The tules that grow in most of California, wherever there is a permanent water source, provided Native peoples with a lightweight, useful building material. Many tribes, including the Nüwa (Kawaisu or Paiute) of the Tehachapi Mountains, used them to thatch their houses, for sleeping mats, temporary harvest baskets, and for duck decoys. There are a number of Indian artisans who still make tule duck decoys, and two of them, David Garcia and Diana Almendariz, have demonstrated their craft in Tehachapi.
Whether you are about to move, start a business or are simply looking to cut down on costs, one of the first questions asked, from the IT perspective, is "Which Internet services are available to me?" The choice you may based on that question can have lasting impacts, both for the good and bad. Fortunately, options exist that may better suite your situation than others.
It was an exciting day for the 4-H Clubs of the Tehachapi Valley and the Arts, Science & Technology Educational Corporation of Tehachapi (AST), who were jointly awarded a $50,000 grant by the Bakersfield Californian Foundation. The grant money will be used to create a STEAM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Agriculture and Math) at the location of the two agriculture buildings that were built alongside the Tehachapi High School.
Santa is missing from the North Pole! It has been rumored that Santa Claus has left his workshop and can be found wandering throughout local businesses from Dec. 2 through 5.
This errant Santa is carrying tickets with him for a $100 drawing to be held at Santa's Workshop Craft Boutique. The boutique will be held on Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Tehachapi Moose Lodge, 123 W. "F" St.
It's a growing trend in the complex and highly competitive world of real estate -- teamwork.
The emotional and psychological strain can be devastating when a loved one needs long-term care in a skilled nursing facility.
The public is invited to hear attorney Kevin L. Von Tugein, from Thompson & Tungein, give a presentation on Medi-Cal planning for long-term care. He will discuss the laws that allow people to keep their home and other exempt assets and how to keep from going broke while paying for nursing home care.
Coach Steve Denman spoke to the Tehachapi Kiwanis club recently about the football program at Tehachapi High School and the outstanding students there.
Visit the Antelope Valley Indian Museum on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m., for an old-time country Christmas celebration. The museum, which was built as a homestead in the 1930s, will feature a chili cook-off, country craft boutique, homestead-era holiday decor, and cowboy songs and poetry from out on the range performed around a blazing bonfire. Explore the unique hand-built museum and soft, warm lighting of the whimsical historic grounds, with the wintery night sky sparkling over the desert.
Sit around a blazing bonfire under the stars as cowboy singer Michael Tcherkassky, "The Saddle Serenader," croons romantic poetry about life on the range that was composed by cattlemen during their journeys across the old west, and was shared at the end of their long workdays around the campfire.
Start the holidays with the outstanding annual Holiday POPS Concert featuring the Tehachapi POPS orchestra with conductor Daniel Musquez, popular and talented band teacher. The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., at the Whiting Center in Bear Valley Springs.
The band will perform favorites, with local members ranging in age from 8 through 80. Their goal is to have fun through the sharing of music. The event will include light refreshments and a visit from St. Nick. All children are welcomed at no charge; adults will be asked to donate $5 to the Cultural Arts Association, sponsors of the event.
As the temperature drops outside, the chances of your heating system failing goes up when you turn on your appliance without performing routine maintenance first. And local professionals have safety tips for you.
Grief and hope are two words that don't often seem to go together, but read on and discover that one does lead to the other. Grief is defined as deep or intense sorrow or mourning. Hope as expectation and desire combined, wish, anticipate, trust and confidence. This is not true for all, but the holidays seem to amplify feelings of grief and loneliness for some; let us help. The desire of Family Life Pregnancy Center is to come along side of one walking in grief and help her/him discover hope.
Several small group-type programs are offered at Family Life Pregnancy Center, and we would like to share a couple of them with you.