• From left, Mike Zanghi (Pioneer True Value), Dorrie Walsh (The Groomer), Terry Brady (Brady Chiropractic), Brandon Myrick and Maria Rodriguez (Don Juan's Grill), Marlon Ashmore (Ashmore Motors), Lydia Chaney (South Street Digital, Inc.), Diane Fernandez (FPS Auto Registration Service), Audrey Post (South Street Digital, Inc.), Susan Abrego, (FPS Auto Registration Service), Shayne Wooldridge (Tehachapi Tattoo) and Cliff Suazo (Savannah's Old Town Saloon) invite the public to attend the first annual South Street Days on July 23.

    South Street Days: Block party to promote businesses

    South Street will come alive July 23 when 16 businesses will bring their wares outdoors in a huge family event with a country theme. Admission will be free, and everyone is welcome. “Marlon Ashmore of Ashmore Motors suggested we do something to promote businesses on South Street,” said Diane

  • Tehachapi Community Theatre will present its 7th annual Playwrights Festival, which opens July 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the Beekay Theatre. The festival will feature eight plays, including "The Tiniest Goodbye" with David Shacklock playing "Dad."

    Upcoming Events: Lots to do in, around Tehachapi

    COMMUNITY Relay For Life, July 9, 9 a.m., Coy Burnett Stadium. Call 972-7595. Wild Horse Retreats, healing program for American veterans, first responders and others struggling with PTSD, July 13 through 16, free. Call Glenda Love at 706-3465 or apply online at Tehachapi

  • An adult American Coot feeds a half-grown chick near the bank of Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs.

    Natural Sightings: Nothing like Mom's good homemade meals

    Jessica Martin took this photo of an adult American Coot (Fulica americana) feeding a half-grown chick near the bank of Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs. She said that another chick was begging to get fed but it got repeatedly run off by the adult in favor of this one. Coots are waterfowl that

  • Grace Miller stands in front of her winning photos in the Youth Category of the photo contest.

    Go ahead, take your best shot!

    Attention photography enthusiasts: Once again Tehachapi Valley Arts Association invites you to “Take Your Best Shot” and then enter your photo in the annual summer photo contest. Submissions will be accepted at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts from July 25 through Aug 1, during open hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Jill Barnes Nelson & Goldie

    Ride the Winds: Teeth can tell horses' age

    You can tell a lot by looking at the teeth of a horse. You can estimate your horse’s age just by looking at them. Horses have baby and adult teeth, so knowing when these teeth come in is very helpful. A horse’s baby teeth are deciduous teeth, or caps. Like human baby teeth, they will fall out as


  • Florence 'Flo' W. Patton, 1927-2016

    Florence W. Patton passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2016, after several months of declining health. Florence was born on Feb. 3, 1927, in Helena, Mont., to parents the Rev. John and Lillian Waite. She was the oldest of her siblings Tom, Jack and JoAnne. Florence attended Jameson

  • Monty Ray Faulkner, 1948-2016

    Monty Ray Faulkner, of Bakersfield, passed away on June 21, 2016. Monty was born on July 11, 1948, and graduated from Tehachapi High School in 1966. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 1 p.m., at River Lakes Church, 4301 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield.

  • Peter F. Hatman, 1925-2016

    Peter F. Hatman, 1925-2016

    Peter F. Hatman lost his fight to stay on this earth on Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Tehachapi, Calif., at the age of 91. His cremated remains will be interred at a private service at Bakersfield National Cemetery on June 27, 2016. Peter was born on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, in New Britain, Conn., in

  • J. Hunter Johnson, 1944-2016

    James Hunter Johnson, 72, died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his place of residence in Tehachapi, Calif. There will be a Celebration of Life to be held at Wood Family Funeral Service on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. He was the son of the late Will Johnson and the late Baby Cecilia Jefferson

  • Elia Imelda Snow, 1955- 2016

    Elia Imelda Snow, 1955- 2016

    Elia went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving husband, Larry, and family. She fought a very courageous battle with cancer for many years. Services will be held at Wood Family Funeral Service in Tehachapi on Friday, June 24, 2016. A viewing will be held from


  • From left, former residents Rosalie Dunmire, Darlene Hoener (nee Sola), Joyce Frey (nee Tillery) and Sherry Craig met in Las Vegas on June 7 and reminisced about life in Tehachapi.

    Letter to the editor: Tehachapi women …Where are they now?

    Four former residents of Tehachapi recently converged in Las Vegas to renew old friendships and reminisce about the “good ole days” when they lived on “the hill.” Rosalie Dunmire lived in Tehachapi several times over her life. She was previously employed by Absolute Sports, and is currently living

  • Letter to the editor: Home Depot assists in Erskine fire efforts

    Tehachapi Humane Society has been helping Kern County Animal Services during the Lake Isabella fire. We have sent hay, dog and cat food. The animal control officer in charge asked if we could find some sort of 5-gallon containers that could be filled with water and with a lid so the water would

  • Letter to the editor: Thank you, firefighters

    The Frontier fire in Bear Valley Springs came very close to our house — too close for comfort! I just wanted to say that the response to the fire by police and firefighters was amazing. They saved several homes by their efforts. The air drops of water and fire retardant were spectacular. These