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The annual turkey vulture migration

Fall is here and the birds are moving from their summer breeding grounds in North America to the wintering grounds in Central and South America. As birds fly south they need places to rest and repleni...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

Pears are in at Ha's

Ha's Apple Farm has much more than apples. Late summer and early fall is also the time for growing pears in Tehachapi. The history of pear growing in our area is well documented at the Tehachapi Museu...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

A Senior Care gem in Golden Hills

Desirable assisted living facilities are in short supply everywhere, including Tehachapi. One such local gem can be found on a corner in Golden Hills. Mountain Vista Senior Care has been operating at...

 

Volunteers needed at Windswept Ranch

Saturdays at the ranch begin early. There are the regular chores to get done plus preparing for guests. We usually begin at 7 a.m. and are still scampering around getting things done when the first...

 

Fall is the season at Ha's Apple Farm

How many Tehachapi residents have driven Steuber Rd. between Tehachapi Blvd. and Highline Rd. and noticed a little sign on the east side of the road that said "Ha's Apple Farm" and wondered, " are...

 

Women encouraged to fly

It is challenging for women to enter fields that have traditionally been dominated by men. This was the message heard by members of the American Association of University Women at their September...

 

Life lessons with Mr. Rogers – always find the helpers

I learned a lot from Mr. Rogers as a kid. He continues to be a personal hero with his gentle and loving ways of teaching us how to handle life's beautiful and difficult moments. Maybe one of his best...

 

How parks and recreation is good for local economy

There's no denying the health, quality of life and social benefits a healthy parks and recreation footprint has on a community. But investing in your local parks also makes a positive impact on our...

 

Healing power of creativity – intergenerational joy

Recently Sally Fields was on "The View" talking about her new book "In Pieces." During the discussion, Fields explained how creative arts have made a major impact on her life. Her statement, "when...

 

Cheers to Charity raises $40,000

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...

 

Saluting a gathering of Test Pilot Schools

The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) Class #154 from Patuxent River, MD; The U.S. Air Force TPS Class #18 from Edwards AFB and the National Test Pilot School Classes 18A and 18B...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

McKenna and Danielle Ryan moved into their Tehachapi home at the end of August. They had been living in West Lancaster and really wanted a change of environment. The natural setting and seasonal...

 

A wartime love story

Continuing a look at the BeeKay Theatre Mural, we skip down several folk to a U.S. Marine and his pretty, young date waiting in line to see a movie. The time frame being early 1944. World War II chang...

 

Love is my religion

I was born into a Christian family and raised mostly in two non-controversial protestant denominations: Presbyterian and Methodist. Neither church was on the fringe, and I learned a lot of good stuff...

 

Tehachapi hosted its first platelet drive

There are many ways to give back to your community, but donating blood or platelets is one very powerful way! On Saturday, Sept. 22, Tehachapi hosted their first ever Platelet Drive in Stallion...

 

2018 Gran Fondo

On Sept. 15, the 5th annual award-winning Tehachapi GranFondo took place with 1,200 riders from all over the world. The long distance, mass-start cycling event is lauded by visitors and participants...

 

God's measure of greatness

Mark 9:30-37 tells a story of Jesus walking with his friends while they hang back bickering over which one of them is the greatest. Jesus turns around and catches them in the act. Awkward. Imagine...

 

Party for a Cure celebration and fundraiser

The Relay for Life celebration was held at Woods Pavilion in Tehachapi....

 

Fall is the season at Ha's Apple Farm

How many Tehachapi residents have driven Steuber Rd. between Tehachapi Blvd. and Highline Rd. and noticed a little sign on the east side of the road that said "Ha's Apple Farm" and wondered, " are...

 

Chromebooks, dual-band routers, undo and more

What's a Chromebook? A Chromebook is an inexpensive laptop, designed to be used while connected to the internet. Most of your applications and all of your files are stored online. Why are they inexpen...

 

42nd annual Old-Time Fiddlers contest

Tehachapi's 42nd Annual Old Time Fiddle Contest "Fiddlin' Down The Tracks" took place on Sept. 21 and 22 at Country Oaks Baptist Church. A grand time was had by all....

 

Using an advocate versus an attorney, what's the difference?

I often get calls asking about whether someone should to use an attorney or an advocate. My short answer is "there is no difference." Attorneys and advocates both represent claimants the same way and...

 

WWII Veteran gives a history lesson

Ninety-five year old WWII Veteran Jimmy Weldon drove himself all the way from Burbank to Tehachapi on Sept. 16 to give a history lesson to students, veterans and members of the community. Weldon has m...

 

Tehachapi artist speaks at Rotary

The Tehachapi Rotary Club had the pleasure of hearing from local artist Donald Towns at their Sept. 13 meeting. Towns, who has been chosen by Adventist Health to be the Artwork Coordinator for the...

 

John the Plumber chosen to finish hospital plumbing

Local contractor and hometown favorite, John the Plumber has been hired to complete the final plumbing projects at the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Medical Center. John Nelson, company owner, is...

 

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