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Our future leaders share their groundbreaking experience

This week's Grassroots Tehachapi, looks at an actual "grassroots" project ... through the eyes of young students. The groundbreaking for the new sixth grade building at Jacobsen Middle School took pla...

 

Holiday train village adds some Christmas cheer to Tehachapi Depot

Mike Nixon and his team did Tehachapi proud for the arrival of Santa Claus at the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum on Dec. 1. The days leading up to Breakfast with Santa and photo ops with the jolly el...

 

Veteran shares stories, smiles with Golden Hills daycare

I have two very sweet and polite kids, but like all children, I know their attention span and ability to stay quiet when others are talking requires saintly patience. So, it was incredible for me to...

 

Slice of Life goes Hollywood for piano recital

Slice of Life Enrichment School celebrated their first year in Tehachapi with a piano recital on Oct. 29. The recital theme was movie music and the 25 students who performed were encouraged to dress...

 

The art of turning memories into jewelry

As she opens her notebook, filled with past, present and future projects, Alejandra Whittier begins to sketch a beautiful and unique ring. I was immediately envious of her talent and artistic eye...

 

Tesla film crew visits, 'the friendliest town in the state'

There's no denying, the Tesla is a pretty cool car. Its sleek design and use of clean energy makes it quite desirable. But what can make Tesla even cooler? Tehachapi Community Theatre and a lil' small...

 

Life lessons with Mr. Rogers – always find the helpers

I learned a lot from Mr. Rogers as a kid. He continues to be a personal hero with his gentle and loving ways of teaching us how to handle life's beautiful and difficult moments. Maybe one of his best...

 

Little hearts share their big love for music

Anyone who reads this column probably understands my love of music. Whether the quiet hum of a dulcimer or music that just feels right in the moment, music has always deeply touched me. It's no...

 

Love's gives back to children in need

Love's Travel Stop in Tehachapi is making a lot of changes and helping kids in need along the way. As part of Love's national campaign, the Tehachapi branch is working in partnership with Children's...

 

Making community a priority

There are so many things in Tehachapi that remind me of my dad. The wildflowers, the people, the open and endless sky at dusk. But nothing quite brings him back to me like the gentle hum of a mountain...

 

Chalk on the Walk lines the streets in vibrant colors

The streets of downtown Tehachapi were bright with color after the 2018 Chalk on the Walk on Aug. 11. Artists of all ages began claiming their 4 by 4-foot section of sidewalk canvas along Tehachapi...

 

Wiener Run all-star keeps running

When he's not winning races, he's playing with his favorite toys -- squeaky ones. And playing, by his request, means ripping the squeakers out of them. Rango, named after Johnny Depp's chameleon...

 

There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale

Her name is Darline Hartman, but you may know her as Grunge Hobbit. Grunge Hobbit has lived in Tehachapi with her wife for 13 years. This year, she decided to make the summer a little more...

 

School pride has deep roots

A mini-forest has sprouted at Tehachapi High School. After vandals cut down about two dozen trees in May, a group of nearly 130 volunteers took to the soil and replanted not only the destroyed trees,...

 

Talk about depression, people in Tehachapi can help

This week's column is slightly different, but it reaches the heart of what this column is meant to focus on - inspirational people, places and opportunities in our community that help others and make...

 

Fight bullying with confidence and assertiveness

Bullying can impact anyone. While school-aged bullies may be the most recognizable, the same intimidation, anger and violence can be found in the workplace, social gatherings and online. I know I...

 

Living in a sea of purple

When I decided to move back to my hometown more than two years ago, I was incredibly lucky when it came to finding a house to rent. Dear family friends of mine own a lilac farm that just happens to...

 

Helping art thrive in Tehachapi

I come from a very artistic family. My mom and dad both painted and could easily create cute, beautiful sketches. And my brother, well, he can draw just about anything and it always comes out...

 

Preserving Tehachapi wildlife

Many people relocate to Tehachapi for the beautiful nature and proximity to the creatures who live here. It's amazing to live in a town where deer, birds, raccoons and wildcats casually roam through...

 

Creative creations and beautiful sentiments

My daughter and I started a fun tradition when we moved back to Tehachapi a couple of years ago. Mommy, daughter dates at The Spirited Bead. It's one of those unique, tucked away businesses that...

 

Easing the pain of food insecurity

Last week, a woman walked into Tompkins Elementary School with a beautiful goal. She met with the principal of the school to share her desire to help a family in need. She was directed to Hortencia...

 

Pulling the strings to enhance local theater

David SteeleReed was drawn back to Tehachapi by the community arts and friendly faces in town. The Tehachapi native moved to Seattle for two years, but found the cold, wet climate not to his liking....

 

Following a path where man is just a visitor

Our little mountain town has a lot of unique features. One of my favorites is its connection to the beautiful Pacific Crest Trail. Downtown Tehachapi is just about 9-miles from two PCT Trailheads,...

 

There was always a twinkle in her eye

For Barbara Teague's former students, that twinkle and her dedication to every one of them will be what they remember forever. Her death in October took her away too soon, but the lessons she taught...

 

18 Tehachapi charms to experience in 2018

A new year is just another day on the calendar, but the symbolic switch holds so much hope and opportunity. Although Tehachapi is my hometown, I feel there are many experiences and examples of small...

 

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