Lifestyle

  • A Barn Owl snoozes in a tree in Phil Marx Central Park in Tehachapi.

    Natural Sightings: Asleep in the center of town

    Al Guarente and his wife, Sharon, submitted this photo of a Barn Owl (Tyto alba) that they saw snoozing in a tree in Phil Marx Central Park in Tehachapi. Al explains how they happened to notice the sleeping owl: “We were out for a little walk around the park when I spotted an owl pellet on the

  • Juanita Niemeyer offers classes each week at Tehachapi Treasure Trove. The first class, "Adventures in Painting," is held each Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and costs $20 plus materials. The second class, "Bisque Painting and Ceramic Workshop," is held on Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and costs $20 plus supplies. For more information, call 822-6794.

    Upcoming Events: Lots to do in, around Tehachapi

    COMMUNITY Go Native Day, Saturday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Philip Marx Central Park at the corner of Mojave and E streets. Call Julie Turner at 661-340-0032 or visit kawaiisu.org. An Evening in Support of Zack Scrivner, county supervisor, Sept. 10, VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., social at 6:30 p.

  • Learning Center announces September classes

    College Community Services – The Learning Center, located at 107 S. Mill St., Suite B, offers free classes to people whose lives have been impacted by mental illness or substance abuse and mental illness. The Learning Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following

  • An Anna's Hummingbird perches on a finger while getting a drink of sugar water from a hummingbird feeder.

    Natural Sightings: Lending a finger to help a friend

    Erin and Cody Patters took this photo of an Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) perched on a finger while getting a drink of sugar water from a hummingbird feeder. Anna’s Hummingbirds are the species most likely to be encountered in the Tehachapi Mountains, and they are regular visitors to feeders.

  • September begins concert season

    Bakersfield Community Concert Association has scheduled five concerts, which will be performed between September and April on Sunday afternoons at the Harvey Auditorium in Bakersfield. A membership fee of only $75 includes admission to all the concerts. The first concert on Sept. 25 features the

Obituaries

  • Kathleen Marie Stratton, 1947-2016

    Kathleen Marie Stratton was called to her eternal home by God on July 28, 2016. She was 68. Born Dec. 2, 1947, to Stanley and Eve Potorski in Burbank, she graduated from Burbank High School and later from medical assistant school. She worked the majority of her career in the health care field,

  • Miguel Angel Ybarra, 1925-2016

    Miguel Angel Ybarra passed away in a Bakersfield hospital with his family at his side, on Aug. 23, 2016. He was 91. There will be an all-night vigil service beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at Villa La Paz in Keene. The funeral service will be held at Villa La Paz on Monday morning, Aug.

  • Doris Lorraine Solis, 1931-2016

    Doris Lorraine Solis, 1931-2016

    Doris Lorraine Solis passed away Aug. 18, 2016. She is reunited in Heaven with her oldest son, Bruce Jr. and her brothers and sisters, Donald, Butch, Sue and Shirley. Doris was born on March 28, 1931, in Hot Springs, Ark., to Delbert and Ethel Rood. She was the oldest of four sisters and two

  • Helga Rolin, 1932-2016

    Helga Rolin, 1932-2016

    Helga was born on Sept. 25, 1932 in Franzensbad Czechoslovakia (Sudetenland) prior to the beginning of World War II to Karl and Adelheide Markus. During the end of the war she, along with her brother, two sisters and other family members escaped the advancing Russian troops by crossing into

  • Mary Lee Young-Stutz, 1934-2016

    Mary Lee Young-Stutz, 1934-2016

    In loving memory of the beautiful Mary Lee Stutz who graduated into her Creator’s loving arms on Aug. 7, 2016. Mary Lee was 81. Born on Sept. 8, 1934 in Santa Cruz, she married Robert G. Young on Sept. 1, 1952 in Reno, Nev. They then resided in Crescent City until 1966 when they relocated to

Opinion

  • Letter to the editor: Good ideas coming in for how to support youth

    What a wonderful response to Tehachapi’s Mayor Pro Tem, Kim Nixon! The city and community of Tehachapi appears to be ready to embrace the challenge to provide more for the youth in our lovely mountain home. Anyone who hasn’t read the responses, do go to the Tehachapi News website. Do add your own

  • Mick Gleason, chairman of the Kern County Board Of Supervisors, leads a discussion on pending budget cuts recently.

    Community voices: The county remains committed to public safety

    While the County of Kern faces a severe decline in revenue due to an unprecedented loss of oil and gas property tax, make no mistake, the County continues to be dedicated to funding public safety. Public safety is delivered in many forms. We are all familiar with the deputy who arrests the

  • An artist's rendition of the proposed Tehachapi Walmart.

    Letter to the editor: Are you sure you really want a Walmart here?

    Consider yourself a patriotic American? I challenge you to find one thing for sale at Walmart labeled made in the USA. In 2013, Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing. Consider yourself a

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks for picking up tab for us

    Our sincere thanks to the unknown gentleman who treated two ladies, on Monday, Aug. 15, by paying for their meals at Henry’s Cafe. Your gracious and kind deed is sincerely appreciated. Joyce Kimbrell and Lucy Shaughnessy, Tehachapi

  • Letter to the editor: Why do we need all these utility poles?

    I don’t know what is being installed along Tehachapi-Woodford Road, Pinion Canyon and now down my road, but do we really need more utility poles?? They are installing additional, shorter poles next to the already existing ones. I bought this property for the view, not to look through a bunch