In last week's column, I featured Karen Jackson's photos of a Gray Fox interacting with the Jackson family's house cat, and mentioned that one of the great things about living in the Tehachapi Mountains is the frequent opportunity to see wildlife and to observe their behavior.

Pat McKown took this photo in the mountains south of Highline Road of a Merriam's Chipmunk (Tamias merriami) as it was feeding. Pat has been coming to Tehachapi for many years to visit her daughter and son-in-law Kerri and Chris Esten.

Tehachapi Community Theater is proud to present "The Foreigner," a fun two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards, "The Foreigner" follows the misadventures of a British duo visiting a rural fishing lodge in Tilghman Co…

There will be thrills, spills and lots of western action as the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association's Junior Rodeo season begins on the weekend of June 22 and 23.

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Chamber Directors Stephanie Garcia, Kellie Dudevoir and Liz Trejo; Chamber President Ida Perkins; Chamber Ambassadors Tina Larson, Patrick Donahue, Sandra Honea, Daniela Peregrina and Chris Hajj joined The Woods Pavilion for their 5th anniversary celebration on June 12.

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The 3rd Annual Tehachapi Good News Club Family Picnic was held June 9 at Meadowbrook Park. Approximately 55 children, parents, grandparents and club volunteers attended. There was food, games and making of new friends.

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Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District invites the public to grab a blanket, lawn chairs and their family and friends as movies and concerts will return to the park this summer.

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Any substance that impacts a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle can lead to an arrest on suspicion of DUI, California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Aaron Maurer told the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi on May 22.

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Members of the Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 22 and 23 at Brite Lake Campground. TARA members will set up and test their equipment there starting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21. Radio operations will commence at 11 a.m.…

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A new college entrance exam, the Classic Learning Test, was introduced in 2015 and gives high school students an alternative to the ACT and SAT. The CLT combines reading comprehension, grammar and mathematics into a two-hour online package.

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The Tehachapi Mountain Branch of the American Association of University Women awarded more than $15,000 in scholarships to local scholars at the recent 38th Annual Scholarship Banquet. The branch's scholarship arm is called the Scholarship Fund for Women.

Carol Rush took this photo of golden Western Wallflowers (Erysimum capitatum) and pinkish-purple Farewell-to-Spring (Clarkia cylindrica). Carol says, "These are still blooming as if spring will never end! I found these plus several other wildflowers blooming on the east side of Black Mountai…

Now in its 40th year, the Artisan Festival returned to the Railroad Park in downtown Tehachapi Saturday and Sunday, featuring upscale and eclectic pieces handcrafted by 43 fine artists.

As graduation approaches, the Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors would like to congratulate the three recipients of our annual scholarship award. TAAR recognizes that higher education is key to the growth of a strong community. We are continuously supporting higher education for local st…

You are getting ready to send your book out into the world. With so many publishing options available, how do you know which avenue to take? Should you get an agent and submit to a traditional publishing house? Should you self-publish, or should you use a small press specializing in niche ma…

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi has introduced this year’s raffle bike, which is on display at Sail Thru Car Wash starting Friday, June 7, until the winning ticket is drawn at the GranFondo Dinner on Friday, Sept. 13, which will be a lucky Friday for someone.

Tehachapi’s second annual Pride Picnic will take place for Pride Month beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Philip Marx Central Park, located on East E Street.

Get ready! The Beatles are returning to Tehachapi! As the kickoff for this year’s Concerts in the Park series, Beatles tribute band Ticket to Ride will take the stage for a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16 at Philip Marx Central Park in downtown Tehachapi.

Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce President Ida Perkins; Chamber Ambassadors Tina Larson, Sandra Honea and Pat Doody along with Mayor Susan Wiggins and City Manager Greg Garrett joined Dawnnie Mercado-Genochio for the grand opening of Tehachapi Academy of Dramatic Arts on May 30.

Join us at the Tehachapi Museum on Friday, June 7, for First Friday. A new exhibit on the Prohibition era will be opening celebrating the roaring '20s, a confluence of women's right to vote, the prohibition of alcohol and a booming economy. It’s just what the nation needed after the gloom of…

The Dance Craze competition team is wrapping up their fantastic season. This year six teams made up of 19 dancers competed at four competitions throughout central and southern California. Between them all there were six group dances, two trios, eight duets and 18 solos.

Achieving academic excellence is practical for all of those willing to learn, but the students chosen for the National Junior Honor Society possess special recognition for more than merely good grades. Among other requirements, students must perform overt displays of integrity, character, an…

Did you know you can see top-notch concerts at rock bottom prices? Many concerts are available if you join Bakersfield Community Concert Association for just $75.