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Tehachapi Good News Clubs finalize their plans for this school year

Last school year, 140 children were registered to attend Tehachapi's Good News Clubs and 20 adults from seven local churches volunteered every week. Throughout Kern County there were 14 clubs, 561...

 

I'm dreaming of a Beaver on floats!

I think the heat is getting to me as I find myself longing for a little cool! I am daydreaming and looking at all of our photos that we took when we visited Alaska. Ooooo, the image of a Beaver on...

 

It all started with five deer

Amazing isn't it, how things go in full circles and somehow everything seems to connect. Two days ago, I got a call from a big zoo about five fallow deer that had been confiscated by the Department...

 

Summertime fun was spelled T-V-R-P-D

Summer 2018 was incredible for TVRPD. This time of year is a special time for us and always our favorite season. We get to offer many outstanding programs and events that touch so many people across...

 

Giving the gift of healing art

Generous community members contributed almost $6,000 on Thursday, Aug. 23 during the Art of Healing Silent Auction, hosted by the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation. The money will be used...

 

The snake guys – and one snake gal

If you encounter a rattlesnake in Bear Valley Springs, who-ya-gonna-call?–ya call the snake guys–or the one snake gal. In any case, these six volunteers will take that call, ask you to keep your...

 

Carrots, eggs and coffee

Time to share another one of those little stories that shows up every now and then on my computer screen (by that prolific writer known as "Author Unknown"). I especially loved this one the minute I r...

 

2018 Thunder on the Mountain Car Show

The 21st annual Thunder on the Mountain car show was held August 19 in downtown Tehachapi. Visitors enjoyed the sights and sounds of hundreds of classic and modern cars. Funds raised are given to...

 

The Golden State

Each Sept. 9, I often remind people that it is the anniversary of the State of California's Admission to the Union. Usually, the answer I receive is, "Really, I didn't know that!" It happened in...

 

Creative magic – the healing power of art

The beauty and concept of art surrounds us on a daily basis. Mother Earth, the greatest artist of all, fills our hearts and souls with her mountains, forests, lakes, sunsets and snowflakes. But...

 

Lillian Virginia Tanner - May 6, 1935 – May 11, 2018

Lillian Virginia Tanner, better known as Virginia, Gennie, Mom, Grandma, or lately Granny, passed away on May 11, 2018. She was 83 years old. Virginia was born on May 6, 1935, to parents Robert and...

 

Making community a priority

There are so many things in Tehachapi that remind me of my dad. The wildflowers, the people, the open and endless sky at dusk. But nothing quite brings him back to me like the gentle hum of a mountain...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 18, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Dieter and Connie Brehm began visiting Tehachapi in 2016 when their son, Ernie, who is a Kern County firefighter, moved here. During weekend visits Dieter and Connie became acquainted with the Tehacha...

 

Meet Kathryn Ostrem

As a senior dietitian at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, it's Kathy's passion to improve community health and educate her friends and neighbors about proper nutrition. In a world filled with fad...

 

Analogies

Technical stuff can be complicated, so I use analogies to help explain technical stuff in ways non-technical people can understand. CPUs, hard drive space and RAM, browsers and home pages CPUs CPU...

 

Journey to Griffith Park

Last fall we tried to go to Griffith Park to see the observatory. Emphasis on the "tried" part. The GPS took us there, though some of the roads were narrow. Well they felt narrow at least. And when...

 

Chalk on the Walk lines the streets in vibrant colors

The streets of downtown Tehachapi were bright with color after the 2018 Chalk on the Walk on Aug. 11. Artists of all ages began claiming their 4 by 4-foot section of sidewalk canvas along Tehachapi...

 

Wiener Run all-star keeps running

When he's not winning races, he's playing with his favorite toys -- squeaky ones. And playing, by his request, means ripping the squeakers out of them. Rango, named after Johnny Depp's chameleon...

 

NASA Armstrong Exchange Council awards scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California's Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2018 Harold W. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to Erin Askins. Askins is a 2018 graduate of...

 

TVAA bi-annual photo contest winners

On Friday night, Aug. 3 a reception was held at Gallery 'N' Gifts for award winners in their bi-annual photo contests. Since 2005, the group has held amateur photo contests each February and August....

 

Flying in a rare Fieseler Storch

Steve Ericson gave a great presentation at Plane Crazy Saturday last month. He spoke about new aircraft he had designed and old aircraft he had restored. One of the historic aircraft he used to own...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 18, 2018

Sometimes it pays to say YES!

I was stressed and tired one night. Things were crazy at the store, my car was acting funny and I'd had a fight with a friend the night before. My dogs seemed particularly demanding that evening, and...

 

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