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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,...

 

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...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 23, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Jenny and Jeremy Jones moved to California from South Dakota. They came from Brookings which is about 45 minutes north of Sioux Falls. Jeremy was hired as a test pilot at Edward Air Force Base so...

 

Watch out for 'mshelper'

In spite of the "ms" in the name, "mshelper" is malware that runs on a Mac "mshelper" is designed to hog all the resources (processor time, memory and hard disk) on a Mac. This can cause your Mac to...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    June 23, 2018

Use the Bible responsibly

Like many of you, my heart is broken for the children and parents being separated at our southern border. I pray that by the time this article goes to print this traumatic situation will be stopped....

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    June 23, 2018

Rodeo days – A moment in time

I have read the pros and cons about rodeos in the news lately, but the following event happened (it's hard to realize) some 71 years ago. It's an article from my husband, Doyle Gracey's writings. No...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club sent a small group of wrestlers to the California USA Freestyle State Championships in Fresno on June 2-3. Reese Hart represented TVWC in the Girls Novice 95-pound...

 

Greatest Generation WWII Navy Veteran – Cal Emerson

Our good buddy at Bakersfield Council Navy League, Cal Emerson, passed away Wednesday morning, June 13, 2018. He was 91. His daughter Sandy believes it was a heart attack. Please keep her in your...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    June 9, 2018

Model rocketeers take off

Excitement was on overload as Tehachapi 4th and 5th graders were treated to a rewarding rocket launch day May 30 at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport. Their model rockets were launched amid loud...

 

My friend, Ed Grimes

When Claudia White, owner of The Loop Newspaper, asked me to write my column about Mayor Ed Grimes, I knew that other columns and news stories would have already been written and published. None of...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 9, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

James and Kathy Govereau moved into their new Bear Valley home in April. They moved here from Broomfield, Colorado, a little town just north of Denver. They had lived there for 12 years after...

 

Routers, Russians and the FBI

I cringe whenever complicated technical information makes it to USA TODAY and other mainstream media outlets. Not that there's anything wrong with USA TODAY or the other guys, they're just not...

 

Rotary Club scholarships

The Rotary Club of Tehachapi was proud to be a part of the Senior Awards Night at Tehachapi High School. After careful consideration of a number of applications, our Scholarship Committee determined...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    June 9, 2018

An old time railroad engineer

I knew one of the steam locomotive engineers whose usual run brought him from Bakersfield up and over the Loop, through the Tehachapis and down to the desert area. They called him "Olie" (O-lee) but h...

 

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