First Baptist Church has announced commencement of a Hispanic ministry.
Francisco Figueroa and his family joined First Baptist and together they have begun a ministry to the Spanish-speaking community of Tehachapi.
Patrick Ball, the Irish-American harpist and storyteller, will give his third Tehachapi concert on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., presented by Fiddlers Crossing at the Beekay Theatre. This concert will be, fittingly, his special Christmas one, "The Christmas Rose."
I recently interviewed Pastor Michael Clark of Calvary Chapel, Tehachapi, regarding his attendance of the October 2013 memorial of Pastor Chuck Smith. Pastor Chuck was the founder of Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa in 1965, and we discussed the growth of the Calvary movement over the years.
Silent auction funds scholarships
First Friday, Dec.6, marks the close of the Tehachapi Valley Art Association Silent Auction. The auction helps support the TVAA Scholarship program. Stop in at Gallery 'n' Gifts and bid on one or more of the many items available, between now and Dec. 6. The auction closes Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Plan to be there to see if you were out-bid. Often a bidding frenzy takes place in the last hour of the auction and brings fun and excitement to the process.
Christmas songs are ready to sing, homemade cookies are being baked, and the Summit Singers are ready to welcome you to their concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
I'm delighted my last column engendered such deep emotions in so many people and I'd like to thank them for talking the time to write in. If every one of those people gave $40 to a local rescue, they could be instrumental in helping stop slaughter in America.
Rotary Club of Tehachapi is sponsoring its annual Holiday Lunch for seniors on Thursday, Dec. 5, starting at noon inside St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church, 407 W. "E" St.
This celebration features a full turkey dinner with all the fixings, which is offered free of charge to seniors.
Tehachapi Dance Theatre will present Tehachapi's premiere of the "The Polar Express," on Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. This show is based on the story written by Chris Van Allsburg, The dance/musical is an original adaptation conceived by Kathy Murray, the director of Tehachapi Dance Theatre.
Share in the holiday spirit at the beautiful Beekay Theatre and see the heart-warming play, "A Christmas Story." Presented by Tehachapi Community theatre and written by Philip Grecian, "A Christmas Story" is a family-friendly play that will leave you laughing.
The staff at Omni Family Health hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 22. The joyous occasion was the addition of a walk-in clinic and healthcare navigators.
We have all probably heard of term "malware." This term, however, is only an umbrella to many sub-categories of malware types. Under the general term "malware" are Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Adware, Spyware, Logic Bombs and Ransomware. While all of these perform very different malicious activities, ransomware generally takes assets (in most cases: files), locks them up and them demands money from you (ransom).
Every autumn as winter approaches in the Tehachapi Mountains, a bird suddenly becomes abundant that other times of year is rarely seen. Commonly known as a "Snowbird," this distinctive and easy to recognize songbird with a black head and cape is officially called a Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis).