepare for the Christmas holiday. That will result in a Collectibles Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Radio Shack, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Suite A. “We have a gazillion dolls, china sets and individual pieces and

  • The annual car T-Town Rumble Car and Truck Show will also feature vintage trailers this year.

    T-Town Rumble Car Show adds vintage trailers

    Besides the usual array of restored, classic vehicles, the annual T-Town Rumble Car and Truck Show will add something new this year — vintage camp trailers. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, in the parking lot of Country Oaks Baptist Church, located off Highway 202

  • Hazel Woodard is 95 years old and has lived in Tehachapi since before the 1952 earthquake.

    Pen in Hand: Hazel Woodard and 95 years of American living

    Hazel Woodard has seen a lot of living in the 95 years since she was born on Independence Day in 1920. Raised in Oklahoma, she came to California in 1937 in the back of a pickup truck, and moved to Tehachapi in 1949 – and she was recently recognized as the most senior woman at this year’s annual


  • 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

  • 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

  • Eddy Van Kopp, 1924 Ð 2015

    Eddy Van Kopp, 1924 – 2015

    Bear Valley Springs resident Eddy Van Kopp entered into rest on Aug. 15, 2015, in Bakersfield, at the age of 91. Eddy was born to Elmer and Mabel Van Kopp on Feb. 1, 1924, in Galesburg, Ill. The family subsequently moved to Pasadena where Eddy attended high school and graduated from Pasadena Jr.

  • Irene Ann (Davy) Heiller, 1927 - 2015

    Irene Ann (Davy) Heiller, 1927 - 2015

    Irene Ann Davy Heiller, 88, formerly of Tehachapi, passed away on Aug. 18, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz., where she had resided for three years. Irene was born in Hokah, Minn., on March 6, 1927, to Thomas and Rose (Miller) Davy. Irene married the love of her life, Fredrick Edward Heiller, on May 21,


  • A view of work at the Meadowbrook Park Bike Pump Track, from the Tehachapi Valey Recreation & Park District Facebook page.

    Letter to editor: Bike Pump Track will benefit community

    I am writing you to share my extreme disappointment in your recent article (Aug. 12 edition) covering local cycling facility development, specifically the Meadowbrook Park Bike Pump Track. This was a very poor attempt at investigative, objective reporting, and does little to inform the public what

  • Letter to the editor: Bank wants to share private information

    I recently received a letter from my bank regarding “important privacy choices for customers.” Unless we say “no," the banks will share our information with other companies with which they do business. My question is, why isn't ”no“ the default, and we can opt to share our information?

  • Letter to the editor: Walmart getting a bad rap

    Some facts regarding Walmart: Most retail businesses start hourly workers at minimum wage and keep some on part-time to avoid paying benefits. That's business in America. Why is Walmart the only one to get the bad rap? Walmart hires disabled workers that many other stores won't hire.

  • Best in Show for the 2015 Chalk on the Walk went to Lisa Burt for her colorful drawing of a cat looking at goldfish swimming inside a fishbowl.

    Letter to the editor: Thanks to sponsors of Chalk on the Walk

    TVAA's Chalk on the Walk 2015 thanks out sponsors and prize donors. Our sponsors and donors help to make Chalk on the Walk such a fun event for all. Thank you to sponsors Michael Jones, DDS, Lindsey Ornamental Iron, Smirnoff Photography, Skylark North Glider School, Jennifer’s Terrace, Kmart,