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  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Joe Yuele took these photos at his house in Bear Valley Springs of a mother Black Bear (Ursus americanus) and her cub as they visited. The sow pulled down a birdfeeder full of seed for her and her baby to sample. Joe said the bears stayed for about an hour.

  • By DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com
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Director Christal Wheeler debuted her production of "The Best of Broadway" at the BeeKay Theatre Friday night to an enthusiastic crowd.

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Christina’s 3rd annual Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research will be held Saturday, June 3, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 125 E. F St. A lasagna dinner, to be served at 6:30 p.m., will kick off the evening, which will include live music, a silent auction and door prizes.

  • By DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com
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Tehachapi Painted the Town Purple during the week of March 5 through 11 in preparation for the upcoming Relay For Life 2017. Local business owners were asked to participate by decorating their stores and storefronts with a purple motif in the annual fundraiser.

  • By PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer
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It was an article in Parade Magazine that inspired Mayor Pro Tem Susan Wiggins to launch a campaign called Be Kind. She explained, at a Kiwanis meeting, that the article suggested ways cities could promote kindness by supporting senior citizens, partnering with community groups, and encourag…

  • By SUZANNE WILLIAMS Contributing writer
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The Tehachapi Lions Club heard the “State of Tehachapi Address” from Tehachapi City Manager Greg Garrett on March 16. Garrett’s presentation carefully explained all branches of the city from the administration, economic development and police department to the public works department.

  • By BECKY MASON Contributing writer
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While Passover is more commonly associated as a Jewish celebration, Christians will have the chance to learn more about the holiday’s significance to both religions at a traditional Passover dinner. Mountain Bible Church will host a Seder dinner open to the public at 5 p.m., Sunday, April 9.…

  • By LINDA COVERDALE Contributing writer
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A wonderful art show awaits you from April 8 through 16 this year. This is the 33rd annual Art Show. The reception on April 8 lasts from 4 to 7 p.m., and is free to members, and $10 for non-members age 12 and up. Children under 12 are admitted free.

  • By MARY BETH GARRISON Contributing writer
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Planning for the 2017 Cheers to Charity fundraising event, to be held on Aug. 12, is underway. Aviator Park at the Tehachapi Airport will again be the setting for this annual fundraiser. Dozens of shade trees, plenty of parking and acres of grass provide a cool venue on a warm summer night.

  • By KIM NIXON Contributing writer
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The Tehachapi Police Foundation will host its first banquet to honor our selection of Officer of the Year, Police Volunteer of the Year and Police Explorer of the Year in what is planned to be an annual event.

  • By LINDA CARHART Contributing writer
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The Rotary Club of Tehachapi is sponsoring the Non-Profit Showcase on Tuesday, April 25. Doors open to the public at 5 p.m. and close at 8 p.m.

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The American Association of University Women is offering re-entry scholarships to women who are pursuing a bachelor's degree or credential. Individuals who are continuing or beginning their education are encouraged to apply.

  • Courtesy of Dignified Home Loans

Dignified Home Loans, with offices throughout the western states, now offers services to Tehachapi Valley home buyers with a uniquely qualified approach. Their combined expertise includes more than 75 years in real estate lending and related services. But that is not all they bring to the ta…

  • Courtesy of Academy Mortgage

It's all about service at Academy Mortgage Tehachapi, and our company has been meeting the needs of homebuyers across the United States since 1988. We understand how important a home investment is to you and the impact it will have on your life. Therefore, our team of experienced mortgage pr…

  • Courtesy of Pioneer True Value

For a brief moment this morning, the sun was shining and it looked like it was going to be a beautiful spring day. This was the first chance I had to look around our yard. I wanted to see what our rain, wind and snow had done to our landscaping.

  • Courtesy of Tammy Engel

There’s a new survey out by ClosingCorp telling us that last year more than 50 percent of lenders' loan estimates to borrowers had to be revised before the close of escrow. Buyers complained that closing costs and fees were adjusted due to something about them or the loan.

  • Courtesy of Drapes, Blinds & Designs

There are many ways to handle window treatments for your home today, but nothing really compares to working with a design professional who can guide you through the myriad of choices and arrange for professional installation once you've decided on the products that work for you.

  • Contributed by JDB Nursery Sales

Spring has arrived and it is the best time of year to plant trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens. Many trees have struggled over the past few years due to the drought. A number of them have even perished, and now is an excellent time to replace them.

  • Courtesy of Antelope Valley Fairgrounds

Homeowners looking for new ways to bring efficiency and style to their properties are encouraged to attend the 29th annual Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Home Show. Newly added to the Home Show is a Craft Fair. Admission is free for the Home Show & Craft Fair on Friday, March 24, noon to 5 …

  • Courtesy of Rich Brown

Tehachapi Lawn & Garden was established in 2006. When I acquired it from Jack Potter, I had recently moved to Stallion Springs and was commuting daily to my job in Bakersfield. One day, my mother, Glenna, who also lives in Stallion Springs, saw that the shop was for sale and suggested I …

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Trying to find the right home loan can be difficult. Finding the right company to help you get your loan can be even more confusing. With literally thousands of lenders to choose from, borrowers can easily become overwhelmed. This is something Gayle has dedicated her life to in order to make…

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Our family discovered Tehachapi about 20 years ago, and we vowed we would live up here someday. We lived and worked in Bakersfield for many years, and when our fifth and youngest daughter graduated from Bakersfield High School, we found ourselves empty-nesters (at last... yeah!), and decided…

  • By NICK SMIRNOFF For Tehachapi News
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Start a with a great no-pressure teacher, a fresh set of brushes and acrylic paints and add a good glass of locally produced Tehachapi wine and you have an afternoon of Brush and Blush art taught by Mary DeVries. It was hosted Saturday at the popular Souza Family Winery in Stallion Springs.

  • By ALYSIA BAILEY Contributing writer

Tehachapi Community Theatre has graciously given the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi 60 tickets to the opening night of “The Best of Broadway” on Friday, March 24. Tickets are being sold to raise funds to help Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi do what they do best: Help local kids.

  • By GAYEL PITCHFORD Contributing writer

The California State Old Time Fiddlers 7th annual Amateur Fiddle Contest was held March 11, and it drew a huge crowd of listeners and twice as many fiddlers as ever before! Tehachapi’s own fiddlers had great success with their playing: Tehachapi High sophomore Joe Wallek won the Grand Champi…

  • By Phyllis Belcher Contributing writer

March as Women's History Month was established in 1987 by a proclamation of Congress. That is about the time a group of members of Tehachapi Mountain Branch of American Association of University Women began making presentations to school children about the contributions of women throughout h…

  • By Robyn Thompson Contributing writer

The 33rd annual Spring Art Show opens with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. April 8, at the Oak Tree Country Club in Bear Valley Springs. Five of the participating artists have donated art that will be raffled at the opening reception the day of the event.

  • BY SUZANNE WILLIAMS Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Lions were visited by members of the Arts, Science and Technology Educational Corp. of Tehachapi on March 2. Laura Lundberg, Nick Altieri and Thane Lundberg spoke about the history, mission, programs and goals of AST.

  • By JON HAMMOND Contributing columnist

Joe Yuele took this photo in Bear Valley Springs of a Bobcat (Lynx rufus) mother and her kitten as they came in to drink from a small pool, which Joe and his wife, Patty, provide as a watering hole for wildlife.

  • BY DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER Contributing writer

Two-time Grammy-winning guitarist Laurence Juber will make his fourth appearance in Tehachapi on Saturday, April 1, at Fiddlers Crossing. Juber is a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger, who won his first Grammy as lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s Wings.

  • BY PATRICK DONAHUE Contributing writer

Through a joint effort of The Tehachapi Society of Pilots and The Hangar Owners Association, on Saturday, March 11, Tehachapi Airport became an airplane enthusiasts dream, with many hangars open and a wide variety of aircraft to see and explore.

  • BY KELLY KELLER Contributing writer

Three teams from Cummings Valley School and two teams from Jacobsen Middle School competed in the LA Regional Destination Imagination Tournament on March 4. All five teams qualified to advance to the state tournament in McClellan on April 1.