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The third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. People of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrate the holiday by performing individual acts of kindness through service to others.

Cheryl Sigler took this photo of a bird that appears to be an immature male or female Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) perched on a sprinkler head. Cheryl took the photo during an autumn visit to her parents, Dan and Cynthia Baer, at their home in Bear Valley Springs.

Since the first ranchers and homesteaders arrived in the Tehachapi Mountains in the 1850s, the most common livestock raised here has been cattle. In addition there have been large bands of sheep coming through seasonally to graze, and of course the earliest settlers arrived on horseback or i…

Men, women and children once lived in despair in a tuberculous sanitarium Kern County built in 1929 in a mountain clearing in Keene, west of Tehachapi. The same sanitarium, in the 1970s, was transformed into a center of hope for the nation’s struggling farm workers. Today, it stands as an in…

Tehachapi offers a wide variety of independently owned restaurants ranging in atmosphere from casual to fine dining. Not to the exclusion of popular national brands, the area hosts unique restaurants known around the country, while other spots remain local secrets. Tehachapi is also home to …