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Bear Valley Pictographs: relocating and viewing ancient rock art

A small group of interested locals hiked to a canyon on Bear Mountain recently to visit a rock art...

 

Ernest Twisselmann: a Kern County rancher-turned-botanist

Ernest Twisselmann was a rancher and the author of A Flora of Kern County, the definitive book of...

 

Ancient Bristlecones: a mountain pilgrimage to the oldest living trees

High up in the White Mountains, about 200 miles northeast of Tehachapi, there is a place unlike any...

 

The life of a Kern County shepherd in 1899

We only hear from the world about two or three times a month because our camp is always off far...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    July 9, 2022

Want a great, inexpensive day trip? Take the weekend Metrolink to LA

If you're looking for an interesting day excursion from Tehachapi, I suggest you consider taking...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    July 9, 2022

Alfredo Yttesen: from the ditches to electronics engineer. And a 12,000 volt shock

"In early 1985, I got a job with Star Electric putting up Bonus turbines at the Arbutus wind park....

 

The history of 4th of July in Tehachapi

Our Fourth of July celebrations are a uniquely American tradition, commemorating the issuing of the...

 

Summer is almost here, and rattlesnakes are back

Now that summer is upon us, snakes are once again stirring in the Tehachapi Mountains, as warmer...

 

Memories of growing up on Cherry Lane

"My Momma loved a recipe. My favorite recipes in her collection are from the neighbors who lived up...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 28, 2022

Indian Paintbrush: one of the fairest of them all

Among the most beautiful and eye-catching native wildflowers in the Tehachapi Mountains are members...

 
 By Jon Hammond    Local News    May 14, 2022

Tehachapi orchard history: the glory of great fruit

High quality, great tasting fruit grows on trees today in the Tehachapi area, and has since some of...

 

Joan Johnson: a Mother's Day remembrance of a wonderful lady

Since this is The Loop's Mother's Day issue, I decided that I would honor an amazing lady who was a...

 

Ed Grimes: from foster child to Mayor

When Ed Grimes first came to live in Tehachapi in 1950, the odds in life were heavily stacked...

 

Spring: the season of babies

Now that spring has arrived in the Tehachapi Mountains, we will start seeing babies of all...

 

Pollinator plants: gardening to attract butterflies and more

Would you like to make your garden or yard more interesting and colorful? Then I highly recommend...

 

Terry Edwards: 'Warrior of the Century'

Terry Edwards was the definition of a superfan. He was the undisputed "Warrior of the Century."...

 

Miner's Lettuce: the most easily foraged plant of all

This is the time of year when it looks like tiny lily pads have suddenly appeared in shady spots nea...

 

Blaine Stevens: when a roll of barbed wire becomes a wheel

My family first came to the Tehachapi area in the early in 1930s, when my maternal grandparents Fred...

 

Spring wildflowers: a show of color

Spring wildflowers in the Tehachapi Mountains are abundant during wet years, and scarce during dry...

 

Quotes worth sharing

Did you ever grow anything in the Garden of Your Mind? You can grow ideas, in the Garden of Your...

 

Quotes worth sharing

One Fourth of July we were sitting there watching the parade go by our old house on Tehachapi...

 

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A day spent riding the range is a day you hate to see end. Time stops when you get on a horse, and...

 

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There was once a sizeable French presence in Kern County, and among the identifiable French miners...

 

George Novinger: a life of adventure and service

Many people throughout the Tehachapi area, Southern California and points much farther afield were...

 

Jon Lantz: a Tehachapi boy helps create the wind industry

I started dating Helen Owens in May of 1982. She is the youngest daughter of Kelcy and Margie...

 

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