• By JACKSON BROWN Navy Office of Community Outreach
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GROTON, Conn. — A Tehachapi, Calif., native and 2013 Tehachapi High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced nuclear-powered submarines, USS San Juan.

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David and Jola Turowski of Tehachapi, Calif., would like to announce the wedding of their daughter, Maygen Marie Turowski, on Saturday, June 2, 2018 to Brandon Allen Sherwood, son of Todd and Kelly Sherwood of Tehachapi.

  • By J. CHRIS NAFTEL Contributing writer
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One of the Rotary Club of Tehachapi’s favorite projects is distributing personalized books to every kindergarten student throughout the Tehachapi Unified School District. The Rotary partners with the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi, which buys and distributes books at Thompson Elementary, while th…

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News
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A great teacher can make such a difference in a child's life. The Tehachapi Unified School District has been blessed with some remarkable teachers over the years, and one of the best, Sharon Weaver, is retiring when this school year ends in a few weeks and leaving the state for Idaho to spen…

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Rick Scott took this photo in Stallion Springs of an American Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsonii) bull. These enormous charismatic animals have become a frequent presence in Stallion Springs, Bear Valley Springs, Hart Flat and other areas, and have even expanded their range into the Tehachapi V…

  • By PAT GRACEY Contributing writer

The Catholic Daughters of St. Malachy Catholic Church will host their Annual Spring Rummage Sale on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2 at Mc Mullan Hall, 407 W. E St.

  • By MICHELLE MILLER Contributing writer

Gallery 'N' Gifts is now booking featured artists of the month for 2019 and 2020.

  • By PETER CUTLER Contributing writer
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As the late George Harrison once said in one of his best-known songs, “All Things Must Pass.” As great as they were, The Beatles went their separate ways in 1970. Each went on to have solo careers and play with other musicians.

  • By JON HANMOND For Tehachapi News

Sandy Williams took this photo of an adult and a baby Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) in Bear Valley Springs. These large owls are found throughout the Tehachapi Mountains, and in fact have the greatest distribution of any owl in North America. They were once known as “Tiger Owls” becaus…

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The next Honor Flight Kern County breakfast in Tehachapi will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, 407 W. E St.

  • By THEODORE QUINTANA Navy Office of Community Outreach

SASEBO, Japan — A Tehachapi native and 2001 Tehachapi High School graduate is serving in Guam in the U.S. Navy aboard the expeditionary submarine tender USS Emory S. Land.

  • By KARL SCHUCK Contributing writer

Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps" opens at the BeeKay Theatre on June 1, bringing a trainload of laughter in this spoof of Hitchcock's 1935 thriller film. Although the script for the stage comedy is almost identical to the film script, it's in the madcap playing that the comedy springs to li…

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Jeremiah Annonson graduated from the Navy Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill., on April 20. He will continue his training in Great Lakes.

  • By LAURA AMSTEAD Contributing writer

Each year the American Association of University Women sponsors Tech Trek, a week-long summer experience for girls to learn more about math and science while living in dorms on a college or university campus. They attend interesting workshops and participate in field trips to educational sites.

A gifted Tehachapi art student brings to life digital art creations, tries a different approach and comes in as overall first-place winner of the 2018 Congressional Art competition for high school students in the 23rd Congressional District — all in the first year of high school.

  • By AMY APPLEGATE Contributing writer

The SAT and ACT exams have been the standard college entrance exams for high school students for more than 70 years. However, a new standardized test has recently been developed called the CLT, which stands for Classic Learning Test.

  • By CORINNE STONE Contributing writer

Do you have your tickets? The Summit Singers Spring concert is this week — May 12, and it’s the last concert until next Christmas. You don’t want to miss it!

  • By DOUG JOCKINSEN Contributing writer

For one night only, “A Really Big Shoe!” is coming to the historic BeeKay Theatre. It will be performed Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m.

  • By ANN CARROLL Contributing writer

Have A Heart Humane Society is working really hard in the community of Tehachapi and the County of Kern toward zero population growth and no kill. Our resale store, Rescued Treasures, which is next door to Radio Shack at Tucker Road and Valley Boulevard, is a really cute shop that is support…

  • By PAT GRACEY Contributing writer

Plans for Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Philip Marx Central Park are being finalized by local veterans organizations and the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, and upon reaching Philip Marx Central Park, the Memorial Day Ce…

  • By DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER Contributing writer

Like many of our Americana “roots” music genres, the blues has morphed many times and in many ways from its acoustic origins in the deltas and cotton fields of the steamy south to the electric rock and roll dance halls, clubs and bars in the rest of the country. It has spawned jazz, soul, R&…

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Katelyn Mulliniks took these photos of a Small Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) butterfly in the Tehachapi Valley. These small butterflies are one of the first to appear in the spring.

  • By KIM NIXON Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Police Foundation banquet committee would like to invite you to join us at the 2nd annual Honoring The Thin Blue Line event. This event will honor and recognize four outstanding team members of Tehachapi Police Department.


All graduates from 12th grade and 8th grades are invited to attend a Baccalaureate Mass offered by the Rev. Manuel “Father Manny” Sundaram at Saint Malachy Catholic Church at 6 p.m. June 1.

  • By ASHLEE WOLF Contributing writer

Catholic Charities of Bakersfield is proud to announce a new partnership with Dignity Health Mercy and Memorial Hospitals Community Wellness Center aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles.

  • By KAREN BUDAI Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Symphony will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Country Oaks Baptist Church, located at 20915 Schout Road. The Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus and director Kathy Kelly as well as the Antelope Valley Master Chorale will join the symphony for Haydn’s "Te Deum."

  • By MA BELLE AMMIE FISHER Contributing writer

We found an excuse to celebrate "Star Wars" this Friday, May 4! Can you guess why? The first 10 people to RSVP and comment with the correct answer on our Facebook event page will win a $5 gift card to either The Coffee Mill, Taylor’s Provisions or Alligator Rose (www.facebook.com/alligatorro…

  • By MICHELLE MILLER Contributing writer

Gene Stirm's wonderful mixed media art will be featured at Gallery 'N' Gifts for the month of May. The First Friday artist reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. May 4 at the Gallery, 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

  • By SUSANNA MONETTE Contributing writer

May First Friday at Tehachapi Treasure Trove will feature Judith Campanaro, an artist, teacher and writer. She teaches several classes at the Treasure Trove including youth painting and drawing, mixed media, art journaling and adult painting. She also does face painting on special occasions.…

  • By LINDA CARMICHAEL Contributing writer

For The American Legion Auxiliary Tehachapi Unit 221, April is Children and Youth month. What better month to honor fabulous young members of our community then this month.

  • By SANDY PHILLIPS Contributing writer

Stephanie Byrd, an eighth-grade student at Valley Oaks Charter School and junior member of The American Legion Auxiliary Tehachapi, Unit 221, was on hand to present the first Poppy to Tom and Pam Stenson of Honor Flight Kern County.