• A Western Honey Bee forages for nectar in a Common Hollyhock flower.

    Natural Sightings: Beauty and the Bee: HollyHock and Honey Bee

    Josiah Ormsby took this photo of a Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) as it foraged for nectar in a Common Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) flower. The female worker bee is starting to dislodge some pollen grains from the Hollyhock flower, and these pollen grains are adhering to the bee. Honeybees search

  • Students show off a rocket at the Tehachapi Intermediate Space Challenge.

    Space Challenge: They had a blast

    Approximately 800 students from local schools gathered at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport on May 18 for the 7th annual Intermediate Space Challenge sponsored by the Arts, Science and Technology Committee of Tehachapi. The Intermediate Space Challenge rallies fourth- and fifth-graders from the

  • Jill Barnes Nelson and Goldie

    Ride the Winds: A little knowledge is key for new horse owners

    Horse ownership entails a lot of different things. It can make your head spin. Some people go in blind, having never owned a horse but thinking it would be fun. Others have extensive experience. So what to do? A new horse owner should have some functional knowledge about horses and their everyday

  • Dayna Smith is seen helping Laurie Piccolotti during her Navajo Loom Weaving class at Tehachapi Treasure Trove. Smith will next offer the class June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class costs $250, and includes the table top weaving loom which participants can take home along with a 12-inch by 18-inch Navajo rug they create during the class. For more information, call 822-6794.

    Upcoming Events: Lots to do in, around Tehachapi

    COMMUNITY Meet and Greet Vince Fong, candidate for State Assembly, June 2, reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., meet and greet 6:30 to 8 p.m., Triassic Vineyards, 24627 Cummings Valley Road. Tickets $25, sponsorships $500, co-sponsorships $250. RSVP to Kally Raspy at 714-481-5005 or kally@thenewmajority.


  • Donald Kenneth Williams, 1928 — 2016

    A Celebration of Life for Donald Kenneth Williams will be held at The Oak Tree Country Club in Bear Valley Springs on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. Interment at the Bakersfield National Cemetery will be the following day, Monday, June 6, 2016, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family

  • Ralph Duane Kanitz, 1927 — 2016

    Ralph Duane Kanitz, 1927 — 2016

    Ralph Duane Kanitz, a 21-year resident of Tehachapi, took his final journey home on Monday morning, May 23, 2016, in Fullerton. He was 88. Ralph was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Troy, Mont., to Frank and Eva (Schilling) Kanitz. He was the fourth of five children who survived infancy. His mother died

  • Marvin Allen McTyre, 1958 — 2016

    Marvin Allen McTyre, 1958 — 2016

    Marvin Allen McTyre, a longtime resident of Tehachapi, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, May 16, 2016. He was 58. Interment was held at Tehachapi Public Cemetery — Eastside on Monday, May 23, 2016. Marvin was born to John J. and Betty Jean McTyre in Marietta, Ga., on

  • Charles Anthony “Tony” Lowden-Blaber, 1928 — 2016

    Charles Anthony “Tony” Lowden-Blaber, 1928 — 2016

    In Loving Memory Charles Anthony “Tony” Lowden-Blaber passed away May 21, 2016, in Tehachapi. He was 88. A viewing was scheduled between 4 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 W. F St. Tehachapi. Interment was on Friday, May 27, 2016, at Desert Lawn Memorial

  • Ralph Duane Kanitz, 1927 — 2016

    Ralph Duane Kanitz, a former resident of Tehachapi, entered into rest on Monday, May 23, 2016, in Fullerton. He was 88. The Recitation of the Rosary will be on Monday, May 30, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel. The Mass of the Resurrection will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m., at


  • Greg Garrett, City Manager for Tehachapi, thanks Benz for its commitment to the community.

    Letter to the editor: City manager reacts to Benz news

    In the event the Benz family of companies comes to an agreement to sell their businesses to Waste Management, the City of Tehachapi wishes to express its sincerest thanks and gratitude to Paul and Joan Benz and all of the great Benz family of employees for the years of dedication and professional

  • Letter to the editor: We need a Walmart

    OK, I get it. Maybe 50 pigs seized in Stallion Springs may be newsworthy. Maybe even an odor at Jacobsen Middle School, or how about our Town Hall tackling our meth problem? Yes, all newsworthy. The Freedom Plaza Visitor's Center front project continuing to progress is certainly an advantage

  • Letter to the editor: Crime statistics are a joke

    Because a reporter wrote an article in the Antelope Valley Press dated May 15 that "Crime in Boron dropped in 2015," and that "Burglaries are down and narcotics cases are Down in the Antelope Valley,” are we supposed to believe that crime is plummeting downward in these areas? Crime

  • Letter to editor: We need to understand Measure H voting boundaries

    I was waiting for Mike Nixon’s reply to my letter with some enthusiasm. I knew it was coming due to a go-between. But, when I read it (“Measure H needs clarification,” May 4), I was very disappointed. Mr. Nixon, YOU missed the point. The “clarification” I, and others, needed was not to tell us that