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  • Tuesday, Sep 09 2014 11:01 AM

    Family Life holds dinner and auction

    On Aug. 22, Family Life Pregnancy Center celebrated "An Evening for Life" Dinner and Auction. The event was held at Dorner Family Vineyards off of Banducci.

    The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the center. We hold two major fundraisers a year to support and maintain the Center for the upcoming year. Dinner was catered by Don Juan's Grille with wine tasting. Beer tasting was offered by the new brewery in town HoneyWagon Brewing. Tastries Bakery from Bakersfield delighted guests with their beautiful dessert creations. The Honky Tonk Truckers Band serenaded us into the evening with some dance tunes for guests to cut the rug to!

  • Tuesday, Sep 09 2014 10:00 AM

    Apple picking time is upon us

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    Known for some of the best tree-ripened apples in the country, some Tehachapi orchards have already opened their gates for harvesting.

    Some local growers offer "U-pick" or "We-Pick" options for locals and visitors, including Knaus Apple Ranch, located on Cherry Lane at Tucker Road.

  • Tuesday, Sep 09 2014 08:28 AM

    GranFondo pushes into high gear Saturday

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    What better way to gear up for the grueling 97-mile mountain bicycle ride than to load yourself carbohydrates at Tehachapi's Gran Fondo Pasta Fest?

  • Friday, Sep 05 2014 12:36 PM

    Salvation Army opens its community center

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    The Salvation Army opened the doors to its new community center at 538 E. Tehachapi Blvd. on Aug. 27 to a small crowd of parents and children, the first of many the organization hopes to serve in the coming school year.

  • Friday, Sep 05 2014 12:19 PM

    New playground equipment for Golden Hills kindergartners

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    The kindergarten students at Golden Hills Elementary were welcomed back to school with an new playground. After working hard to fundraise for the upgrade, the Golden Hills Parent Teach Organization (GHPTO) approached the Tehachapi Unified School District (TUSD) to discuss designs and installation.

  • Thursday, Aug 28 2014 11:51 AM

    Pen In Hand: Jumping Spiders: Colorful, interesting and (don't worry) very small

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    Although there are estimated to be about 4,000 different species of spiders in the U.S. and Canada, the Tehachapi Mountains are home to far fewer than that, and most of the spiders you will encounter come from only about a dozen different families. The largest family of spiders in the world is Salticidae, the Jumping Spiders, comprising an amazing 13 percent of all spider species in existence. There are several different species of Jumping Spider found locally, and these are among the most interesting and colorful of all spiders found in our mountains.

  • Thursday, Aug 28 2014 11:36 AM

    Tehachapi GranFondo to 'exceed all expectations'

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    The first ever Tehachapi GranFondo cycling event has already exceed original projected expectations, said Michelle Vance, community outreach coordinator for Tehachapi City.

  • Tuesday, Aug 26 2014 11:56 AM

    Mountain Imports: brings 'world' to Tehachapi

    Nicole Niceley has been very happy to live in Tehachapi ever since fourth grade when her parents moved from Bakersfield. Her husband and business partner, Christopher, and their two young children are just as pleased to live here, too. So instead of sowing their oats by going out into the big, wide world like so many other home-grown aspirants have done, they have brought the outside world into their home town by opening a retail store named Mountain Imports.

    Once you step over the threshold, that sense of contentment that the Niceleys feel about Tehachapi may envelop you. It's contagious. All of the items on the shelves and walls reflect the Niceley's values of friends, family and cheerful giving. "Our goal was to bring global-inspired ideas to our rural town," said Nicole Niceley who most recently worked for Alta One Federal Credit Union in the Albertson's grocery store. "I've tried to provide something for everyone."

  • Tuesday, Aug 26 2014 11:55 AM

    'Cracking the Spine' Local GranFondo cyclist and author to appear at book signing

    A presentation by Scott Wayland, a local cyclist, author and educator will be offered at Fiddlers Crossing during the weekend of the GranFondo on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.

    Wayland is the author of "Cracking the Spine: A Tricycle Odyssey." The book is about a 2012 adventure he and his wife, Jodi Friedlander, took cycling from Jasper, Alberta, to the US-Mexico border, along with their dog Django.

  • Friday, Aug 22 2014 10:49 AM

    Pet Parade: Best way to start Tehachapi Mountain Festival, paws down!

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    The Pet Parade kicked off the action packed week of events related the Tehachapi Mountain Festival with a variety of costumes, tricks and a few good barks.

  • Friday, Aug 22 2014 10:07 AM

    Tehachapi Heritage League sponsors 2nd annual Twilight Tour of Tomo Kahni

    For the second year, the Tehachapi Heritage League will sponsor the Twilight Tour of Tomo Kahni on Sept. 6. This is a rare opportunity to see Tomo Kahni State Park as few others have, as the sun sets and the moon rises. Attendees will meet at 5 p.m. at the Tehachapi Museum, 310 S. Green St., and then carpool to the site.

    Participants will learn about the way of life of the Kawaiisu, and enjoy the beauty of the village site nestled in the mountains surrounding Sand Canyon. You will see the pictographs, bed rock mortars, caves and plants and learn of their medicinal purposes.

  • Friday, Aug 22 2014 10:05 AM

    Optimal Hospice seeks volunteers

    Optimal Hospice Care is proud to offer several outstanding community service programs through their volunteer department. Through programs such as the Karaoke Singer Group, the CarePals Pet Therapy Program, the Veteran to Veteran Volunteer Program and the Seamstress Volunteer Program,

    Hospice volunteer training is free of charge and open to the public. All CarePals teams must have a current certification from a reputable pet therapy agency.

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