The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening for In the Loop Sports Nutrition Nov. 16.
"In the mountains a thoughtful observer can see clearly the partnership of land and atmosphere, each constantly transforming the other, both collaborating to produce the ever-changing panorama called weather."
For the first time since opening her store, Darlene Carlos of Darlene's Real Swell Toys held a book signing event to help promote a local author.
Carol Rush took these photos of American Robins (Turdus migratorius) in a Toyon shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia), also known as Christmas Berry, at Carol and her husband Chris's Golden Hills home. Robins are the bird in the old phrase "The early bird gets the worm," and Robins can often be se…
The same joy and excitement a child feels toward Santa Claus is reportedly the same as mom and dad feel when buying tickets to Main Street Tehachapi's Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk.
It’s a small stick, it’s brown, wait — it’s an insect! Sometimes you have to take a double look at objects in nature. I happened to be passing by an area at Brite Lake where a construction crew was clearing grass and brush and found this Common American Walking Stick (Diapheromera femorata) …
Local holiday shoppers are encouraged to hang around town on Black Friday following the Thanksgiving feast as the 33rd Annual Holiday Bazaar will return to the Whiting Center in Bear Valley Springs, and promises to feature something for everyone on your gift list.
Santa Claus will bring all his merry cheer the first three Saturdays of December at the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum. He will also be the main attraction in the 17th Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting event, hosted by the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Local residents are invited to kick off the holiday at the Christmas Gala Luncheon to be held Friday, Dec. 1, at the Aspen Builders Inc. Activity Center, 410 W. D St.
Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will give kids a chance to see Santa Claus, have some cookies and cocoa, and sing carols with Tehachapi community members during the Holiday Pops Concert.
The annual Wreaths Across America Day, started in 1992 at Arlington National Cemetery, will take place this year on Saturday, Dec. 16. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Tehachapi Westside Cemetery, 920 Enterprise Way, where wreaths will be laid on the headstones of veterans, follow…
Darlene's Real Swell Toys will host a book signing event to introduce local author Gabriele Rose de Ginant to the community Saturday, Nov. 18, from noon to 3 p.m.
The Scholarship Fund For Women of the Tehachapi Mountain Branch of The American Association of University Women is accepting contributions for scholarships in Barbara Teague's memory. This is a tribute to her positive influence as a teacher to so many students in Tehachapi.
The Tehachapi Lions Club invites the community to attend an informational meeting in observation of National Diabetes Awareness Month featuring Dr. James Sproul of Kaiser Permanente at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St.
With its assorted valleys, hills and canyons, the Tehachapi Mountains are home to a handful of different communities and many little neighborhoods. One of my favorites of these is nestled into the middle of Brite Valley on farmland formerly owned by the Cook family.
The Sisters of the Norbertine Canonesses of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph are hard at work preparing for their annual Christmas Wreath fundraiser, which is celebrated by faithful supporters as 1,400 wreaths sold last year. This year, the Sisters say they have even more reason to rejoice…
Improving the lives of children is a major concern for Kiwanis International as well as the local club in Tehachapi. Members were especially interested in learning about Children's Miracle Network, which provides treatment and hospitalization for children at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.
Tracey Keefe spoke to American Association of University Women at their November meeting about the importance of serving as leaders in our community. She praised AAUW for their work in promoting equal pay and education for girls and called her talk a booster shot for what AAUW is already doing.
Sage Scott, an eighth-grade student at Jacobsen Middle School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Tehachapi Lions Club.
Josiah Ormsby took this photo at his house in Tehachapi of a Long-bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangiodes) on a piece of tomato. Josiah says that he was completely surprised to find the Cellar Spider on the small piece of tomato, which got overlooked and left behind when he was dicing tom…
The Tehachapi Lions Club is holding its Christmas for Seniors service project to brighten the holidays for low-income, isolated and or homebound seniors who have no family.
Main Street Tehachapi keeps stepping up its game as this year's Trunk or Treat was the spookiest and most decorated Halloween event to be held in downtown Tehachapi this year.
Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District is excited to bring back Tehachapi’s Christmas Bazaar. This event is an opportunity to bring the community together for the holidays and shop unique and personalized gifts for everyone in the family.
It’s time to start planning your holiday activities! Soon you’ll be enjoying your Thanksgiving celebration, and then it’s time to kick off the Christmas season with Tehachapi’s traditional parade and the Summit Singers Christmas concert. Both the parade and the concert are on Saturday, Dec. …
On a beautiful Saturday evening, the Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Square Dance Club hosted their October Harvest and Anniversary Dance to 36 square and round dancers.
Do you enjoy Christmas music, holiday lights and Christmas creche displays? If so, come to the 2nd Annual Creche & Music Festival! It will be held from noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 600 Anita …
George Hammond took this photo of a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) in a Siberian Elm tree outside his house in the Tehachapi Valley. George calls the young owl Shrieky, since it makes a shrieking noise and has yet to perfect the recognizable "hoo-HOO-hoo-hoo" calls typical of adult Grea…
One of the most basic traditional tools used by Tehachapi Indian women was a brush made from the soaproot plant. Useful and durable, these small brushes were a ubiquitous part of Native California life and every household had one or more of them.
With superb musical sound, imaginative props and an orchestra delivering the performance quality it's noted for, the Tehachapi T-Pops Orchestra, under the baton of Conductor Robby Martinez, presented a Halloween collection of spooky music Saturday at the BeeKay Theatre.
The Tehachapi Mountains have long been a good area to have honeybees, and now there are both professional beekeepers and hobbyists who raise bees locally. Beekeeping can be a challenging undertaking, but the pollination services and honey that the bees generate make it a worthwhile endeavor.
The Annual Fall Bazaar sponsored by Catholic Daughters of Saint Malachy Church will be held Nov. 4 and 5 at McMullan Hall. Items offered for sale will include many handcrafted articles, cookies and religious items.
Sharon Weaver took this photo near her home in Bear Valley Springs of a bull elk standing in the shade. Known as Rocky Mountain or American Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsonii), our local herds are descended from some animals that were released on a couple of large ranches in the Tehachapi Mount…
It’s impossible to put one label on Wendy Waldman. She is a critically acclaimed recording artist, a writer of multi-platinum songs in genres ranging from country and cowboy music to pop, film, jazz, Latin and R&B. She is also a teacher of guitar and songwriting, a classically trained pi…
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 will deliver when speaks at the Nov. 8 meeting of American Association of University Women. She will suggest ways to help prepare the younger generation…
In the town of Almost, Maine, residents fall in and out of love in unexpected, charming and often hilarious ways. Written by John Cariani, the play "Almost, Maine," has become a favorite of high school drama programs and community theaters nationwide.
Another notable and even more festive First Friday FunFest will be celebrated at Tehachapi Treasure Trove on Friday evening, Nov. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Treasure Trove will be featuring fun fall creations from our versatile artists.
In the same manner the crystal opal shines many colors, so TCT’s real life Opal Lawler possesses a brilliant range of talent from singing, dancing, acting, writing and choreography to set design and directing.
Crèche displays from around the world will be on display at the Tehachapi Crèche Festival, Dec. 9 and 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A creatively poetic collection of timeless jewelry and stained glass will be featured at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts in November. These distinctive pieces by some of Tehachapi’s most talented artisans are sure to be the focal point of any holiday outfit, or the perfect memorable gift for someone special.