Al Crisalli Jr. took these photos of Desert Cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus audubonii) in the Tehachapi Valley in the late afternoon. These handsome little mammals have soft grayish-brown fur that enables them to blend in well with their surroundings. This is essential, for rabbits are the pr…
People who have lived in Tehachapi for more than a few years can all agree on at least one thing: It used to snow more in the past than it does now.
Heads up, all you singers! It’s time to start preparing for the Summit Singers concert scheduled for May 11. We’ll hold our first practice at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. The address is 1049 S. Curry St.
How many of you have lost a friend or loved one to suicide? That was the question Lezlie Young asked members of American Association of University Women at their recent meeting.
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 Winterdance Celtic concert at Christmas.
The Third Annual Kern County Women’s March is set to take place on Jan. 19. The mission of Women's March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
This is the time of year when Tehachapi residents are most likely to see Sharp-shinned Hawks and Cooper's Hawks as they dart through the air seeking to grab smaller birds.
The fun part about the monthly first Friday events in Tehachapi is you only need to park once, and then everything is within walking distance. One can dine at any one of a half-dozen restaurants or nearby sports bar, and then enjoy a wonderful evening of Friday night entertainment at the nea…
Even though the holidays are over, the celebration continues as the Rotary Club of Tehachapi prepares for its 5th Annual Wine Pairing Dinner to be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at The Shed.
Volunteers and donations are needed to assemble hygiene kits to help disaster victims and homeless individuals in the Tehachapi area. Our goal is to make 500 kits to be distributed by the Tehachapi Salvation Army.
It's 2019, and it's time for Tehachapi women (and their supporters) to stand up and speak their peace once again. The Women's March events of 2017 and 2018 were amazing and inspired many women (and their supporters) to run for office in the last election. The results were terrific, although …
The Tehachapi Strings Orchestra, under the direction of Gayel Pitchford, will perform its winter concert, “Back to the Classics,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church on Schout Road, across the street from Country Oaks Baptist.
I have been coordinating the National Day of Prayer noon and evening meetings for several years, and I believe that God is calling His people to come together in unity.
Benedictine College has named Angela Rodriguez of Tehachapi to the dean's list for the fall semester which ended in December. Rodriguez was among those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester.
There are five main species of tree oaks found in the Tehachapi Mountains: Valley, Blue, Black, Canyon and Interior Live Oaks. All of them have their own distinctive characteristics and charm, but Canyon Oaks are the most variable and unusual in many respects.
The suicide rate in the United States is the highest it’s been in decades. Each year 45,000 Americans take their own life. Most people know a friend or family member who has committed suicide.
Ron Thompson submitted this photo of what appears to be a female (or immature) Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) that they found at their home in Stallion Springs. Ron set the tiny bird in a flower pot for the night and the next morning it drank nectar from their hummingbird feeder and flew away.
The acoustic band, Out of the Blue, will be returning to Tehachapi Friday, Jan. 4, to perform at Fiddlers Crossing as part of their First Friday showcase series.
Gallery 'N' Gifts is featuring Larry McClain, the Gallery's resident wood carver, and some of his amazing, fanciful carvings for First Friday. Larry's carvings are often based on his love of books with themes set in science fiction and adventures of the mind or his long career in the U.S. Ai…
Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas are making their fifth appearance in Tehachapi Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m., at Mountain Bible Church, 630 Maple St.
First Friday Fun Fest will be celebrated at Tehachapi Treasure Trove on Friday evening, Jan. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. January's First Friday will be a celebration of the Treasure Trove’s creative teachers and students. Students from our paint pour, mixed media and painting classes will be display…
This is the time of year when Tehachapi people will sometimes notice a large, brilliant white bird hovering in the sky and wonder: "What is a seagull doing so far from the ocean?" While seagulls do occasionally pass through the area, local residents are more likely to be seeing one of the mo…
Al Crisalli Jr. took this photo of Dark-eyed Junco beside a rain/snow melt puddle. Dark-eyed Juncos (Junco hyemalis) are a type of sparrow and they are one of the most abundant of forest birds.
Kern County Homeless Collaborative Projects Manager Jessica Janssen will be the special guest speaker at the Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club’s Jan. 3 meeting.
Family Life Pregnancy Center is once again offering free childbirth classes. If you are expecting a child and are at least 28 weeks pregnant, why not sign up for this educational and fun five-week class?
Marsha Morris took this photo at her West Golden Hills home of a California Mule Deer buck as it was getting a drink from a water feature that the Morrises keep in their yard to attract wildlife. While quail and rabbits are daily visitors, a variety of wild creatures visit from time to time,…
There are some creatures that are so fearsome-looking that their appearance instantly inspires a negative reaction in most people. Like scorpions, for example.
Is this looking like a less than Merry Christmas for you? Maybe it’s just going to be the two of you and there’s no reason to even decorate, or worse yet, you’re going to be alone. Other people seem to have swarms of warm, bubbling family around ready to sweep them up in Christmas cheer. But…
Hi! I’m Isaiah Drapinski. As the new youth pastor at Shepherd of the Hills, I would like to let you know a little about me, so you can get to know me. I was born and raised in Michigan. I grew up with four brothers (Jesse, Philip, James and Jeremiah). We were very outdoorsy and played almost…
The Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. TAAR members were able to help with the Salvation Army’s mission by providing gifts for 31 Angel tags.
Tehachapi News received many wonderful entries again this year in its annual Christmas coloring contest open to children of all ages. As with all contests held in previous years, the judges were hard-pressed in choosing the top winners in each of the age categories for young artists vying fo…
It can be hard to concentrate on doing exercises when you have a goat in your face, but people that came out on Saturday for goat yoga sessions didn’t seem to mind. In fact, the animals were the stars of the show.
Ashley True-Richardson took these photos outside the Mulligan Room in Bear Valley Springs of a female Common Green Darner dragonfly (Anax junius).
Over the years I have found a handful of postcards featuring the Tehachapi area. These old souvenirs offer a snapshot in time of the Tehachapi Mountains.