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Musician, music teacher, Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and retired Navy Capt. Gayel Pitchford will speak at the July 8 luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi.

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We need to bring good paying jobs to our district. This includes investing in our infrastructure and community. This is just one of the issues Kim Mangone is promoting as she campaigns to be elected to represent the 23nd US Congressional District. She spoke on a Zoom meeting of Tehachapi Mou…

The Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi welcomes financial Adviser Brandon Billings to its board of directors. Billings, of the Edward Jones office at 709 W. Valley Blvd., Suite B, is a youth sports coach and outdoor enthusiast.

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This has been some year, hasn’t it? Anyone remember the “murder hornets” from a few months ago? No? Well the Friends of the Library do, as well as all the plans we had for the year. Things sure haven’t gone as expected. But we’re back and still working to support our library, even if there a…

We are incredibly grateful so many of you have contacted us wanting to participate in Family Life Pregnancy Center’s annual Baby Bottle Fundraiser. Traditionally, this campaign takes place between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but it had to be delayed due to COVID-19. You are such an encour…

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In the wake of the coronavirus, local children's author Gabriele Rose de Ginant wanted nothing more than to create a beautiful haven for the world to retreat.

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The Cerro Coso Community College Honors program hosted its first virtual recognition for program graduates on the college website at https://www.cerrocoso.edu/studentservices/2020-honors-program-graduates.

The Thunder on the Mountain Car Show, scheduled for Aug. 16, has been canceled for this year. The Car Show committee considered many options in an attempt to hold the show as scheduled, but finally decided that staging the show was not feasible this year.

Praying mantises are predatory insects that feed on a wide variety of arthropods. The mantids in our area are ambush predators, meaning they typically remain motionless on foliage or other surfaces and wait for smaller prey to happen by.

We need to bring good paying jobs to our district. This includes investing in our infrastructure and community. This is just one of the issues Kim Mangone is promoting as she campaigns to be elected to represent the 23rd U.S. Congressional District, currently held by Republican Kevin McCarth…

"Charismatic wildlife" is the name used to describe animals that people usually find beautiful, interesting, endearing or just plain cute. These tend to be mammals and birds, and tend not to be spiders and snakes. Among the most charismatic wildlife in the Tehachapi Mountains are California …

Dorner Family Vineyard opened its 6,000-square-foot custom-built wine making facility in Cummings Valley on Friday, complete with a tasting room, an indoor banquet hall, gift shop and a full kitchen facility on the upper floor level of the two-story structure. Downstairs is the wine blending…

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, some farmers have had surplus food wasted while families have been in need of food assistance. In response, the USDA created a temporary program to help the situation. Various regions have received farm products for distribution.

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On June 9, the Cheers to Charity committee gathered to dedicate their donation of six permanent benches, to the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital. The concrete benches are located at the main entrance, the Emergency Department entrance, and in the hospital courtyard in the center of…

Have a Heart Humane Society congratulates the 2020 graduating class of Tehachapi High School and is very proud of the efforts of this group of persevering students in the face of unprecedented adversity and a school year that ended like no other senior year has finished up in educational his…

With COVID-19 mandates and recommendations easing and changing almost daily, the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association announced that it will be able to produce a Junior Rodeo season for 2020. Junior rodeo athletics will be able to participate in all events associated with Junior Rodeo compet…

Cerro Coso Community College is proud to announce that the Kern Community College District has granted tenure to Peter Fulks, professor of administration of justice.

The paralegal industry has changed significantly since the 1970s when being a legal assistant first emerged as a bona fide career. Client demands, economic necessity and explosive growth have made paralegals a popular career choice, and there never has been a better time to be a paralegal.

The Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi honors Tehachapi High School 2020 graduate Meagan Williams, recipient of the club’s $1,000 college scholarship.

St. Jude’s in the Mountains Anglican Church has reopened for in-person worship. Since the pandemic began, St. Jude’s has been conducting live-streamed services via Facebook, but now we have begun allowing worship attendance as well. 

A sweet and gentle woman who was familiar to generations of Tehachapi residents recently left our valley forever with the passing of Jennie Corral, 87, on May 18. This diminutive lady was a powerhouse of activity and a person of great faith who was one of the most dedicated members of St. Ma…

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A favorite quote of Valley Oaks Valedictorian Faith Ellms is “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” by Teddy Roosevelt. Faith grew up in Tehachapi after being adopted by her family from a Russian orphanage at the tender age of 9 months.

Hannah L. Grimes, of Tehachapi, graduated from Goshen College this spring with a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in physical education.