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 By Pat Doody    Community    December 8, 2018 

Meet Your New Neighbors

After 24 years in Santa Clarita, in a house that overlooked Saugus High School, Robin and Kathe Rich purchased a home in Bear Valley with room for horses. They had always wanted to be able to have...

 

Hammond on Tehachapi

At the Nov. 8 meeting of the Tehachapi Rotary Club, local historian and authority on everything Tehachapi Jon Hammond spoke about the historic development of flora and fauna of the area. Hammond...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Aviation historian Giacinta Bradley Koontz recently moved to Tehachapi from Prescott, Ariz. where she worked as a columnist for aviation maintenance magazines, gave occasional public lectures at...

 

Healthy holiday options from Ha's

With the Christmas holidays just around the corner and parties and get-togethers happening everywhere, we are always looking for just the right hostess gift. Why not put together a box or basket of...

 

Amazing medicinal fruits at Ha's

Ha's Apple Farm on Steuber Road is becoming well-known locally for their apples, pears, peaches, plums and grapes as well as their fruit based preserves, dried fruit, juices and vinegar. However, also...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

It was over a year and a half ago that Dr. Sheryl Haggerty began looking for a home in Tehachapi. The physician had been practicing in Palmdale for over three years in the field of occupational...

 

Apple possibilities are endless at Ha's

We all know that it's apple season in Tehachapi. Most Tehachapi growers open in September and close near the end of October. However, Ha's Apple Farm will be open longer. David Ha said that the Fuji a...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Yasmine and Shane Swisshelm moved into their Bear Valley home in August. After spending most of their lives in Orange County, they know that mountain living will be a real adjustment but are looking...

 

AHTV to showcase new hospital during open house, Oct. 28

Community members will get their first opportunity Sunday to see the long-awaited Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Medical Center located at 1100 Magellan Drive in Tehachapi, during a day of public...

 

Veterans, TVRPD celebrate Nov. 12

As the Bear Valley Springs veterans groups will be celebrating Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the Tehachapi Veterans groups along with Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will be holding their ann...

 

Pears are in at Ha's

Ha's Apple Farm has much more than apples. Late summer and early fall is also the time for growing pears in Tehachapi. The history of pear growing in our area is well documented at the Tehachapi Museu...

 

A Senior Care gem in Golden Hills

Desirable assisted living facilities are in short supply everywhere, including Tehachapi. One such local gem can be found on a corner in Golden Hills. Mountain Vista Senior Care has been operating at...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Jason and Elise Duma moved to Tehachapi in August. They came from a little town called Wildomar in Riverside County. Wildomar is not too far from Lake Elsinore. Jason had worked as a lineman for...

 

Much ado about trees

A Tehachapi City Development Services Department grant application to the California Natural Resources Agency's Urban Greening Program became a major issue at the Oct. 1 City Council meeting....

 

Third time's the charm for Moose Lodge developer

On Oct. 8 the Tehachapi Planning Commission was finally able to give the go-ahead to Rudy Ramirez for the development of the old Moose Lodge at 123 West F St. The Commission had been unable to reach...

 

Rotary learns about marijuana measures

The speaker at the Sept. 27 Rotary meeting was David Brust, organizer of the Tehachapi Beer and Wine Festival. Before his talk on Measures J and K, Brust presented the local Rotary group with a check...

 

Pressed for time? There's a new dry cleaner in town

There's a new dry cleaner in town. Mother and daughter team Tanya and Jeanette Joham have just opened Joe's Dry Cleaning at 979 E. Valley Blvd. Suite 4, behind Fastrip and next to Liberty Tax. The...

 

Fall is the season at Ha's Apple Farm

How many Tehachapi residents have driven Steuber Rd. between Tehachapi Blvd. and Highline Rd. and noticed a little sign on the east side of the road that said "Ha's Apple Farm" and wondered, " are...

 

Cheers to Charity raises $40,000

On Wednesday evening, Sept. 19, at the Depot Museum, Cheers to Charity organizer Mary Beth Garrison and her committee handed out checks totaling $40,000 to local nonprofits and the organizations that...

 

Truck lanes on the 58 discussed

In the final minutes of the Sept. 17 City Council meeting, Councilman Phil Smith mentioned that, after his many years on the Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG) and his appeals to Caltrans for...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

McKenna and Danielle Ryan moved into their Tehachapi home at the end of August. They had been living in West Lancaster and really wanted a change of environment. The natural setting and seasonal...

 

New Tehachapi cell tower approved

The Tehachapi City Council voted unanimously to approve a Verizon Wireless cell tower ground lease agreement on Airport Hill, better known as the Rock Pile, located at the rodeo grounds. The original...

 

Fall is the season at Ha's Apple Farm

How many Tehachapi residents have driven Steuber Rd. between Tehachapi Blvd. and Highline Rd. and noticed a little sign on the east side of the road that said "Ha's Apple Farm" and wondered, " are...

 

WWII Veteran gives a history lesson

Ninety-five year old WWII Veteran Jimmy Weldon drove himself all the way from Burbank to Tehachapi on Sept. 16 to give a history lesson to students, veterans and members of the community. Weldon has m...

 

Tehachapi artist speaks at Rotary

The Tehachapi Rotary Club had the pleasure of hearing from local artist Donald Towns at their Sept. 13 meeting. Towns, who has been chosen by Adventist Health to be the Artwork Coordinator for the...

 

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