Lifestyle

  • The Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club will host its Summer Model Train Show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9, at Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District's West Park gymnasium, located at 410 W. "D" St. Show hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free to the public.

    Summer Model Train Show to be held Aug. 8 and 9

    The Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club will host its Summer Model Train Show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9, at Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District's West Park gymnasium, located at 410 W. "D" St. Show hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to

  • Bunco fundraiser to benefit future chapel

    A Bunco Night will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m., at Triassic Vineyards. Admission will be $20, and must be purchased in advance. Wine and champagne will be available during the event for $5 a glass, and appetizers will be provided. All proceeds will benefit the Norbertine Canonesses of

  • From left, students Conner Gilliland, Megan Valant, Nickolas Powell and Noah Finch were awarded scholarships by the Tehachapi Society of Pilots recently. Presenting the awards were Jennifer Williams, Sally Melvill and Guy Williams. The society will hold a fundaiser on Aug. 21 for future scholarships

    Tehachapi Society of Pilots fundraiser to be held Aug. 21

    The Tehachapi Society of Pilots will hold a fundraiser for high school graduation scholarships on Aug. 21, at Jennifer’s Terrace, 413 S. Curry St. "Last year’s fundraiser at Jennifer’s Terrace was a great success, and the TSP hopes for a repeat this year," said Robert R. Meyer, club

Obituaries

  • Mary Lunette Gassaway Thomas, 1915 - 2015

    Mary Lunette Gassaway Thomas, 1915 - 2015

    Mary Lunetta Gassaway Thomas went to meet her Lord and Savior on July 19, 2015. She was 99 years old; two months shy of her 100th birthday. Mary was born on Sept. 15, 1915, to parents Oscar Delmont and Mary Melissa Gannom Weaver. Her early years were spent living on a houseboat on the Mississippi

  • Larry Carl McIntyre, 1946 - 2015

    Larry Carl McIntyre, 1946 - 2015

    Larry Carl McIntyre, age 69, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He passed peacefully at his home in Tehachapi on Sunday, July 26, 2015, after a battle with ALS. He was born March 1, 1946, in San Diego, to Wallace and Norma (Moen) McIntyre. Larry is survived by his wife, Deborah

  • Donald Leroy Jacobson, 1922 - 2015

    A memorial service has been scheduled for Donald Leroy Jacobson, 93, who entered into rest on July 23, 2015, in Tehachapi. The service will be held/was held on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Christ located at 2834 So. Fairfax Rd., Bakersfield. Mr. Jacobson will be interred at

  • Nancy Ann Wade, 1960 - 2015

    Nancy Ann Wade of Tehachapi passed away on July 24, 2015. She was 54 years old. No services have been scheduled at this time. Wood Family Funeral Service has been entrusted with her care. For condolences, please visit woodmortuary.net.

  • Larry Glen Wade, 1958 - 2015

    Larry Glen Wade, a 32-year resident of Tehachapi, passed away on July 21, 2015. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, from 4 to 9 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at noon, also at the Wood Family Funeral Service Chapel.

Opinion

  • Claudia Elliott

    Now & Then: Reflections on my retirement

    Now and then… Five years ago I launched this occasional column. At times it's been just that, my reflections on the Tehachapi of today and that of my youth and memory. For those who might not know the backstory, when I took this job five years ago, it was my third stint at Tehachapi News

  • Claudia Elliott is editor of Tehachapi News.

    Now & Then: What I think about the Walmart appeal

    As we have reported, the group known as Tehachapi First has appealed a court approval of environmental review of the proposed Walmart super center for Tehachapi. Tehachapi First, as an organization, emerged specifically to fight Walmart. If it has meetings, they're not publicized. It's one-

  • Claudia Elliot, Tehachapi News Editor

    Water and Tehachapi; looking back and forward

    It was the day after my 22nd birthday, a cold Tehachapi afternoon, with the wind biting the hands and faces of all those gathered on the embankment above the freshly excavated ground that would become Jacobsen Reservoir, also known as Brite Lake.

  • Claudia Elliot

    Now and Then: Healthcare key to economy

    Elsewhere in this week's paper you'll find a 16-page pull-out section we've prepared to commemorate the creation of the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District 50 years ago. That was a momentous occasion, but we have something of near-equal proportion facing the community right now,

  • Claudia Elliot

    Now and Then: Setting the record straight

    It's not often that we encounter a sports story that is controversial. Usually we just report the results with some highlights of the game. Unlike many newspapers, we have the luxury of only covering one high school sports program and I have to admit that we can get a little too parochial