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  • Hitching Post Theater to re-open June 15

    Claudia Baker, staff writer|Jun 8, 2024

    I recently met with Amber Mitchell, one of the partners who purchased our beloved theater. Amber, along with her partner Lorena Semerenko and their husbands, are working hard to get the Hitching Post Theater, 201 S. Green St., ready for a grand re-opening on June 15 at 2 p.m. They have remodeled the bathrooms, addressing a community request to make them a bit more spacious. Additionally, they have switched from Pepsi to Coca-Cola products. New carpet and fresh paint have really made the theater...

  • Valley Park grand opening, June 10

    Jun 8, 2024

    The City of Tehachapi is excited to announce the grand opening of Valley Park, 704 W. Valley Blvd., on Monday, June 10 at 10 a.m. The community is invited to attend the ceremony, which will include a ribbon cutting, the opportunity for kids to put their handprints in concrete, a giveaway of 200 soccer balls and free soccer clinics from THS Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer teams. The park includes a 5-A-Side soccer field, landscaping, shade trees, benches, bicycle racks, picnic tables and parking....

  • Tehachapi Farmers Market kicks off

    Jun 8, 2024

    The City of Tehachapi invites the community to the new season of the Tehachapi Farmers Market, which kicked off Thursday, June 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. on S. Green Street. The event this year has a larger footprint than years past, featuring more than 50 vendors, live music, unique entertainment and games. This family-friendly event will take place every Thursday until Aug. 29. The full list of vendors and schedule of musicians is now published on the City's website at www.liveupte...

  • Tehachapi Job Fair, June 22

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Jun 8, 2024

    The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce's annual Job Fair is coming up on June 22! It will be an opportunity for job seekers to find the perfect business to work for and join a team that is a perfect fit. It is also a chance for local businesses to interview potential employees and grow their teams. The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce will be offering assistance to job seekers beforehand, helping with resume building and practicing interview skills. There will be breakfast, coffee and lu...

  • Clean California Tire Drop Off Day, June 8

    Kern County Public Works|Jun 8, 2024

    Kern County Public Works, in partnership with Caltrans’ District 9, will be hosting a Clean California Tire Drop Off Day on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until capacity is reached), for residents to drop off tires* FREE of charge at the following Kern County Disposal Sites: Ridgecrest Landfill 3301 W. Bowman Rd., Ridgecrest, California. Boron Landfill 11400 Boron Ave., Boron, California. Mojave-Rosamond Landfill 400 Silver Queen Rd., Mojave, California. Tehachapi Landfill 12001 E. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, California. Here a...

  • Summer at the library

    Mark Fisher, contributing writer|Jun 8, 2024

    It's time once again for the annual Summer Reading Challenge at the library. This year's theme is "Read, Renew, Repeat," emphasizing our responsibility to care for the earth and the other creatures we share it with. The Summer Reading Challenge gives everyone (child, teen or adult) the opportunity to read books and enter a prize drawing. When someone completes 10 books or 10 hours, the reader can choose a free book from our supply. For each additional 10 books or 10 hours, the reader gets a...

  • Tehachapi Cancer Foundation fundraiser, June 1

    Jim Wallace, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    Tehachapi Cancer Foundation is hosting a fundraiser on June 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dorner Family Vineyard, 18274 Old Ranch Rd. The event itself is free to attend, dinner will be catered by P-Dubs and will cost $30 for beef or chicken and sides. Dinner tickets can be purchased in person from Jeannette Devlin or Jim Wallace at Country Real Estate. Dinner tickets will be available at the event, also. We will have D.J. music by Lil’ Ntertainment, photo booth, live and silent auction items and a 50/50 drawing. This will be a great event to raise m...

  • Cummings Valley School 8th annual Space Race 5K and Fun Run, May 31

    Cummings Valley School|May 28, 2024

    You can walk, trot, jog or run! Whatever you can do, come and support Cummings Valley School and most of all have fun! All ages are welcome to participate in the 8th annual Space Race 5K and Fun Run. The event takes place on Friday, May 31 at 7:30 a.m. Medals will be awarded to 1st-3rd place finishers in five age groups, from toddlers to senior citizens. This event is sponsored by the Cummings Valley Student Council. Proceeds from the event will support Student Council activities for the children of Cummings Valley Elementary School. All...

  • Cheers to Charity – Celebrating a decade of doing good

    Cheers to Charity|May 28, 2024

    Cheers to Charity (C2C) is proud to announce that plans for the party of the year are in the works. The team is excited to be celebrating a decade of doing good and have a few surprises for everyone attending. The evening's ambiance is amazing, the food and beverages are tasty, and the dancing and games are a delightful experience. But the whole reason for the event is to support local nonprofits in an uplifting way. To date, the Cheers team has donated $377,458 to 34 local charities. "We are...

  • Don't miss the June 1 Car Cruise

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    More than two dozen cars have signed up to cruise in the Thunder on the Mountain Spring Car Cruise, taking place June 1. There's plenty of room for more. Engines will start at 8 a.m. at Keene Cafe and all the participants will cruise up Woodford-Tehachapi road past the Loop Overlook to P-Dubs Brew Pub/Mountain Bowling for a car show afterward. Registration is $10. Visit thunderonthemountaincarshow.com for details and to register. You can also register the morning of the event at Keene Cafe and...

  • Railroad Museum events

    May 28, 2024

    Interested in local history? Mark your calendar now for the Friends of the Tehachapi Depot (FOTD) free event taking place Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. in the Tehachapi Depot freight room. There will be food and drink served followed by a presentation from Antelope Valley (AV) Historian Bob Alvis. Bob will discuss the original Santa Fe railroad line that ran from Boron to Mojave, California. The line was relocated to its present location paralleling Highway 58 as a result of the expansion of...

  • There are bargains galore at Museum Rummage Sale, June 1

    Phyllis Belcher, contributing writer|May 28, 2024

    Volunteers have been busy gathering, sorting and pricing items for Tehachapi Museum’s annual Rummage Sale, which takes place Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the porch and in the patio of the Errea House. The house, located at 311 S. Green St., is named after family members who lived there for over 60 years. The Rummage Sale is a major fundraiser to support the many projects and events offered by the museum. There is a wide array of items donated for sale. Come browse and you may find just the thing you need for yourself or your h...

  • Klew celebrates 25 years, May 18

    Karen Lewis, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    The name Klew has been a part of my identity for many years, beginning in high school when I decided to go by it instead of my given name, Karen Lewis. I found it to be a unique and stylish name back then, but I could never have predicted that it would become the name of my small business, Klew Expressions, which I established in 1988 to showcase my polymer clay art beads. I needed more space and rented a small studio in the industrial park on West J Street. Soon I began to get calls with people...

  • 'Reverse Draw' benefiting Tehachapi High School Athletics, May 18

    Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club Inc|May 11, 2024

    The Tehachapi Warriors Booster Club announces the return of the "Reverse Draw," benefiting Tehachapi High School Athletics on Saturday, May 18 at Westlane Brewing, 207 E. H St., Tehachapi, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is returning for the first time in several years with a slightly different format which increases the odds of winning the $5,000 grand prize. Only 99 tickets will be sold for this event. Each number will be placed in a hopper and each number drawn will be eliminated until one...

  • Art 2024 artist demo day, May 18

    Pat Doody, staff writer|May 11, 2024

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Tehachapi Arts Commission will be holding its nationally recognized art show at the Aspen Builders Community Activity Center in July. Those who have attended in prior years can attest to the beauty and creativity brought to canvas by the artists who come here to paint our community during the May paint out. This year, 50 artists from around the country will be painting in Tehachapi from May 17-19, beginning the paintings that will be submitted and juried...

  • Local Memorial Day Ceremonies

    May 11, 2024

    Philip Marx Central Park East E Street, Tehachapi. On Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. Join us as we remember our fallen service members with pride this Memorial Day. Together we pay homage to those who have given us our freedom. As part of the ceremony, we will be displaying photos of our fallen service members. We will be accepting submissions from Tehachapi residents for pictures of fallen service members until May 13 to remember and honor them that day and beyond. To submit their photos, please...

  • Youth Initiative Expo, May 18

    Dallas DeHart, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    A Youth Initiative Expo will be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi on May 18 at the Tehachapi Community Church, located at 100 E. E St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May is mental health awareness month and Kiwanis is eager to help youth achieve mental and physical well being. This event will provide resources to parents for youth coming to terms with physical disabilities, mental health struggles, gender identity or gender preferences as well as resources for youth to get involved with their communities through volunteering. This is a free...

  • Museum plans for annual rummage sale, June 1

    Phyllis Belcher, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    It’s time for spring cleaning and that is a perfect time to discover items that you no longer need. You can donate them to Tehachapi Heritage League for their annual rummage sale which takes place June 1. They are accepting donations Tuesday through Thursday, May 28 to May 30. Please bring items someone else may find useful such as gently used clothing, household items, tools, decorative items or small furniture. Place items on the porch of the Errea House, which is located at 311 S. Green St. Volunteers will sort and price items on those d...

  • Bench Dedication Ceremony, May 22

    May 11, 2024

    The City of Tehachapi is assisting the Tehachapi American Legion Post 221 with a bench dedication ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. This will be the second custom-made wind turbine bench the City of Tehachapi is dedicating to our veteran community. "We appreciate this thoughtful and generous donation of custom-made benches and wanted to make sure they are on public display in special locations throughout Tehachapi. Our American Legion Post 221 was the first organization we thought of," sa...

  • The Thunder is back, June 1

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    Automobile and motorbike enthusiasts are signing up from all over to take part in the Thunder on the Mountain Spring Car Cruise, taking place June 1. Engines will start at 8 a.m. at Keene Cafe and all the participants will cruise up Woodford-Tehachapi Road past the Loop Overlook to P-Dubs Brew Pub and Mountain Bowling for a car show afterward. Registration is $10. Visit www.thunderonthemountaincarshow.com for details and to register. This event is sponsored by 1st Priority Registration...

  • Vintage signals presentation, May 25

    Diana Buerge, contributing writer|May 11, 2024

    In advance of the 14th anniversary of the opening of the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, the museum will be operating the vintage signals in the Stokoe Signal Garden on Saturday, May 25, at 1 p.m. Retired signalman Mark McGowan will explain their purpose, function and history. If you've never seen them operate, you should try to make it, and even if you have, it's still pretty cool! The Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum is located at 101 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi and is open Thursday through...

  • Coffee with the Mayor, May 16

    May 11, 2024

    The City of Tehachapi invites the community to attend this month's Coffee with the Mayor at the newly rebranded Mountain Coffee House, formerly Kamenz Kafe, on Thursday, May 16 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mayor Michael Davies and other city officials will be present to answer any questions residents may have regarding city happenings. The Coffee with the Mayor event was designed to create a comfortable setting for the community to engage with its local government, meet the mayor, councilmembers and...

  • Introducing the Great Tehachapi Scavenger Hunt

    Clare Scotti, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    The Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce is hosting a different kind of Scavenger Hunt starting May 1 to encourage residents and visitors to explore Tehachapi and shop local. The beautiful spring weather has the flowers blooming and it’s a perfect time to go on a Tehachapi adventure. The Great Tehachapi Scavenger Hunt is an Instagram competition. Starting May 1, contestants across Tehachapi and beyond are encouraged to participate and complete the hunt. The winning individual or team will w...

  • 15th anniversary Wild West Wagfest and Fundraiser, May 18

    Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue|Apr 27, 2024

    On May 18, Marley's Mutts is hosting Wild West Wagfest, a 15th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser, that features food, live music and a silent auction at Buck Owen's Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield. This event is a celebration of Marley's Mutts grassroots efforts and also a fundraiser to sustain programs that benefit the community. Kern County shelters are overwhelmed and unable to provide space for the abundance of stray dogs. Marley's Mutts' goal is to save as many dogs...

  • Father's Day Ride – New cycling event in Tehachapi, June 15

    Brandon Griffith, TMTA, contributing writer|Apr 27, 2024

    The Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association has announced that they are partnering with Fernando Gonzales of Get A Bike bike shop in Bakersfield to host the Fathers Day Ride (FDR) – Tour de Tehachapi on June 15. Fernando has hosted this ride for the past seven years as a fun ride, spread by word-of-mouth. With this partnership, the group plans to make it an official annual event in the spirit of the Tehachapi Gran Fondo that was held in Tehachapi from 2014 to 2017. There will be three routes f...

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