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  • Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:49 AM

    Tehachapi Christian Store to host Sing-A-Long

    The Tehachapi Christian Store invites the public to a Sing-Along on Friday, July 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    The "Feed My Sheep Choir" consists of Gary Smith, Larry Smith, Cosmo Balassa, Jordan Griffin and anyone else who is moved to sing along, as is the tradition of the Feed My Sheep Ministry.

  • Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:49 AM

    The Art Studio offers drawing classes

  • Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:48 AM

    You have to think like a criminal to fight crime

    Almost all crimes in Tehachapi, as well as other cities, are "crimes of opportunity." As examples, leaving something in your yard that mysteriously grows legs and walks away or leaving something visible in your car with your doors locked or unlocked (and finding it missing the next day).

    According to Nationwide Insurance, each year approximately $1.26 billion (that's right billion -- not million) in personal items are stolen from vehicles. That's an average of about $681 per theft, and these are the statistics from what's being reported. A lot of the smaller thefts go unreported.

  • Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:47 AM

    Cerro Coso campuses closed in July; register now for Tehachapi classes

    Cerro Coso Community College has announced that campuses located in Bishop, Mammoth, Lake Isabella, and Edwards Air Force Base will be closed during the month of July.

    The East Kern Office at Edwards Air Force Base and Kern River Valley Campus in Lake Isabella will open on Friday, Aug. 1. The Bishop and Mammoth Lakes campuses will reopen on Monday, Aug. 4.

  • Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:46 AM

    Fiddlers Phil Salazar, Mark Olson and Chris Peoples join Camp Kiya

    Camp Kiya is adding three outstanding fiddlers to its teaching staff this summer. Now going into its sixth year, the family traditional music camp will take place in Tehachapi Mountain Park from July 27 to 31. Camp Kiya has something for everyone in the family. There are classes for beginners to advanced players on fiddle, guitar, cello, bass, banjo, harp, dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, ukulele, dobro and more. For those who have always wanted to try an instrument, there are classes "from scratch." Singing, dancing, jam sessions, and lessons in improvisation are all part the Camp Kiya program.

    Fiddle classes at Camp Kiya were rooted in Celtic styles for the first couple of years. Gypsy styles were added when Brynn Albanese joined the staff two years ago. This year, the camp is branching out further into bluegrass, old-time, Scandinavian and French Canadian fiddle classes.

  • Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:46 AM

    Cal City Lion donates pull tabs to Tehachapi Lions

    Last May, the Cal City Lions learned that the Ronald McDonald House is still accepting pull tabs to raise funds.

    Hearing this, Gloria Brown, a Cal City Lion, brought all of the pull tabs that she had been collecting to the Lions Club installation held on June 18, and presented them to Nancy Overman, the pull tab chairperson for the Tehachapi Lions Club.

  • Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:46 AM

    Benz Bad Bulls cowboys to ride July 4

    The cowboys who ride in the 15th Annual Benz Bad Bulls are true risk takers to climb astride these bucking machines for a wild 8-second ride. Those that make it to the sound of the 8-second buzzer are then given scores by two judges on their riding styles. The judges will also score on the bucking ability of the bulls. So a cowboy will relish the chance to ride a truly notorious bull so they can better their score and move on to the next round.

    Bucking, jumping and kicking is an inborn ability that bulls exhibit naturally. All rodeo bulls, when first introduced to a rider, naturally want to get this lump of weight off of their backs, and while nothing is done to "make" the bulls buck, there are ways to encourage this ability and give the animal incentive to buck as hard and effectively as possible. This is accomplished by the use of a specially designed device known as the flank strap.

  • Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:45 AM

    Barrel for Life Drawing to benefit Pregnancy Center

    Family Life Pregnancy Center is selling tickets for our "Barrel for Life Drawing." All proceeds of ticket sales will go into our Ultrasound Fund.

    The Pregnancy Center is excited to have ultrasound capability at the Center within the next six months to a year! This Barrel Drawing will help us accomplish just that.

  • Monday, Jul 07 2014 08:41 AM

    AAUW awards scholarships to local youth

    The American Association of University Women Tehachapi Mountain Branch Scholarship Fund for Women recently awarded scholarships to local scholars for the 2013-14 school year. Nearly $10,000 was awarded. AAUW has been awarding scholarships since 1981, and to date, has awarded more than $190,000 to Tehachapi scholars.

    Jacobsen Middle School science and math teachers select the middle school winners, who each receive $100. Selected for this year were Vincent Neang and Anabelle Carroll. They were congratulated for their achievements in middle school and were encouraged to be achievers in high school.

  • Thursday, Jul 03 2014 11:26 AM

    July 4: Tehachapi offers something for everyone

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    Tehachapi's 4th of July festivities promises to be a full day of fun, music, activities and patriotic enthusiasm for the entire family.

  • Friday, Jun 20 2014 02:44 PM

    Stallion Springs community garden opens June 22

    Partnership between youth development organization and community to promote sustainable organic gardening using water-conscious principles.

    The Stallion Springs 4-H Club announces the Grand Opening of their Community Garden Project Sunday June 22, 2014, at 2:00 PM, in Stallion Springs, Tehachapi, CA, adjacent to the Community Center and Pool. 

  • Wednesday, Jun 18 2014 12:05 PM

    TVRPD in third in contest for $100k dog park grant


    Tehachapi is in third in a contest for a $100,000 grant to help finance the development of a new dog park.

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