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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.

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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.

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

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…

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The Tehachapi Symphony welcomes two new members to its ranks: violinist Matthew Rails and cellist Rebecca Carol.

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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.

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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.

  • BY BRANDON GRIFFITHS Contributing writer
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • BY DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER Contributing writer

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

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

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.

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

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.

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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.…