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Mountain waves

A Lancair aircraft is pictured in the foreground with a lenticular cloud in the background. I have...

 

Automotive history in Tehachapi

Lots of automotive history can be seen when you're out and about walking the streets of Tehachapi....

 

Culvert upgades on the UP Railroad

If you were wondering about all the concrete structures on the side of the Union Pacific Railroad...

 

High rate of train traffic

According to the road crew of this train, this is usually a slow time for the railroads but not...

 

Local drag racer wins at Famoso Raceway

Local Tehachapi construction contractor and drag racer Larry Warne participated in the California...

 

Student Build-A-Plane Project first flight

On Sunday morning, Oct. 10, the students and families of the Tehachapi Build-A-Plane Project got to...

 

Doc returns to Inyokern

Once upon a time my daughter Sarah J. and I made a trek to Eastern Kern County to see a B-29...

 

Stargazing event

The town came out for the Stargazing event at Tehachapi Airport on Sept. 11. They had telescopes...

 

Famous war planes from our past

I really miss going to air shows. Two of my favorite warbird aircraft are the P-38 Lightning and...

 

Drag boat races are back at Lake Ming

The National Jet Boat Association Racers (NJBAR) were back at Lake Ming on May 15 and 16. The lake...

 

Memories of General Chuck Yeager, other great pilots

"Just signatures in a log book but they mean a lot to me." I looked through my stack of pilot log...

 

Spectacular cloud formations

High winds on December 7 produced spectacular cloud formations in the sky over Tehachapi. The winds...

 

Church adaptations to return to Kern COVID-19 Purple Tier

Adaptations to Sunday Mass were put into effect by St. Malachy Church on November 22. The weather...

 

The best pilot I have ever known

I have been around aviation since 1983, when I took lessons to fly sailplanes in Tehachapi at the...

 

Street racing crackdown in Kern County

I have been around race tracks and motorsports most of my life, learning photography on a drag...

 

Sky's the limit for local Build-a-Plane project

Paul Nafziger of the Tehachapi Society of Pilots' Build-a-Plane student project was kind enough to...

 

Cruise night in Tehachapi

On the evening of May 22 locals gathered for a community created "cruise in" with every kind of car...

 

My SR-71 experiences

I have always had a great interest in the Blackbird family of aircraft and have often visited...

 

An eye opening experience

The Edwards Air Force Base Flight Test Museum will open in December 2020. It is moving from its...

 

Kylie Morgan at Buck Owens Crystal Palace

It was another great listener appreciation show at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace on Feb. 12. Kylie...

 

Making friends at the race track

With Kern County being a hub of racing, we have five great motorsports tracks in Kern and a great...

 

Beppe Gambetta at Fiddlers Crossing

Beppe Gambetta Plays to a packed house at Fiddlers Crossing on Friday night on Feb. 7. The full...

 

TPops Orchestra trip to the 2020 Namm show

Our yearly trip down to Anaheim, Calif., to the convention for the National Association of Music...

 

Rising stars at Buck Owens Crystal Palace

It takes lots of guts to stand up on stage and sing your heart out, especially at a big venue like...

 

2020 LA Air Show kick off

On Jan. 14 the press was invited to see the distinctive F/A-18 Hornet from the US Navy Blue Angels...

 

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