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School pride has deep roots

A mini-forest has sprouted at Tehachapi High School. After vandals cut down about two dozen trees in May, a group of nearly 130 volunteers took to the soil and replanted not only the destroyed trees,...

 
 By Greg Cunningham    Community    July 7, 2018 

New phone settings and fixing slow browsers

Hey, congratulations; you've got a new phone. You (or the helpful people at the store) activated your new phone and you're all logged in and ready to go. Before you go out and use your phone to shoot...

 

City budgets – then and now

I found a year end budget report for the city of Tehachapi for 1957 and set it aside until it was closer to this year's budget adoption, which is now. The June 30, 1957 ending balance totaled...

 

June Bug Dance

Cooler Tehachapi temperatures drew dancers from all over Kern County to come and enjoy a night of dancing during the Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Square Dance Club's June Bug Dance. Representatives from...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    July 7, 2018 

Biblical stories come to life

There's an HIV shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, that brings me close to Jesus. Albergue Las Memorias is an amazing place of men, women and children who live in community caring for one another. When people...

 
 By Alex Mullenax    Community    July 7, 2018 

Goat Yoga – We're not kidding

Mullenax Ranch of Tehachapi is introducing their mobile goat yoga program with baby Nigerian Dwarf Goats, a miniature breed of dairy goat. With classes in Tehachapi and throughout the state,...

 
 By Diana Frieling    Community    July 7, 2018 

Going to the dogs

I don't often talk about the dogs here, but they are an integral part of the ranch. If you have been here, you have probably met most of them. At the very least, you have spent time with Doug, Dolly a...

 

Mojave CHP Open House

Mojave CHP Open House...

 

LGBT Pride Picnic

Tehachapi Support LGBT invited the community to a picnic at Philip Marx Central Park on June 30 in honor of LGBT Pride Month. Shani December, a member of the organizing group, said this was the first...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 7, 2018 

It's hard to be a 'good deed doer'

A few days ago I drove up our Golden Hills street to our mailbox. I had quite a bit of mail and was putting it into a bag when I noticed a Package Box key on the ground. Thinking I had dropped it as...

 
 By Mel White    Community    July 7, 2018 

Keep your fork

This story I'm offering up today – actually a story and a little story within the story – is one of the favorite ones I've received lately. I don't know who wrote it (that "Author Unknown" is...

 
 By Nick Smirnoff    Community    July 7, 2018 

Sip Sip Hurray Wine Walk

Main Street Tehachapi presented the community with a delightful evening event on June 23. Main Street arranged three wine sampling stops around town. Each stop featured wines to taste and music to...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 7, 2018 

Community center plan possibilities discussed

Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District held their third public meeting on June 28 to discuss the possibility of a new community center and upgrades to the existing park facilities to be...

 
 By Mark Burdick    Community    July 7, 2018 

Preparation of Super Connie EC-121 for Ferry Flight

In 2012, I wrote a story about the Lockheed EC-121 Constellation or Super Connie that was sitting at Camarillo Airport and my son, Mark Burdick was helping Yank's Air Museum get it ready for a ferry f...

 

4th of July in Tehachapi

4th of July in Tehachapi...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    July 7, 2018 

Hot Air Balloons in Bear Valley Springs

Bear Valley Springs held their 4th of July events on June 30, July 1 and July 4. Hot air balloons took flight in the early mornings, filling the skies with vibrant colors....

 
 By Nick Smirnoff    Community    July 7, 2018 

Challenge the Bear Bike Race

Part of the traditional 4th of July festivities in Bear Valley Springs is the Challenge the Bear bike races. Three levels of challenge are offered to the bike riders. The Mama Bear race is 35.12...

 
 By Nick Smirnoff    Community    July 7, 2018 

4th of July weekend water festivities in Bear Valley Springs

Part of the pre 4th of July celebrations, held on June 30 and July 1 in Bear Valley Springs, were a series of water races and boat events....

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 7, 2018 

TVRPD Adventure Camp

Kern County Sheriff Officer J. Weiss and his dog Neco demonstrate a tug-o-war during Local Hero Week at Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District (TVRPD) Adventure Camp. Camper Cayden also had a...

 

Talk about depression, people in Tehachapi can help

This week's column is slightly different, but it reaches the heart of what this column is meant to focus on - inspirational people, places and opportunities in our community that help others and make...

 
 By Susan Minor    Community    June 23, 2018

Handmade corn tortillas and smiling students

Several students from ages 8-12, got their first taste of Spanish Immersion/Culture Excursion Camp last week under the direction of Meliza Flores at Slice of Life Enrichment School. Camp Attendees...

 

AAUW sets goals for New Year

Frontiers in Education and Health is the theme chosen by members of American Association of University Women when they met recently to make plans for the new year, which begins July 1. The goals they...

 

TMRH Falcons need your help!

The Tehachapi Mountain Roller Hockey (TMRH) Falcons are a nonprofit organization and are the only youth travel roller hockey club in Kern County. The Falcons travel across Southern California over...

 

National Night Out

This marks the 8th year for National Night Out, Tehachapi style. The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Central Park and all are welcome. The Tehachapi Police Department and Tehachapi Police...

 

REALTORS® award scholarships to local students

The Tehachapi Area of Association of REALTORS® (TAAR) recognizes higher education is key to the growth of a strong community. We are continuously, supporting higher education for local students...

 

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