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 By Nick Smirnoff    Community    May 11, 2019 

National Day of Prayer at Tehachapi City Hall

In addition to the traditional morning prayer service and breakfast at St. Malachy Church, additional prayer services were offered at noon in front of City Hall. In the evening, a non-denominational...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 11, 2019 

2019 GranFondo jersey revealed

As in prior years, GranFondo Ride Director Michelle Vance chose TK's Pizza as the location to reveal the 2019 GranFondo jersey. The April 30 event came off as usual, with friends and members of the...

 

Woman Owned Business of the Year

Pictured are Audrey Post and Lydia Chaney, owners of South Street Digital in Tehachapi. They were awarded Woman Owned Business of the Year for California SBDC (Small Business Development Council)...

 

Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast

The May 2 National Day of Prayer in Tehachapi featured three events that began with the 33rd Annual Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast at McMullan Hall, St. Malachy Catholic Church. Shown at the breakfast,...

 

GTEDC's farewell to Michelle Vance

The Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council bid farewell to Michelle Vance, the organization's secretary and manager of the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District at its May 1 meeting...

 

Maypole event at the Library

On Wednesday, May 1, the Tehachapi Library celebrated Spring on May Day with a Maypole event. Retired dance teacher, Frances Heywood, taught and directed the designated Maypole dancers, who performed...

 

'May the Fourth Be With You' event at the Library

On Saturday, May 4, close to 150 people attended the Tehachapi Library to celebrate "May the Fourth Be With You" with their second annual Star Wars extravaganza event. Members of the famous 501st...

 

Kohnen's Bakery 15th Anniversary Celebration

At Kohnen's Bakery 15th Anniversary Celebration on April 12, owner Colleen Kohnen presented Brenda Loveland with a $115 gift card. Loveland was the winner selected from customers who texted the word...

 

TCCWD annual district tour

The Tehachapi County Community Water District (TCCWD) conducted their annual district tour on April 18. Members of the community traveled by van down to the Edmundson power plant at the base of the...

 

Brite Lake Fishing Derby

Anglers were treated to a springtime carpet of color at this year's Brite Lake Fishing Derby on Easter weekend. Hosted by TVRPD, nearly 350 fisherman participated. The largest catches went to Cooper...

 

TMAC self-defense seminar

A weekend workshop devoted to self-defense for old and young alike was held at the Tehachapi Martial Arts Center in Old Town. Children were taught how to handle bullying threats by Master Derek...

 

THS 2019 Mr. Warrior

For the first time, since the start of the Mr. Warrior competition at Tehachapi High School, there were two winners. The numerical system used by the three judges produced a tie. The two winners of...

 

Tehachapi Park and Ride ribbon cutting

Mayor Susan Wiggins and Development Services Director Jay Schlosser cut the ribbon officially opening Tehachapi's new park and ride on Tehachapi Blvd., assisted by members of the community on Feb....

 

Library Open House Event

Emma Gonzales is looking forward to the library's next class, which will be on the operation of the 3D printers that are available for use by the community....

 

12th Annual Wine and Chocolate Walk, Feb. 9

Downtown Tehachapi was full of friendly faces, sampling wine and enjoying handcrafted chocolates at Main Street Tehachapi's Valentine's Wine and Chocolate Walk. A fun social event with plenty of...

 

AAUW tours Tehachapi's new hospital

A large number of members from the local chapter of the American Association of University Women enjoyed an afternoon lunch in Adventist Tehachapi Valley Hospital's Mountain Cafe. Open to the public,...

 

Rotary Club Senior Holiday Lunch

The 22nd annual Senior luncheon was held on Dec. 13 at St. Malachy's Catholic Church. The event is put on by Rotary Club with the help of Interact students and volunteers. This year they served a...

 

Tehachapi Orchestra Holiday Concert

On the evening of Dec. 14, Handel's Messiah was performed in the beautiful setting of Country Oaks Baptist Church with 700 audience members in attendance. The annual holiday concert was performed by...

 

18th Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Due to weather the annual Christmas Parade, presented by the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, was delayed and held the evening of Sunday, Dec. 2. The brisk weather and date change didn't keep...

 

Breakfast with Santa

On Saturday, Dec. 1 members of Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs hosted over 250 parents and kids at the annual Breakfast with Santa at the Jacobsen Middle School cafeteria. The event included a...

 

5th annual Ugly Sweater Wine Walk

Hundreds of revelers walked the streets of Tehachapi on Nov. 24 at Main Street Tehachapi's 5th annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk, sampling wines at various businesses and showing off their ugly...

 

Tehachapi T-Pops Christmas Concert

Once again it was nearly standing room only for the annual Christmas event. Sponsored by the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association, the program featured nearly 20 popular Christmas musical...

 

Hot Chocolate Turkey Trot 5K

Runners gathered at Brite Lake for the 5th annual Turkey Trot 5K put on by TVRPD. Participants received a medal, swag bag and mug full of hot chocolate....

 

Care packages for deployed military personnel

A number of currently deployed military personnel will be receiving specially prepared care packages made by members of the Tehachapi Community Congregational Church. It's part of a program that...

 

Veterans Day celebration in Tehachapi

On Nov. 12 our community celebrated the brave men and women who sacrificed so much to preserve our Nation's freedom at Philip Marx Central Park....

 

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