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  • Katherine Irine 'Kay' Uli August 19, 1934 – February 28, 2024

    Apr 13, 2024

    Entered into Rest on Feb. 28 in Hanford, California. Katherine Irine Uli was born to Raymond and Dorothy Jamison on Aug. 19, 1934. Kay graduated High School in 1952 from Puyallup, Washington. Katherine and John M. Uli married on April 18, 1953. They went on to have their children, Michael, Mary, Jim, Peggy, Frank, Dorothy and Mark. Katherine was well known in the community. As a wife, mom, official scorekeeper and announcer for Little League and All-Star games. She worked for Tehachapi Valley...

  • Tehachapi Wind Festival, April 20

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Mar 30, 2024

    Mark your calendars for April 20 and the Tehachapi Wind Festival. This fun event, hosted by the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District, is celebrating the wind that gives us our reputation and powers our homes. This family-friendly event will have kite flying tournaments, delicious food, vendors, games and more. If you're a local vendor or business and would like to participate or partner with the Chamber on this event, please call (661)...

  • Economic Development updates

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Mar 16, 2024

    The Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council (GTEDC) held their monthly meeting on March 6. On the first Wednesday of each month, the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meets in The Village Collective, 120 S. Green Street, at 7:30 a.m. Business owners and community members are invited to attend to get live updates on the business climate in the Tehachapi area. Among the first to present was Corey Torres from Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District (TVRPD), who talked...

  • TVRPD now offering Lifeguard Certification Classes

    Sarah Mouchet, staff writer|Mar 2, 2024

    At their board meeting on Feb. 20, Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District (TVRPD) announced an upcoming season full of sports and events, and reported on some of their recent successes and hardships. Registration for co-ed youth baseball and volleyball are currently open through March 14 and Summer Adventure Camp registration will open on March 11. Visit www.tvrpd.org/youth-sports for more information or to register. The Polar Plunge, which was held on Feb. 19, will now become an annual...

  • 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...

  • Meadowbrook Park experiences vandalism

    Jeanette Pauer, contributing writer|Mar 2, 2024

    On Friday, Feb. 16, Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District discovered extensive vandalism at Meadowbrook Park. Meadowbrook is a regional park that is owned and maintained by the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District. TVRPD has 11 full-time employees who maintain over 110 acres of parks, each park unique and one of a kind. Additionally, they provide youth athletic programs and family events for the Tehachapi community. Corey Torres, manager of TVRPD, was disappointed by the...

  • Meet TVRPD's new Marketing, Recreation Specialist

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Dec 23, 2023

    Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District has recently added a new Marketing and Recreation Specialist to their staff. Sarai (pronounced Sara-E) Diaz comes to TVRPD from the Village Collective in Downtown Tehachapi, where she had been working as Administrative Assistant since August of 2018. Sarai moved to Tehachapi from the Coachella Valley with her boyfriend following her 2018 graduation from the Palm Springs campus of Cal State San Bernardino. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a...

  • Tehachapi Oldtimers Reunion: More than 60 years of sharing memories, stories and laughter

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Aug 5, 2023

    There are two events that have occurred every August for many decades in Tehachapi. One is the annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival, typically on the third weekend in August, and the other is the Tehachapi Oldtimers Reunion, held on the first Sunday in August. The Oldtimers Reunion is open to people who have lived in the Tehachapi area for at least 40 years, and also to anyone who lived here 40 years ago or more, even if they moved away long ago. It's a chance for people who don't get to see each...

  • Art 2023 best yet

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Aug 5, 2023

    The Tehachapi Arts Commission announced that the Art 2023 Tehachapi show, which took place at the Aspen Builders Community Center over the July 21-23 weekend, surpassed both of the prior years in both attendance and sales. An estimated 500 people visited the show from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon; many just wanted to see the gorgeous paintings created by 42 artists who came to Tehachapi in May to begin the pieces that were juried to the July show. The highlight of the Friday evening...

  • What's Up in Stallion Springs?

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Apr 15, 2023

    The Stallion Springs Community Service District is asking residents help protect the community by clearing weeds, debris and trash from yards. Tips for debris reduction can be found on the Kern County Fire Department website at www.kerncountyfire.org/fireprevention/hazard-reduction or you can call the Stallion Springs Fire Department at (661) 822-3980. The Stallion Springs CSD has also been included in a Hazard Reduction Grant with Field Institute and they have already begun clearing brush area...

  • What's Up in Stallion Springs?

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Feb 18, 2023

    Stallion Springs Parks and Recreation has gone online with RecDesk. Sign-ups are available from the CSD website. Families can sign up on www.stallionspringscsd.com. Look for “activity sign ups.” All registrations for events, activities and pool access will be done through this site. Stallion Springs Church is now offering a food pantry drive-thru distribution. The next available dates will be on Saturday, March 11 and April 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. It is open to all, with no income ver...

  • Tickets available for Art 2023 VIP Exhibition

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Feb 4, 2023

    Since its inception, the Tehachapi Arts Commission has had the mission, "to establish Tehachapi as a destination for representational fine artists and collectors," and with their third nationally recognized art show and sale happening in July, they are realizing their goal. On May 11-14, 48 plein air artists from all over the country will come to Tehachapi to spend several days exploring the town and countryside and begin the paintings that will be submitted for acceptance to Art 2023, the...

  • Upgrades and solar arrays

    Nicholas Tanaka, contributing writer|Oct 29, 2022

    At the TUSD September board meeting, a decision was made to create a facilities committee based on the issues brought forward by Corey Costelloe from THS Boosters and requested by board member Napier. Superintendent Stacey Larson-Everson took the request and researched what facilities committees look like in other districts. She presented the potential bylaws to the board which included 15 seats: one held by a parent from each school in the district; three held by community members; one seat...

  • Free Fish Day at Brite Lake

    Madeline Ruebush, contributing writer|Jun 11, 2022

    COVID-19 has interrupted a lot of plans the past couple of years. The Fishing Derby that usually takes place at Brite Lake has again been cancelled this year. But that hasn't stopped Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District (TVRPD) from providing citizens with events that ensure a good time. This year, Free Fish Day replaced the Fishing Derby. Before Free Fish Day, which was on May 21, the fish had to be added to the lake. Early in the morning, two days before, a shipment of fish came from t...

  • Tehachapi blood drive results

    City of Tehachapi|May 28, 2022

    On May 16, the City of Tehachapi, Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District (TVRPD), Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District (TVHD) and Houchin Community Blood Bank (HCBB) worked together for what turned out to be the largest turnout for a community blood drive this year. Kristel Pollock from HCCB provided the results for the blood drive and this one tied the largest turnout by the Tehachapi community with 54 total donors. In total, 66 people came out to roll up their sleeves, 61 registered...

  • Camping/RV parks in Tehachapi

    May 14, 2022

    Camping season is upon us and Tehachapi's moderate summer temperatures make for a great time outdoors for campers of all ages. The following information is about local campgrounds and RV parks in Tehachapi. Be sure to call ahead! Brite Lake (661) 822-8047 Brite Lake is 90 acres located on Banducci Road, off the intersection of Highline Road and Highway 202. The campground has hook-ups and tent sites. Restrooms and showers are located near the camping grounds. Fishing is available at the lake in...

  • The history of Brite Valley

    Susan Wiggins, contributing writer|May 14, 2022

    The Brite Valley is located west of the city Tehachapi, in a fertile area surrounded by mountains. It has been known to many generations of Native Americans and later white settlers who discovered the rich soil and temperatures to raise foods for themselves and cattle. The valley is four miles long and two miles wide. The valley's first residents were most likely the Nuwä (Kawaiisu or Paiute) who lived there for thousands of years. They gathered acorns, bulbs, seeds and greens. Their meat...

  • The West Park hunt for eggs

    Nicholas Tanaka, contributing writer|Apr 30, 2022

    A windy overcast day would not deter these children and their need to find eggs. The egg hunt took place at West Park on April 16, the Saturday before Easter. Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Parks District sectioned off four separate pens where the Easter Bunny had scattered eggs the night before. These would soon become arenas for battle. TVRPD had also acquired special prizes for those lucky children who found a rare golden egg. The first arena was designated for 1 to 2-year-olds. When event...

  • Tehachapi blood drive, May 16

    Apr 30, 2022

    The next Tehachapi Blood and Platelet Drive is set for Monday, May 16, at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TVRPD West Park. A free t-shirt will be given to each person who donates on May 16. Houchin Community Blood Bank will send their mobile donation bus to TVRPD's West Park for whole blood donations and will set up for platelet donations inside the Aspen gymnasium. To reserve a time to donate for either blood or platelets, please visit this link: https://connect.hcbb.com/donor/schedule...

  • Ed Grimes: from foster child to Mayor

    Jon Hammond, contributing writer|Apr 30, 2022

    When Ed Grimes first came to live in Tehachapi in 1950, the odds in life were heavily stacked against him: he was a seven year-old, half Latino boy whose father had abandoned him and his brother Jerry, and he had been bounced around in eight different foster homes after his mother, Helen Arvizu, contracted tuberculosis and was confined to the Stoneybrook Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Keene for two years until her death. It would have been difficult to imagine that this hard luck lad would one day...

  • Angel sculpture unveiled at hospital

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Apr 2, 2022

    Before the completion of Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley hospital, interim-President David Eastman appointed the Art of Healing Committee to secure works of art to be placed throughout the hospital. Artwork has been proven over and over again to be beneficial in the healing of hospital patients. Among the many works secured by the committee are the butterfly mural located in the interior courtyard and the welcoming angel in the hospital entry hall. On March 18, the remaining members of the...

  • St. Patrick's Day blood drive

    City of Tehachapi|Mar 19, 2022

    What did you do for Saint Patrick's Day? In Tehachapi 41 people (many dressed in green) donated blood. An additional 17 people came out and were unfortunately turned away due to time and space limitations and hopefully they will return to the next blood drive in May. "I couldn't be prouder of our greater Tehachapi community; they turn out to every drive. A big thank you to everyone who donated and a big thank you to those that came out and were not able to donate due to the space limitations....

  • TehachaPod – Season 3 debut – Tehachapi off and running in 2022

    City of Tehachapi|Feb 19, 2022

    Season 3, Episode 120 – TVRPD Update Corey Torres, the general manager from Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District, stops by the TehachaPod studio to talk about the activities and programs slated for 2022. The Brite Lake Fishing Derby is set to return after being postponed the last two years and youth sports are in full swing with signups for the upcoming seasons available. Corey talks about what to look forward to and how to sign up. Season 3, Episode 119 – Safe Surrender Baby Awa...

  • Chief Kent Kroeger to remain chief of police

    TPD|Feb 19, 2022

    After careful consideration, Tehachapi Police Chief Kent Kroeger has rescinded his retirement and will remain chief of police in Tehachapi, a post he has held since 2014. Kroeger had initially announced his retirement in December of last year. The City of Tehachapi hired a consultant to conduct a national search for his replacement and while several qualified candidates applied, the challenges surrounding the law enforcement profession were apparent during the search process. "After careful...

  • Model chosen for Sports Park bronze

    Pat Doody, staff writer|Jan 22, 2022

    Before local sculptor Dwight Dreyer could begin the design for the life-size bronze statue of a skateboarder that will be placed at the new Ollie Mountain Sports Park, he needed a model. After some consideration, he chose 9-year-old Jane Scrivner. "Scrivner was thrilled to learn she had been chosen," said Dreyer, "especially when she received a modeling certificate and $20. You would have thought it was $1,000." The bronze statue at the Sports Park will be the first of a series of bronzes...

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