• Links for Life brought out a crowd Saturday, Oct. 3, for the the Lace’n It Up walk, kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s 100 or so Links for Life walkers start off from West Park led by members of the THS Cheerleaders Squad.

    Photo gallery: Lace'n It Up for Links for Life

    Links for Life brought out a crowd Saturday, Oct. 3, for the the Lace’n It Up walk, kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The walk began at the West Park Activity Center, 410 W. D St., and a breakfast followed.

  • About 50 health care providers were at this year’s Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District's Health and Resource Fair event held at West Park on Oct. 3.

    Photo gallery: Finding help at the health fair

    More than 50 health care providers were on hand to greet the visitors at the annual Health and Resource Fair put on by the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District on Saturday, Oct. 3. Offered besides a wealth of personal and written information, the local Sav On Drugstore had pharmacy technicians

  • The crowd enjoys both the nice weather, and the entertainment.

    Sixth Annual Gospel Fest attracts crowd

    The sixth annual Gospel Fest was held Sunday at Bright House Networks Amphitheatre and featured performances by headliner Building 429 and local acts Hingepoint, Heavenly Horns, Sarah Payne and Crossfire Ministries. The free event, put on by San Joaquin Community Hospital, doubled as a health fair,

  • A Greater Roadrunner keeps a lookout on a rock.

    Natural Sightings: Like a miniature feathered dinosaur

    Marsha Morris took this photo near her home in Golden Hills of a Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) keeping a lookout on a rock. These distinctive and unmistakable birds are found throughout the Tehachapi Mountains, from open grasslands to riparian woodlands, though they are especially

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk to be held Nov. 28

    Main Street Tehachapi will host its first Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk for Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., in downtown Tehachapi. The event promises to be a perfect time to join friends and family on a hilariously fun evening to kick off the Christmas season.


  • Arline Elizabeth Peters, 1924 - 2015

    Arline Elizabeth Peters, 1924-2015

    Arline Elizabeth Peters, 91, entered into rest on Sept. 17, 2015, in Tehachapi, where she had resided for the last nine years. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Maine, on July 21, 1924, and was one of four children born to Alfred L. and Leora May (Gordon) Trask. A hard worker all of her life, Arline

  • Dennis Lodge, 1936-2015

    Dennis Lodge, 1936-2015

    Dennis Lodge passed away peacefully from cancer-related issues on Sept. 26 in Las Vegas. Dennis would help anyone, carry on deep conversations on a myriad of topics, and throw himself into all sorts of challenges like boat building, car repair as well as home building and remodeling. Born in

  • Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, 1929 - 2015

    Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, 1929-2015

    Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, a longtime resident of the Tehachapi area, passed away unexpectedly, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Tehachapi Valley Hospital at the age of 85. Born Sept. 29, 1929, in Richmond to Joseph Alexander Haubrich and Ina Margaret Jeffery, Dorothy moved to Tehachapi

  • Evelyn Louise Walker

    Evelyn Louise Walker, 1922-2015

    Evelyn Louise Walker was loved into Heaven by her family on Sept. 24, 2015. She was born on Dec. 13, 1922, to Lera and Roy McCoy, in Big Sandy, Ala. She grew up in Cottondale, Ala., and at the age of 16 1/2 she married Lessie Walker. In 1943 they moved to Southern California, where they raised

  • John Robert Yandell

    John R. Yandell, 1941-2015

    John R. Yandell passed away on Sept. 22, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He worked at CalPortland Cement for 31 years. He was the beloved husband of Inge, father of John Thomas and Todd Robert; and grandfather of Nicole and Trenton and several step-grandchildren. John loved to fish, camp, cook,


  • Letter to the editor: Thanks for the donation, farewell canine friend

    All of us at Have a Heart Humane Society wish Sir Dufuss a speedy trip over the Rainbow Bridge, where so many of our lost pets are waiting for him and will show him where all the dog treats are. Sir Dufuss' master gave Have A Heart a very generous donation in honor of his late best friend and

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks to Thunder on the Mountain

    We would like to thank the Thunder on the Mountain car show for their generous donation they gave us recently. This will help us spay/neuter many more of our Tehachapi area residents’ pets. We are greatly appreciative. Kate Lueder President, Tehachapi Humane Society

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    SOUND OFF: Money well spent, ridiculous expense, or simple reporting?

    This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian's news coverage, and in this case, that of the Tehachapi News. Your questions may be edited for space. Price: Our Jason Kotowski had a Sept. 19 front-page followup

  • Letter to the editor: A good place for Hall Ambulance

    Twenty-six years ago, we bought our dream home in Stallion Springs. We looked far and wide for a place to retire and Tehachapi drew us in with its charm and small-town atmosphere. As “refugees” out of Los Angeles, we wanted less crime, clean air, good healthcare and the unspoiled beauty offered by

  • Letter to the editor: Thank you for lunch, and the other aid

    I am a senior handicapped woman who moved to Tehachapi five years ago from the Torrance area. Since moving here, store clerks, other customers and neighbors (that I know and one I didn’t) have helped or offered me help countless times. Now a special kindness has taken place! My daughter and I