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  • 4th of July happenings in Bear Valley Springs

    The Loop, staff|Jun 22, 2024

    There will be four days of Independence Day Celebration in Bear Valley Springs, a gated community in the Greater Tehachapi Area. The 4 days will be Thursday, July 4; Friday, July 5; Saturday, July 6; and Sunday, July 7. The 33rd Annual Independence Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. on the 4th. Hot air balloon rides are scheduled for July 4, 5, and 6 at 5:30 a.m. The Firecracker 5K Run will be on Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 a.m. Craft and activity booths, food and exhibit booths will be available at Cub...

  • Update on the Tehachapi Murals Project

    The Loop, staff|May 28, 2024

    The murals in Downtown Tehachapi are in need of repair. The most obvious is the 1915 Green Street Dance mural on Tehachapi Blvd., across from Railroad Park. Unfortunately, the binding agent on the mural is failing and the stucco is falling. As a result, it needs to be removed. This led to the creation of the Tehachapi Murals Project, which will evaluate each mural, and have them cleaned and resealed by the end of fall. Current members of the Tehachapi Murals Project are Charles White, Lyn...

  • 2024 Fishing Derby

    The Loop, staff|May 28, 2024

    On May 18, TVRPD hosted the annual Fishing Derby at Brite Lake....

  • Your community connection

    The Loop, staff|Apr 20, 2024

    At The Loop newspaper, community isn't just a word; it's our heartbeat. As a family-owned business deeply rooted in the greater Tehachapi area, we take pride in being your go-to source for local news, upcoming events and the stories that matter most to our vibrant community. Our commitment to celebrating Tehachapi shines through in every issue. From articles contributed by local voices to spotlights on talented local artists, highlighting the efforts of community members or showcasing the vital...

  • Easter events in Tehachapi

    The Loop, staff|Mar 16, 2024

    Easter Services St. Malachy Catholic Church – March 28, Holy Thursday: Mass 7 p.m.; March 29, Good Friday: Veneration of the Cross noon to 3 p.m., and Stations of the Cross 6 p.m.; March 30, Holy Saturday: Vigil 7:30 p.m.; March 31, Easter Sunday: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon (Spanish), 2 p.m. (Latin). Mountain Bible Church – March 31, Easter Sunday Special Message Service 10 a.m. Fellowship luncheon immediately following service. St. Jude's in the Mountains Anglican Church – March 24, Palm Sunday: Reg...

  • Downtown water tower remodel update

    The Loop, staff|Mar 2, 2024

    Tehachapi Sign Co. was awarded the contract by the City of Tehachapi to refurbish the signs that were on Downtown Tehachapi's iconic water tower. JR Long of Tehachapi Sign Co. says, "We're working hard and as fast as the weather will allow." As part of the water tower's facelift, it has already been pressure washed and repainted....

  • Valentine's Wine Walk

    The Loop, staff|Feb 17, 2024

    On Feb. 10 the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Valentine's Wine Walk since February 2019. The event was sold out....

  • Christmas Parade

    The Loop, staff|Dec 9, 2023

    The Dec. 2, Tehachapi Christmas Parade was the longest in years. List of 2023 Christmas Parade winners: Overall Favorite(s) Two entries earned top scores this year, earning them equal recognition: Terra-Gen Wind Operating Company, and Elite Construction Marching Band: THS Warrior Band Marching Unit: J&M Dance Center Organization Float: Tehachapi Youth Football & Cheer Commercial Float: Coldwell Banker Frontier Miscellaneous Float: The Minghelli Family Miscellaneous Vehicle: The Mixed Nuts...

  • Hometown Christmas

    The Loop, staff|Dec 9, 2023

    On Dec. 2, the City of Tehachapi hosted its 2nd annual Tehachapi Hometown Christmas in downtown. There were free crafts and games for the kids, an area to write letters to Santa along with a mailbox to get them straight to the North Pole, live music, live nativity scene, an ugly sweater contest, vendors, pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and Alex Zonn read "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"....

  • Torch Run

    The Loop, staff|Dec 9, 2023

    On the morning of Dec. 5, the Tehachapi Police Department sponsored a Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics Southern California. Runners began and ended the run at Centennial Plaza in downtown Tehachapi....

  • Our readers get younger every year!

    The Loop, staff|Nov 25, 2023

    Six-month-old NPR of Puyallup, Washington reads his mother's copy of The Loop newspaper. NPR is the great-grandson of The Loop newspaper's staff writer Pat Doody....

  • Karaoke goes Kozmic

    The Loop, staff|Nov 25, 2023

    On Nov. 15, Eric's Karaoke & DJ hosted the grand finale to their ongoing karaoke contest at Don Perico's restaurant. Local Aubrey McDonald won with her rendition of Janis Joplin's "Kozmic Blues." Next to Aubrey is Eric Leishman, host of Eric's Karaoke. Aubrey posted on her Facebook: "Anything is possible if you give it all you got! Or as Janis said, 'Get it while you can!'" "When it comes to anything in life we have the ability to do great things. Just trust, and believe. "I had the best time...

  • Holiday Calendar of Events

    The Loop, staff|Nov 18, 2023

    Holiday Decorating Contest Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce Second annual Decorating Contest for Downtown businesses and the theme is "Past, Present and Future." Decorate your business window to celebrate Tehachapi Hometown Christmas! Must be fun and most importantly represent Tehachapi. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners. Contest ends Dec. 2. Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 Holiday Bazaar, hosted by the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association. Nov. 24 10...

  • One more bite should do it

    The Loop, staff|Nov 11, 2023

    On Oct. 15, The Loop newspaper hosted a pie baking contest at the annual Tehachapi Apple Festival. We would like to thank the bakers of this year's competition; five pies were submitted. A special thank you goes to our four judges, Police Chief Richard Standridge, Blair Budai, Tehachapi Arts Commission Secretary Laura Dreyer, and Tehachapi Mayor Michael Davies. They went above and beyond to make a difficult decision. A three-way tie for second place led to a second helping of pie before voting...

  • Earl's V-Twin hosts Bike Night

    The Loop, staff|Nov 11, 2023

    On Nov. 4, Earl's V-Twin Motorcycle Services hosted a Bike Night. There was music, vendors, food, free haircuts by Moe, and a large turnout of motorcycles and motorcycle enthusiasts....

  • Halloween around Tehachapi

    The Loop, staff|Nov 11, 2023

  • Spooktacular Halloween Concert

    The Loop, staff|Nov 11, 2023

    On Oct. 28, Tehachapi POPS Orchestra held their Spooktacular Halloween Concert at the new Tehachapi Adult Daycare Healthcare Center in downtown. It was an excellent afternoon of spooky music and family fun, featuring T-POPS' premier of "A Bull in Chinatown" Radio play....

  • Gold Coast Station Car Show

    The Loop, staff|Nov 11, 2023

    Hans Kahl of Gold Coast Station hosted their 8th annual car show on Oct. 29....

  • Tehachapi Apple Festival

    The Loop, staff|Oct 28, 2023

    The 2023 Apple Festival was held on the weekend of October 14-15 and it drew the largest crowd yet. People came for the family fun, food, variety of vendors and entertainment. The weather was perfect and apples were plentiful. One of the many vendors included Pulford Appletree Orchard, who were selling several varieties of green and red apples, along with apple products like their delicious jams and BBQ Sauce....

  • Halloween Fun around Tehachapi

    The Loop, staff|Oct 14, 2023

    There are a lot of fun fall happenings in Tehachapi. The Downtown Trunk or Treat and the Mountain Bible pumpkin patch are not happening this year, but there are plenty of other fun things to do. Have fun and stay safe. Events subject to change, keep up with local Halloween happenings on Tehachapi's Halloween Town's Facebook group: https://tinyurl.com/THalloweenTown (the Facebook group is not affiliated with The Loop newspaper). Tehachapi Terror Halloween haunted house, Oct. 20-30, 6 to 9 p.m. Ru...

  • Stallion Springs Oktoberfest

    The Loop, staff|Oct 14, 2023

    On Oct. 7, Stallion Springs held their 18th annual Oktoberfest. There was fun for the whole family, including a car show, live music by local band Acme Music Company, vendors, petting zoo and, of course, beers and brats....

  • Stallion Springs Oktoberfest, Oct. 7

    The Loop, staff|Sep 30, 2023

    Join Stallion Springs at their 18th annual Oktoberfest, from noon to 6 p.m. at 27850 Stallion Springs Dr. There will be fun for the whole family! Food, beer, wine, vendors, kid-friendly activities, petting zoo, car show and live music from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. by local band Acme Music Company. [Editor’s note: In The Loop’s Autumn Fun Guide the wrong band was listed for Stallion Springs Oktoberfest. Acme Music Company is the correct band.]...

  • Stallion Springs Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31

    The Loop, staff|Sep 30, 2023

    Join the Stallion Springs community for Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Community Center, 27850 Stallion Springs Dr. There will be candy, games, costume contests, food, a cake walk, haunted hallway and a car decoration contest. To guarantee a spot for your car, sign up on stallionsprings.recdesk.com/community/home. Volunteers are needed to help with the haunted hallway, cake walk and more, call SSCSD at (661) 823-7883. Candy donations needed, please drop off at the Stallion...

  • BVS Cultural Arts Association Art Show a success

    The Loop, staff|Sep 16, 2023

    Local artists were featured at the 38th Annual BVS Cultural Arts Association Art Show in Bear Valley Springs. The show ran from Sept. 2 to 10 and many people showed up to look at and purchase the art on display....

  • Tehachapi remembers 'Bear'

    The Loop, staff|Sep 16, 2023

    On the evening of Aug. 31, many members of the community turned out at the Hitching Post Theaters for a memorial for the man known as "Bear." Bear has been a well known figure in Tehachapi for many years and was often seen hanging out in front of the Hitching Post Theaters chatting with passersby. His friendly face will be missed by the community....

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