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Mariah Edwards took this photo near Tehachapi Mountain Park of a cluster of adult Convergent Lady Beetles (Hippodamia convergens), which of course are more commonly known as simply ladybugs.

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The Prostate Cancer Information Group of Tehachapi is honored to have Dr. Ricardo Salas, M.D., M.P.H., as the guest speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Adventist Tehachapi Valley Hospital, 1100 Magellan Drive in the Executive Conference Room.

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Tehachapi Mountain Vineyard understands the struggles single parents face, financially as well as emotionally. The church will host its 6th Annual Single Parent Fair to alleviate some of the burden.

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California State Old Time Fiddlers Association awarded its prestigious Ross and Rae Huffman Award to District 3’s State Director Gayel Pitchford at the 53d annual State Fiddle Contest, held at Lodi on April 12 and 13.

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The Devil Pups Youth Program For America, which emphasizes Growth Through Challenge, is seeking interested Kern County teens for the 2019 10-day program to be held July 25 through Aug. 3 at the Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton. The program strives to develop in its participants qualities …

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The Association of Realtors held their general membership meeting April 4. The guest speaker was Christina Scrivner, Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation manager.

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The Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi announces that Tehachapi Mayor Susan Wiggins will be the featured speaker at the Kiwanis 33rd Annual Prayer Breakfast on May 2. A native of Mojave and a Tehachapi community leader, Wiggins will share her personal story and vision.

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The California City Arts Commission will once again host its annual Arts by the Lake at the Arts and Community Center, 10400 Heather Ave. in Central Park, during Tortoise Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28. This year’s theme is Art from…

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Spring will be “TPopping” Sunday, April 28, when The Tehachapi Pops Orchestra opens its 12th season with a concert in Grace Fellowship Church. TPOPS is comprised of musicians of all ages from Tehachapi and around Kern County. It includes seasoned professionals as well as students who are pla…

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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.

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The Tehachapi Symphony, directed by Dr. David Newby, will perform Sunday, May 5. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at Country Oaks Baptist Church, located at 20915 Schout Road.

Toshimi Kristof took these photos of a Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) on a boulder in Sycamore Canyon in Bear Valley Springs. Although these birds are thought of as having uniformly black feathers, the image of the vulture stretching its wings clearly shows that their feathers are more dark…

The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, DC), 69th (Indianapolis, Ind.), and 70th (Orlando, Fla.) commencement ceremonies last fall and earlier this year to ce…

The Judkins sisters, who have been entering the Tehachapi Valley Art Association's All Youth Art Contest for many years, took home the top prize in each of their age groups.

The Greater Tehachapi Valley Community Emergency Response Team (GTV CERT) will be offering free spring training sessions in hazards that may impact your area and basic disaster response skills — such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Dates are Saturday…

A few students at Valley Oaks Charter School took their reading to a new level. Their enrichment class just finished a novel unit on Louis Sachar's "Holes." In addition to studying characterization, similes, and the author's style using three different plots, these students decided to try th…

Marriage. It’s one of the most rewarding relationships two people can experience. The heights of joy can be encountered in marriage like no other relationship. Beyond the capacity for marital bliss, couples who marry have been shown statistically to stay together longer and are more likely t…

Once Tehachapi was sure we were getting a new hospital and before Adventist Health became a partner with the Tehachapi Health Care District, the Rotary Club of Tehachapi and the Lions Club of Tehachapi formed a partnership to do something for kids at our anticipated new facility. We had seve…

Get ready for family fun in the park. Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will host its annual Easter egg hunt at West Park on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 2 p.m. The Easter Bunny will pose with children for photos following the hunt.

The Friends of the Library Book Sale on March 30th was a great success. While all the numbers aren’t in yet, this was one of the best sales that the Friends of the Library has had. With 12 people at the door when it opened and a good steady flow all day, the volunteers were kept busy.

On March 23, Tehachapi Martial Arts Center hosted the 13th Annual Combat Hapkido Seminar. The event was led by Grandmaster John Pelligrini, founder of the International Combat Hapkido Federation, and is always eagerly anticipated by students and non-students of the art. The self-defense syst…

If you are a step-family couple, a single parent, dating couple with kids or someone who cares about blended families, then you are invited to attend a live stream event to be hosted at Calvary Chapel Tehachapi called Blended and Blessed on April 27. This will be an all-day event from 9 a.m.…

Trains have been traditional gifts for young and old alike. The Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club would like to share their toys with all of you at their Spring Model Train Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

Fiddlers Crossing is celebrating its ninth anniversary this month. The downtown venue opened on April 17, 2010 to present acoustic music styles, from folk and bluegrass to Celtic, old-time, singer-songwriters, acoustic blues and Americana.

The 35th annual BVS Cultural Arts Association Art Show takes place this year from April 14 to 21. The opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. April 14 at the Oak Tree Country Club, and that is when we have the drawing for the five pieces of art that our generous artists have donated.

This year, Tehachapi Community Theater celebrates its 50th anniversary with 50 years of creative people planning, rehearsing, singing and joyfully presenting plays and musicals for the entertainment of our community. For many years, TCT continuously presented wonderful theater in such places…

American Association of University Women invites the public to attend its April 10 meeting when Charles White will speak about “The Long Road to Tehachapi.” He will recount the history of the area and lessons learned from the past.

Gallery 'N' Gifts is pleased to announce a new collection of work from artist Anita Jesse, who is known to many for her equine paintography. Jesse’s new collection, titled “All About Tehachapi,” features subject matter drawn from the landscapes and wildlife familiar to all who live in the Te…