I hope all of you are well and have not been touched by the coronavirus. I know I have been staying close to home and have gotten a bit cabin “fevery,” if there is such a word. I am an unabashed list maker. I looked around my house and made a list of low-cost repairs and improvements that ca…

Well, it’s spring again, so expect snow in Tehachapi! If it snows or not, you should get things prepped for planting. You can draw a plan yourself or you can hire a professional. Mark out where your garden will be located and prepare the soil. Many people like raised beds; they look attracti…

Are you ready for a change? New flooring changes the whole look of your home. It updates and refreshes the feel of every room, adding value to your home. New flooring might be the change you are looking for and is more affordable that you might think.

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Social distancing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic have everyone making significant adjustments to daily life, including schools, students and parents. While the virtual classroom is not new, few traditional K-12 schools have entered that realm on a large-scale basis.

The Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum remains closed due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus and in compliance with state and city guidelines.  As conditions develop, we are reassessing our decision to remain closed, but our focus and commitment is to the safety and welfare of our volunte…

Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club continues to be active even at this time of social distancing. Club President Charles White is conducting virtual meetings online. The Board of Directors met recently using Zoom, a remote conferencing service. The board planned and held a general membership…

Hey, get out of our tree! — Ismael Rodriguez took this photo of some Great Horned Owl chicks in the Tehachapi Valley. Ismael, who owns Ismael Tree Pruning, was performing tree trimming on an Arizona Cypress (Cupressus arizonica) when he discovered this Great Horned Owl's nest containing youn…

Send your images of life in the community to editorial@tehachapinews.com with a caption and your name. They will appear in a photo gallery online, and we will do our best to publish them in print.

Because so many events in our communities are being canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have temporarily suspended publication of our calendar.

March marked the 36th year since American Association of University Women Tehachapi Mountain Branch was established. It was actually begun in 1980 through the efforts of Marti Sprinkle and the late Evelyn Seaman. It functioned as a satellite of the Bakersfield Branch with meetings held in Te…

Lisa Baker took this photo from the back side of Bear Valley Springs when a late afternoon fog rolled in as the sun was setting. There are still remnants of snow visible on the ground in the image; otherwise it could almost be a photo of the African savannah, with Valley Oaks (Quercus lobata…

Writers of Kern has made the decision to postpone its annual Spring Conference in response to developments relating to coronavirus, or COVID19.

As part of its ongoing efforts to curb local bullying, Tehachapi Martial Arts Center presented its annual Anti Bullying workshop for children under the direction of TMAC owner and Grandmaster Ivan Jadric. Instructors for this year included Third Don Mark Oskay, Third Don Maria Jadric, First …

On Feb. 23, it was a picture perfect weather day for flying out of the Tehachapi Mountain Valley Airport for 18 young California Wing Civil Air Patrol cadets. The cadets, ages 12 to 18, were from local CAP squadrons, including Edwards Air Force Base Composite Squadron 84, Rosamond Poncho Bar…

Margaret Veszpeller is a businesswoman with an entrepreneurial spirit. Catering “on the side” while her children were young, catering for Marie Callender's in Los Angles, she then opened Mill Street Kitchen nine years ago using the TehachaPie kitchen.

The original sense of neighborly responsibility that led to the formation of the Naval Ordinance Test Station Credit Union in 1947 formed the foundation for this highly professional organization capable of meeting a vast array of financial needs for our members. Although the name and logos h…

As a business woman in Tehachapi, it is a pleasure to provide a variety of unique gifts at Olde Vineyard Charm to visitors and regulars alike. We have custom hand-painted wine glasses only found at OVC that make a perfect wedding or special gift.

No one anticipates calamity, but in the event disaster happens, Alert Disaster Restoration is there to assist you. Very often clients are traumatized by the event, whether fire, flood or earthquake. Valued photos, artwork and treasured family heirlooms are often damaged or lost completely. T…

Bliss Interiors is a delightful boutique specializing in new home decor and refinished furniture. Bliss has beautiful accessories and furniture for your home including unique hand-painted furniture by in house artisans, where each piece is one of a kind. Bliss also offers a great selection o…

It was just meant to be. When Jen and Erin met, they immediately hit it off and became fast friends. Erin had grown up in the auto industry, specifically a Ford dealership, and Jen came from the banking world.

Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars facilitates an essay contest called the Voice of Democracy that allows high school students to express themselves in regard to a patriotic-themed recorded essay. The VFW started this program in 1947 and awards scholarships on a local, state and nationa…

The Young People’s String Quartet (plus a bass player), a subset of the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, just finished a set of three concerts, one each at Tompkins, Cumming Valley and Golden Hills elementary schools, where they played a wide variety of music and demonstrated their individual i…

Tehachapi resident and Azusa Pacific University student Aubrianna Doe made the academic dean's list at APU. An allied health major, Doe is honored for a fall semester 2019 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Doe is joined by 2,171 other students receiving the same honor.

Women from history were invited to talk about themselves at the March meeting of Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club. The program was planned in recognition of March as Women’s History Month. The women were Gertrude Jekyll, Mary Pickford and Captain C. Edwina Todd.

What do Pacific Crest Trail Trail Angels and Angel Food Cake have in common? At first glance, it would seem like nothing. My wife and I have been Trail Angels for years, but neither one of us seems to have anything in common with an Angel Food Cake.

The upcoming 36th Annual Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Art Show is fortunate enough to have six talented donors this year. The show, as you may already know, runs from Sunday April 5 until Friday, April 10. The reception is from 4 to 7 p.m. April 5.

We have all heard of sport coaches, life coaches and health coaches. But, have you heard of a mindset coach? The Tehachapi Women's Network featured guest speaker Dawnmarie Presley, who spoke about her career as a mindset coach.

Randy Weinstein took this photo of a Desert Cottontail rabbit and a Western Bluebird both getting a drink at the same time from a water fountain at Randy's Stallion Springs home.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness will return to Tehachapi to aid and assist families of loved ones impacted by mental illness, and also those challenged by their diagnosis.