• Emma Grimes will be competing for the title of Miss California Outstanding Teen this week.

    Emma Grimes to compete for Miss California Outstanding Teen

    Emma Grimes, 17, will compete in the Miss California Outstanding Teen pageant this week in Fresno. Grimes currently holds the Miss Orange County Outstanding Teen, which is an open pageant available to teens throughout California, and one Grimes had to capture to be eligible to compete in the

  • An American Elk bull in velvet is spotted near Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs.

    Natural Sightings: An American Elk Bull savors summer

    Christine Trout took this photo near Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs of an American Elk bull in velvet. These tend to be long, leisurely days for the large male Cervus canadensis nelsoni that reside in the Tehachapi Mountains. During these early weeks of summer, cows are preoccupied with caring

  • Jeff Peal's multimedia paintings and visualscapes will be featured at Gallery 'N' Gifts throughout the month of July.

    First Friday at Gallery 'N' Gifts to feature Bear Valley Springs artist

    Gallery ‘N’ Gifts is delighted to showcase Bear Valley Springs artist Jeff Peal as the featured guest artist for July beginning with a First Friday artist reception on July 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. Peal is a multimedia artist/painter/wood carver and designer with an intrinsic sense of style and an

  • Members of the Tehachapi Lions Club recently visited the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility at Edwards Air Force Base.

    Tehachapi Lions support, visit EOD Airmen

    The Tehachapi Lions Club members were special guests at the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Facility at Edwards Air Force Base on June 18. The Tehachapi Lions have been supporting the EOD Airmen from the 812th Civil Engineering Squadron for the past three years by raising funds at their 4th of July


  • Peter F. Hatman, 1925-2016

    Peter F. Hatman, 1925-2016

    Peter F. Hatman lost his fight to stay on this earth on Sunday, June 19, 2016, in Tehachapi, Calif., at the age of 91. His cremated remains will be interred at a private service at Bakersfield National Cemetery on June 27, 2016. Peter was born on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, in New Britain, Conn., in

  • J. Hunter Johnson, 1944-2016

    James Hunter Johnson, 72, died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his place of residence in Tehachapi, Calif. There will be a Celebration of Life to be held at Wood Family Funeral Service on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. He was the son of the late Will Johnson and the late Baby Cecilia Jefferson

  • Elia Imelda Snow, 1955- 2016

    Elia Imelda Snow, 1955- 2016

    Elia went to be with the Lord on June 18, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving husband, Larry, and family. She fought a very courageous battle with cancer for many years. Services will be held at Wood Family Funeral Service in Tehachapi on Friday, June 24, 2016. A viewing will be held from

  • Christine Joan Fath, March 14, 1948 — June 12, 2016

    Christine Joan Fath, March 14, 1948- June 12, 2016

    Our Angel got her wings. Our much-loved Chris went to sleep peacefully Sunday night with Peggy and Sonja by her side and Annie at her feet. She was also surrounded by loved ones over the weekend. Her family is so large and friends so many that we cannot mention everyone here. She will certainly

  • Raymond Merle Stewart, 1924-2016

    Raymond Merle Stewart, 1924- 2016

    Raymond M. Stewart, 91, died peacefully in his Bear Valley Springs home on June 4, 2016. Services will be held at the Congregational Church on June, 13, 2016. The viewing will begin at 1 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. Ray was born July 18, 1924, to Harry W. Stewart and Mildred E.


  • Letter to the editor: Thank you, firefighters

    The Frontier fire in Bear Valley Springs came very close to our house — too close for comfort! I just wanted to say that the response to the fire by police and firefighters was amazing. They saved several homes by their efforts. The air drops of water and fire retardant were spectacular. These

  • Letter to the editor: Let's stop horrible killing of dogs

    The number of active dog rescue organizations in Tehachapi shows how much we love our pets. Sadly, I need to make everyone aware of the Annual Dog Meat Eating “Festival” in China on June 21. Pets are stolen, strays are rounded up and Korean Mastiff puppies raised in tiny cages to keep their “meat”

  • Letter to the editor: Thanks to the good people of Mountain Meadows

    My husband, James Crow, passed away suddenly on June 1. I would like to thank you all for your kindness. Some gave flowers, some gave money, some gave an apple tree. Many offered their condolences. I want to say thank you for all the kindness you showed at this time of great sorrow. James cared

  • Katie, of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, accepts a check from Pat.

    Community Voices: Christina's 2nd fundraiser a great success

    Christina’s 2nd annual Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer research was very successful in raising $11,162.71. As Christina’s parents, we hand carried a check issued by Major Jason E. George VFW Post 12114 for that amount to the offices of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Manhattan Beach on Friday,