Lifestyle

  • Financial Peace University'offers debt solutions

    Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church will host Financial Peace University featuring Dave Ramsey on Thursdays beginning Sept. 24 through Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. First launched in 1994, more than 2.5 million families have benefited from the financial advisement and direction offered in

  • Kids can learn how to pan for gold from the Meeks brothers, who are weekend gold panners.

    'Kids’ Day – History is Fun!' coming Sept. 12

    The Tehachapi Heritage League presents “Kids’ Day – History is Fun!” on Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Tehachapi Museum and Errea House Museum. Kids can experience many hands-on activities while learning about local history. Although many of the activities will be geared toward

  • Movin' On will perform at the autumn event. Band members include, from left, Nick Benedict, David Crowe, Paul Hughes, Kat Gair and Gary Levin.

    Harvest Moon Party celebrates autumn

    As the first social event for autumn, Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will host its annual Harvest Moon Party on Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Whiting Center. The public is invited to attend. Cost is $10 for non-members and it’s free for BVSCAA members. Wear your best

  • Tehachapi Mountain Woodcarvers offers classes twice a month.

    Here's a chance to join woodcarving classes

    Tehachapi Mountain Carvers will offer woodcarving classes beginning Sept. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Classes will be tailored to the interests and skill levels of the participants. Following sessions will be held twice a month in alternating locations:

  • AAUW seeks new members

    American Association of University Women is hosting a welcome back event at the first meeting of the 2015-16 year. Tehachapi Mountain Branch invites anyone interested in joining AAUW to attend a luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m., at Wood Pavilion, 323 W. F St. The meeting is a great

Obituaries

  • OBIT Pazo, Vincent

    Vincent T. Pazo, III, “Vinko,” 1993 – 2015

    Vinko was unexpectedly called home to dwell in the presence of his Heavenly Father and his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Aug. 29, 2015. Vinko was born Nov. 16, 1993, in Bakersfield; was raised in Tehachapi; attended local schools; and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He

  • Aaron Milo Barnett, 1958 - 2015

    Aaron Milo Barnett, 1958-2015

    Aaron M. Barnett, of Tehachapi, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 26, 2015, at the age of 56. Aaron was born on Sept. 15, 1958, in Ohio to parents Joseph Milo and Mary Imogene (Poole) Barnett. He grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio, and married Sherry Joan Benton in 1982, in Oceanside. Aaron and

  • Vincent Thomas Pazo, III, 1993-2015

    Vincent “Vinko” Thomas Pazo, III, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. He was 21. A funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tehachapi on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow directly after the funeral service, at Tehachapi Public

  • Andrew Tony Sanchez (1919 - 2015) proudly served in the Army during World War II, for which he received the Purple Heart.

    Andrew Tony Sanchez, 1919-2015

    Andrew Tony Sanchez passed away at his home in Tehachapi on Aug. 30, 2015. He was 95. Andrew was born on Oct. 22, 1919, to parents Pedro Sanchez and Melania (Celador) Sanchez. As a child, when he wasn’t busy working in the fields, Andrew went to school in Watsonville. Later he enlisted in the Army,

  • Larry Don Lee , 1947 - 2015

    Larry Don Lee, 1947-2015

    The family and friends of Larry Don Lee, 68, are mourning the loss of this almost lifelong Tehachapi resident, who passed away on Aug. 8, 2015, following a lengthy illness. Larry was born on May 8, 1947, in Bakersfield, one of two children born to Leo and Leola Lee. Larry, his parents, and his

Opinion

  • Letter to the Editor: Back-to-school orientation a success

    Tehachapi High School would like to give a huge “Bouquet of Thanks” to the following ladies for their enormous help to THS at our back-to-school orientation. Our volunteers were: Carrie Austin, Katie Beauchamp, Hannah Fjeld, Fatma Gomes, Mary Graham, Debbie Irisarry, Kathryn Mackie, Becky Mason,

  • Letter to the Editor: Govenment affairs are sacrificed

    The residents of Tehachapi are faced with a dilemma — trying to decide whether having a Walmart here is a good thing for most people or not. The July 15 Tehachapi News shed new light on what’s been going on and the group opposing a Walmart here, Tehachapi First. They have been keeping the matter

  • Letter to the Editor: Elliott will be missed

    Oh so sorry to learn Claudia Elliott is retiring from Tehachapi News. At the very minimum, it takes intelligence, courage and social skills to keep a community safe and well informed. As editor, she took on the responsibility of spelling out the meanings and consequences of actions that were

  • Letter to the Editor: Farewell to Claudia

    Thank you, Claudia and the Tehachapi News for allowing me to contribute more than 30 articles over the past few years. I appreciate the opportunity given to me to submit so many articles with subjects of my own choosing. Your support allowed me to share my thoughts on so many aspects of Tehachapi