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30th Anniversary Celebration of the Epic Flight of Voyager

Voyager aircraft designer, Burt Rutan and Voyager pilot, Dick Rutan, gathered with many of the Voyager project volunteers and supporters on Saturday evening, Dec. 17, 2016 to honor the 30th anniversar...

 

10th Annual Valentine's Wine Walk

The 10th Annual Valentines Wine Walk and Chocolate Tasting, sponsored by Main Street Tehachapi, is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.. It's the perfect time to join friends and...

 

Wining, dining, and good timing

Although The Shed officially closed on a snowy day, Dec. 24, our most loved and honorable chef, Mano Lujan will still be preparing a specially designed gourmet dinner at The Shed to go with the...

 

What happened to rates?

Happy New Year. Have you been getting a bunch of mailers about refinancing your current home loan? Me, too. Is it really a good time to refinance? Only “maybe.” Many factors come in to play when...

 

New Year: A new you?

Each New Year allows an opportunity to reflect on the past and set new goals for the future. What are yours? Is there some meaningful transformation you long for? January is my favorite month. I like...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Stallion Springs Directors Clydell Lamkin, Ed Gordon and Leslie Wellman were sworn in as Directors on Friday, Dec. 2, by a notary for a four year term ending in 2020. During the Dec. 20, meeting, the...

 

Joyful message of Chanukah

Chabad of Bakersfield lights public menorah in Tehachapi Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah) is a happy eight-day Jewish celebration of the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian Greek army in 165...

 

Bi-partisan triumph: Congress opens up water tap

Five years of tough negotiating by California legislators has resulted in the inclusion of provisions in a new federal infrastructure Act that will give drought-devastated, environmentally hamstrung...

 

Turbines in the snow

Two snowstorms blanketed the Tehachapi area like holiday bookends a week apart at the tail-end of 2016 -- one starting just before Christmas Eve morning and one on New Year's night, ushering in both...

 

Hospital's growing pains

The new Tehachapi hospital will open when the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) says it can open. "There is no exact day," David Eastman of Adventist Health, the hospital operator, said...

 

Tehachapi won with the Wilsons

When Jim and Cheryl Wilson were ready to retire and leave Anchorage, Alaska to be closer to his children and grandchildren in the Lower 48, they knew the kind of a city in which they wanted to live....

 

Be the change

As a dog trainer, I find my job is both freshly challenging with each new case, and simultaneously, somewhat predictable. While each individual dog and dog guardian are unique and different, similar...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    January 7, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Last July, Emily and Paul Sandholdt moved to Tehachapi from a small country town in Central Illinois called Loda. The adventure came about when Paul, who had spent the last five years with GE Wind, wa...

 

Make 2017 your best year yet

Here we are at the beginning of the New Year. I was just reflecting on the past year, thinking of all of the good things that were accomplished, and now, as I prepare for 2017, I’m thinking of all t...

 

By the numbers

It’s another new year. So I guess it’s time to tally up my score for last year. I think I did pretty well. As a writer I need to track where I submit things to and what the outcome is. I keep a da...

 

Remembering Richard (Dick) Johnson

Several hundred people gathered Dec. 30 to pay their final respects to Richard (Dick) Johnson, a dear friend and respected member of the community. His 88 years were filled with his accomplishments...

 

Lions give thanks

The Tehachapi Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to offer a public, heartfelt thank you to all of the supporters of their Apple Drop Fundraiser. Due to your generous support, the Lions wer...

 

Birth of a dream

You all know the drill –I scrounge through my mom Marion Deaver's stuff and I find something of hers to write about in this column. Sometimes it can be a little more complicated than that. I found...

 

Gran Fondo wins award

The Tehachapi Gran Fondo was named "Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism" by Sports Destination managment magazine in their Nov./Dec. issue....

 

The noble bay

Laurus nobilis is the botanical name for sweet bay or Grecian laurel. Laurus is the Latin word for bay tree and nobilis refers to renowned. The early Greeks weaved crowns of bay leaves called laurel...

 

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