Over three dozen vendor booths participated in the National Night Out event held Aug. 5 in Central Park.
The 51st annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival will kick off with the Festival Carnival to be held Friday through Sunday at the corner of Robinson and "D" Streets across from the TUSD offices. Carnival hours are Friday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 17, from noon to 8 p.m. Presale tickets are available at a reduced price at the Chamber office only until 3 p.m. on Aug. 14. For more information, call 822-4180.
Following months of howling at the moon for a shot at $100,000, Tehachapi came away with a courtesy prize of $25,000 in the PetSafe "Bark For Your Park" contest.
Tehachapi won the $25,000 when it came in first in its category for small cities. Waverly, Iowa, another small city the size of Tehachapi, took the grand prize, making Tehachapi eligible for the $25,000.
During the weekend of the upcoming Mountain Festival, Tehachapi has many other events scheduled to take advantage of -- and help entertain -- the crowd. From rock music performances by Blue Mountain Tribe to the Handcraft Festival to be held at the Railroad Park, there will be something for everyone to do in what is known as the biggest weekend of the year for local folks and tourists alike.
The following are among other attractions to be be featured in Tehachapi during Mountain Festival weekend:
Elnora McKenzie loves the smell, the texture and the taste of pizza. She enjoys it so much that after leaving the pizza industry to work elsewhere, she returned by opening her own franchise with Hungry Howie's at 675 Tucker Rd. Her affection for the Italian dish obviously shines through because last fall Tehachapi News readership voted Hungry Howie's as producing the best pizza in town.
One of her other joys is how pleased people are to eat pizza. Handing them the box hot with the ever-popular fragrance usually brings a smile to everyone's face. As of Monday, July 7, Stephen Hepner, 60, of Tehachapi will have more smiles than anyone else for miles around because he won a year's worth of the flavored-crusted pies. He jokingly commented that now he will have more friends, especially during the lunch hour.
Summer vacation is drawing to an end, and another school year begins Wednesday, Aug. 13, for both public and many private schools.
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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Aug. 12, 2014:
A few dozen Golden Hills residents received a better grasp of three properties when the Golden Hills Community Services District board of directors provided a brief tour on Aug. 2.
California lawmakers are currently hashing out details on two bills that, if signed by the governor, would reinvent how the state's various groundwater basins are managed.
Sales tax proposals, agreements and road project designs all passed the approval process at the Aug. 4 Tehachapi City Council meeting.
City of Tehachapi voters will find a proposal for a half-cent general sales tax measure on the Nov. 4 ballot following approval by the Tehachapi City Council on Aug. 4.
Carin Reddig didn't see a bear, but she did find evidence of a visit from one recently and is among a number of local residents who have had some kind of contact with wild animals this summer.