Christina Garcia, left, and her son Geovanny Macias, 4, were very grateful to receive this Mongoose bike and a bag of toys from Shannon Willer of the Salvation Army Thursday morning during the distribution of Christmas gifts to the 400 local families who were eligible to receive assistance this holiday season.
Tehachapi Martial Arts students and their families showed their holiday spirit by donating toys. A total of six boxes, including a bicycle, were collected for CHiPs for Kids. CHiPs for Kids, organized by the California Highway Patrol, donated the toys to less fortunate children in our community.
On Dec. 11, the Tehachapi Police Department held its 2nd annual Shop with a Cop event in the City of Tehachapi. Twenty underprivileged children from our community were able to spend the evening eating and shopping with local law enforcement officers. The 58 Diner provided our shoppers with a wonderful dinner before they departed in police cars to Kmart for their Christmas shopping experience. Each child was provided with a gift card to purchase Christmas gifts for themselves and their families.
Handcrafted Honey Bee, a Tehachapi-based business that creates DIY skin and beauty care kits, finished second out of nearly 1,000 competitors in a national contest sponsored by Martha Stewart.
The Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Square Dance Club held its annual Christmas party with a gift exchange. However, this gift exchange had a twist! Members participating drew names and bought a toy or game they believed fit that individual's personality and exchanged those gifts. Everyone had a great time during this exchange. Afterward, the Gandy Dancers collected the toys and games and prepared them for donation to a local organization to use in their gifts for less fortunate children. The Gandy Dancers decided to donate the toys and games to the Tehachapi Fire Department.
Prospect for Four spent most of his life racing his heart out.
The 25-year-old chestnut Thoroughbred won nearly $400,000 during his 31-race career, but like many old racehorses, receives nothing from his former owners, who have simply forgotten him.
If you are like most others, there is no doubt that you did much of your shopping either online or waited at the stores on Black Friday. If you shopped online and got caught in the craze of Cyber Monday, then you likely caught wind of most of the best online shopping deals of the year. However, did you know that you can get deals similar to Cyber Monday all year long?
In the canyons and along seasonal creeks in the Tehachapi Mountains can be found one of our most beautiful native trees: the California Sycamore (Platanus racemosa). With pale, smooth mottled bark and big, maple-like leaves, these attractive trees have long been appreciated by humans and animals alike for the welcome shade that they produce during the long dry California summers.
The folks at Coldwell Banker Best Realty know how cold the mountain air can be here in Tehachapi during the winter months. That's why they have been taking donations of winter apparel to provide as warm offerings to the less fortunate members of the community.