• Butch and Candy Hearn of Southern Shooter Supply say they service what they sell.

    Holiday Shop & Dine: Southern Shooter Supply

    For the past 26 years, Butch and Candy Hearn of Southern Shooter Supply have worked as a family-owned business. Members of the National Firearms Dealer Network, the Hearns say they pride themselves on their customer service, and service what they sell. Southern Shooter Supply will be offering

  • Ichiban Restaurant offers the freshest in sushi and Japanese cuisine.

    Holiday Shop & Dine: Ichiban Restaurant

    Owner Chuck Chen has been serving the freshest in sushi, steaks and Japanese delights at Ichiban Restaurant for the past five years. A popular favorite at Ichiban are the Ninja Rolls and Green Dragon Rolls. Other favorites include the teriyaki chicken and steak and noodle dishes. Located at 675

  • Ugly sweaters and good friends could be seen all over town enjoying the 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Wine Walk.

    'Ugly' Christmas sweaters keep patrons warm during Wine Walk

    “Rain or shine” and “the uglier the sweater, the better,” declared the advertisements for Main Street and Rotary Clubs annual Tehachapi’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk. Though there was no rain, tempetures hovered in the upper 30s and a profusion of ugly Christmas sweaters was in evidence —

  • Marsha Morris took these photos at her West Golden Hills home of one of her favorite woodpeckers: the Downy Woodpecker.

    Natural Sightings: A color photo, but still in back-and-white

    Marsha Morris took these photos at her West Golden Hills home of one of her favorite woodpeckers: the Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens). These small black-and-white woodpeckers are the most likely woodpecker to find at a bird feeder. They aren't much bigger than White-breasted Nuthatches,

  • A young coyote in Sycamore Canyon regarded Toshimi Kristof and her husband Les.

    Pen in Hand: Coyotes in Tehachapi legend and life

    Lately in the early autumn evenings, as darkness has fallen and I can see "the shepherd's lamp" (an old term for the first star you observe after sundown) and other stars dotting the night sky, I have been hearing the yipping and yelping of coyotes. The ethereal vocalizations are an


  • Dr. Gerald L. Hodgson, 1917-2015

    Dr. Gerald L. Hodgson, 1917-2015

    Dr. Gerald L. Hodgson passed away in his home on Nov. 22, 2015. He was 98 years old. Wood Family Funeral Service handled the arrangements. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Jane Hodgson ,who passed away in 1993. He is survived by his three daughters; Ms. Claire Hammons (Tehachapi,

  • 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, 1925-2015.

    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 who loved his country. Anyone who 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 who served their


  • Letter to the editor: Teachers, staff need good pay, support

    It saddens me to read in the Tehachapi News that teachers and staff are unhappy with their new contract. All of us who have been inspired by teachers in our lives need to speak up regarding this issue. As a grandmother of one child in elementary school, one in middle school, and one in high school,

  • 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