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  • Tuesday, Aug 12 2014 12:29 PM

    Hope Academy: Tehachapi's newest charter school

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    Hope Academy Charter, located at 20601 W. Valley Blvd. (Highway 202), Suite A105, opens its doors as Tehachapi's newest charter school on Monday, Aug. 25. With the opening of the local chapter, the charter school now operates in nine cities, including Big Bear, Bakersfield, Beaumont, Bloomington, Indio, Palm Desert, Victorville and Yucca Valley. Enrollment is currently underway for the 2014-15 school year. The free, public charter school serves students kindergarten through grade 12. It is is chartered by Morongo Valley Unified School District.

    "We really try to focus on individual needs of each student," said David Andreasen, assistant superintendent. "Elementary class sizes are limited to 28 students per class."

  • Tuesday, Aug 12 2014 12:29 PM

    Have a Heart has kitties available for adoption

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    Hey Tehachapi cat lovers! Just because the bookstore has closed doesn't mean that Have a Heart doesn't still have kittens available for adoption.

    We have at least two dozen adorable little kittens waiting for the right new family. All the kittens have been spayed or neutered, dewormed, vaccinated. Most have been microchipped and as finances allow, some have been tested for feline aids and leukemia; so far all have been negative.

  • Tuesday, Aug 12 2014 12:16 PM

    Local artist Betty Finch is talent behind rodeo posters

    The beautiful posters that announce the 51st PRCA Rodeo of the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association this Aug. 15 and 16 are the result of the talent of a local artist, Betty Finch. The inspiration for Finch's design for this year's poster resides in her own corral as the bucking horse on the poster is her own Appaloosa. Finch was the talented artist behind the 50-year rodeo poster, which on its release, became an immediate collectors item.

    Finch was born in Indiana, raised in Mojave, and currently resides in Tehachapi.

  • Tuesday, Aug 05 2014 04:12 PM

    Good Time Badges now beingsold for Mountain Festival

    With the 51st annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival just around the corner (Aug. 15 to 17) sheriffs, desperadoes and ballroom girls are hitting the streets and local establishments selling "Good Time Badges," and looking for people who are having a good time without one.

    According to Ida Perkins of the sponsoring Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, the Festival is not only the chamber's main fundraiser, the celebration helps dozens of local non-profits fill their coffers, allowing them to provide programs to the community throughout the year -- and it's good for Tehachapi business, too, bringing thousands of people into town.

  • Tuesday, Aug 05 2014 04:11 PM

    Rain didn't shut out Old Timers reunion

    Sunday's rainstorm did nothing to hamper the success of the Old Timers Reunion, held Saturday at the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District's West Park Activity Center. Originally planned for Central Park, the event was quickly rerouted indoors to accommodate more than 300 attendees who showed up for the festivities this year.

    "The Old Timers Reunion is the oldest running event in Tehachapi," said LeAnn Williams, TVRPD recreation supervisor. The reunion was originated in 1959 by Herb and Ola May Force, and has been an annul event for the past 55 years.

  • Tuesday, Aug 05 2014 04:10 PM

    Auditions for 'Curious Savage' open Aug. 22 and 23

    Tehachapi Community Theatre's second show of the 2014-15 season, "The Curious Savage," is holding open auditions on Friday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Callbacks only, if needed, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m.

    This production will be directed by Doug Jockinsen, an extremely experienced actor, director and designer who also directed "Private Lives," "It's a Wonderful Life" and the 2012 musical smash, "Guys and Dolls."

  • Tuesday, Aug 05 2014 04:09 PM

    Camp Kiya: The hills were alive with music

    "I always know that Camp Kiya will be a breath of fresh air," said Zac Leger, an original charter instructor for the family traditional music camp which was held at Tehachapi Mountain Park July 27 through 31 this year.

    The four-day event was attended by musicians of all ages, from those who just picked up an instrument for the first time, to advanced players.

  • Friday, Jul 25 2014 07:08 PM

    Realtor's association sponsors open houses at 20 Tehachapi homes July 26

    An "Open House Extravaganza" featuring 20 Tehachapi homes will be held July 26 from 9:26 a.m. to 12:26 p.m.


  • Friday, Jul 25 2014 03:10 PM

    'Open House Extravaganza' in Tehachapi Saturday, July 26

    An "Open House Extravaganza" featuring 20 Tehachapi homes will be held July 26 from 9:26 a.m. to 12:26 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 03:26 PM

    ‘Treasure Island’ continues at BeeKay Theatre

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    Tehachapi Community Theatre’s young adult division, TCT Too, will continue its production of the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island,” a tale of pirates and buried treasure, sword fights, gun battles and outrageous fun.

  • Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 03:19 PM

    Tehachapi Museum: ‘A Step Back in Time to Old Tehachapi’

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    On Saturday, July 26, “A Step Back in Time to Old Tehachapi” will be held at the Tehachapi Museum and Errea House Museum with activities scheduled from noon to 4 pm. Skills that were necessary to living in a rural area before the advent of modern supermarkets and department stores will be demonstrated, including quilting, woodcarving, weaving, spinning, basket making, tatting, butter churning, and origami.

  • Wednesday, Jul 23 2014 03:16 PM

    Scooter rides right back to Rotary

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    Many of you have seen Rotarians in front of Albertsons or at least you’ve seen the beautiful bright red scooter by the Alta One Bank inside Albertsons or at the Sail Thru Car Wash. The sale of $5 raffle tickets to win this outstanding scooter is a fundraiser which is earmarked towards scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are continuing their education. 

    Like so many fundraising events, it takes a lot of planning and organizing to make it effective and fruitful. By the time you are at the end of the effort you are breathing a sigh of relief and feeling grateful for the income generated.

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