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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.

  • BY LINDA CARHART Contributing writer
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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…

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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.

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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.

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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?

  • BY CONSTANCE WILLIAMS Contributing writer
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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.

  • BY DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER Contributing writer
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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

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."

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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.

  • By PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing columnist

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.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

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.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

Local chef and restaurant owner Mano Lujan is back at doing what he does best ... cooking up good eats. Only now, Lujan is concentrating on feeding the soul.

  • BY PETER CUTLER Contributing writer

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…

  • BY DENNIS TOPE Contributing writer

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. …

  • BY PHIL DOLBER Contributing writer

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.…

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

People who speak positive and hopeful messages for young people are vital to the well-being of our country. This is the message Tracy Keefe delivered to Kiwanis members and guests.

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

A small team of photographers was in Tehachapi recently as part of a college project to photograph endangered language speakers. The camera they used was no ordinary device: it was an extremely large 20-inch by 24-inch view camera, equipped with an authentic 150-year-old brass and optical gl…

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Jessica Martin took this photo in Bear Valley Springs of a European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) pausing outside a nest hole in a large old oak tree. This photo looks upside down for a reason: The entrance to the nest cavity, probably first excavated by a woodpecker, was pointing downward. Th…

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The Tehachapi High School Class of 1977-78 will host its 40th reunion Saturday, Aug. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Big Papa's Steakhouse, located at 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd.

  • BY TIM TRUJILLO Contributing writer

The Friends of the Tehachapi Depot is happy to announce that Doug Pickard accepted the position of curator for the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum.

  • BY LINDA CARMICHAEL Contributing writer

The 2017 American Legion Auxiliary Delegate to Girls State from Tehachapi High School, Micah Mason, recently presented the first poppy to Dr. John Lopez, pastor of First Baptist Church in Tehachapi.

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

A Global Missions project for Tehachapi Community Congregational Church is supporting Pearls of Africa in Uganda. This is a home that provides loving care, education, and life skills for 29 children of all ages who have been separated from their families because of civil war, extreme poverty…

  • BY PAT GRACEY Contributing writer

The 58th annual Old Timers’ Reunion date, Aug. 6, is already being planned by the members of the Reunion Committee along with Ashley Krempien, recreation coordinator for Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District. The historic, century-old city park, now known as Philip Marx Central Park,…

  • BY CORINNE STONE Contributing writer

Tickets are now available for the Summit Singers concert coming up May 20. You can pick yours up from any of the Summit Singers or from Tehachapi Treasure Trove, Radio Shack or Tehachapi Furniture. Of course, they’ll also be available at the door.

  • BY DARLENA DOTSON Contributing writer

The Mojave Area of the California Highway Patrol celebrated its senior volunteers at the 2nd annual Senior Volunteer Appreciation dinner, held April 29 at the Tehachapi Senior Center.

  • BY NICK ALTIERI Contributing writer

Auditions for the hilarious musical farce “The Drowsy Chaperone” will take place this coming weekend on May 5, at 6:30 p.m., and May 6 and 7, at 2 p.m., at Tehachapi Community Theatre’s “Second Space” located at 431 W. J. St. The auditions are open to ages 15 to 100 years.