Struggling to shed some (or a lot of) pounds? Who isn’t? Feeling sluggish and health-challenged by excessive weight? You say, “Yup!” Well, you’re not alone. The highest proportion of overweight and obese people — 13 percent of the global total — live in the United States, a country which acc…

Tehachapi-based Marley's Mutts and Motor City GMC are raising money for bulletproof vests for "local K-9 heroes" working for the Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's Office. They are also raising money for agility equipment and other training tools for their K-9 partners.

Tehachapi Community Theatre will hold auditions for its annual Playwrights' Festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at its Second Space located at 431 W. J St.

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Saida Woolf contacted Incrediprints, a local direct-to-garment printing company, a few months ago to get a custom shirt of her art. Woolf has now developed six designs and sells shirts through the company's new T-shirt program for young artists.

The date, Aug. 5, is rapidly approaching for the Annual Old Timer’s Reunion to be held in Philip Marx Central Park. All preparations have been finalized for the coming event sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District and the city of Tehachapi.

Marsha Morris took this photo at her West Golden Hills home of a covey of California Quail drinking at a waterfall. Quail can obtain some of the moisture they need from the green vegetation they eat, but they also like to visit a water source daily.

This year represents the 35th anniversary of National Night Out being recognized and celebrated throughout the United States. In Tehachapi, we are excited to be holding our very own National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Philip Marx Central Park, with the "glow" walk and movie in the …

All greater Tehachapi Democrats and friends are invited to the annual Tehachapi Democratic Party Picnic in the Park from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28.

The publication journey is filled with obstacles. Among them is “the pitch.” At the July 21 Writers of Kern meeting, Clarissa Kae will present a workshop that will demystify the art of the pitch. Writers will discover what a pitch is and what it isn’t — and why we authors need one.

Howdy ya'll! The Stallion Springs 4-H club will be having its third annual Spaghetti Western Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. July 21 at the Corral in Stallion Springs. We will be serving spaghetti, salad, a roll and dessert.

June is the month when California Mule Deer fawns are most likely to make their first appearance in the Tehachapi Mountains. Throughout the oak woodlands and savannahs that predominate in our area, the spotted fawns are now following their mothers throughout their daily foraging routines.

Nancy Valle took these photos of a California Prionus Beetle (Prionus californicus), which is also known as a California Root Borer.

Why attend Cheers to Charity? Why spend an evening sipping a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon at beautiful Aviator Park? Why enjoy a variety of foods, wines, beers, coffee and desserts — while enjoying life under a beautiful Tehachapi night?

There’s an HIV shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, that brings Jesus’ ministry to life. Tehachapi Community Church partners with Albergue Las Memorias, an amazing place of men, women and children who live in community caring for one another. When people first arrive, they are often quite ill, given …

Andrew Keane Borst graduated from UC Davis with a bachelors of science in managerial economics on June 15.

The mission of the American Association of University Women is advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. One of the ways in which we do that is through “Tech Trek,” a science and math camp designed to develop interest, excitement and self-co…

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For a moment, bring to mind your adolescent self. Your fifth- and sixth-grade self. Your 11- and 12-year-old self. Do you recall the confidence and self-assurance that you radiated to the world? Remember feeling so comfortable in your own skin?

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The Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Festival is returning for its fifth year July 21, this time featuring about 70 total breweries and wineries, eight local restaurants and a good time on tap for everyone. 

Erika Elliot took this photo of a male Bullock's Oriole (Icterus bullockii) as it appears to be feeding a fledgling. Elliot says that she and her husband, Bill, provide food for the fruit-loving orioles, including grape jelly, oranges and hummingbird syrup.

Cooler Tehachapi temperatures drew dancers from all over Kern County to come and enjoy a night of dancing during the Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Square Dance Club’s June Bug Dance.

The second of three free Concerts in the Park will feature Sligo Rags, a rollicking Celtic “pub” band with a “decidedly bluegrass attitude."

The Antelope Valley Astronomy Club, in partnership with the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District, will be holding our annual “Star-B-Cue” picnic, followed by a public “Star Party” in the main parking lot, near Pavilions 1 and 2, at the Brite Lake Recreational Facility on Saturday,…

The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra will present its annual pops concert under the stars beginning at 7 p.m. at Coy Burnett Football Stadium on Tehachapi Boulevard. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy the music followed by the City of Tehachapi’s annual fireworks display. It’s free. For more inf…

Applegate Garden Florist, which has served family weddings, proms, funerals and other special events for Tehachapi for 25 years, is closing its doors at the end of June.

Donald Towns is a fine arts painter with background as an animation illustrator for Disney Studios working on award-winning films such as "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Little Mermaid" and the original "TRON." Towns has been featured in the TV movie documentaries "Making of the Litt…

Christina's Fourth Annual Fundraiser to wage hope to help find a cure for pancreatic cancer will take place Saturday, Sept. 29. The fundraiser is again being sponsored by Major Jason E. George VFW Post 12114, American Legion Post 221 and Legion Auxiliary.

The Summit Singers belatedly thanks all of you who attended our spring concert on May 12. And thank you to all of the singers who make these concerts possible, and to our advertisers who always support us.

First Friday at Tehachapi Treasure Trove from 5-8 p.m. July 6 will feature Daniela Peregrina, mixed media artist. Peregrina is currently displaying a variety of mixed media treasures at the Treasure Trove including candles, treasure boxes, journals and unique wall art.