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The Rotary Club of Tehachapi has a new project we are excited to share. In conjunction with Jacobsen Middle School, Rotary has implemented the S.O.A.R. program (Student Outstanding Achievement Recognition).

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I like Tehachapi! I like our little town and the people who live here. I like the open space, the mountains, the clean air, the trees, and all of the little privately owned businesses. We have a movie theater, and a live theater, and lots of great restaurants. I like all of these things. Wha…

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Maybe you’ve seen them, small little boxes in many shapes and sizes on street corners, in front of homes, tucked away by a bench, a tree. They are Little Free Libraries, constructed by individuals and stocked with books meant just to be shared. The key is — see a book and read it — then retu…

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Tehachapi Valley Arts Association is announcing the 2020 All Tehachapi Youth Art Contest. Entries will be accepted March 23 through 30 at Gallery 'N' Gifts, located at 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Mary Dufrain took this photo in the Tehachapi area of a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) coming in to land on a power pole crossarm that was already being used as a perch by a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis).

The guitar is a versatile musical instrument. It can be used to play many styles of music, from classical to bluegrass, folk, rock jazz, blues, country and many others. Most of the time, it is heard either as a solo instrument or in a band accompanied by bass, drums, keyboards, strings, horn…

As the second semester gets underway at the high school here in Tehachapi, members of the senior class who are going to seek higher education are looking for scholarship possibilities. There are many generous clubs and organizations in our community who put forth monetary gifts for students …

Saida Woolf and Cora Shea Sweeney create art daily. Their tenacity and passion for art has resulted in them both having artwork recognized in the 97th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creativ…

College students spend more than $1,000 on books and supplies every year, according to a 2018 College Board study, but a program at Cerro Coso Community College is making those costs less daunting.

The Thunder on the Mountain Car Show will award scholarships to Tehachapi and Monroe High School graduating seniors seeking training for vocational careers. Many scholarships are awarded to students with the highest grade point average, but the TOM Scholarship Committee evaluates students di…

Josiah Ormsby took this photo in the Tehachapi Valley of a Sharp-shinned Hawk in an Arizona Cypress tree. Sharp-shinned Hawks (Accipiter striatus) typically breed in deep forests, but during the winter they are often found in more open habitats. Their numbers greatly increase in the Tehachap…

The Tehachapi Society of Pilots, a local organization dedicated to promoting interest in general aviation and supporting the Tehachapi airport, held its annual dinner banquet and installation of new officers Jan. 25 at Triassic Vineyards in Cummings Valley.

Ashley Jimenez-Arredondo, MA, LMFT, of Tehachpi, earned the prestigious Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential conferred by the Association for Play Therapy.

Those interested in space and science may want to attend the Feb. 12 meeting of American Association of University Women. It features a presentation by Dale Hawkins and Lauren Hollen about the James Webb Space Telescope, which is a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope that was launched in…

First Friday will be celebrated at Tehachapi Treasure Trove from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7. Featured will be a Jewelry Jamboree, just in time for Valentine's Day. The Treasure Trove features 11 jewelry makers creating a variety of jewelry from funky fun to serious pieces. Come meet our artists, and…

Here we are in the year 2020 and it’s almost time for the first of the Friends of the Library’s seasonal book sales. That’s right, the Winter Book Sale is coming up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15. Again, it is two book sales in one. One is the ever popular “Bag Sale” where you buy a bag and f…

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi held its 7th Annual Rotary Wine Pairing Dinner at The Shed on Saturday. This year the club featured all local wines from the Tehachapi Wine Growers Association. The wines were specifically paired with delicious food created by chef Mano Lujan of Red House BBQ and…

Thomas Calvert, a urologist who practices in the Adventist Health Physicians Network, will speak during an open forum Thursday about prostate cancer.

Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park in Tehachapi is in need of volunteers. On March 7 and 14, California State Parks is offering a two-day training for volunteers to assist with any of the following activities: leading tours, promoting the park at festival booths, presenting school group programs…

Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club has arranged for Julie Solis to address the group at their Feb. 6 meeting, at 6 p.m. at Big Papa’s Steakhouse. She is a candidate for the 34th Assembly District.

Toshimi Kristof took this photo in Bear Valley Springs of a mature Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) as it glared down from a power line at Toshimi and her husband Les as they walked by.

Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner (OK, maybe a couple of corners) and Summit Singers will be starting rehearsals for their spring concert, which will be May 16.

The annual art show, sponsored by the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will take place from Sunday, April 5 until Friday, April 10, with pick-up after the show on Saturday, April 11, at the Oak Tree Country Club in Bear Valley Springs.

Welcome all Tehachapians, old and new. Introducing Bob the barber Carey and Moe at Moe’s Barber Shop. Bob is a master barber with more than 50 years of experience and Moe has four years under her belt. They do all the old and new hairstyles, fades, flat tops, razor fades and regular men’s an…

Tehachapi Furniture, located in Old Town, was first opened in 1991 by Paul Leiss after successfully owning and operating Standard Furniture in Van Nuys, Calif., for 15 years. After Paul’s passing in 2000, his son Eric Leiss took over the reins and continued his father’s work providing qualit…

Did you ever wish you could help animals every day by running a rescue, to save homeless animals lives, heal the sick and mend the injured? Have a Heart Humane Society was started for just that reason. Chelley Kitzmiller started the rescue in 2010 when other rescues were too limiting.