Jessica Martin took these photos of a female orb spinner spider that has been creating her geometric web in a lavender bush growing in Jessica's Bear Valley Springs yard. Jessica thinks this female may have consumed her mate, because Jessica found legs in the web that look like they once bel…

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Load up your costumed kids and come to 100 E. E St., where Tehachapi Community Church is hosting trick or treat. The event will take place on Halloween evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Masked volunteers from the church will hand out candy from a socially safe distance.

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Written in 1972, Title IX is a groundbreaking law that began an era of progress for women and girls, but more work is needed. This is the position of American Association of University Women, and it was further explained to Tehachapi Mountain Branch by Dr. Marian Stephens at the October gene…

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Biola University welcomed new students to the Biola community as they start their journey as an Eagle this fall.

While many events have been canceled this year, there is still more to do than wait around for “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” to come on TV. Businesses and organizations have used some creepy creativity to offer Halloween and fall events, including drive-in movies, socially distant …

This month, Emmanuel Lutheran Church joins in the community conversation about the book "Broad Band" by Claire L. Evans, which is the One Book Project 2020 title selection. On Thursday evening, Emmanuel is offering an online panel discussion titled Women Who Preach: Pioneering in the Pulpit.

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Kim Mangone is on the ballot to replace Kevin McCarthy as 23rd Congressional District representative. Democrats wanting to encourage her election wrote 2,000 postcards to send to voters in this area. The cards were hand-written by many people who created their personal message about the impo…

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Author Alia Volz used to think that personal writing had to begin with questions and end with answers — not unlike the essays we were taught to write in high school and college. That is, until she discovered that the most interesting moments in memoir happen when questions lead to yet more q…

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Randy Weinstein took this photo in Stallion Springs of a Turkey Vulture soaring overhead. September and October are the two main months each year when an epic migration of Turkey Vultures moves through Tehachapi Pass.

Norman Rockwell painted everyday American scenes of small town life with affection, charm and humor. What Rockwell did with paint, Kerry Patrick Clark does with music. The award-winning singer-songwriter gives us musical portraits of everyday life that show us what we as a people have in com…

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Send your images of life in the community to editorial@tehachapinews.com with a caption and your name. They will appear in a photo gallery online, and we will do our best to publish them in print.

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Dr. Marian Stephens will speak at the Oct. 14 meeting of AAUW Tehachapi Mountain Branch about the importance Title IX. American Association of University Women strongly supports Title IX, a groundbreaking law that has helped achieve progress for girls. She is disappointed the U.S. Department…

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An online analysis of several ballot propositions will be presented by Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club. Some members have selected certain propositions and studied them in depth. They will present pros and cons of each proposition. This will be followed by questions and answers.

The CSUB Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame, which recognizes graduates who’ve distinguished themselves in their career, volunteered their time, talent and/or money to benefit their community and brought honor to their alma mater.

Stacey Herrera took this photo in Stallion Springs of a massive bull elk. These very large deer, known as American Elk or Rocky Mountain Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni), are currently undergoing the fall rut and can be seen and heard more frequently.

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After more than 20 years of singing for Tehachapi, the Summit Singers has made the difficult decision to disband the organization. When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Spring Concert last May, along with the stoppage of all group gatherings such as choir practice, we kept hoping for …

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Kern County District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer visited virtually with Tehachapi Rotary Club on Sept. 10. She talked about the status of crime in Kern County, saying that violent crime is up and it is her goal since coming to the office in January 2019 to see a reduction.

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The hills came alive Sept. 11 with music from a bygone era. The Bear Valley Springs Women’s Club monthly meeting celebrated Victorian dancing led by English country dance expert, Martha Velasquez.

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COVID-19 does not stop pride in the community. Several churches and service clubs are doing their part to keep Tehachapi looking beautiful.

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A new Miss Tehachapi for 2020 was crowned Saturday night outdoors at the lovely Shirley's Place wedding venue in Stallion Springs. Ruby Zheng, 19, and her court will be the latest queens to serve the community in the coming year.

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On Monday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Houchin Community Blood Bank will join forces again with the city of Tehachapi and the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District  for a communitywide blood and platelet drive.

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“We are living in crazy times.” That is how Dr. Marilyn Schlitz began her talk to American Association of University. It was at the Tehachapi Mountain Branch's September meeting, which was held online and conducted by President Joan Cote.

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Debbie Mayer, president of the Bear Valley Springs Carriage Driving Society, will speak at the noon Sept. 23 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi.

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Always unique, always inventive, Sunday's Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra Concert labeled the Corona Concert took into account the need for face masks and social distancing by holding an outdoor concert Sunday on the lawn at Country Oaks Baptist Church in Tehachapi.

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Bobby Howell is proud to announce his engagement to Emily Sheldon. Howell and Sheldon met in Portland, Ore., in 2017 while they both were working at MassMutual in wealth management/finance.

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There is rising demand for educators and social workers who specialize in working with children. This fall, Cerro Coso Community College is offering a variety of late-start child development classes online designed to prepare students for employment in the field.

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The Rotary Club of Tehachapi is holding a Pick-A-Ticket Fundraiser at the Farmers Market. The prizes include a homemade quilt, a $100 gift certificate, a basket of wines and wine accessories, a jar of lottery scratchers, and a basket of assorted items from Home Depot.

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Kim Mangone, candidate for 23rd Congressional District, spoke at the September virtual meeting of Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club. She told the club she is running for Congress because she believes we need a representative who will fight for the people in our district.

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Leslie Budewitz loves good food, cooking, mystery stories and life in the Northwest. She has combined these passions into the creation of two cozy mystery series, the Spice Shop mysteries, set in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, and the Food Lovers’ Village mysteries, set in Northwest Montana.

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Susan Minor, owner of the Slice of Life Enrichment School, will be the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi meeting at noon Wednesday, Sept. 16.