Toshimi Kristof took this photo in Bear Valley Springs of a mature Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) as it glared down from a power line at Toshimi and her husband Les as they walked by.

Believe it or not, spring is right around the corner (OK, maybe a couple of corners) and Summit Singers will be starting rehearsals for their spring concert, which will be May 16.

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The annual art show, sponsored by the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will take place from Sunday, April 5 until Friday, April 10, with pick-up after the show on Saturday, April 11, at the Oak Tree Country Club in Bear Valley Springs.

Welcome all Tehachapians, old and new. Introducing Bob the barber Carey and Moe at Moe’s Barber Shop. Bob is a master barber with more than 50 years of experience and Moe has four years under her belt. They do all the old and new hairstyles, fades, flat tops, razor fades and regular men’s an…

Tehachapi Furniture, located in Old Town, was first opened in 1991 by Paul Leiss after successfully owning and operating Standard Furniture in Van Nuys, Calif., for 15 years. After Paul’s passing in 2000, his son Eric Leiss took over the reins and continued his father’s work providing qualit…

Did you ever wish you could help animals every day by running a rescue, to save homeless animals lives, heal the sick and mend the injured? Have a Heart Humane Society was started for just that reason. Chelley Kitzmiller started the rescue in 2010 when other rescues were too limiting.

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the year, the Wine Pairing Dinner. Now in its seventh year, the Wine Pairing Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Shed, 333 E. Tehachapi Blvd.

Education is a key issue for American Association of University Women, so members were anxious to meet Stacey Larson-Everson, the new superintendent of Tehachapi Unified School District. She was the featured speaker at the January AAUW meeting and impressed the group with her vision for the …

Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce Directors Stephanie Garcia, Jessica Davidson, Kellie Dudevoir and Liz Trejo; Chamber President Ida Perkins; Chamber Ambassadors Tina Larson and Carol Duetsch along with Mayor Susan Wiggins, Councilwoman Joan Pogan-Cord and City Manager Greg Garrett joine…

Among the blueblood bands of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, of course, will always be the King. But the four-piece band The Special Consensus is certainly one of the crown princes. Tehachapi will be treated to a third royal visit by this Nashville-based band at 3 p.m. S…

Toshimi Kristof took these photos at her home in Bear Valley Springs of snowflakes following our recent big Day After Christmas Storm of 2019. As you might expect, the hardest part about photographing snowflakes is getting your shot before the subject matter melts away before your eyes. Tosh…

Photographers, gather your favorite photos and get ready for the 15th annual winter photo contest at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts. Be sure to enter early as photos will be hung in order they are received until each category is full.

The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society presents the fifth concert of their 2019-20 season Sunday, Jan. 12, with chamber music performed by the Felici Piano Trio. The concert will include music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Piano and Violin in A Major, K. 526; Ludwig van Beethoven, Pia…

The Dance Craze held its 5th annual Christmas Show themed “A Disney Holiday” for all of their amazing dancers and their families in December. They were able to show their friends and family some of the dance skills they have learned.

The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association has awarded music scholarships the past few years. This year, the club received a recommendation from Gayel Pitchford, the music teacher and founder of the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, for one of her students. The scholarship award is $1,500.

Plans are being made to join the Women’s March Kern County in downtown Bakersfield on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hundreds of marches will take place that day to give women an opportunity to stand up for their beliefs.

Randy Weinstein took this photo at his home in Stallion Springs of a hawk with a quail that it just caught. Randy says that "I heard a 'thunk' outside, and looked to see that this hawk had snatched a quail in mid-flight and slammed it into the side of my house!"

The Whiting Center in Bear Valley Springs was filled with holiday music Dec. 8. We were blessed with decent weather, only rain as opposed to the snow that disrupted Thanksgiving for so many.

The acoustic band Out of the Blue will return to Tehachapi Saturday, Jan. 11, to perform at Fiddlers Crossing. Guitarist and vocalist Pat Seamount was a Tehachapi resident for many years, and was known for her poignant interpretations of the songs of Kate Wolf in the group Handmade. Now base…

Oh, Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree — what do I do with your branches? When your fresh cut Christmas tree is not so fresh anymore, recycling and composting options are available for free.

Fiddlers Crossing's First Friday Showcase on Friday, Jan. 3, will feature Folk-Americana band The Invocations. Admission is free; however, tips are encouraged. The show begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing is located at 206 E. F St., downtown Tehachapi.

Jesse Waldowski took this photo of a Tehachapi sunset coloring the evening sky next to the Stallion Springs Church. Jesse is a captain with the Kern County Fire Department at Station 18 in Stallion Springs and he took this photo not far from the station.

Tehachapi Unified School District Superintendent Stacey Larson-Everson will be the featured speaker at the Jan. 8 meeting of American Association of University Women.

Kimberly Ross’ and Taylor Marquesen’s kindergarten classes at Golden Hills Elementary School put on a Holiday Spectacular for their families the night of Dec. 18.