• "We thought it was wonderful, funny, but very serious, not your typical teen play. We love there is something powerful like this available for our talented young people to act in. What an opportunity for them." — Jim Moser

    'DNA' provides strong lesson about peer pressure, bullying

    Our superlative young cast of Tehachapi actors have been challenged with a very touchy and difficult topic, all too common in today’s schools. Bullying may not ever truly be controlled, but how we deal with it helps develop who we become in our adult lives. “This is a fabulous opportunity for our

  • Senior Center to hold fundraiser dinner

    The Tehachapi Senior Center will have its monthly fundraiser dinner on Friday, Oct. 16, at the center. Doors open at 4 p.m., with dinner served at 5 p.m. Dinner will include tri-tip, baked potatoes with all the fixings and Laura's famous Sherbet Punch. Entertainment will be a surprise. Cost is

  • A juvenile California Black Bear at Hart Creek Estates in Keene.

    Natural Sightings: Black bear at Keene

    In a tree for food and safety: Linda Dristas took these photos at Hart Creek Estates in Keene of a juvenile California Black Bear (Ursus americanus californiensis) feeding on acorns in a large Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii). Dristas says that the bear has been in the same oak tree for a week in

  • Upcoming Events: Lots of ways to get involved in the community

    ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Events and activities are scheduled at the venues listed below: American Legion 126 E. F St. Call 822-5271 • Bingo will be held every Friday night. Doors open at 4 p.m., with games to begin at 6 p.m. The snack bar will be available. Back Street Gallery 106 W. Tehachapi

  • Top three home annoyances and what to do about them

    When it comes to what makes homeowners stew, lack of closet space tops the list. Mortgage data research firm ranked homeowners' pet peeves, with lack of storage coming in first at 67 percent. If you watch home renovation shows on television, you know that just about any problem can be


  • John Raymond Rech

    John Raymond Rech, 1941-2015

    John entered into the presence of his Lord Jesus on Sept. 23, 2015. He was 74 years old. Born on April 22, 1941, John was the second child born to Stephen J. and Ruth A. Rech. John spent most of his childhood in the Martins Ferry, OH, and Wheeling, WV, areas. His family moved to Ohio in his

  • Arline Elizabeth Peters, 1924 - 2015

    Arline Elizabeth Peters, 1924-2015

    Arline Elizabeth Peters, 91, entered into rest on Sept. 17, 2015, in Tehachapi, where she had resided for the last nine years. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Maine, on July 21, 1924, and was one of four children born to Alfred L. and Leora May (Gordon) Trask. A hard worker all of her life, Arline

  • Dennis Lodge, 1936-2015

    Dennis Lodge, 1936-2015

    Dennis Lodge passed away peacefully from cancer-related issues on Sept. 26 in Las Vegas. Dennis would help anyone, carry on deep conversations on a myriad of topics, and throw himself into all sorts of challenges like boat building, car repair as well as home building and remodeling. Born in

  • Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, 1929 - 2015

    Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, 1929-2015

    Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, a longtime resident of the Tehachapi area, passed away unexpectedly, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Tehachapi Valley Hospital at the age of 85. Born Sept. 29, 1929, in Richmond to Joseph Alexander Haubrich and Ina Margaret Jeffery, Dorothy moved to Tehachapi

  • Evelyn Louise Walker

    Evelyn Louise Walker, 1922-2015

    Evelyn Louise Walker was loved into Heaven by her family on Sept. 24, 2015. She was born on Dec. 13, 1922, to Lera and Roy McCoy, in Big Sandy, Ala. She grew up in Cottondale, Ala., and at the age of 16 1/2 she married Lessie Walker. In 1943 they moved to Southern California, where they raised


  • Letter to the editor: Walk For the Poor a success

    To all the workers, sponsors, walkers, donors and our generous community: St. Vincent de Paul, St. Malachy Conference, is happy to announce The Walk for the Poor was an overwhelming success. Our final totals are not in, but it appears we have met our goal of $4,500. As some of you know, we

  • Letter to the Editor: Bear Valley must be close to heaven

    After hearing and reading some of the comments regarding the gentleman accused of shooting the deer in his yard, I have come to the conclusion that Bear Valley must be very close to heaven as there are so many saints that live there. I know these people must be saints and be without sin as they

  • Letter to the editor: Here's hoping these stop signs work

    Regarding the plans for a four-way stop at Banducci and Highline: Hopefully it works better than the 4-way stop at Tucker and Highline. I’ve lived here for four years and not a week goes by without me seeing someone drive straight though the intersection. A high portion of the rest of the traffic

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks for the donation, farewell canine friend

    All of us at Have a Heart Humane Society wish Sir Dufuss a speedy trip over the Rainbow Bridge, where so many of our lost pets are waiting for him and will show him where all the dog treats are. Sir Dufuss' master gave Have A Heart a very generous donation in honor of his late best friend and

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks to Thunder on the Mountain

    We would like to thank the Thunder on the Mountain car show for their generous donation they gave us recently. This will help us spay/neuter many more of our Tehachapi area residents’ pets. We are greatly appreciative. Kate Lueder President, Tehachapi Humane Society