Former Tehachapi resident and long-time native Leslie Dana Kirby has just released her debut novel, "The Perfect Game," published by the Poisoned Pen Press out of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Before Tammy Wallace lost her battle to cancer in September 2014, she was a mother, a wife, and an active member of our community. Although we have said our goodbyes, she has not been forgotten and will will be honored, posthumously, as a Real Hero for 2015 by the American Red Cross.
Community Concerts offer outstanding programs at a bargain price. This was the message that Corinne Stone delivered to Kiwanis members at their recent meeting. She is president of Bakersfield Community Concert Association which has the largest membership of any cultural organization in Kern County.
California State University, Bakersfield student Natalia Tapia, of Tehachapi, has been awarded a scholarship funded by the Bakersfield Californian Foundation.
"Once A Warriors, Always A Warrior" is the theme for this year's Tehachapi Warrior Booster Club Reverse Drawing. The event is the club's major fundraiser.
Tickets are $100 each and include dinner for two catered by Red House BBQ. Every ticket will win a prize. Ticket-buyers must be 21 to participate. The grand prize is $3,000.
The deadline for signing up for this month's Senior Center gala Pot Luck dinner will coincide with "Tax Day" of April 15. The dinner will be held on Friday, April 17, with doors opening at 4 p.m. with pot luck dinner to begin at 5 p.m.
Changes and additional news will be posted on the Senior Center's Facebook page or at the website tehachapiseniorcenter. The Senior Center will be supplying the ham, and dozens of happy cooks are encouraged to bring their favorite side dish, salad or dessert.
The Tehachapi Lions Club will be holding their annual White Cane Days fundraiser on April 24 and 25, at Albertson's and Kmart.
The Lions motto is "We Serve," and their primary focus for community service is vision health. The funds raised during White Cane Days will stay in the community to help pay for eye exams and glasses for those in need.
Local Biologist Karen Pestana will be the guest speaker at the Tehachapi Chapter of the Kern Audubon Society to be held on April 28, at 7 p.m., at the Golden Hills Elementary School, 20215 Park Rd., in the cafeteria.
For more than 10 years, Pestana has managed the bluebird nest box monitoring program here in Tehachapi. She and a number of die-hard volunteers have maintained and monitored over 50 boxes, collecting data and submitting it to Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Nest Watch program. In 2011 the group was recognized by Cornell as one of the "Top 20 Nests Watch All Stars."
Tehachapi Humane Society (THS) and Dr. Beverly Billingsley Vet Clinic have joined forces to provide Fix Your Pet (FYP) spay/neuter clinics to low income residents of Tehachapi only. Four clinics were held over the past two months, with approximately 45 pets spayed/neutered, given pain medications, Rabies shots, and DHLPP for canines and FVCRP shots for felines. Pets were kept overnight at the clinic and picked up by owners the next day. They went home all happy and tails wagging.
The next clinic dates with Dr. Billingsley are planned for May 13 and June 10. More clinic dates with Dr. Billingsley will be held the second Wednesday of every month. In addition, pet vaccine clinics are held the second Saturday of every month at the THS office from 10 a.m. to noon.
Overall score is fair. Just a few fish coming on a float and night crawlers. The district has a set two-fish limit on bass with a size limit as well and a five-fish limit on all other species. Please check in at the local store and get your fishing pass and the fishing rules.
The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District will host its annual Fishing Derby at Brite Lake, located at 22902 Banducci Road, on Saturday, April 18.
According to LeAnn Williams, recreation supervisor for TVRPD, the lake is currently being stocked with truckloads of fish in preparation for the big event.