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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...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Jason and Elise Duma moved to Tehachapi in August. They came from a little town called Wildomar in Riverside County. Wildomar is not too far from Lake Elsinore. Jason had worked as a lineman for...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club wrestlers have had a busy summer with dedicated wrestlers attending various clinics. The clinics allowed the kids to work with world elite wrestlers and some of the...

 

Browsers and banking, autofill typos and casting to your TV

Browsers and banking If your computer can't connect to your bank or financial institution anymore, you need to switch your browser. Old Windows and Mac computers become "unsupported," meaning they no...

 

It takes vision, bold moves to make quality of life thrive

To create good quality of life for a community, you need to have vision. You need to be able to openly look at your city, see its beauty, see its potential and be honest when there are things that...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    October 13, 2018 

The story of Mildred and Bud Cummings

Standing fourth in line in the BeeKay Theatre Mural one will see two more "old timers," Mildred and Bud Cummings. It would take volumes to include the history of the Cummings family, but I will...

 

Amigos De La Feria raffles $10,000 check

Amigos De La Feria, an organization that assists in capital improvements for Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center buildings, landscaping and more, recently raised nearly $25,000 via an annual raffle...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    October 13, 2018 

Finding support through our MeToo experiences

These past few weeks, I have been contacted by numerous people, some males, but mostly females, who have been victims of sexual assault. A sexually explicit letter was also placed on my teenage...

 

What is Mixed Media?

"When I do art, I feel safe. I'm in the present moment, not the future or the past and that calms me. Creating art is my medicine. It teaches me to be more of a human being rather than a human...

 

AAUW highlights Tech Trek attendees

Since 1998, American Association of University Women has been changing the lives of girls through the Tech Trek program. It is a nationwide experiential summer camp for eighth grade girls designed to...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

Third time's the charm for Moose Lodge developer

On Oct. 8 the Tehachapi Planning Commission was finally able to give the go-ahead to Rudy Ramirez for the development of the old Moose Lodge at 123 West F St. The Commission had been unable to reach...

 
 By Mel White    Community    October 13, 2018 

Shipwrecked

Here's another of those little gems, a story called "Shipwreck" with a great message: A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small,...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 13, 2018 

Rotary learns about marijuana measures

The speaker at the Sept. 27 Rotary meeting was David Brust, organizer of the Tehachapi Beer and Wine Festival. Before his talk on Measures J and K, Brust presented the local Rotary group with a check...

 

Double Korean Ace – Frederick 'Boots' Blesse

During the Korean War, comparisons between the F-86 and MiG-15 were always made by the pilots on both sides. The MiG was able to fly higher and always had the advantage for the start of battles. The...

 

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...

 

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