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Shop Local for the Holidays! • 16-Nov-2013
Read The Loop's special supplement "Shop Local for the Holidays" in our new flipbook above! Tell..
Donations Needed For Trunk Or Treat ! • 12-Oct-2013
Bring your donations to The Loop newspaper office on 204 S. Green Street in Down..
Fiddler's Crossing • 28-Sep-2013
Chris Proctor Chris Proctor Returns Oct. 6 by Deborah Hand-Cutler..
First Friday At Gallery & Gifts • 28-Sep-2013
A Rock Star portraiture by Elaine Kilmer Roctober Comes to Gallery &..
First Friday At The Treasure Trove - Oct 2013 • 28-Sep-2013
Tehachapi Treasure Trove The Tehachapi Treasure Trove will be celebrat..
TCT Celebrates 45 Years! • 28-Sep-2013
The beautiful BeeKay Theatre is shown rising from the ashes in 2008. TCT is currently o..
Lost in the Stars • 14-Sep-2013
Red Velvet Cookoff at Centiennal Plaza on Sept. 6. Photo by Sam White Re..
Windswept Ranch • 14-Sep-2013
White Cloud (left) with her mama bison. Soon she will be at Windswept Ranch helpin..
Red Velvet Day • 31-Aug-2013
by Mark ‘Doc’ Fisher It seems that in recent ..
2013 TVAA ‘Take Your Best Shot’ Winners • 17-Aug-2013
Neil Barney and his Best in Show and Black & White catagory First Place piece, "The Gat..
Art Studio Classes Ahead • 17-Aug-2013
Art Studio’s summer class art students showing off their many great creations. ..
Homesick Elephant Plays at Fiddler's Crossing Aug. 23 • 17-Aug-2013
In a Google story of 2006, a homesick elephant named Ruby was about to “pack he..
TCT Announces Auditions for ‘A Christmas Story’ • 17-Aug-2013
TCT’s 2011 Christmas production “Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” wa..
Nick the Painter needs your help! • 20-Jul-2013
Reality TV is coming to Tehachapi and Primal Focus Productions is trying via www.kickstarter.com..
Ranchers for Peace • 20-Jul-2013
by Deborah Hand-Cutler Throughout history, music has been an important form of communication..
Shelby & Tieg at Fiddler’s Crossing • 20-Jul-2013
by Deborah Hand-Cutler So much of the music young people listen to, write and perform today ..
‘Trial of the Big Bad Wolf’ Opens July 19 • 06-Jul-2013
Featuring local kids and teens, this show is a great way to introduce your family to live t..
A Musical Taste of Hawaii • 06-Jul-2013
Bill Griffin by Deborah Hand-Cutler Hawaiian slack key guitar and “mandolele!..
Blue Mustard Plays July 21, 2013 • 06-Jul-2013
City Park will rock to the sounds of Blue Mustard on July 21 starting at 2:00p.m. The concert is..
Tehachapi Swirl, an Elegant Evening of Wine Pairings • 06-Jul-2013
Kerri Esten and Anna DeGraff serve elegant appetizers to guests at last year’s Tehachapi..
First Friday July 2013 • 05-Jul-2013
Participating in the July Art Walk Gallery ‘N’ Gifts (http://www.theloopnewspap..
Gallery 'n' Gifts First Friday July 2013 • 22-Jun-2013
Coral working away on her artwork. Photo provided. by Shirley Given, Contributing Wri..
TCC First Friday Event for July 2013 • 22-Jun-2013
Tehachapi Community Church will open Friendship Hall for First Friday on July 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. ..
Tehachapi’s Mystery Walk • 22-Jun-2013
Harold Cox and Debra Haynes the creators of the Mystery Walk dressed in period clothing represe..
The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd • 22-Jun-2013
Sir and urchins campaigning away! Pictured, from left to right: Heather Simmons, Cody Stein..
TTT July 2013 First Friday • 22-Jun-2013
Darrell Williams fashioned this stunning metal artwork of the American flag as a tribute to..
Upcoming TMRA Queen Pageant • 22-Jun-2013
(L to R): Jr Miss Amanda Hop, Queen Heather Ross, Princess Paisley Kaiser, and in front Tin..
Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to noon, Gallery ‘n’ Gifts will offer their free monthly ..
Known to fans as the “Zipperer Experience” because of the joy they bring to th..
Local Talent Paul Katona Goes to the Philippines • 08-Jun-2013
by Paul Katona Local talent Paul Katona goes to the Philippines to shoot an adventure film. ..
Music in the Park: Zave Plays at Meadow Brook Park • 08-Jun-2013
Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District (TVRPD) is excited to introduce the first..
Second is the Line • 08-Jun-2013
by Craig R. Stockton, owner of Treasures eConsignment Welcome to the second article in ..
Spend a Summer Evening at EFBC’s Twilight Tour, June 22 • 08-Jun-2013
Much like domestic cats, Yanna also enjoys playing in boxes. Photo provided. Find out wh..
‘In the Know’ for Downtown! • 25-May-2013
by David Reed First and foremost I should start out by introducing myself. I’..
by Tina Fisher Forde Will Viner, owner of the Hitching Post Theaters in Tehachap..
First Friday for June 2013 • 25-May-2013
Participating in the June Art Walk Gallery ‘N’ Gifts, at the intersection of..
June 2013 First Friday Global Celebration • 25-May-2013
Members of the community are invited to join Tehachapi Community Congregational UCC on Friday, J..
Lauraine Reads: S.A.V.E. Squad • 25-May-2013
by Lauraine Snelling Bet none of you have noticed that I love animals. Some clues might..
Laurance Juber Plays Fiddlers Crossing • 25-May-2013
by Deborah Hand-Cutler Two-time Grammy-winning guitarist Laurence Juber will make his third ..
Tehachapi Treasure Trove June 2013 First Friday • 25-May-2013
Gloria Moore (right) with Linda Maldonado (middle) and Royleen McGarrity submitted by ..
Tone down that paint job on the BeeKay, city orders • 25-May-2013
by Tina Fisher Forde Alarmed at the brightness and intensity of the newly painted colors on ..
The freshened west-facing facade wall, which is the original 1936 structure of poured concr..
A Little Help • 11-May-2013
by Mark ‘Doc’ Fisher I recently had a reading of my fair tale play that I m..
Camp Kiya Adds New Faces to the Teaching Staff • 11-May-2013
Jason Theiste (pictured) will be teaching old-time and bluegrass styles of fiddling at Camp..
First is the Rod • 11-May-2013
by Craig R. Stockton, owner of Treasures eConsignment Welcome to the first article i..
The Magic of Eighth Grade • 11-May-2013
Kyla (left) and Christina (right) showing off their great works of art. Picture provided. ..
Event/Rodeo Center to be playground for all • 27-Apr-2013
Article by Tina Fisher Forde. Images by AECOM. When the city of Tehachapi fulfills its new..
Get a ‘Klew’ for Mother’s Day • 27-Apr-2013
Klew Lewis shows off a polymer bowl and pod earrings and necklace as well as “pods&rd..
May 2013 First Friday: Gallery 'n' Gifts • 27-Apr-2013
Submitted by Shirley Given, TVAA Fine Arts Director Local artist, Marti Howell recently join..
May 2013 First Friday: Tehachapi Museum • 27-Apr-2013
For First Friday, on May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., the museum is showcasing two unique collections fro..
May 2013 First Friday: Tehachapi Treasure Trove • 27-Apr-2013
Submitted by Susanna Monette May 3, Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Tehachapi Treasure ..
Tehachapi Symphony in Concert with Anna McCoy • 27-Apr-2013
Anna McCoy practicing on her cello. Photo by her uncle Victor Peck. The Tehachapi Sym..
Tehachapi Treasure Trove May 2013 Classes & Events • 27-Apr-2013
by Susanna Monette New Hours Effective May 1, 2013! Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m..
Arist of the Month April 2013: Kirk • 13-Apr-2013
by Lisa Burt This winter has been an exciting time around the Art Studio as it prepared for ..
Brian Finnegan and William Coulter • 13-Apr-2013
by Deborah Hand First Friday is usually an Open House night at Fiddlers Crossing. However Fr..
The Princess and the Pea Opens at the BeeKay • 13-Apr-2013
Prince Valiant and his loyal squire Donald meet up with Princess Beaulah on his travels to f..
First Friday and More • 30-Mar-2013
April 2013 First Friday Art Walk Gallery ‘N’ Gifts and the TVAA will be open for Fir..
Fourty Years Ago, Our POWs Came Home from Vietnam • 30-Mar-2013
Charlie Plumb with his teenage sons and Burt Rutan at a hangar party the night before a fli..
Old-Time Fiddler Bruce Molsky • 30-Mar-2013
by Deborah Hand Bruce Molsky is considered by many to be the premier old-time fiddler..
Old-Time Fiddler Dana Hubbard • 30-Mar-2013
by Deborah Hand The Blues comes in numerous shades, and Fiddlers Crossing is presentin..
Tehachapi All Youth Art Contest • 30-Mar-2013
Katie Tomlinson, 11 years old, sixth Grader at Jacobsen Middle School, is one of the first ..
Tehachapi Treasure Trove Classes and Events for April 5 • 30-Mar-2013
by Susanna Monette Be sure to stop by and see our collection of uncommonly eclectic and unus..
Fiddler's Crossing Mar. 24 and 29 • 16-Mar-2013
Dave Stamey. Photo provided. Cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey has made several trips to ..
Are there Plums in my Wine? • 02-Mar-2013
by Bob the Wine Guy Have you noticed that wine writers describe wine aromas as smelling..
Kray Van Kirk Plays at Fiddler's Crossing • 02-Mar-2013
by Deborah Hand Alaskan singer-songwriter Kray Van Kirk will share his musical view f..
Lauraine Reads: One Perfect Word • 02-Mar-2013
by Lauraine Snelling I am utterly spoiled, livng in Tehachapi when you read about the h..
Plane Crazy Saturday Mar. 16 • 02-Mar-2013
Photo by Cathy Hansen by Cathy Hansen On Mar. 16, well-known aviation and train ph..
Red Hat Ladies Attend Lancaster Mardi Gras • 02-Mar-2013
by Helen McAllister On Saturday, Feb. 9, myself and three friends arrive at 10 a.m. ..
TMRA Buckin' Strong • 02-Mar-2013
by Donnette Haddad Attention Rodeo Fans, Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association is inv..
Fun Fest • 16-Feb-2013
Susanna Monette and Her Goddesses. Photo by Mel White by Mel White The Tehachapi Tr..
James Hurley Plays Fiddlers Crossing Mar. 23 • 16-Feb-2013
Singer-songwriters come in all styles and genres these days, and Fiddlers Crossing will b..
Kathleen Wolf to Exhibit at Fiddlers Crossing in March • 16-Feb-2013
One of a pair of Kathleen Wolf paintings showing images of the beach. The paintings..
The emerging violinist Vincent Meklis is already garnering numerous honors and credits whil..
TPAC in February • 16-Feb-2013
by Amanda Carroll Looking for something to do on these cold winter days? Want to find someth..
A ‘Tasteful’ Event at The Art Studio • 02-Feb-2013
“Tasteful” art will take on a whole new meaning on Valentine’s Day when The Ar..
Treasure Trove Classes for Febuary: Events at the Treasure Trove - Reservations not required…Just co • 02-Feb-2013
by Mel White Open Studios at the Treasure Trove do not require reservations. Come and be cr..
Submitted by Susanna Monette Feb. 1, Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., the Tehachapi Treasure..
Jann Klose in Concert at Fiddlers Crossing Feb. 1 • 19-Jan-2013
Jann Klose rocking out. Photo by J. Ufberg. Fiddlers Crossing will be holding a specia..
Mountain Festival’s 50th Anniversary and Theme Contest • 19-Jan-2013
The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and the 50th Anniversary Mountain Festival Committee a..
‘Almost Maine’ Opens at the BeeKay Theatre Jan. 18 • 05-Jan-2013
Featured in TCT’s production of “Almost, Maine” are (l to r) Spencer Jame..
Art Café is back at Tehachapi Treasure Trove • 05-Jan-2013
by Susanna Monette Art Café is back at the Tehachapi Treasure Trove. All artists and ..
Blue Mustard Returns to Fiddlers Crossing Jan. 18 • 05-Jan-2013
by Deborah Hand Who says The Blues has to make you blue? In the hands of local band Blue Mus..
Endless Possibilities • 05-Jan-2013
by Mel White Facebook, the online social media that enthralls and sometimes irritates a..
Lois Hinman Featured Artist for January • 05-Jan-2013
Photo provided. by Peggy Cowden In January Lois Hinman, potter and painter, will be ..
Upcoming Art Show • 05-Jan-2013
by Linda Coverdale We are looking forward to a great art show again this year with many tale..
Modern American Square Dancing in Tehachapi • 18-Dec-2012
Are you new to the Tehachapi area? Recently retired? An “empty nester”? A couple or..
by Deborah Hand Last January, Patrick Ball performed in Fiddlers Crossing to a sold-o..
First Friday Art Walk Dec. 7 • 04-Dec-2012
Participating in the Art Walk: Gallery ‘N’ Gifts and the TVAA has wonderful wind..
Tehachapi Treasure Trove Visitors Look Back In Time • 10-Nov-2012
The Tehachapi Treasure Trove Today. Photo by Susanna Monette. More pictures below. ..
An Intimate Evening with Grim • 27-Oct-2012
by Cathi Sibley In my head I’m absolutely certain you have all been holding your..
Back Street Gallery Features Jenny Zur on 'First Friday' • 27-Oct-2012
submitted by Brandon M. Guthrie The Back Street Gallery will feature Jenny Zur as th..
by Deborah Hand It’s impossible to put one label on Wendy Waldman. She is a cri..
The Starlight Ball – a 14 year Tradition • 13-Oct-2012
by Linda Carhart, Main Street Director Hard to believe that this will be the 14th Annual St..
Discover the Joy of Music • 01-Oct-2012
by Tasha McJunkin As a certified Harmony Road Music School instructor, I’m thrilled to..
Lyn Bennet at Back Street Gallery • 29-Sep-2012
The Back Street Gallery will have Lyn Bennet as their featured artist for the month of O..
Sarah McQuaid Coming to Fiddlers Crossing • 29-Sep-2012
by Deborah Hand Fiddlers Crossing is dedicated to bringing Tehachapi some of the best ..
'Sparks' is Lighting a Fire! • 29-Sep-2012
Gallery ‘N’ Gifts is very excited about the Oct. 5 First Friday reception. The month..
Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart Return to Fiddlers Crossing • 29-Sep-2012
by Deborah Hand Nothing says “Music from the American Heartland” lik..
Tehachapi Community Theatre Launches its 44th Year • 29-Sep-2012
Patricia Hunter, Debbie and Guy Martin are seen in last year’s festival winner &ldquo..
Colleen Deery (left) and Cheryl Gusbeth, longtime members of Tehachapi Art Center, are lear..
Oktoberfest • 08-Sep-2012
Photo provided by Kohnen's Bakery. Saturday, Sept. 8. The event includes live German mu..
Article and photos provided by Gallery 'N' Gifts Gallery ‘N’ Gifts is..
Woodworking Display at First Friday (Sept. 7) • 07-Sep-2012
Article and photo provided by Tehachapi Community Church Tehachapi Community Chur..
First Public View of Baby Jaguars Born at EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center’s Fall Twilight Tour • 01-Sep-2012
Saturday evening, Sept. 15, EFBC’s Feline Conservation Center in Rosamond will host this t..
Tehachapi Treasure Trove Joins First Friday Festivities • 01-Sep-2012
Cathy Clark will be presenting a polymer clay demonstration at the new Tehachapi Treasure T..
Tehachapi Treasure Trove • 18-Aug-2012
by Mel White Four local artists – Janet Meabon, Susanna Monette, Sandi Thoman and Mel ..
Chalk on the Walk Aug. 11 • 04-Aug-2012
Guest artist Michaela Chapman will be doing exhibition work prior to the Chalk on the Walk...
Ardean K. Rudolph • 21-Jul-2012
After a recent trip to the swamplands of Louisiana, local artist Ardean Rudolph has painted..
Growing Up Kawaiisu • 18-Jul-2012
The “Growing up Kawaiisu” program on July 21 offers a unique glimpse into Native Am..
'Rosabella' Could Use Your Help • 07-Jul-2012
The coffee-table book for every grandparent! DVD, greeting cards, and a new classical ballet... ..
by Deborah Hand After taking most of June off except for Open Mics on Wednesdays, Fiddlers C..
The Pursuit of Lucy Banning and Code Blue • 07-Jul-2012
by Lauraine Snelling June has busted out all over. That song won’t leave my head...
A Bit of Everything With CrossRoads Gallery • 23-Jun-2012
by Mel White Artist and NASA pilot Mark Pestana, represented by gallery manager James W..
Events for the Fourth of July • 23-Jun-2012
The map for Tehachapi's 2012 Festivities. Click here (/images/articles/2212/Hot-Dog-festival..
Gallery 'n' Gifts July 2012 • 23-Jun-2012
Tina Dille and her painting. Photo by Susanna Monette. by Susanna Monette Gallery..
July 2012 Concert • 23-Jun-2012
Provided by Karon Condor With theme songs from video games, operas, spirituals, movies, as w..
Lost and Found • 23-Jun-2012
by Peter Cutler We’ve lost something. Once upon a time, before the internet, before Tw..
Meet James Blackburn • 23-Jun-2012
by Norma McClean School Bells and Chapel Bells announce the onset of not just the season of ..
Camp Kiya Offers a Family ‘Staycation’ Experience • 09-Jun-2012
A Jam session at Camp Kiya. Photo provided. Now that school is out and the heat has a..
Creativity Classes at Tehachapi Art Center • 09-Jun-2012
If you like to explore your creative side, Tehachapi Art Center’s Olde Towne Studio has so..
Main Street Tehachapi Supplies Tons of Fun • 09-Jun-2012
The Main Street Tehachapi Stand during the 2010 Chili Cook-Off. by Linda Carhart, phot..
Young Adult Summer Stock 2012 • 09-Jun-2012
Shown is the Company for last summer’s “Beauty and the Beast.” This year&..
‘The Baker’s Wife’ and ‘The Bride Wore Blue’ • 26-May-2012
by Lauraine Snelling So has spring finally come to Tehachapi or can we look for more sn..
Anita Jesse at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts • 26-May-2012
Anita Jesse will be Gallery 'N' Gifts guest artist for June. by Susanna Monette Ga..
Take a Ride on the Wild Side with CrossRoads Gallery • 26-May-2012
Pete Algra, shows a damaged leg off of a horse, and a special combing tool used in the rest..
Got Ten Minutes? • 12-May-2012
by Mark 'Doc' Fisher Just about everyone has a story, and you have – right now &n..
Life Imitates Art at Windswept • 12-May-2012
Mary Ann Moore’s graphite drawing of Nacho. by Diana Frieling Once in a wh..
CrossRoads Celebrates Windswept Ranch, Eyes, and Spring • 28-Apr-2012
“Eyes” are watercolorist Nancy Waldron’s most recent focus, and her lates..
Family, fishing, fun at Brite Lake • 28-Apr-2012
by Tina Forde Amber Wooster of Bakersfield, shown with her husband, caught the ta..
Kathleen Levenson • 28-Apr-2012
by Susanna Monette Gallery ‘N’ Gifts is proud to announce Kathleen Levenson as g..
Jennifer’s Terrace 2012 Bridal Fashion Show • 14-Apr-2012
by Cathy Criger, photo provided by Jennifer’s Terrace. Attention! All beautifu..
Lauraine Reads: Rosebella and Attracted to Fire • 14-Apr-2012
by Lauraine Snelling Do you realize how many absolutely dynamic creative people live in..
TCT Jr. Brings ‘Oz’ to Life • 14-Apr-2012
Dorothy and her friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion follow the ye..
The Art Studio Featured at CrossRoads This Month • 14-Apr-2012
Kizzy Bogursky, age five, holds a sculpture she made at The Art Studio during April’s..
Yakkity Yak: We Fought Back • 14-Apr-2012
by Diana Frieling of Windswept Ranch Yak getting much loved TLC from volunteers Barbara..
Predictable/Unpredictable: Life at Windswept Ranch • 31-Mar-2012
by Diana Freeling of Windswept Ranch Baby Nubian gets a midnight feeding in the kitchen..
Alex Zonn • 17-Mar-2012
by Leslie (Almost Famous) Reynolds Alan Zonn as Mr. Potter from last year’s TCT p..
Come Visit Windswept Ranch: We are Open! • 17-Mar-2012
Myrry-y, one big reason to visit Windswept. Photo provided. People are always stoppi..
Like a Lion • 17-Mar-2012
by Mark ‘Doc’ Fisher Literature has loved the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centur..
The Lion in Winter Delayed until March 23 • 17-Mar-2012
Due to a family emergency for one of our cast members, The Lion in Winter will open on Mar..
‘Windfall’ fills BeeKay; turbine opponents consolidate • 03-Mar-2012
by Tina Forde The documentary “Windfall,” which follows the experiences of resid..
Anachronistic • 03-Mar-2012
by Mark ‘Doc’ Fisher When you treat history like a science – or when..
CrossRoads Gallery Celebrates Women’s History in March • 18-Feb-2012
by Mel White March is National Women’s History Month, and CrossRoads Gallery is ..
Gallery ‘N’ Gifts’ Photo Contest Results for 2012 • 18-Feb-2012
by Christopher Gripkey The photo contest’s best in show and first place in the Bl..
Ms. Sydney Carroll • 18-Feb-2012
by Leslie Reynolds Sydney Carroll Originally born in Germany, eighteen year old S..
Susanna Kimball Monette • 18-Feb-2012
by Mel White Susanna Kimball Monette will be a featured artist at CrossRoads Gallery in..
Death 2.0 • 04-Feb-2012
by Yogashanan I am no stranger to Death. In fact the lessons dealt by this dreaded pro..
Ruthanne Jennings • 04-Feb-2012
by Leslie Reynolds You can take the person out of the theater… but you can’t ta..
Artist Spotlight: Vicki Braslow • 21-Jan-2012
by Mel White “Once again I must say thank you to three wonderful ladies in my life sin..
Doug Jockenson • 21-Jan-2012
by Leslie "Almost Famous" Reynolds I recently went to the Beekay Theater to watch a rehersal..
Life’s Finest Gifts • 21-Jan-2012
by Mel White Last issue I wrote about how blessed I feel with the good friends who have..
by Mel White CrossRoads Gallery has plans to hit the floor running with the New Year, s..
by Mel White Every month CrossRoads Gallery has different art shows featuring the ..
Jenny Zur Offers Insight into her Latest Artwork • 20-Dec-2011
by Mel White This large figure painting (one of a two piece set), is one of my most recent w..
Lauraine Reads: 2011 Shopping Guide • 20-Dec-2011
by Lauraine Snelling Have I ever mentioned how much I love kids’ books, other th..
The last time William Coulter played his guitar in Tehachapi was with banjo player Ken Perlma..
Lauraine Reads: ‘Heaven is for Real’ • 14-Dec-2011
by Lauraine Snelling I don’t usually review bestseller books. You note I did not ..
Spotlight on Photographer Melissa Cornett • 14-Dec-2011
by Mel White Melissa Cornett was raised in East Brady, Penn., “with loving parents and one..
Tehachapi Film Producer Wins Awards • 14-Dec-2011
“Panic Nation”, a recent winner of the Mexico International Film Festival’s Go..
Lauraine Reads: Words Hit Hard as a Fist • 22-Nov-2011
by Lauraine Snelling Have you ever had someone bully you? I didn’t realize this w..
The Art Studio A Place to Explore Your Creativity • 12-Nov-2011
Oak Valley Charter School's art class shows off the progress they've made on Tehachapi's fi..
Lauraine Reads: 'Oscar Goes Camping' • 23-Jul-2011
by Lauraine Snelling Tehachapi has talent oozing out everywhere. There are artists of e..