• Tony and Beth Anthony at the time they were married in 1952.

    Pen in Hand: A Tehachapi original: Fire Chief Tony Anthony

    The Tehachapi area lost a beloved and familiar citizen on Nov. 19 with the passing of retired Tehachapi Fire Chief Tony Anthony, 86. He started as a volunteer firefighter, and then was appointed chief in 1958 — a post he would continue to hold for the next 40 years, until he retired in 1999. Tony

  • Learning Center announces December 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

  • Fastest 5-F male runner and winner of a turkey was #71 Trent Sherman (19:36.0).

    Hot Chocolate Turkey Trot starts off Thanksgiving holiday

    The 2nd annual Hot Chocolate Turkey Trot started off the Thanksgiving holiday season with a 5k run held Saturday, Nov. 21. Presented by Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District, this year's event boasted 131 runners, all vying to win a top prize — Thanksgiving turkeys donated by Albertsons

  • Encore Music Services had their grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Nov. 9.

    Encore Music Services holds ribbon-cutting

    Encore Music Services had its grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Nov. 9. Craig Janssen, and his wife, Laurel, welcomed dozens of community members for a tour and reception at Tehachapi’s newest music store. Encore will carry a full assortment of instruments, ranging from pianos to band and

  • "Christmas Belles" will continue at the BeeKay Theatre, with performances scheduled through Dec. 13.

    Lobby Talk: 'Christmas Belles' will keep you laughing

    Tehachapi Community Theatre invites the community to see its latest production, “Christmas Belles.” The play, a comedy, is written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten. The authors offer this description on their promotional materials:  “A church Christmas program spins


  • Billy Eugene Henderson, 1933 — 2015

    Billy Eugene Henderson passed away on Nov. 19, 2015, in Bakersfield. He was 82. Service information is unavailable at this time. For condolences, please visit

  • William Ted Pinson, 1925 Ñ 2015

    William Ted Pinson, 1925 — 2015

    Ted Pinson, age 89, died Nov. 23, 2015, at his home in Bear Valley Springs, in the loving care of his wife of 67 years and his two sons. A memorial service and interment at Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin will be scheduled at a later date. Ted was born to William A. and Annie B. Fiveash in

  • Antonio Arnold Anthony,  Sept. 21, 1928 - Nov. 19, 2015

    Antonio Arnold Anthony, 1928-2015

    Tony A. Anthony passed away peacefully of natural causes in his A Street home under loving care of caregivers Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. He was born to John Anthony and Angelita Cortez Anthony in Tehachapi. His father was born in Greece and immigrated through Ellis Island and became a citizen, and

  • Don Stewart Lee, 1925 — 2015

    Don Stewart Lee was born May 7, 1925. He passed away Nov. 11, 2015. Don was a simple, humble man that loved his country. Anyone that would spend any amount of time with him would find themselves schooled on the facts of World War II. He was dedicated to his country and all those that served their

  • Antonio "Tony" Arnold Anthony, 1928-2015

    Antonio Arnold Anthony, a lifelong resident of Tehachapi, entered into eternity on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Tony was 87 years old. For service information, please contact Wood Family Funeral Service, Inc. at (661) 822-6897. An obituary will be in next week's edition of the Tehachapi News.


  • Donations from Tehachapi were delivered to Clearlake.

    Community Voices: Lake County fire victims thankful

    As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, I wanted to give a huge thank you to the community of Tehachapi for all their love and support these past two months. I was raised in Tehachapi, and I still have a home in Golden Hills, but currently I am serving as the pastor of the Clearlake United

  • The Greater Los Angeles Paint Horse club hosted a charity trail ride for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Cummings Valley.

    Letter to the editor: Charity trail ride helps St. Jude's

    On Nov. 7, the Greater Los Angeles Paint Horse club hosted a charity trail ride for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Cummings Valley, Tehachapi. The weather was very blustery in Cummings Valley, but the ride was a big success, raising a good amount of money for this great cause. At 10 a.

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks for checking my smoke alarm

    I would like to express my appreciation to all the volunteers who came to my home on Saturday, Nov. 14, to make sure that my smoke alarm was working properly. All volunteers were from the Rotary. Two gentlemen so polite and helpful and three pretty girls, and so friendly. One of the many reasons

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks to supermarkets with spirit

    Our two hometown supermarkets, Albertsons and Save Mart, are really generous to our community in supporting good-deed efforts. This is the fifth year we have experienced this support from them. My church, Tehachapi Community Congregational, United Church of Christ, has been collecting from

  • Letter to the editor: Thankful for commitment to help others

    The Community Church thanks all our visitors and groups who joined on First Friday, Nov 6, to show their commitment to helping others in Tehachapi and around the world. Presenting various humanitarian projects were Kiwanis, St. Vincent de Paul Society, American Association of University Women, The