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Open Recreation Swim begins June 5

Bring your family and friends to the Dye Natatorium for open recreation swim beginning June 5, 2017. Remember, children 12 and under must be supervised by an adult. Lap swim and aerobics classes are...

 

Tehachapi Brewfondo July 15

Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association (TMTA) proudly presents the 2nd Annual Tehachapi Mountain Bike (MTB) BrewFondo, a 21 and over ride, in conjunction with the Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest...

 

Camp Kiya expands Songwriting and Audio workshops July 23-27

Have you ever wanted to write a song but didn't know where to start? Have you written songs and want to take them to the next level? Do you have a song you would like to record? Camp Kiya has offered...

 

Dig a square hole when planting

When planting a tree, shrub, perennial, bulb or bedding plant, always dig a square hole. (Everyone calls me a square when I tell them that!) Also, dig a hole about two feet deep or as deep as it takes...

 

No shooting - or not

Gun control – or not – has been a topic for the ages. In the late 1960s the East Kern area of the Mojave Desert was an area subjected to illegal shooting. Earlier in the decade was a period when s...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    May 27, 2017

'My parents said I should refinance'

It’s pretty great that parents watch out for their kids’ finances. A 2015 first-time buyer was in touch because their parents told them to refinance right now, while rates are low. But is that a...

 

A really good story

I knew Mary Watts because she was a student at Tehachapi High School and was a classmate of my sister, Evelyn Davis, both graduates of Class of 1940. They were six years older than I so it was not...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 27, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

Cecelia “CeCe” Hozman moved into her new home in Tehachapi at the beginning of April. I knew she was coming here because a mutual friend in Santa Barbara gave me a “heads up” that the...

 

Gary Stockdale returns June 3

Gary Stockdale has an impressive resume: Wonderful singer. Witty songwriter. Engaging performer. TV and film composer. Two EMMY nominations. A BMI award for music composition. He plays piano and...

 

Local esteemed therapy dog passes away

Kern County's only Disaster Stress Relief Dog died on Sunday, May 7. Sir Duke, 9, died after serving in countless loving capacities during his lifetime in Tehachapi. He will be remembered for his...

 
 By Liz R. Kover    Community    May 27, 2017

Ask a trainer!

M.B. writes, “My dog constantly wants to lick my hands and face! I don’t mind some kisses, but once she starts licking, she doesn’t know when to stop. Correcting her only seems to make it...

 

Understanding risk – Part 1

Few terms in personal finance are as important, or used as frequently, as “risk.” Nevertheless, few terms are as imprecisely defined. Generally, when financial advisors or the media talk about...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 27, 2017

Honoring the Thin Blue Line

At their first banquet, Honoring the Thin Blue Line, the Tehachapi Police Foundation and over 400 guests honored four special individuals who were selected by their Police Department supervisors and...

 
 By Key Budge    Local News    May 27, 2017

Road construction update for the week of May 22

Tucker Road between Valley Blvd. and Cherry Lane. The Tucker Road repaving project has begun and is expected to last 4-6 weeks. The project will have lane closures but access to all businesses and...

 

CSU Bakersfield honors Harvey L. Hall with honorary doctorate

Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. Founder and President Harvey L. Hall was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree, conferred in the names of the California State University and...

 

The more you read, the more you know

One of the Rotary Club of Tehachapi's favorite projects is distributing personalized books to every single kindergarten student throughout TUSD. We partner with Kiwanis who services Tompkins...

 

Memorial Day Service, May 29

Final preparations are in place for the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 29. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on West F Street in Tehachapi and will proceed to Philip Marx Central Park where the annual memorial service will begin. Any...

 

American Association of University Women Elects Officers

American Association of University Women elected officers for the 2017-18 AAUW year which begins July 1. Sonja Wilson will succeed Jeannette Crouse as president. She will be assisted by Connie Lynch,...

 

First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi - 5 to 8 p.m., June 2

For June 2 First Friday, two new exhibits will open at the Tehachapi Museum. First is a collection of some of the most beautiful and expensive menus ever produced in America and created by Tehachapi...

 

Treasure Trove featuring artist Kelly Keller

Kelly began making natural soaps because her small son had eczema. She discovered that using natural ingredients without chemicals cleared his skin. From there she moved to deodorants without aluminum...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    May 27, 2017

Sun, sand, surf: we 'otter' play more

This past week I attended a meeting at the beach in Santa Barbara. While meetings can be dull, this one allowed me to see the beautiful ocean up close and the cutest adolescent sea lion I have ever...

 

SVDP learns about disaster services

St. Vincent De Paul has a Disaster Services Division. On May 22, the COO Elizabeth Disco-Shearer came and spoke about disaster preparedness, and the services they offer at St Malachy's Church. In...

 

Auto The VIN number

What is a VIN? Most vehicle owners have had to reference their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at some point. Whether for the purpose of reporting insurance, registering a new car, requesting a vehicle history report or even for something as...

 

Looking good, lady!

Mark Your Calendar because on Thursday, June 15 The Rotary Club of Tehachapi will be hosting the Sizzling Summer Fashion Show. The event will be held from 5 p.m. til 7:30 p.m. at Woods Pavilion, 323...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    May 27, 2017

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Senior Police Officer James Best Jr. was awarded the SSPD Life Saving Medal, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by SSPD Chief of Police Michael J. Grant. In presenting the award, Chief Grant said, "On the...

 

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