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The Robotics Team at Tehachapi High School will host its first Quarter Auction Fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m., in the cafeteria of the high school.

  • BY JUDY REYNOLDS Contributing writer
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The Tehachapi Heritage League will present its Christmas Around the World event featuring neighboring countries of Canada and Mexico on Saturday, Dec. 17. Included in this year's event will be Baila Folkorico dancers. Due to the need for a large space, the dancers will perform in the street …

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Mychal and Kortnee Fimbres, of Tehachapi, announce the birth of their son, Leo Edward Fimbres, who was born on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 24, at 10:17 p.m., weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces.

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Dwight Parham took this photo near his home in Bear Valley Springs of an American Elk bull (Cervus canadensis nelsoni). The elk now found in the Tehachapi Mountains are descended from some that were introduced to several large ranches in the 1970s, including the Tejon Ranch and Black Oaks Ranch.

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alexandria B. Jones graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

  • BY PETER CUTLER Contributing writer
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A Tehachapi Christmas tradition is returning to Fiddlers Crossing. Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” read by Tehachapi’s own Alex Zonn, will be presented at the venue on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.

  • By JON HAMMOND Contributing columnist

Josiah Ormsby took this photo in the Tehachapi Valley of a skipper butterfly. These small butterflies can be notoriously difficult to precisely identify, but this one appears to be a Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides), which is one of a group known collectively as grass-skippers. These …

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It's the season for cheer, happiness and eggnog. In that spirit, the Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club sends all greater Tehachapi Democrats and friends an invitation to its Annual Holiday Party. We are looking forward with all to the hope and joy of the season.

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Michael and Susan Smith would like to announce the birth of their first granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Sebastian, who was born Nov. 4, 2016, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

One Tehachapi woman decided she wanted to bring holiday cheer to local seniors this Christmas season. After talking it over, Robin Sodergren and her daughters, Michelle and Ashley Sodergren, came up with the idea of reaching out to isolated seniors through a fledgling concept they have lovin…

  • BY GALE CALDWELL Contributing writer

This December Tehachapi Valley Arts Association celebrates “Artists Within,” a special event featuring TVAA member artists who work year-round to promote the production, presentation and appreciation of the arts in the Tehachapi area.

  • BY KAREN CONDOR Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby and the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus with selected soloists under the direction of Kathy Kelly, will perform Friday, Dec. 16, at Country Oaks Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. Country Oaks Baptist Church is located at 20…

  • BY DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER Contributing writer

“Winterdance,” a Celtic Christmas celebration, will return to Tehachapi for two performances in the BeeKay Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 18. The concert, put on by Fiddlers Crossing, has been a sell-out the last two years. As in past years, two performances will be presented, at 2 and 7 p.m. Ticke…

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com
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The holidays are a time for families and friends to gather, and Tehachapi is getting an early start in preparation for the joyous season. A number of Christmas season events are planned throughout town this year, which began with the Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk on Nov. 26 in Downtown Te…

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Marsha Morris took this photo in the yard of her West Golden Hills home of a group of Western Bluebirds drinking from the bird bath. Western Bluebirds (Sialia mexicana) are year-round residents of the Tehachapi Mountains, and they are very social, preferring to feed and drink in small flocks…

  • BY LANELLE THOMPSON Contributing writer

The executive board of the Tehachapi Republican Women, Federated will host the December monthly meeting with a “No Program” Program that is sure to set the mood for the holidays on Dec. 12.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

The Salvation Army has seen many staff changes locally, but one thing remains the same — the nonprofit organization continues to be a valuable  community resource when it comes to helping the less fortunate.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

The 2nd annual Hot Chocolate Turkey Trot started off the Thanksgiving holiday season with a 5k run held Saturday, Nov. 19. Presented by Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District, this year's event boasted 129 runners, all vying to win a top prize — Thanksgiving turkeys donated by Alberts…

  • BY SUZANNE WILLIAMS Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Lions Club invites high school age students to participate in the 80th annual Student Speaker Contest on Feb. 16. The contest provides an opportunity for competitive public speaking among high school students on a subject of vital interest to the contestants and to the American…

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

Each month, Tabitha Cazares, 6, would take a ruler out of her drawer at home and have her mother measure the length of her ponytail. With each inch that grew, so did her excitement.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER daker@tehachapinews.com

Ron and Doris Depew decided to make a dream come true for a Kern County veteran. Ron, who is a Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors affiliate, and his wife decided to personally sponsor an Honor Flight after TAAR raised enough money to send a World War II veteran to the nation's capital.

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Mallory graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

Lauren Hollen led the American Association of University Women on a pretend trip to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. She described the route to Big Pine; turning off on highway 168; passing a campground at 8,000 feet elevation; continuing up a narrow dirt road and then climbing to an ele…

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The AARP Tax Aide program is seeking volunteers for its local program, which provides free tax preparation for low-income seniors. Training is provided in January for five to six days.

  • BY MARY BETH GARRISON Contributing writer

A crisp fall afternoon provided the perfect backdrop for the Cheers to Charity Homebrew Edition inaugural event. Tehachapi area homebrewers prepared dozens of unique homebrewed beers for tasting. Selections included a whiskey barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, a Barnworks Apple Ale and Barn…

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

Christian Life Assembly has much to celebrate these days with the opening of its newly redesigned Kid's Building Sunday. The new and improved Kid's Building once served as a preschool. It will now house the children's ministry and programs.

  • BY JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

As a student of history, I love to find out what it was like to live in Tehachapi in the past. I have first-person experience of the past half-century, and good insight into much of the 20th century because I have always made time to listen to the stories of oldtimers who came before me. Ano…

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

What was quite possibly the worst thing you have ever received on Christmas can now be taken out of the back of your closet and brought forth into the light of day as Main Street Tehachapi invites you to don that holiday monstrosity and join in its 3rd annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com

Local residents had the opportunity to personally express their thanks to the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military by dropping by the Tehachapi branch of the Kern County Library and signing a poster board.

  • BY AMY WEBSTER Contributing writer

Jacobsen Middle School PTO has teamed with Fundr, a local company started by a Tehachapi High School graduate, to bring Tehachapi a new and improved Bulldog Card. This year’s card will be app-based, meaning your Bulldog Card will be a convenient app on your phone or tablet instead of a card …

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

Tech Trek is a math-science summer camp established by American Association of University Women in 1998. Girls find their passion for high-tech careers at Tech Trek camps. Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in science, technology, engineering and math, Tec…