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Shop with a Cop has successful 4th year

All TV screens in the Police Department Community Room were playing the cartoon "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and all that could be heard were the excited voices of the 22 boys and girls who knew...

 

REALTORS® donate gifts for local kids

The Tehachapi Area Association of REALTORS® participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. TAAR members were able to help with the Salvation Army's mission by providing gifts for 31 Angel...

 

Plant that tree!

Well, its the holiday season and time to start thinking about Christmas again! I am writing this article to let people know how to care for a living Christmas tree and how easy it is. Here are some...

 

Holiday train village adds some Christmas cheer to Tehachapi Depot

Mike Nixon and his team did Tehachapi proud for the arrival of Santa Claus at the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum on Dec. 1. The days leading up to Breakfast with Santa and photo ops with the jolly el...

 

Happy holidays

As a child, thanks to my mother’s never-ending desire to learn all about other peoples and other religions, I found out that while I was totally and enthusiastically (and sometimes single-mindedly)...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Papa's House is back. Eat, enjoy, repeat is the motto for Papa's House. After an absence of nearly three months the newly remodeled restaurant opened in mid-November. Originally known as Papa's the...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

After 24 years in Santa Clarita, in a house that overlooked Saugus High School, Robin and Kathe Rich purchased a home in Bear Valley with room for horses. They had always wanted to be able to have...

 

Internet speeds, sand and computers

Internet speed tests Do you know how fast your internet is? Do you know how fast it should be? A quick check of the bill from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or a phone call to your ISP, will...

 

Those darned bubble lights

In 1950, when my husband and I were newlyweds, we decorated our first Christmas tree. Since his Marine Corps salary, in those days, didn't cover too many extras, we relied on a charge account with goo...

 

Hope grows when shared

What do you hope for during the holidays? Have you been good? Is Santa headed your way? Or do your hopes run deep for peace and harmony in your life, your family, community, nation and around the...

 

Norwegian fjords and glitches

In late August, George and I took a Norwegian fjord cruise for two weeks, with the expert guidance of Travel by Jenni. But that ship was too big for us - 3,000 passengers! We had to take long, long...

 

Panic attack versus heart attack – Am I disabled?

Many of us will experience anxiety or panic attacks during our lives, both of which have symptoms that can mimic heart diseases like atrial fibrillation - an irregular heart beat. Symptoms...

 

Menorah lighting

In Tehachapi, the Menorah lighting was publicly celebrated in front of downtown Tehachapi business Moses Carpet, owned by Moshe "Moses" Mizrache. Rabbi Schmuli Schlanger from Bakersfield led the...

 

Christmas Gifts of 1886

[Editor's Note: This article was originally printed in our 2008 November/December holiday issue. Gloria Gossard local author and historian wrote for The Loop in her column, "Tehachapi Time Machine."...

 

2019 A.V. Fair & Alfalfa Festival theme announced

Antelope Valley Fair officials have formally announced the 2019 Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival theme, “Sweet Delights and Carnival Lights.” As is tradition, the Antelope Valley Fair...

 

Dick Baxter's 'Miracle of Miracles'

In March of 2017, The Loop published an article documenting the life of famous Hollywood manager and current Tehachapi resident Dick Baxter. Baxter is best known for his many years in Hollywood as the...

 

Hall Paramedics and EMTs in Boron honored with Community Service Award

A Hall Ambulance Paramedic and an EMT serving the desert community of Boron, Calif., were among 33 EMS workers honored by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) Dec. 5 at...

 

Remember December 7 and the attack at Pearl Harbor

As December 7 approaches, I am reminded of how some people think we should push the memories of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor out of our minds and just get on with our lives. I totally...

 

A Page of History

After participating in an arduous campaign for the last four months I am finally able to breathe again and get back to the things that I love to do, including writing this column about East Kern...

 

Our future leaders share their groundbreaking experience

This week's Grassroots Tehachapi, looks at an actual "grassroots" project ... through the eyes of young students. The groundbreaking for the new sixth grade building at Jacobsen Middle School took pla...

 

Veteran shares stories, smiles with Golden Hills daycare

I have two very sweet and polite kids, but like all children, I know their attention span and ability to stay quiet when others are talking requires saintly patience. So, it was incredible for me to...

 

Moving forward, encouraging change

We gave Measure R our best shot and we're incredibly proud of the vision we created. We're proud of Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District. We're proud of people in this community who used...

 

AAUW welcomes Meg Prior

The Nov. 13 meeting offered inspiring speaker Meg Prior, a photographer/film maker who has been deployed to Afghanistan for 10 years in spurts of a few weeks to several months on occasion. Her...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Aviation historian Giacinta Bradley Koontz recently moved to Tehachapi from Prescott, Ariz. where she worked as a columnist for aviation maintenance magazines, gave occasional public lectures at...

 

Windows and Mac apps

Useful apps for your computer Microsoft and Apple both pack lots of features and apps into their operating systems. For many people, the included apps are all they need to get things done on their...

 

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