Envision the future of robotics. That's what Susan Weaver's third-grade class did May 23 at Tompkins Elementary School. The students were treated to displays on how artificial intelligence works thanks to a hands-on demonstration from mentors of Tehachapi High School's Cyber Penguins Robotics Team.
Patrick Sweeney, from Valley Oaks Charter High School in Tehachapi, has been selected as one of 100 award recipients for the second year of PBS LearningMedia’s and Stand Up To Cancer’s Emperor Science Award program.
One of the largest predators in North America has lived in the Tehachapi Mountains for thousands of years, and maintained a presence here even when it was rare in many parts of California. Known by many different names, in our area it is most likely to be referred to as a Mountain Lion (Puma…
Tehachapi's 5th annual Kickin' Cancer in the Butt Run will be held June 10 at Meadowbrook Park. The 5k or 1-mile run or walk will kick off with registration at 6 a.m., followed by the race at 7 a.m.
The first annual Tehachapi Good News Club Family Picnic was held May 21 at Meadowbrook Park. Approximately 70 children, parents, grandparents and club volunteers attended. There was food, games and making of new friends.
The Tehachapi Mountain Carvers recently presented a check in the amount of $3,000 to Lewis Brown of the Tehachapi Senior Center. The donation was raised through the organization's raffle of a hand-carved Noah's Ark.
For the first time, the American Heart Association will hold a Tehachapi Heart & Stroke Walk to involve local residents in the fight against the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of men and women in the nation: heart disease and stroke.
Fiddlers Crossing will feature Mayde in Ireland, a band from Rosamond, as a First Friday showcase on June 2. The show begins at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:30 p.m. Fiddlers Crossing is located at 206 E. F St.
Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association proudly presents the 2nd annual Tehachapi Mountain Bike BrewFondo, a 21-and-over ride, in conjunction with the Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest being held at Benz Visco Sports Park on July 15.
On Friday evening, June 2, Tehachapi Treasure Trove will celebrate First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Featured artist will be Kelly Keller of BV Naturals, maker of natural soaps, hand creams, deodorants and lip balm.
An after-school program provided by the Salvation Army was explained to Kiwanis members by Kyle Yates, community center coordinator, and Luke Thompson, a youth worker.
Gallery ‘N’ Gifts is excited to feature a very unique show for its upcoming June exhibit, just in time for Father’s Day. Join us First Friday, June 2, for a glimpse into the industrial minds of Steve and Lillian Jones. You’re sure to enjoy their flair for design with a steampunk feel.
Micaela Pryor, of Tehachapi, has been named to the Emerson College dean's list for the spring 2017 semester. Pryor is majoring in creative writing BFA. The requirement to make Emerson's dean's list is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
One of the Rotary Club of Tehachapi’s favorite projects is distributing personalized books to every single kindergarten student throughout the Tehachapi Unified School District. We partner with Kiwanis who service Thompson Elementary while Rotary visits the classrooms at Golden Hills Element…
Tech Trek is a week-long summer experience for girls to learn more about math and science while living in dorms on a university campus. They attend interesting workshops and participate in field trips to educational sites. The camps are sponsored by American Association of University Women.
One of the finest ladies ever to enliven Tehachapi has left us with the recent passing of Joan Johnson, 87, who died May 15. It was merely four-and-a-half months ago that her loving husband, Dick, had passed away at home, bringing an end to a charmed marriage that lasted 67 years.
There were tears, laughter, words of encouragement and the celebration of kindred souls at the Relay for Life Survivor Social Brunch held Saturday at The Woods Pavilion.
Have you ever wanted to write a song but didn’t know where to start? Have you written songs and want to take them to the next level? Do you have a song you would like to record?
The 4th annual Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest is gearing up once again to gather thousands of craft beer and wine lovers together. Retreat to cool mountain weather on July 15 at the Benz Visco Sports Park from 4 to 8 p.m.
Kern County's only Disaster Stress Relief Dog died on Sunday, May 7. Sir Duke, 9, died after serving in countless loving capacities during his lifetime in Tehachapi.
Gary Stockdale has an impressive resume: Wonderful singer. Witty songwriter. Engaging performer. TV and film composer. Two EMMY nominations. A BMI award for music composition.
Joe Yuele took this photo in Bear Valley Springs of a young American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) visiting a small pool that the Yueles keep available for wildlife. Joe says that he and his wife believe this is the same bear that visited last year with its mother as a young cub, when they a…
The Catholic Daughters will sponsor their annual spring rummage sale on Friday, May 26, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday, May 27, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at McMullan Hall, 407 W. E St.
Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce Directors Jim Wallace and Kathy Carey; Chamber President Ida Perkins and Chamber Ambassadors Carol Duetsch and Pat Doody joined Turning Heads Salon for their Grand Opening on Friday, May 12.
Jan Hendricks submitted this photo that her husband Danny took recently of a Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) on a nest with its chick. "The Mom and Dad sat patiently on the egg for 28 days, through rain, wind, hail and snow," Jan wrote. "I'd nominate her for Mom of the Year."
There are hundreds of different spider species found in Kern County, but most people only encounter representatives of about a dozen different large groups, like jumping spiders, crab spiders, orb-spinners, cellar spiders, etc. One of these groups is the funnel weavers, the Agelenids, and th…
Optimal Hospice is looking for licensed hairstylists and barbers throughout the county to donate a few hours a month to provide haircuts for hospice patients, according to an announcement from the hospice.
Janice Polletta spoke to Kiwanis about the joy of woodcarving. Her enjoyment of that art began 30 years ago when she attended woodcarving classes at a business called The Wooden Apple. Her father, Don Kordes, also took up the hobby, and they enjoy working together.
Sally Thoun is a three-time cancer survivor with no family history and has recently completed treatment. She knows what it's like to have endured so much.
Spring is finally here! The sun is out, the days are warmer and longer and flowers are in bloom everywhere. The beauty of the season stirs the senses and the soul. The same can be said for great music. Believing wholeheartedly in this sentiment, Fiddlers Crossing will present Jill Knight and…
The award for May's Student of the Month at Tehachapi High School goes to Tyler Tyree. Tyree is a senior and the ASB commissioner of decor. He not only works tirelessly at his school work, but also got involved in extracurricular activities, and currently has a part-time job as a lifeguard. …
Members of the Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 24 and 25 at Brite Lake (Pavilion 3), located at 22902 Banducci Road. A special thank you to the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District for this wonderful venue.…
The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra once again outdid itself both in orchestral talent as well as finding wonderful, featured soloists to entertain its many patrons.