Patrick Nance took this photo behind his house in Stallion Springs of a California Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus californicus) buck laying in the shade.
The best thing about Halloween to me isn't the costumes, the candy or the parties — those things can be lots of fun, but my favorite is: Pumpkins!
On Sept. 30, Cheryl Johnson, Pauline Haddox and Maureen Kelly from Comfort Quilts met in town to deliver 19 quilts, four quilt tops plus three boxes of quilts donated by the Antelope Valley Quilt, to Deanna, a representative from the Ridgecrest Quilt Guild. The quilts made will be given to v…
For those who are interested in learning more about Freemasonry, the group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Masonic Center at 24309 Cummings Valley Road. All are welcome! For more information, contact Royal Mink at 661- 821-1015.
Parents who have questions about their child’s path to college success are invited to attend an upcoming Cerro Coso Community College virtual Parent Information Night and see firsthand what the college offers. From career-training programs that include nursing, welding, EMT and cybersecurity…
American Association of University Women learned about the healing benefits of creativity when Judith Campanaro spoke about the healing power of art at a recent meeting of AAUW, Tehachapi Mountain Branch. She was introduced by President Joan Cote, who welcomed members and guests.
The Outreach Singers, under the direction of Jeffrey Haswell, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at St. Jude's in the Mountains Anglican Church.
Well-known Tehachapi resident Paul M. Benz, 76, the founder of one of the largest local companies, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 23 after battling terminal illness. For the past 45 years, Paul had been a force in the Tehachapi community.
Toshimi Kristof took this photo of a California Thrasher vocalizing as it was perched in a clump of Great Basin Sagebrush. Toshimi and her husband, Les, were taking a hike along a road when they saw and heard this distinctive bird.
All things apples will be celebrated at The Tehachapi Apple Festival, taking place Oct. 16 and 17 on Green Street in Downtown Tehachapi — and this year, there's the carnival, too.
The Tehachapi Apple Festival returns Oct. 16 and 17 after taking a year off due to COVID-19 restrictions. Linda Carhart came into the TehachaPod studios to talk about what to look forward to at this year’s event in Downtown Tehachapi. The Apple Festival is featured on Season 2, Episode 102.
Hollywood, love it or hate it, is an inescapable presence in all our lives. If you are among the many who have wondered what it would be like to be part of that world, you should join us for the Insights presentation by local resident Dan Bronson, who left his position as a university profes…
Veterans who have served their country will be honored with a complimentary movie on Nov. 13, as Lorena Semerenko of The Semerenko Team has teamed up with the Hitching Post Theatre.
The Tehachapi Heritage League will hold several special Christmas events this year. To help celebrate Christmas in the United Kingdom, our “Christmas Around the World” booklet featuring traditions, customs and recipes from the United Kingdom, we will publish the winning sketches of the sketc…
The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road. As long as the state rules do not change again, there will be a live concert with a live audience. Everyone will need to wear a mask.
There is a growing movement to limit the number of terms a Kern County supervisor may serve. This effort was presented to Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club at its October monthly meeting by Jeanine Adams, a Kern County employee and member of SEIU 521. Union members and others feel the needs…
The first two Tehachapi Beautiful Awards were given to two longtime homeowners in the city of Tehachapi. The Tehachapi Beautiful Awards is simply a recognition award for homeowners showing pride in their properties.
The Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus rehearses at Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church, across the street from Country Oaks Baptist, on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m.
Throughout the summer, large, white trumpet-shaped flowers appear in unlikely places in the Tehachapi Mountains: alongside roads, in fallow fields, vacant lots, etc. These blossoms mark the location of a bluish-green plant with a long and sometimes dark association with humans: Datura.
Saturday morning saw dogs of many breeds, some with long noses, others with short noses. Long tails, short stubby tails, even some with no tails at all as they walked with their owners at this year’s annual Bark 4 Life cancer fundraising event held early Saturday morning in Tehachapi.
Judith Campanaro will be the featured speaker at the Oct. 13 meeting of American Association of University Women. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in Friendship Hall of Tehachapi Community Congregational Church, 100 E. E St. Members and guests are invited to attend.
Red Carpet Grooming will celebrate 15 years of serving pet grooming needs with an event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 in their parking lot, 20608 South Street.
The Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi celebrated the installation of 2021-2022 President Dallas DeHart at a festive barn party Sept. 18 at DeHart’s Tehachapi home. Div. 33 Lt. Gov. Craig Haney of Shafter installed DeHart and pledged the support of the Kiwanis clubs in the division, which is all of w…
Jacqueline Torres, the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi 2021 college scholarship recipient, will draw the club’s Bucket Prize winners on Thursday, Sept. 30, the final day of the Tehachapi Farmer’s Market. The club has sold tickets for a variety of prizes at $1 each since the beginning of this year’…
This week is Homecoming Week at Tehachapi High, hopefully culminating in the football game on Friday night and a dance on Saturday night. Those school traditions seem to have had their origins as early as the 1930s at THS, and have evolved in the ensuing decades.
Patrick Nance took this photo at his home in Stallion Springs of an Anna's Hummingbird as it landed on a hummingbird feeder to sip some nectar. Patrick used a Nikon D7500 to take this exceptionally beautiful image.
We have put out many articles about what we do at Have a Heart, and we know many of you out there personally — you come into our shop, have adopted pets from us, have brought us little lost foundlings, and, most importantly, have had your family pets spayed and neutered at one of our clinics…
Tehachapi Treasure Trove is pleased to be able to open again for First Fridays and we look forward to seeing our regulars and newcomers for more laughter and camaraderie every month. This month’s celebration will be on Oct. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. and as usual, we’ll be offering beverages and sn…
More than 130 pieces of art, submitted by some 28 local painters and sculptors went on display Saturday afternoon at the Bear Valley Springs Country Club.
Audience members' feet were tapping as fiddle players of all ages competed in this year’s Fiddlin Down the Tracks music competition in Tehachapi. Competitors from Tehachapi and many nearby towns were on hand both Friday and Saturday to play before a sequestered panel of three professional judges.
Major Jason E. George VFW 12114 invites you to attend the 10-year anniversary and Christina's seventh annual pancreatic fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Veterans Memorial Building, 125 E. F St.
Assemblyman Vince Fong will cover the costs for the first 100 pet adoptions at Kern County Animal Services during October. Originally scheduled for Sept. 16-18, Fong’s Third Annual Free Pet adoption changed to Oct. 4 to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters.
The COVID-19 pandemic is no match for a bunch of high-spirited nuns! The Tehachapi Community Theatre musical “Nunsense” was delayed due to the coronavirus, but is on stage now at the beautiful BeeKay Theatre.
Joan Cote, president of American Association of University Women/Tehachapi Mountain Branch, welcomed members to a kick-off luncheon at the first gathering of the new AAUW year. It was the first time the branch was able to hold meetings in person since COVID forced meetings to be held online.
The Kern County 999 Foundation, which recognizes and honors Kern County’s fallen peace officers who gave their lives serving citizens and provides support to the family members they left behind, will hold its 15th annual Kern County Officer Down Ride on Saturday, Oct. 2.
A long, hot summer has come to an end in the Tehachapi Mountains, as evidenced by cooler temperatures and days that are gradually getting shorter. The gentler season of autumn is upon us. . .
A trail camera at Les and Toshimi Kristof's home in Bear Valley Springs captured this image of a large Mountain Lion (Felis concolor) in their yard at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 8. Note the size of its paws.