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  • Tehachapi Cancer Foundation fundraiser, June 1

    Jim Wallace, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    Tehachapi Cancer Foundation is hosting a fundraiser on June 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dorner Family Vineyard, 18274 Old Ranch Rd. The event itself is free to attend, dinner will be catered by P-Dubs and will cost $30 for beef or chicken and sides. Dinner tickets can be purchased in person from Jeannette Devlin or Jim Wallace at Country Real Estate. Dinner tickets will be available at the event, also. We will have D.J. music by Lil’ Ntertainment, photo booth, live and silent auction items and a 50/50 drawing. This will be a great event to raise m...

  • Cheers to Charity – Celebrating a decade of doing good

    Cheers to Charity|May 28, 2024

    Cheers to Charity (C2C) is proud to announce that plans for the party of the year are in the works. The team is excited to be celebrating a decade of doing good and have a few surprises for everyone attending. The evening's ambiance is amazing, the food and beverages are tasty, and the dancing and games are a delightful experience. But the whole reason for the event is to support local nonprofits in an uplifting way. To date, the Cheers team has donated $377,458 to 34 local charities. "We are...

  • Elizabeth Ann Searfoss October 19, 1985 – May 8, 2024

    May 28, 2024

    Our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, aunt, cousin and friend Elizabeth Ann Searfoss passed peacefully to her heavenly home on May 8 with her mother by her side in Bear Valley Springs, following a courageous four- year struggle with cancer. Elizabeth (Liz) was born Oct. 19, 1985 at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho to Julie McGuire Searfoss and Colonel Richard Alan Searfoss. From the beginning, Liz faced the many challenges, that stemmed from being born with Kabuki Syndrome,...

  • Updates from GTEDC

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Mar 2, 2024

    The Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Committee (GTEDC) met for their first meeting of 2024 on Feb. 7. On the first Wednesday of each month, GTEDC meets in The Village Collective at 120 S. Green St. at 7:30 a.m. In addition to discussing an upcoming year packed full of local events and projects, GTEDC introduced three new board members. Since board member Jim Arnold tragically passed away last November, and Ron Depew, one of GTEDC's founders, lost his battle with cancer last October, two...

  • Writing Workshop to give others a voice

    Kathleen Kline, contributing writer|Jan 20, 2024

    Kathleen Kline, local writing coach, author and editor, is joining efforts with the Tehachapi Cancer Foundation, Inc., to help give caregivers, survivors and current warriors a voice. “I will be holding a two-day writing workshop in which I assist this group of wonderful people in learning to express their experiences in writing while supporting their willingness to speak up,” Kline said. The Writing Workshop is scheduled for March 23 and 24. “I love this idea. I suggested we do this workshop online as it would be easier for all involved and m...

  • Chamber Luncheon, Jan. 16

    Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce|Jan 6, 2024

    Come to the first Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce Luncheon of 2024 and meet many of the Chamber’s nonprofit members, on Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 125 E. F St. This special luncheon will be an opportunity to build business and shape goals for the new year. You’ll meet representatives from American Legion Post 221, Koinonia Family Services, Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association, CASA, Tehachapi Cancer Foundation, Kern Family Health Care and more. Each organization will have their own table and guests will be enc...

  • Jake's Steakhouse charity raffle

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Dec 9, 2023

    To celebrate the holiday spirit, Jake's Steakhouse is raffling off a bottle of Macallan 18-year-old scotch, worth $500. One hundred tickets will be sold at $20 each with all proceeds going to the Tehachapi Cancer Foundation. Call Jake's Steakhouse at (661) 822-6015 or visit them at 213 S. Curry St., Tehachapi. They're open daily, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., for more information or to buy tickets....

  • Ronald Wayne Depew May 23, 1949 – October 25, 2023

    Nov 25, 2023

    Ronald "Ron" Wayne Depew, a beloved member of the Tehachapi community, passed away on Oct. 25, at the age of 74, following a brief battle with cancer. With his smooth baritone voice, trademark beard and handsome appearance, Ron had a remarkable presence that positively impacted every room he entered. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Born on May 23, 1949, in Visalia, California, Ron was the son of Jack and Mabel Depew. He attended Mt. Whitney High School and later pursued higher...

  • 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...

  • Pickleball players raise awareness for breast cancer

    Key Budge, event coordinator|Oct 29, 2022

    On Oct. 15, pickleball players gathered in Bear Valley Springs to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. The BVS Pickleball Club hosted the 1st annual Pink Ribbon Classic, a pickleball tournament that helped raise $3,419 for the Tehachapi Cancer Foundation. A total of 48 players teamed up to compete and play pickleball all day. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the nation and it is alive and well in Bear Valley. On Saturday players from Bear Valley Springs, Tehachapi, Hart Flat, B...

  • Cancer Foundation fundraiser, Sept. 17

    Jim Wallace, contributing writer|Sep 3, 2022

    Tehachapi Cancer Foundation, in partnership with Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors, is hosting a fundraiser on Sept. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Triassic Vineyard, located at 24627 Cummings Valley Rd. The event itself is free to attend, dinner by Bean Me Up Espresso will cost $25 for tacos, rice and beans. Dinner tickets must be purchased by Sept. 1 online at Eventbrite. The event will have live music, a photo booth, auction items, 50/50 drawing, a commemorative wine glass to the first 200 people and a bottle pull. This will be a great event...

  • Bernice Henderson March 24, 1947 – May 3, 2022

    May 28, 2022

    It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Bernice Henderson at the age of 80. Born to parents, Carl and Anna Winkler in Peoria, Illinois on Nov. 26, 1941, Bernice passed away peacefully on May 2 surrounded by loved ones. Bernice enjoyed a long, rich life. During her lifetime she married three times. First to John Tincher, with whom she had five children: Terry Tincher, Christine Tincher, Tracy Tincher, Jackie Meyers and Julie Siragusa. Many years later Bernice married Vernon...

  • Calling Tehachapi crafters

    Oct 23, 2021

    Calling Tehachapi crafters! In support of the Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California this Halloween we are creating a yarn bomb to cover a retro van. It will be displayed to bring awareness in support of a local teen diagnosed with cancer. We need granny squares that are crocheted or knit in any size or color to be donated. Turn them into the Coffee Mill, 120 S. Mill St., Tehachapi, by Oct. 28. Questions or contributions, call (661) 428-9419. It’s a great way to use up some of your yarn stash....

  • Calling Tehachapi crafters

    Oct 9, 2021

    Calling Tehachapi crafters! In support of the Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California this Halloween we are creating a yarn bomb to cover a retro van. It will be displayed to bring awareness in support of a local teen diagnosed with cancer. We need granny squares that are crocheted or knit in any size or color to be donated. Turn them into the Coffee Mill, 120 S. Mill St., Tehachapi, by Oct. 28. Questions or contributions, call (661) 428-9419. It’s a great way to support our community and use up some of your yarn s...

  • Tehachapi Cancer Foundation update

    Jim Wallace, contributing writer|May 22, 2021

    Hello, fellow villagers. I thought it was time for an update on Tehachapi Cancer Foundation. With no in-person fundraisers for over a year now we, like all nonprofits, are struggling. We are currently assisting four of our villagers with their financial needs. To date we have not had to say “NO, we can’t help.” We have had to scale back how much we can help; that way everyone gets something. We can’t thank our community enough. We are relying on private donations, some social media fundraisers and a silent auction. We are blessed to have the lo...

  • AHTV holds groundbreaking for new imaging pavilion

    Apr 10, 2021

    Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley is making access to state-of-the-art technology easier for Tehachapi residents because now it will be available in their own community. A small groundbreaking was held recently for the new $4 million imaging pavilion, made possible by a generous donation from the Cyr family of Tehachapi along with other donations for a total of $2 million dollars raised by the community. This new imaging pavilion – which will be named "The Jim and Lesa Cyr Family Imaging P...

  • Hello, fellow villagers

    Jim Wallace, contributing writer|Jan 30, 2021

    I wanted to give everyone an update from the Tehachapi Cancer Foundation. To say 2020 was a rough year is an understatement with businesses having to shut down or scale back, high unemployment and being on a “stay at home” order. We humans are very resilient and adjust as needed. It is not an easy adjustment but we are survivors. Nonprofits were hit hard also. With no in-person fundraisers allowed, it affected nonprofits deeply. The annual “Screw Cancer” John Gardner memorial fundraiser had to...

  • Michael D. Westbeld April 15, 1948 – August 29, 2020

    Sep 26, 2020

    Michael D. Westbeld, 72, of Tehachapi, California, passed away on August 29, 2020 at his home after a long, hard fought battle with cancer. He was born on August 15, 1948 in Lima, Ohio to Warren and Irene Westbeld. After Michael graduated with a degree in accounting from Miami University, he started his career with Burrough's in New York, who later transferred him to California. He continued developing his skills with Zond Wind, Enron Wind Corp., General Electric, and finally Clipper Wind, from...

  • Hospital President Lingerfelt resigns

    Pat Doody|Aug 15, 2020

    After three years with Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, hospital President Jeff Lingerfelt announced that he and his wife, Jenny, would be moving to Virginia to be closer to their families, and his last day at the hospital would be Aug. 7. Lingerfelt said that they are sad to leave Tehachapi and have very much enjoyed being a part of our community. He will be taking over a small county hospital located about four hours from his parents' home. "My parents are getting older," said Lingerfelt,...

  • Sylvester 'John' Wonacott Nov. 15, 1943 – June 30, 2019

    Aug 17, 2019

    John was born to parents, Silvester Wonacott Jr. and Patricia Virginia Wonacott, in Farragut, Idaho, on November 15, 1943. John grew up in Idaho, where he loved hunting and fishing with his father, and going camping with his family. In later years he loved hunting with his brother, Scott, in Wyoming. He was a voracious reader of historical novels. He earned his Eagle Scout and was always proud of his achievements. He attended Venice High School and was an extremely talented football player. He g...

  • 2019 Mountain Festival PRCA Rodeo

    Aug 3, 2019

    Mountain Festival brings the quiet little town of Tehachapi into a full bloom of family fun time. From festival activities in the park to the flag waving, cheering crowds lining the parade route, Mountain Festival is sure to please one and all. One of the many highlights of Mountain Festival is the two day PRCA rodeo hosted by the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association. Celebrating 56 years of providing our community and the surrounding communities of Kern County, TMRA is proud to announce our...

  • Rotary learns about Tehachapi Cancer Foundation

    Pat Doody|Jan 5, 2019

    Founder of the Tehachapi Cancer Foundation, Jim Wallace, told the Rotary Club of Tehachapi about the mission of the organization that was established by Wallace and his wife Tammy who passed away from the disease shortly after the organization received its 501(c)3 status. The focus of the organization is to assist cancer patients and their families with some of the unexpected hardships and expenses that accompany the treatment of cancer. Wallace said that even the amount of gas needed to get...

  • 2018 Apple Festival

    Oct 27, 2018

    The 2018 Tehachapi Apple Festival was well attended on the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14. Featuring apple related items and food, the festival also included fun for kids, a car show, an apple pie baking contest and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities including the Tehachapi Lions, Rotary, Interact, Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, American Legion Auxiliary, Salvation Army, Wreaths Across America, and Veterans Groups....

  • Cheers to Charity raises $40,000

    Pat Doody|Sep 29, 2018

    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 assisted with the event. With Garrison were Barbie Herziger who organized the desserts, Becca Dillenbeck who scheduled the volunteers, Marcia Thompson who handled the insurance, Lydia Chaney who handled the printing and Curtis Nelson who was in charge of set up and take down. Over 750 people attende...

  • Why Cheers to Charity?

    Jul 7, 2018

    Why attend Cheers to Charity? Why spend an evening sipping a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon at beautiful Aviator Park? Why enjoy a variety of foods, wines, beers, coffee and desserts - while enjoying life under a beautiful Tehachapi night? Because your participation matters. Your attendance makes a difference. Your ticket purchase funds dozens of nonprofit organizations as they carry out their unique missions. Cheers to Charity is a great event supporting area nonprofits. In addition to delicious...

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