A California Highway Patrol officer and private security guards were on hand last Friday near the scene of shooting for a Warner Bros. film near Tehachapi. Photo by Matt Martz

Best known for its sweet-smelling apple orchards, towering mountain vistas, giant wind farms, and inventive stretch of railroad track that makes the most diehard train enthusiast swoon, Tehachapi has added one more inclusion to its repository -- Hollywood hotspot.

Although their presence and whereabouts were cloaked in a veil of secrecy, many residents identified the stealthy movements of film crews as they crept into the city, maxing out capacities at local hotels, and hanging out in neighboring watering holes and eateries.

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