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 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...

 
 By Diana Frieling    Community    June 9, 2018 

The tale of Matty and Mocha

The other day, I was remembering a show called, "When Animals Attack." If you don't remember the show, it was about animal encounters that ended badly, as in animals attacked for no apparent reason...

 
 By Susan Wiggins    Community    June 9, 2018 

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...

 

EFBC's Summer Twilight Tour, June 30

It's officially Summer at Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's Feline Conservation Center in Rosamond, and time for a special evening at our Twilight Tour on Saturday, June 30. Limited to adults over 18...

 
 By Greg Cunningham    Community    June 9, 2018 

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...

 
 By Linda Carhart    Community    June 9, 2018 

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...

 
 By Mark La Ciura    Community    June 9, 2018 

Not just country music at Buck Owens' place

Just 40 minutes away from Tehachapi in Bakersfield, we have a world class music venue – Buck Owens' Crystal Palace – where you will not only find fantastic country music, but rock and roll, too. T...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 9, 2018 

Can Graves' disease qualify for disability?

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease, which is a disorder characterized by the body not recognizing itself, causing it to attack its own tissues and cells. Graves' disease most often affects the...

 

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley receives green light to move equipment into new hospital

State health planning officials gave the green light to Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley on Thursday, May 31 to begin moving equipment into its new hospital, a major step forward as the facility...

 
 By Phyllis Belcher    Community    June 9, 2018 

Salvation Army makes local impact

Sandy Chavez is passionate about her work as Center Coordinator for Salvation Army. She recently shared the reasons for her enthusiasm with Tehachapi Kiwanis Club. In just the first quarter of this...

 

Fight bullying with confidence and assertiveness

Bullying can impact anyone. While school-aged bullies may be the most recognizable, the same intimidation, anger and violence can be found in the workplace, social gatherings and online. I know I...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 9, 2018 

PCT hikers who make their own gear

This time of year Tehachapi sees hundreds of Pacific Crest Trail hikers. They come from all over, some to hike all the way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border and some to complete a...

 

How much is the average wedding?

Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable days of your life. Unfortunately, paying for the wedding can be a cause of financial strain or stress thanks to the high price tag that often comes...

 
 By Scott Taylor    Community    June 9, 2018 

​Sassy Spiced Mixed Nuts

Summer season is here. That means family get-togethers and parties with friends. Try out this recipe for our healthy Sassy Spiced Mixed Nuts. Your guests are sure to love them. As a bonus, they can...

 
 By Shanan Harrell    Community    June 9, 2018 

Special limited engagement of 'The 39 Steps' ends June 17

Any self-respecting fan of Alfred Hitchcock will instantly recognize the title of TCT's next production, "The 39 Steps". However, that same fan may be surprised to find the stage play of Hitchcock's...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    June 9, 2018 

A NASA test pilot at Mojave

Isn't it funny how we can witness history in the making and not realize at the moment how significant it is? Mel Langford, Construction Manager at Mojave Air & SpacePort, and I were discussing...

 
 By Curtis Nelson    Community    June 9, 2018 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club finished out their local tournament schedule with the Kern County Wrestling Association Freestyle Championship May 19, hosted by the Arvin Grizzlies. TVWC had 13...

 

Living in a sea of purple

When I decided to move back to my hometown more than two years ago, I was incredibly lucky when it came to finding a house to rent. Dear family friends of mine own a lilac farm that just happens to...

 

Tehachapi Flower Shop bids a fond farewell to Dave Bryant

Experienced flower arrangement designer/artist Dave Bryant joined the Tehachapi Flower Shop, as well as the Tehachapi community, in 2011. The art of flower arranging has deep roots in various ancient...

 

What can a child do when teased by bullies?

A recent survey showed that 10,000 children stayed home from school once a month because they feared bullies. Bullying is a serious problem that can lead to emotional withdrawal, substance abuse and...

 
 By Brook Lane    Community    May 26, 2018

3B Events & Equestrian Facility

3B Events & Equestrian Facility is located on 60 acres in the beautiful Cummings Valley in Tehachapi. Our facility offers standard horse boarding, overnight stalls, training, and a variety of...

 

Camp Blue Jay

Hello Miracle Mutt fans. Most great pairings, like peanut butter and jelly, and macaroni and cheese, have been around for years. In the five years since its inception, Marley's Mutts' "Miracle Mutts"...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 26, 2018

Meet Your New Neighbors

Bob and Tracy Anderson moved to Tehachapi last November from Lancaster where Bob operated a martial arts studio. He and Tracy had a plan to move to the natural setting of the mountains and open a...

 

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