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  • Soaring sailplanes in the Tehachapi Valley (part 1)

    Mark LaCiura, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    Like most kids born in the 1950s, I wanted to learn to drive as soon as I could reach the gas and brake pedals. I also wanted to learn how to safely target, trap, shoot and receive aircraft flight instruction. I lived near El Monte airport in the San Gabriel Valley when I was 13 years old. I would ride my bike down to watch the take-offs and landings of all kinds of aircraft. My uncle Jim had pilot friends who owned a Beachcraft Bonanza. I was invited on a trip to Las Vegas in the aircraft, wher...

  • Walmart Car & Motorcycle Show

    Mark LaCiura, contributing writer|Jul 6, 2024

    There was a great showing at the Walmart Car & Motorcycle Show on June 30 in Tehachapi. Local Bakersfield Hard Tops, who race at Bakersfield Speedway dirt track, were in attendance. All proceeds went towards the Children's Miracle Network....

  • Renaissance Faire in BVS

    Mark LaCiura, contributing writer|Jun 22, 2024

    A great crowd showed up for the 2024 Bear Valley Springs Renaissance Faire, put on by the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association. There was lots to see, including period-style live music, fencing, jousting, sword/shield competitions and more. I enjoyed the music group "The Nightingales," especially their cover version of "Da Full Rigged Ship." Terri and Kathleen from the "The Nightingales" will perform with the TPOPs Orchestra for the 4th of July celebration at 11 a.m. in Central Park....

  • Memorial Day in Tehachapi

    Mark LaCiura, contributing writer|Jun 8, 2024

    The Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District honored our fallen military personnel on May 27 at Philip Marx Central Park. A large crowd gathered to remember those who have given their lives for our freedoms. Photos were displayed of fallen service members. Police Chief Richard Standridge, who had served in the United States Navy, was the guest speaker....