Beautiful balloons blew over Bear Valley Springs to kick off Independence Day festivities.
With many of the guests hoping it will become an annual event, the "Sip Sip Hurray for Summer" event Saturday drew some 400 wine samplers.
Kern County firefighters, along with employees from the city of Tehachapi public works department, cleared a large area of vegetation at the Tehachapi Airport on Friday by weed whacking and control burning in preparation for this year's Fourth of July fireworks show.
A memorial service was held Tuesday at the Tehachapi High School gymnasium for Tehachapi Mayor Ed Grimes, who died May 21 at the age of 75.
Take a morning of perfect weather, add parents and grandparents, present a freshly stocked lake, call it a Kids Fishing Derby and you get three hours of unmatched family excitement and bonding time.