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A light rain is falling as I write this on Thursday, Jan. 19, and we're predicted to have alternating rain and snow for the next four days. It feels more like the Tehachapi winters of my youth, when it seemed that puddles and pools and storms were more abundant.

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Tehachapi Community Theatre's production of "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" will premiere Feb. 3 at the BeeKay Theatre. This hilarious, 2013 Tony Award-winning absurdist comedy by Christopher Durang will be under the direction of Karl Schuck.

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Buy quality stock and hold it for the long term. That was the advice from Ben Graham when he spoke recently to the Kiwanis Club. He is a stockbroker with Edward Jones and has maintained an office here for 17 years.

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Two Azusa Pacific University students from Tehachapi served with Mexico Outreach during the fall semester. Joining the 17 student teams APU sent to Mexicali to serve in orphanages, women's shelters, prisons, schools and churches were Selena Wills and Michael Price.

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Tehachapi resident Emily Bauer graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies Dec. 17, 2016, and joined approximately 1,202 graduates at the winter commencement ceremonies.

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Linda McDermott has been to Antarctica twice and says she would welcome the opportunity to return. She was the featured speaker at the January meeting of American Association of University Women. She told of her experiences there and showed pictures to AAUW members.

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Residents of Tehachapi, Mojave, Rosamond, North Edwards and Boron are eligible to take advantage of an income-based mobile spay and neuter clinic Saturday, Jan. 21.

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Marsha Morris took this photo at her home in West Golden Hills of a Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) as it foraged for thistle seed. In the background to the left is an immature White-crowned Sparrow and to the right is a Dark-eyed Junco. All three species are winter migrants that head back…

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Cast members of Alexander Raye Pimentel's film, "I Call First," weigh in on their experiences as actors of Pimentel's first full feature film. Known as "The Wolf Pack," this is what they had to say. The majority of the interview with them appears below.

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Tehachapi Senior Center will offer a class on the benefits of essential oils each week beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 1:30 p.m., at 500 E. F St. The class is free and open to adults of all ages.

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

AAUW's annual lunch and play fundraiser is Feb. 12, and the community is urged to attend. American Association of University Women sponsors this event to raise money for scholarships for Tehachapi High School graduates. The cost is $25, which includes lunch and a matinee performance by Tehac…

  • By NICK SMIRNOFF For Tehachapi News

One of man's oldest forms of art expression is alive and well in Tehachapi. Next to finger painting with charcoal, or etching cave walls with rocks, the process of wood carving is an ancient and artful way for man to record his surroundings.

  • By JON HAMMOND Contributing columnist

Ashley True-Richardson took this photo in Bear Valley Springs of an American Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) following our recent holiday snowstorms. It has been a long time since the Tehachapi area experienced both a white Christmas AND a white New Year's Eve. They weren't heavy snowstorms,…

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

Mail a birthday card and check to a grandchild, and two days later you get a call telling you they received it and how wonderful you are. It wasn’t always that way.

  • BY MICHELLE TAYLOR Contributing writer

It is time once again to accept entries and submissions for Tehachapi Community Theatre’s 2017 Playwrights’ Festival. The theme for our 10-minute plays this year is, “So…What’s Normal?"

  • BY GALE CALDWELL Contributing writer

For a dozen years now, Tehachapi Valley Arts Association has challenged local photographers to show off their best photos. The contests, held every February and August, provide local photographers with a chance to display their favorite photos, earn a ribbon or two and even a possibility of …

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Jayde Anika Jacobo was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2016, at 1:53 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measuring 19 inches.

  • BY DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER Contributing writer

Fiddlers Crossing tries to honor its Celtic roots by offering an Irish concert on or around St. Patrick’s Day in March, a Scottish one to celebrate Robbie Burns’ birthday at the end of January, and presenting the Riverdance Celtic concert at Christmas.

  • BY CORINNE STONE Contributing writer

Happy New Year from the Summit Singers, and thank you for ending the year by attending the Summit Singers Christmas concert in early December. It was a lovely night and a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

  • BY JON HAMMOND Contributing columnist

Al Crisalli Jr. took this photo near Water Canyon Road of a small covey of California Quail (Callipepla californica) huddled against the cold of a snowy Tehachapi day. If birds appear fatter or fluffier in cold weather, it's because they are: They fluff their feathers out to create more air …

  • BY LANELLE THOMPSON Contributing writer

The first monthly meeting of the new year for Tehachapi Republican Women, Federated will have Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood as guest speaker.

  • BY LINDA CARHART Contributing writer

Although The Shed officially closed on a snowy day, Dec. 24, our most loved and honorable chef, Mano Lujan, will still be preparing a specially designed gourmet dinner at The Shed to go with the delicious wines from Burbank Vineyard and Winery at the scheduled Rotary Wine Pairing Dinner Satu…

  • BY GALE CALDWELL Contributing writer

Gallery ‘N’ Gifts will kick off the New Year featuring artwork by Roni Cohen at its First Friday event Jan. 6. Cohen is an Israeli born artist and studied at Avni, Art Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel, and went on to be a foreign press photographer who covered the 1973 war in Israel. She also wor…

  • BY SUSANNA MONETTE Contributing writer

On Friday evening, Jan. 6, Tehachapi Treasure Trove will celebrate First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Featured artist will be Cynthia Aronson, creator of handmade rosaries and rosary bracelets. Come support Aronson, join the fun, enjoy food, wine, conversation and music by Art Larsen on clarinet.

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

Why would anyone live at the South Pole? Linda McDermott will answer this question when she speaks to the Jan. 11 meeting of the American Association of University Women.

  • By JON HAMMOND Contributing columnist

Heather Liebman took this photo in Stallion Springs of an American Elk bull (Cervus canadensis nelsoni), which are also known as Rocky Mountain Elk, as it was cooling off in a pond with a curtain of Cattails (Typha latifolia) in the background.

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

An old Tehachapi building on Mill Street that has served many different functions has undergone a lengthy and complicated remodel, and has recently been reborn as The Coffee Mill. Standing inside this bright and stylish new coffee house, it's hard to believe that it was once an escrow office…