Tehachapi paid tribute to the brave men and women who sacrificed so much to preserve the nation's freedom during the annual Veterans Day celebration held Monday at Philip Marx Central Park.
House Wrens are very small songbirds that, as their common name suggests, can often be found in the vicinity of people's houses. Last week I heard a little flutter of wings and saw one in the vicinity of my bookcase.
Sandy Williams took these images of a young Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicasensis) that was perched on a fencepost by the newly-planted cottonwoods along the Nature Path in Bear Valley Springs.
Saida Woolf and Cora Sweeney, juniors from Valley Oaks Charter School, are excited to be included in Bakersfield’s own Comic Con Nov. 16 and 17. While both emerging artists are no strangers to the Library hosted Comic Cons, this will be their first time in the Artist Alley at the long-runnin…
Residents and visitors in the greater Tehachapi area were faced with a new challenge the last week of October. Electric power was shut off in many areas while the winds blew hard, leading to a series of Red Flag alerts to our community. While the Kincaid, Getty and Tick fires exploded in Nor…
Heritage Oak School held a ceremony for the six new members of its National Honor Society chapter on Nov 3. This is a great achievement for these students as they have to show excellence in scholarship, service, leadership and character.
Delta Liquid Energy, a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated propane marketing company, will accept donations of cold weather clothing and gift cards in conjunction with the local Salvation Army this holiday season.
Tehachapi Unified School District will host a Special Education Resource Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Monroe High School, 126 S. Snyder Ave., in the gymnasium.
Tomo-Kahni volunteers will host a Flintnapping Workshop with Gary Pickett from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18. The workshop will be held at Red Rock Canyon State Park, weather permitting, or in the amphitheater if the weather is cold or wet inside the Visitor Center.
The Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District will kick off the holiday season with two special events: the annual Hot Chocolate Turkey Trot 5k run and Christmas Bazaar.
The holiday shopping season has begun. The American Legion Auxiliary 221 is hosting its annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Tehachapi Veterans Memorial Hall, located at 125 F St.
In a joyful celebration, St. Jude’s in the Mountains Anglican Church began ministry anew at their former campus on 1200 S. Curry St. Almost 40 years ago, the members of the church built the building themselves, but three years ago, they had to surrender the entire campus to an Episcopalian d…
SALT LAKE CITY — The following local residents have earned their degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its commencement ceremonies in the spring and summer of this year to celebrate the recent graduation of more than 10,000 students from across…
One of the most prevalent trees in the Tehachapi landscape is a hardy, drought-resistant conifer known for thousands of years by local residents — the Nuwä Indian people — as wohodüba. In English it is called a Gray Pine or Bull Pine.
It was a magical day in Tehachapi. More than 100 special education high school students from Tehachapi High, Mojave High, Cal City High, Rosamond High, Antelope Valley High and Valley Oaks Charter School all came together Oct. 24 dressed up in Halloween costumes for one epic dance at the Mon…
Toshimi Kristof took this photo earlier in the year of a Variable Checkerspot (Euphydras chalcedona) butterfly in Bear Valley Springs as it nectar-fed on a California Buckwheat blossom.
Trains have been traditional gifts for young and old alike. The Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club members would like to share their toys with all of you at their Fall Model Train Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.
The Patriots of Kern and the Golden Empire Detachment of the Marine Corps League will commemorate the 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Kern County Veterans Service Department located at 1120 Golden State Ave., between M and …
Cemetery Tales may be an unusual topic for American Association of University Women, but that is what is planned for the Nov. 13 meeting. However, cemeteries tell the story of the early Tehachapi region and the people who started this community where we live. Many interesting facts about cem…
The Tehachapi Rotary Club recently donated 30 children's coats to the Salvation Army's Coats for Kids Drive. The Salvation Army distributed the coats on Nov. 2 to eligible families.
Bear Valley Cultural Arts is excited to once again sponsor the Holiday Bazaar to be held at the Whiting Center Nov. 29 and 30. This show features 48 exceptionally talented fine artists and handcrafters who will bring you a unique shopping experience. Shopping hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.…
The Sisters of the Norbertine Canonesses of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph have begun production of their fresh, balsam Christmas wreaths for the upcoming holiday season.
Halloween is upon us so it's almost November, and yet I'm still seeing butterflies every day. This is a change from the Tehachapi of decades past.
Daniel Curnow took this photo of a male Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) perched in the Tehachapi area. Anna's Hummingbirds are the species most frequently encountered in the Tehachapi Mountains.
The Friends of the Tehachapi Library just finished up its last big book sale of the year, and once again, the folks of Tehachapi have shown their generosity.
Fiddlers Crossing's First Friday Showcase, Friday, Nov. 1, will feature local singers Christal and Jason Wheeler. Admission is free, however tips are encouraged.
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The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society presents the third concert of their 2019-20 concert series with a concert on Sunday, Nov. 3, with chamber music performed by Minetti Quartett members Maria Ehmer, violin; Anna Knopp, violin; Milan Milojicic, viola; and Leonhard Roczek, cello.
As the school year progresses, Tehachapi High School seniors are preparing for their futures and planning for their college careers. Many organizations provide scholarships to help deserving seniors in our community.
Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club has seen an increase in membership and participation in club activities. Plans are being made to register new voters and encourage everyone to vote. Several members have attended workshops which taught how to do these things effectively. They are heading up…
First Friday will be celebrated at Tehachapi Treasure Trove, on Friday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 1. The Treasure Trove will feature work created by the Fiber Friday Group, a diverse group of fiber artists.
With the increasing numbers of the recovering California Condor, more and more local people are getting to see these magnificent birds with a nine-foot wingspan. Many people have now seen them, but very few have ever flown with them. Tehachapi resident Jenn Bauman recently got to do just that.
David Emenheiser took this photo last month near Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs of a young American Elk bull (Cervus canadensis nelsoni). This bull lacks the enormous body size and thick antlers of mature males, but he is a nice looking young male who may one day be competing with other bul…
Members of Tehachapi Chapter #188, Order of the Eastern Star, recently got together and made 108 port pals. They are used for people who have ports for medical reasons and fit between the seat belt of the car and the port area to protect their chest and port from seat belt friction.
It's that time of year again when ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night will fill the streets of Tehachapi, Golden Hills and Bear Valley Springs for the spookiest time of the year, Halloween.
A righteous roar could be heard down the street of the Hitching Post Theater Wednesday night when the villain in the internationally acclaimed film "Artik" was dished out just desserts in a special showing.
At our Oct. 3 general membership meeting, the Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors presented $6,678 to Honor Flight Kern County, represented by Rick Zanutto. Monies donated will send four veterans on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorials, at no cost to them.
What better way to get in touch with the true meaning of the season then viewing nativities from all over the world, listening to music of the season performed, and enjoying the peace of the live nativity?
The Tehachapi Strings Orchestra, under the direction of Gayel Pitchford, will perform its fall concert on at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church on Schout Road (across the street from Country Oaks Baptist) in Tehachapi.
The keynote speaker for the October meeting of the American Association of University Women was Kathline Moessner, community development specialist for Community Action Partnership of Kern. Established in 1965, CAPK administers close to a dozen programs including Head Start, Central Kitchen,…