Marsha Morris took this photo of a Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) sunning itself on a rock.
Since Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, Tehachapi can look forward to a few more weeks of winter. The Salvation Army has teamed up with local businesses and will offer free coats of all sizes as well as blankets, socks and food in a huge giveaway.
For thousands of years, a beautiful and hardy species of bunchgrass grew in small meadows in the mountains and foothills of California, including in the Tehachapi Mountains. Many Native people, including the local Nuwä (Kawaiisu or Southern Paiute) people, cherished this stately grass, for i…
Tehachapi Rotary was happy to recognize 61 Jacobsen Middle School students with their SOAR award on Feb. 18. Student Outstanding Achievement Recognition was created in late 2019 to recognize those JMS students who had improved on their first quarter grade point average by at least .5 with no…
The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Newby, will perform Sunday, March 7 via livestream on the Tehachapi Symphony Facebook page. It will begin at 4 p.m.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gallery 'N' Gifts will not celebrate First Fridays at least through April, according to Monica Lindsey, vice president.
Spring doesn't officially start until March 20, but there are already signs that the seasons will be changing soon in the Tehachapi Mountains.
Erika Hoenisch Elliott took these photos of Western Bluebirds at her house. She and her family put up a bluebird box that a pair of adult bluebirds used to raise a brood of babies.
Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors is excited to announce a Restaurant BINGO contest called TASTE TEHACHAPI with more than $1,700 worth of gift cards to be won!
On March 4 at 7 p.m., the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra will feature a livestream concert on Facebook featuring the music of Florence Beatrice (Smith) Price.
Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Westchester in Bakersfield drove up the hill on a foggy Presidents Day, Feb. 15, to help deliver and install American flags to subscribers of the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi Stars and Stripes Display the Flag Project.
The Tehachapi Wine and Cattle Company is presenting the first-ever bottling with the Tehachapi Mountains designation on its 2017 Proprietor’s Reserve Primitivo.
Humans have been trying to predict and understand weather for a long, long time. Meteorologists using science have now gotten amazingly good at it. But there is still truth to a lot of the old weather lore, which oldtimers used in the Tehachapi Mountains long before the National Weather Serv…
Planted deep within each human heart is the desire to believe in something. Christians worship the god of the universe and seek to know and understand their relationship with him through the written word of the Bible. In ancient days when the children of Israel asked, “What is God’s name?” t…
A primary goal of American Association of University Women is advancing gender equity through research, education and advocacy. The AAUW Board of Directors has adopted a strategic plan to accomplish this. At the February meeting of AAUW Tehachapi Mountain Branch, Dr. Connie Brehm explained s…
If you are a writer, you may want to consider acquiring the services of a literary agent. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, these professionals can help you to get your writing into the hands of book publishers or theater and film producers. An agent can also provide invaluable assist…
Luther Girado, the last male Native speaker of the Nuwä Indian language, went to meet his ancestors on Feb. 7. He was 79 and had been in declining health in recent months, and was in a Bakersfield hospital at the time of his passing.
Toshimi Kristof took this June photo in Bear Valley Springs of a Variable Checkerspot butterfly as it was nectar-feeding on California Buckwheat flowers.
It was a little over two years ago that Keith Sackawitz of Friends of the Depot appeared before a Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting and presented the idea of building a viewing platform at the Loop Overlook on Woodford Tehachapi Road.
Josh Pierce, manager of training and development at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, was the featured speaker at the Jan. 28 telephonic meeting of Tehachapi Rotary Club.
The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society presented the first concert of its 2020-21 season on Jan. 31 with chamber music performed by Ensemble 4.1. Due to COVID restrictions, the concert was presented in a virtual format.
Amanda Gordon was the lead-off speaker for the February meeting of Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club. She is the young poet laureate who spoke at President Biden’s inauguration. Amanda’s speech was actually a video of her reciting a poem called “Earthrise,” which stressed the need to conser…
Tehachapi Valley Arts Association and Gallery ‘N’ Gifts hosted its 16th biannual Photo Contest. This contest is held every year in February and August with entries being accepted the last week of January and July.
In Celebration of Black History Month, Cerro Coso Community College is hosting a Core Ensemble performance virtually of the chamber music theater work, Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Technology touches every aspect of our lives today. From downloading music, playing games, and banking to communication and driving a vehicle, technology drives it all. As information technology continues its rapid change, businesses and organizations need professionals with the right skills…
Scottish fiddle and cello duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas will perform in a live, online streaming concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. The event is being produced by the Mandolin Concert Livestreaming Platform with Tehachapi’s acoustic music venue Fiddlers Crossing acting as a local affi…
The late Heather Liebman took this July photo of two juvenile Turkey Vultures that she spotted near her home in Stallion Springs. Heather was a registered nurse, a talented wildlife photographer and an amazing person in general, and she is still missed by her loving family and many friends.
A delightful, loving and long life came to an end last week with the passing of Tehachapi resident Jean Lantz, 95, at home after a period of declining health.
The Bear Valley Springs herd wanders around the lower elevations in the winter and spring. It appears that someone is in season and that these boys are thinking about future rutting. On Saturday, it appears it's just mock battle. The herd overall is in two different bands, each about six or …
Teams from the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi, Scouts BSA and the Kiwanis Club of Westchester will deliver American flags to subscribers in Tehachapi on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15, the first day of the 2021 Kiwanis Stars and Stripes Display the Flag Project.
Toshimi Kristof took this photo in Bear Valley Springs of what appears to be a young male Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). These striking game birds are not native to the Tehachapi Mountains, of course — in fact, they are not even native to North America. Ring-necked Pheasants ori…
Due to the snowfall in the Tehachapi area and the closure of Highway 58, Stockdale Tile has postponed its barbecue for Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley employees until Feb. 3.
Tehachapi residents awoke on Monday morning to find the landscape transformed by snow. It wasn't a total surprise, though, since the storm had been forecast and in the windy night you could hear the small icy snow pellets tapping the windows like a thrown pinch of sand.
In the current time we are living through, messages of unity can be in short supply. But Blue Mountain Tribe, a band from Tehachapi, is getting that message out though their latest single, “Pray For Our Planet.”
Marlee Juergens of Tehachapi earned a master of education from Concordia University, Nebraska after completing studies between December 2020 and January 2021.
The Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors is sponsoring an adult coat (new or gently used), blanket (new or gently used) and new sock drive for the local Salvation Army.
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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…
Perhaps one of the surefire ways to remain in business post-COVID-19 is your ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of state-mandated guidelines for restaurant operation.
Have you ever watched a movie and wondered what happens to the set furnishings after the film production crew calls it a wrap? A new home furnishing business, DECO du JOUR, recently opened its doors in Tehachapi, bringing a piece of the Hollywood pie with it.
Lyndsey Schultz, of Tehachapi, was named to the University of Utah's fall 2020 dean's list. Schultz's major is listed as biomedical engineering BIO.