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  • Benz Bad Bulls Rodeo, July 4

    Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association|Jun 22, 2024

    As July 4th approaches, it's time again for Benz Bad Bulls, presented by Bill Wright Toyota and North Bakersfield Toyota. This year marks the 24th year that TMRA has brought Benz Bad Bulls to the area. This year, mutton busting busters will compete for a new pair of boots and a very special trick riding act, Spencer Rose and her daughter Lotti, to complement the bull riding. Bull riders from all over the west and other countries will compete for the purse of $10,000, making it one of the...

  • Artists, art-lovers come together for Art 2024 Tehachapi

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Jun 22, 2024

    In mid May, 50 nationally known plein air artists journeyed to Tehachapi for the fourth paint out sponsored by the Tehachapi Arts Commission. Many of these artists were returning for the fourth year in a row to gather ideas and begin works of art that would be brought to life and completed in their home studio. The finished works have been submitted and juried into the Art 2024 Tehachapi show to be held July 19-21 at the Aspen Builders Activity Center, located at 410 W. D St. in Tehachapi. This...

  • Tehachapi's beloved movie theater is open again!

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Jun 22, 2024

    More than 300 residents gathered for a joyous ribbon cutting on June 15 as the Tehachapi Hitching Post Theater celebrated its re-opening. The theater was packed! Before the celebration, free popcorn, hotdogs, gifts and theater gift cards were handed out to guests from #LoveTehachapi volunteers. Classic cars were parked in front of the theater to add to the nostalgic ambiance of the day. The event sponsors, Claudia's Catering, Apogee Performance and Law Tigers made the day even more memorable....

  • Living the life in the mountains

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Jun 22, 2024

    Tehachapi tends to enchant visitors and inspire them to call this mountain town home. For Jessica Jones and her family, Tehachapi ignited a passion that has burned for more than three decades. Jessica's grandparents, Don and Carrol Jones, built a ranch in 1989 on Jack Springs Road and lovingly dubbed it "Old Fart Ranch." Don stayed busy constructing buildings in Tehachapi, such as Mountain Bible Church. Jessica spent her childhood tending to horses, chasing hogs and picking apples. Some of her...

  • Chamber Lunch & Learn, June 24

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Jun 22, 2024

    Each month, the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce holds an educational Lunch & Learn event for businesses and individuals in the community. This month, the Lunch & Learn will be hosted by Mango Haus Lounge, located at 20601 W. Valley Blvd., on June 24 at noon. Daniel Burgess from Golden Hills IT will share best practices for keeping your business secure in a time of incessant cyber-attacks. Learn actionable tips to close gaps in security on your own, identify major security concerns for...

  • Tehachapi Museum, Errea House celebrate 51 years on 4th of July

    Judy Reynolds, contributing writer|Jun 22, 2024

    The Tehachapi Museum first opened on July 4, 1973 in a small building on Tehachapi Boulevard. The building, which was later torn down, was used by the Chamber of Commerce and rented to the Heritage League. On Jan. 1, 1982, during a snow storm, the Tehachapi Museum moved to its present location, which was the former Kern County Tehachapi Branch Library. Now those were hardy and dedicated volunteers to move during a snow storm! Help celebrate the Museum's 51st birthday on July 4, 2024. The Museum...

  • Tehachapi Job Fair, June 22

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Jun 8, 2024

    The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce's annual Job Fair is coming up on June 22! It will be an opportunity for job seekers to find the perfect business to work for and join a team that is a perfect fit. It is also a chance for local businesses to interview potential employees and grow their teams. The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce will be offering assistance to job seekers beforehand, helping with resume building and practicing interview skills. There will be breakfast, coffee and lu...

  • A thrilling conclusion to the Great Tehachapi Scavenger Hunt

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Jun 8, 2024

    The month of May was full of excitement as hundreds of residents combed the area riddling out clues and looking for hidden businesses. A thrilling competition was born between the top 15 teams, as they raced to see who could get to each location first. In the end, there could only be one ultimate winner, but everyone seemed to enjoy learning about places they had never seen or experiencing things they never thought they would find in Tehachapi. Sixteen local businesses and locations were...

  • Truly everything for the office & more

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Jun 8, 2024

    For many Tehachapi residents, Witt's Everything for the Office is a one-stop shop for office supplies, shipping needs, furniture and gifts. However, few people know how long this shop has served Tehachapi or of its full range of services. It started in the early 1980s when Marc Witt opened the doors to a small printing shop. "That was back when there was one blinking light in town to manage traffic, and the BeeKay Theatre was a candy shop," says Laura Coaly, current manager of Witt's. Laura has...

  • Don't miss the June 1 Car Cruise

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    More than two dozen cars have signed up to cruise in the Thunder on the Mountain Spring Car Cruise, taking place June 1. There's plenty of room for more. Engines will start at 8 a.m. at Keene Cafe and all the participants will cruise up Woodford-Tehachapi road past the Loop Overlook to P-Dubs Brew Pub/Mountain Bowling for a car show afterward. Registration is $10. Visit thunderonthemountaincarshow.com for details and to register. You can also register the morning of the event at Keene Cafe and...

  • Dawn Jones and her beautiful jewelry

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    It was shopping for trains at Hans' and Rachel's Gold Coast Station that originally brought Dawn Jones and her husband to Tehachapi. After living in a variety of locations and serving her country as a contractor in Washington D.C., Dawn found Tehachapi to be the best combination of all the places she had previously lived. She quickly became inspired by the town's beautiful nature and wildlife and relaunched her jewelry-making business, Dawn Jones Designs. Soon she was crafting earrings,...

  • Visiting two museums in Boron, finding an old friend

    Mel Makaw, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    After I visited the Rio Tinto Mine in Boron (see the last issue), I drove south on Borax Road to Twenty Mule Team Road to get to the Twenty Mule Team Museum and the Aerospace Museum, also in Boron. The museums are side by side on the corner of Boron Avenue and Twenty Mule Team Road, and right across the street from the 20 Mule Café (and a block down from Domingo's), making an easy stop to visit both and have lunch while you're there. I decided to visit the Aerospace Museum first. When the...

  • Bench Dedication Ceremony, May 22

    May 11, 2024

    The City of Tehachapi is assisting the Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 with a bench dedication ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. This will be the second custom-made wind turbine bench the City of Tehachapi is dedicating to our veteran community. "We appreciate this thoughtful and generous donation of custom-made benches and wanted to make sure they are on public display in special locations throughout Tehachapi. Our American Legion Post 221 was the first organization we thought of," sa...

  • The Thunder is back, June 1

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    Automobile and motorbike enthusiasts are signing up from all over to take part in the Thunder on the Mountain Spring Car Cruise, taking place June 1. Engines will start at 8 a.m. at Keene Cafe and all the participants will cruise up Woodford-Tehachapi Road past the Loop Overlook to P-Dubs Brew Pub and Mountain Bowling for a car show afterward. Registration is $10. Visit www.thunderonthemountaincarshow.com for details and to register. This event is sponsored by 1st Priority Registration...

  • Hundreds are participating in the Great Tehachapi Scavenger Hunt

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    You may be noticing residents all over town riddling out clues and scouring the area in the hopes of finding the perfect location. They are peeking their heads in doors, asking odd questions and many are working in groups. They are avid participants in the Great Tehachapi Scavenger Hunt, taking place on Instagram! Since the hunt started on May 1, hundreds of citizens have been exploring the area and happily finding hidden locations. They are all in competition in the hopes of being the winner...

  • Tehachapi's Wind Festival: let's go fly a kite

    C. Turner, staff writer|May 11, 2024

    Tehachapi celebrated the Wind Festival at Meadowbrook Park on April 20. "Old timers" may remember past wind festivals from many years ago. This year, the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District brought it back. This event was inspired by parkgoers flying their kites and the value of the wind to our city. Vendors, food trucks and local businesses came out to showcase their products and services. Sim Sanitation donated kites to all the children...

  • Staying Educated with Cerro Coso Community College

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    In the last few years, residents who regularly drive down the east side of town have noticed some changes happening at 126 S. Snyder Ave. In 2015, Cerro Coso Community College began using the old education center to provide college courses. It all started in one large room, where the faculty and staff worked at one table and offered a handful of classes. Those classes were well received in the community and partnerships blossomed. Cerro Coso created programs at the High School and with the...

  • Introducing the Great Tehachapi Scavenger Hunt

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce is hosting a different kind of Scavenger Hunt starting May 1 to encourage residents and visitors to explore Tehachapi and shop local. The beautiful spring weather has the flowers blooming and it’s a perfect time to go on a Tehachapi adventure. The Great Tehachapi Scavenger Hunt is an Instagram competition. Starting May 1, contestants across Tehachapi and beyond are encouraged to participate and complete the hunt. The winning individual or team will w...

  • Why every thriving community has a Chamber of Commerce

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Apr 20, 2024

    Each week, we hear the question, "What is a Chamber of Commerce and what does it do?" Well, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share a little insight as to what a Chamber of Commerce is and why successful communities have them. The concept of various businesses joining together in a mutual effort to increase commerce has its beginnings in Europe. Primarily as a defensive tactic, traders banded together for protection against common enemies and to establish policies to govern trade....

  • A furry, fun place to call home

    C. Turner, staff writer|Apr 20, 2024

    I'm not a four-legged creature but I was taken straight to doggy heaven as I came through the doors of Canine Creek: Pet Wash and Boutique. The elite shop has everything you need to get your pet pampered from haircuts and walk-in nail trims to soothing soak baths, including self-serve or full-grooming options, plus a premium array of clothing and products. As if the pampering wasn't enough, the variety of treats will get your furry companion begging to visit again and again. A trip to the store...

  • 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...

  • A trusted fixture in Tehachapi

    Sarah Rose, contributing writer|Apr 20, 2024

    For over two decades, John the Plumber has been a cornerstone of reliable plumbing services in Tehachapi. Founded in 1999 by owner John Nelson, the company has flourished from its humble beginnings as Cal City Plumbing to become a trusted name in the community. John Nelson's family legacy in plumbing runs deep, with both his father and great uncle having been plumbers themselves. This familial influence instilled in him a passion for the craft and a commitment to providing top-notch service to...

  • Tehachapi Adult Day Health Care

    Mark Burdick, contributing writer|Apr 13, 2024

    Tehachapi Adult Day Health Care provides a safe and healthy atmosphere with an array of daily activities and entertainment that is perfect for today's senior citizens. This unique facility provides many types of healthy meals for breakfast and lunch with ample opportunity for socializing and fellowship. On top of being a wonderful place for seniors to congregate and socialize, this facility is also available for other events, such as the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce awards dinner that was held...

  • A home away from home

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Apr 13, 2024

    I often see communities gathering at hotels for events, conventions, weddings, retirement parties and more. Much less often, I see hotel executives out in their communities, learning about local businesses, networking and finding ways to collaborate. That's why I have to give credit to Faith Pease and the staff at TownePlace Suites for their commitment to community. Faith attends every Chamber luncheon, explores local businesses and finds ways to highlight Tehachapi at the hotel. Most recently,...

  • Keeping it clean with Sim Sanitation

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Apr 13, 2024

    It was June 30, 2007 when PJ Simunovich opened Sim Sanitation in Tehachapi. His family-owned business specializes in septic systems, and rentals of portable toilets and fencing. But, he had no idea how far the business would go. Now, he and his team travel all across Kern and Los Angeles counties for clients. From jobs as large as working with Edwards Air Force Base and the Tehachapi and Lancaster prisons, to providing needed facilities for weddings and little league events, there is never a dul...

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