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 By Jon Hammond    Local News    April 13, 2024 

Pogonip: a rare weather condition comes calling on cold nights

This winter and spring we've had the good fortune to have an average amount of precipitation, about...

 

Chia: a useful and unforgettable native plant

You never can tell from one year to the next which wildflowers will benefit most from that winter's...

 

Remembering Big Bob Parker

Bob Parker, 56, was a big-hearted Tehachapi rock and roller who passed away on March 20, 2012...

 

Native Plant Sale: the best local plants are natives

As many of us can attest, the Tehachapi Mountains can be a difficult place to get plants to thrive....

 

The seldom seen: Ensatina salamanders

On a misty Tehachapi night, following rain earlier in the day, a small creature emerges from a...

 

Rosemary is storied herb that you and your garden will love

Rosemary is an attractive, hardy little shrub that many people associate with the Simon and...

 

Kuruvunga Spring: right from the source

A life-giving spring produces clean, clear water every day, filling a couple of small ponds that...

 

Apricot Mallow: a desert native with abundant gorgeous flowers

This loveable plant, like so many others, is known by several different names, including Apricot...

 

Brownie box camera: the source of hundreds of old Tehachapi photos

I have a variety of antique items handed down from my Tehachapi family, but one of my favorites is o...

 

Rosie Hicks, Nuwä basketweaver

Nuwä basketweavers were some of the finest basketmakers in California, a state that historically has...

 

Jim Arnold: Triassic Vineyards owner was an exceptional man of talent and vision

We lost a born leader of a man and a tireless supporter of the Tehachapi Mountains with the recent...

 

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"I was born in a tent – people called them 'canvas cabins' back there – in 1916 in Henrietta, Okl...

 

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“I drove the Grapevine (now Interstate 5) through the Tehachapi Mountains in 1925, hauling f...

 

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“It’s easy to be brave from a distance.” – Lakota Sioux saying...

 

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“Why value the present hour less than some future hour?” – Anna Comstock...

 

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“I’ve lived in a lot of places, and you can find something wrong with all of them. The Teh...

 

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"I don't smoke, I don't drink except a beer now and then, and I don't chase around. I spent about...

 

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“What’s the best way to star gaze in the Tehachapi Mountains? That’s easy: while sitting in a hot t...

 

Coping with snow: how animals deal with a Tehachapi winter

With winter officially starting on December 21, the season of potentially low temperatures and snow...

 

White Sage: grow this native plant and make your own sage bundles

It's fun to grow ornamental plants that both thrive in your garden and can be harvested from time...

 

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“Women say they want a guy who’s smart and funny, but then they end up laughing at whatever stu...

 

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"Corn should be a foot high by the Fourth of July." – Country Gardening Saying...

 

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"In 1876 the Debating Society of Tehachapi was organized with Charles McVicar, the President, and...

 

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“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” – John Bright...

 

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"She's descended from a long line her mother listened to." – Gypsy Rose Lee...

 

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