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  • Big things happening at the Kern County Museum

    Susan Andreas-Bervel, contributing writer|Jun 8, 2024

    On May 30, the Rotary Club of Tehachapi welcomed Dr. Mike McCoy, the executive director of the Kern County Museum, who gave an engaging and informative presentation about the museum and their plans for the future. The Kern County Museum has been in existence for 80 years, which makes it one of the oldest and largest museums in the state. Mike has been the director for seven years, and it is impressive to see the way the museum has grown and changed under his leadership. Although born in Texas,...

  • Memorial Day Celebration in Bear Valley Springs

    Linda Coverdale, contributing writer|Jun 8, 2024

    On Monday, May 27, a large crowd gathered to pay respect to those who died in service to the nation. The speaker of the day was Navy veteran Greg Hahn, who spoke in honor of several dogs who bravely defended our troops, and were given awards of honor. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jim Rice, a twice honored Purple Heart veteran. Four honorees were added to the Columns of Honor on that day: James W. Saunders, a U.S Navy veteran who served in Vietnam; Richard B. Padgett, an army veteran who served in Korea; Richard B. Streid, a U.S Navy...

  • CCCC Awards Ceremony recognizes achievements

    Cerro Coso Community College|May 28, 2024

    The Student Government of Cerro Coso (SGCC) celebrated the achievements of students, faculty and staff at all CCCC campuses and across all academic programs at their 40th Annual Spring Awards Luncheon held on May 2. The following awards were presented: President's Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards: McKenna Boylan, Hannah Carruthers, Diego Castrejon, Sara Challan, Hai Chau, Forest Daniels, Laura Dickey, Gisele Fernandez, Tawny Ford, Rayna Gillette, Anisten Gockley, Ireland Gregory, Kirsten...

  • The biggest Joshua tree

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    If a tree lives long enough in the right conditions, with a lifespan measured in centuries rather than years, it can grow so large that it dwarfs the rest of its kind. There is a Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) growing near California City that fits this description. It is simply a magnificent specimen, an amazingly large version of the familiar Joshuas that populate the Mojave Desert east of the Tehachapi Mountains. Different environments have what biologists call indicator species – d...

  • Local Memorial Day Ceremonies

    May 11, 2024

    Philip Marx Central Park East E Street, Tehachapi. On Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. Join us as we remember our fallen service members with pride this Memorial Day. Together we pay homage to those who have given us our freedom. As part of the ceremony, we will be displaying photos of our fallen service members. We will be accepting submissions from Tehachapi residents for pictures of fallen service members until May 13 to remember and honor them that day and beyond. To submit their photos, please...

  • 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...

  • It was a Rock 'Enroll' Time at Cerro Coso Community College

    C. Turner, staff writer|Apr 27, 2024

    Everyone was welcome to take part in Cerro Coso Community College's Express Enrollment to streamline their registration process, which took place on Wednesday, April 17. Snacks and beverages were offered as students went from room to room to see what was in store for their future. Each student received one-on-one attention with programs such as financial aid, academic advising and many other support needs. Friendly staff awaited new and current students, ready to explore their many options for...

  • Tehachapi: a desirable location for businesses of all sizes

    Corey Costelloe, Assistant City Manager for the City of Tehachapi|Apr 20, 2024

    The City of Tehachapi continues to be the premier economy in Kern County in which to invest, do business and seek a return on investment. From small to large businesses, the City of Tehachapi continues to thrive benefiting from our location, diverse surroundings, full time police force and a dedication to code enforcement and quality of life. The City of Tehachapi benefits from a geographic location that drives traffic from surrounding communities into our shops, service stations, small...

  • Anselmo – a vaquero

    Pat Gracey, contributing writer|Apr 13, 2024

    In the early 1800s, the entire San Joaquin Valley of Central California was populated by the Native Americans of that region. The larger portion of the population were Yokut, but there were a significant number of alternate tribes in the area. The Gold Rush and the influx of settlers and miners were to inevitably displace the natural residents of the area. It was not to the Native Americans' advantage as there was bloodshed and broken treaties. The resistance continued for decades with...

  • Weldon no, Kernville yes

    Mel Makaw, contributing writer|Mar 30, 2024

    I've written a couple of times about winter walks, fine places to go for a day or an afternoon to just take an easy stroll on a cool winter day. I've also been saving my favorite winter walk – in the woods at the Audubon Kern River Preserve in Weldon – which was what I wanted to write about today. But, alas, as sometimes happens, my day trip to Weldon did not go as I had planned. I headed out of Tehachapi on a rare sunny day with high hopes of taking a walk through the woods in the Kern Riv...

  • 2024 AV EDGE Navigating Change Recipient

    AV Edge|Mar 30, 2024

    The Navigating Change Award is a leadership award presented by the Antelope Valley Economic Development & Growth Enterprise (AV EDGE). This year's recipient will be celebrated during the Spring Business Summit, which will take place on Friday, April 5 at the AV Fair & Event Center. This prestigious award honors individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership through their community service, significantly improving the quality of life for individuals and/or significantly helping...

  • Remembering the #358 crew

    Bob Alvis, contributing writer|Mar 16, 2024

    Back in WWII the skies over Tehachapi were a constat buzz as B-24s training at Muroc would make the trip over our mountain home to the San Joaquin mountains, then north to a point where they crossed over the Sierras and returned down the Owens Valley. One of those planes became a painful reminder of the price young Americans and their families were paying as they trained for war. The story of #42-73358 and a lost crew in Kern County Lieutenants Bauscher and Hauplnthal were enjoying New Year's...

  • Hall Ambulance honors EMT and Paramedic of the Year

    Hall Ambulance Service Inc.|Feb 17, 2024

    No matter the time of day or night, they answer the call and respond to those needing medical aid. As Hall Ambulance celebrates its 53rd Anniversary of serving the people of Bakersfield and Kern County, the Company paused to recognize its best of the best across all divisions with the Annual Founder's Day Awards. Over 50 invited guests, including family members and Hall Ambulance leadership, attended the awards ceremony at The Collective, in downtown Bakersfield honoring 16 employees whose...

  • Karen Sanders announced as new East Kern Field Representative

    Zack Scrivner, Supervisor, District 2|Feb 3, 2024

    Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner has appointed Karen Sanders as his new Field Representative covering East Kern. "I am pleased to announce that Karen Sanders is joining our District 2 team", said Supervisor Zack Scrivner. "Her extensive experience living and working in East Kern, as well as her strong work ethic and passion for the area will serve our constituents well." Karen is a Texas native and long-time California City resident. Karen and her husband Roy raised a family of four and...

  • Kern County 2023 – Year in Review

    Zack Scrivner, Supervisor, District 2|Jan 20, 2024

    Now that 2023 has come to an end, as your Second District Kern County Supervisor, I want to share with you some of what we at the county has accomplished over this past year, and what the residents of Kern County have to look forward to in 2024. Over the past decade, the county has been impacted by significant fiscal challenges, which has resulted in reduced budgets, difficulty in staffing key positions and fewer investments in public services and amenities. I know the impact of this has not...

  • Rosie Hicks, Nuwä basketweaver

    Jan 20, 2024

    Nuwä basketweavers were some of the finest basketmakers in California, a state that historically has been home to many of the country's best basketmaking traditions. One of them was a lady named Rosie Hicks. Rosie was born about 1890 and was the daughter of Luisa (Louise) Marcus, who was the grandmother of noted Nuwä (Kawaiisu or Southern Paiute) elder Andy Greene, who is depicted on the Nuwä mural on the side of the Hitching Post Theaters on Green Street in Downtown Tehachapi. Andy has passed a...

  • Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association October events

    Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association|Oct 28, 2023

    The Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association will be busy the end of October. On the morning of Friday, Oct. 27, we demonstrated at the East Kern Career Expo until noon at the Mojave Air and Space Port. On Saturday, Oct. 28, we will have a booth for the local Golden Hills residents at the Ghoulden Hills Trick or Treat Halloween event. This event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Hills CSD. On Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. we will be taking part in another trick or treat event, the Downtown Tehachapi Treat Trail. We will be located...

  • Turkey Vultures passing through Tehachapi

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Oct 14, 2023

    If you've glanced up in the skies over Tehachapi in the past month or so, you might have seen lots of large dark birds circling. These are Turkey Vultures, and their annual migration is one of the great natural spectacles of California. Each autumn, Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) come through Tehachapi Pass as they migrate south. There are not just hundreds, or even thousands of birds, but tens of thousands – a Turkey Vulture count in the fall of 2000 recorded 38,743 Turkey Vultures flying o...

  • More about the Johannesburg Cemetery

    Mel Makaw, contributing writer|Sep 16, 2023

    If you like old cemeteries like I do, there are a number of them tucked away in various parts of Kern County. One of my favorites is the Rand District Cemetery in Johannesburg (also known as the Johannesburg Cemetery). In back of the small town of Johannesburg, up the hill and near the mountain (you'll see what I mean when you get there), between Mt Wells Avenue and Sunset Avenue, is the old time – yet also currently used – cemetery. It is unfenced and has dirt roads through it, but it's nea...

  • The good scents of Tehachapi

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Sep 16, 2023

    Humans tend to rely most heavily on our sense of vision to navigate and experience our surroundings, assisted by our hearing. But another powerful ability is our sense of smell, and this olfactory perception can connect to some of our strongest, most primal likes, dislikes and memories. A scent that matches ones in our memory can transport us to a place and time in our mind instantly, or evoke an association that seems elemental to our being. The smell of a cut pumpkin can immediately summon tho...

  • Tehachapian's define community

    Family Life Pregnancy Center|Sep 16, 2023

    Community is not the city, the location or the government – it's the people. Webster's dictionary defines community as "an interacting population of various kinds of individuals in a common location." Community is a body, society or group of individuals. On Sept. 9, a community of 165 people from all walks of life gathered together at An Evening for Life to show their support for the Family Life Pregnancy Center and the growing services provided to the Tehachapi and East Kern areas. Together, o...

  • Pat Gracey: a Tehachapi treasure is about to turn 95

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Sep 2, 2023

    The Tehachapi Mountains are blessed with scenic landscapes, picturesque wildlife, interesting weather and four distinct seasons. But in addition to these natural features, one of the treasures of our area has always been its people, and one of the true diamonds is a wonderful lady named Patricia Gracey, who will turn 95 on September 2 of this year. Pat Gracey was raised in Tehachapi and is a historian of our area, writing the Spirit of Tehachapi column for The Loop and writing in other...

  • The Willows, CALM's new wedding venue, now accepting reservations

    Kern County Superintendent of Schools|Aug 19, 2023

    Open house scheduled for Sept. 16. The California Living Museum (CALM) is now accepting reservations for its new wedding venue, The Willows at CALM. Situated within the picturesque grounds of Kern County's beloved California Living Museum, The Willows offers a truly unique setting that blends natural beauty, wildlife and love to seamlessly make any couple's special day magical. In line with CALM's mission of highlighting native California flora and fauna, it was a natural progression for The...

  • Kern County District 2 Park Improvement Projects are moving forward, despite vandalism

    Zack Scrivner, Supervisor, District 2|Aug 5, 2023

    In 2022, Kern County Supervisor Zack Scrivner announced plans to allocate nearly $8.7 million for park improvements throughout his district. Funding for the improvements at eight county parks in District 2 will come from several sources. Recently, the County secured $3,023,637 from the Clean California Grant administered by the Department of Transportation for Mojave East Park. The County Administrative Office has also budgeted $1,000,000 from the County's allocation of federal American Recovery...

  • From cop to college professor: Dr. Peter Fulks

    Saya Novinger, contributing writer|Aug 5, 2023

    For years, Peter Fulks strapped on a gun and badge every working day. As a police officer, he had the job he always wanted, and he was good at it. Then, he was injured in the line of duty. His life suddenly changed without warning. During a difficult recovery, Peter shifted his passion to higher education. He eventually became a steward for public policy, and contributed valuable research to provide a better future for our nation and world. He is now Dr. Peter Fulks, professor of Administration...

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