• By BILL KRITLOW Contributing writer

From Oct. 5-7, the Hitching Post Theaters is going to play a very good John Wayne movie, "Rio Bravo," one directed by Howard Hawks, a great Man’s-Man director (see "Hatari!," another John Wayne flick as proof).

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News
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Jeanne Hamrick took these photos of California Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma californica) feeding on the pine nuts of Single-leaf Pinyon Pine trees in Sand Canyon. Jeanne noted that the jays helped themselves to all of the good pine nuts, leaving just the empty or dried out ones for her and the squirrels.

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The September meeting of the Prostate Cancer Information Group will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, at 115 E. St.

  • BY DOROTHY MCREYNOLDS Contributing writer
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"The Cemetery Club," directed by Brian Terpstra, will not only tickle your funny bone, but also tug at your heartstrings while reminding you of the gift of life itself.

  • BY MIRIAM SHANE Contributing writer
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A kid's tour of the Tomo Kahni, Kawaiisu Indian site in Sand Canyon will be offered for the first time on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore the beautiful and ancient "winter home" of the native people of this area, with a hands-on investigation of the culture, designed for children.

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer
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Kiwanis members were informed about the development and secrets of GPS when Larry Wells spoke to the club recently. For 30 years he worked at Interstate Electronics Corp., a company that specializes in GPS technology. Although he retired as a senior engineer, the company often calls him back…

  • BY CHRIS NAFTEL Contributing writer
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Four members of the Tehachapi Rotary Club attended a workshop at Tehachapi's California Correctional Institution on Aug. 28. This workshop was led by three actors from the Actor’s Gang Prison Project, located in Culver City.

  • Contributed by Maggie Schick

Buyers are flocking to the web. The internet has revolutionized real estate advertising. Accordingly, it's a must that you select a real estate professional with a robust online marketing strategy.

  • Contributed by Marty Pay

With the recent hurricane activity in the Gulf and Florida, people obviously have been wondering about insurance: How would they be covered for natural disasters here in California? Our concern here in Southern California is earthquake as well as possible flood. Both exposures can be handled…

  • Contributed by Mulberry Villa

Mulberry Villa Apartments offers luxurious apartment living at an affordable price. It’s all about living where you love to come home to and where all of the conveniences are just outside your door to major employees and minutes away from everything … food, markets, pharmacies, restaurants, …

  • Contributed by Dignified Home Loans, Tehachapi

In just two short years, Dignified Home Loans has grown to be Tehachapi's largest and most experienced lender in the Tehachapi market, with more than 90 years of combined experience working within their office! Since opening in June 2015 with Ron Depew, Laura Johnson and Jeff LaMonte, new as…

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There are many ways to handle window treatments for your home today, but nothing really compares to working with a design professional who can guide you through the myriad of choices and arrange for professional installation once you've decided on the products that work for you.

  • Contributed by Tina Larson

Fall is a great time to get your home ready for the colder winter weather. Here are some tips that won’t take you a lot of time, but should prove to save you a lot of money and prevent your home from having a disaster during the colder winter months.

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The Loose Threads quilting group of Tehachapi will hold its next monthly meeting on Sept. 21, at 4 p.m., at the Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road.

  • By BILL KRITLOW Contributing writer

Because good movies are a draw — who knew? — the Hitching Post is extending its classic series and Sept. 21 - 23, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic "North by Northwest" will play. If you haven’t seen it, or haven’t seen it on the big screen, or, if you’re like me, saw it with your grandfather in 19…

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Ryan Richardson took this photo near his home in Bear Valley Springs of a California Mule Deer fawn (Odocoileus hemionus californicus). In the muted light of dusk, the fawn's slightly tawny orangish coloration and fading light spots help it blend in with its surroundings.

  • By NICK SMIRNOFF For Tehachapi News

For 41 years, Tehachapi has hosted California's District Three Old Time Fiddle Contest known locally as Fiddlin Down the Tracks. Broken into adult and youth divisions, each division is further categorized into age groups and instrument combinations.

  • BY DOROTHY MCREYNOLDS Contributing writer
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Let’s pretend you’re a director for an upcoming TCT show. You need to cast the part of a respected playwright. In this instance, the gender needs to be male, and only two contenders show up for the role. One gentleman has a refined appearance and is spellbound over your play. The other fello…

  • BY SUZANNE WILLIAMS Contributing writer

Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace, tolerance and international understanding. This year will be …

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

A mighty rumble was heard as 333 cars and trucks roared into town during Mountain Festival weekend. Row upon row of vintage and classic automobiles lined the streets of downtown Tehachapi in Thunder on the Mountain's biggest car and truck show held to date.

  • BY DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER Contributing writer

Fiddlers Crossing will celebrate autumn on Friday, Sept. 29, with the return of Flagship Romance from Jacksonville Beach, Fla. The couple, Jordyn and Shawn Fisher, call their music “harmonic alternative folk,” but it is much more. They are part of a resurgence in popular music of well-crafte…

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Jessica Martin took this photo at Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs of a Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) perched on a fence rail. Western Meadowlarks can be found in open, grassland areas throughout the Tehachapi Mountains.

  • BY MARY BETH GARRISON Contributing writer

Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association proudly presents the 2nd Annual Tehachapi Mountain Bike BrewFondo, an all age’s multi-surface mountain bike ride featuring gravel and paved roads as well as the great single track of the TMTA/Lehigh Trails area. The event starts and ends at Phillip Marx …

  • BY GALE CALDWELL Contributing writer

Bear Valley Cultural Arts is excited to once again sponsor the Holiday Bazaar to be held at the Whiting Center on Nov. 24 and 25. This show features 48 exceptionally talented fine artists and handcrafters who will bring you a unique shopping experience. Shopping hours are Friday from 10 a.m.…

  • BY GAYEL PITCHFORD Contributing writer

Come answer the siren call of an old-time file band with local Caller Wayne Thompson, as the California State Old Time Fiddlers hold a contra dance on Friday, Sept. 15, in the Social Hall at Community Congregational Church, 100 E. E St.