• Jean Rhyne stands next to a pictorgraph, which is one of the many sights featured during tours of the Kawaissu Native American village site.

    Fall tours begin at Tehachapi Indian village site

    California State Parks is beginning the fall tour season at Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park in Tehachapi. Although no structures remain on this Kawaiisu Native American village site, the area’s rich history comes alive through the trained volunteer tour guides and the clues the inhabitants left

  • Upcoming Events: Lots to do in Tehachapi

    ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Events and activities are scheduled at the venues listed below: American Legion 126 E. F St. Call 822-5271 • Bingo will be held every Friday night. Doors open at 4 p.m., with games to begin at 6 p.m. The snack bar will be available. Back Street Gallery 106 W. Tehachapi

  • "Hum, so what's to be done? It happened, OK," says Phil (played by Patrick Counihan) to Leah (played by Taylor Welch) as they consider taking the responsibility — or not.  See "DNA" opening Oct. 9 at the BeeKay Theatre.

    DNA insists, 'Love It or Leave It'

    Tehachapi Community Theatre is offering its special ticket promotion for any two people who have never attended a TCT live theater performance before. It is the Love It or Leave It (LIOLI) deal. First-time theater-goers are invited to purchase two tickets for the price of one at our standard $15

  • Members of the "DNA" cast pondering the aftermath of their terrible and mean behavior, are, from left, Destiny Bustos (Ada), Zachary Finch (Danny), Alexie Adams (Briana), Jamie Moser (Cathy), Patrick Counihan (Phil), Taylor Welch (Leah) and Chris Galvin (Lou).

    'DNA' gets to the heart of bullying in society

    “DNA” is a serious and thought-provoking teen saga, one that takes place anywhere in the world in today’s time, telling a story that everyone needs to hear. It launches the new Tehachapi Community Theatre season with a challenge for the younger actors in our group who will really benefit from the


  • Arline Elizabeth Peters, 1924 - 2015

    Arline Elizabeth Peters, 1924-2015

    Arline Elizabeth Peters, 91, entered into rest on Sept. 17, 2015, in Tehachapi, where she had resided for the last nine years. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Maine, on July 21, 1924, and was one of four children born to Alfred L. and Leora May (Gordon) Trask. A hard worker all of her life, Arline

  • Dennis Lodge, 1936-2015

    Dennis Lodge, 1936-2015

    Dennis Lodge passed away peacefully from cancer-related issues on Sept. 26 in Las Vegas. Dennis would help anyone, carry on deep conversations on a myriad of topics, and throw himself into all sorts of challenges like boat building, car repair as well as home building and remodeling. Born in

  • Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, 1929 - 2015

    Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, 1929-2015

    Dorothy Genevieve Haubrich McLaughlin, a longtime resident of the Tehachapi area, passed away unexpectedly, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Tehachapi Valley Hospital at the age of 85. Born Sept. 29, 1929, in Richmond to Joseph Alexander Haubrich and Ina Margaret Jeffery, Dorothy moved to Tehachapi

  • Evelyn Louise Walker

    Evelyn Louise Walker, 1922-2015

    Evelyn Louise Walker was loved into Heaven by her family on Sept. 24, 2015. She was born on Dec. 13, 1922, to Lera and Roy McCoy, in Big Sandy, Ala. She grew up in Cottondale, Ala., and at the age of 16 1/2 she married Lessie Walker. In 1943 they moved to Southern California, where they raised

  • John Robert Yandell

    John R. Yandell, 1941-2015

    John R. Yandell passed away on Sept. 22, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He worked at CalPortland Cement for 31 years. He was the beloved husband of Inge, father of John Thomas and Todd Robert; and grandfather of Nicole and Trenton and several step-grandchildren. John loved to fish, camp, cook,


  • Letter to the editor: Thanks for the donation, farewell canine friend

    All of us at Have a Heart Humane Society wish Sir Dufuss a speedy trip over the Rainbow Bridge, where so many of our lost pets are waiting for him and will show him where all the dog treats are. Sir Dufuss' master gave Have A Heart a very generous donation in honor of his late best friend and

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks to Thunder on the Mountain

    We would like to thank the Thunder on the Mountain car show for their generous donation they gave us recently. This will help us spay/neuter many more of our Tehachapi area residents’ pets. We are greatly appreciative. Kate Lueder President, Tehachapi Humane Society

  • Robert Price is The Californian's executive editor. Email him at

    SOUND OFF: Money well spent, ridiculous expense, or simple reporting?

    This feedback forum is designed to give readers a way to voice criticisms and compliments or ask questions about The Californian's news coverage, and in this case, that of the Tehachapi News. Your questions may be edited for space. Price: Our Jason Kotowski had a Sept. 19 front-page followup

  • Letter to the editor: A good place for Hall Ambulance

    Twenty-six years ago, we bought our dream home in Stallion Springs. We looked far and wide for a place to retire and Tehachapi drew us in with its charm and small-town atmosphere. As “refugees” out of Los Angeles, we wanted less crime, clean air, good healthcare and the unspoiled beauty offered by

  • Letter to the editor: Thank you for lunch, and the other aid

    I am a senior handicapped woman who moved to Tehachapi five years ago from the Torrance area. Since moving here, store clerks, other customers and neighbors (that I know and one I didn’t) have helped or offered me help countless times. Now a special kindness has taken place! My daughter and I