The Loop Newspaper - Tehachapi's Online Community News & Entertainment Guide

By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


Santa getting a wish list.

Santa visited Stallion Springs during the annual Christmas trailer ride and caroling event on Dec. 8. Rides left every 30 minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continued through the evening. Extra rides had to be added due to the tremendous response. Meanwhile in the Corral room, hot chocolate, cookies and cookie decorating were being enjoyed to the music of Lori Marvin and Aubri Doe. Santa checked on whether the children had been naughty or nice during the year and took orders for Christmas Gifts.

Board of Directors opening

The Stallion Springs Board of Directors has a vacancy to replace a Board Member that has resigned. The remaining Directors of the District intend to fill the vacancy by appointment at the Board's regular meeting held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2018. Persons residing within the District and otherwise qualified to serve as a Director may obtain an application and submit their name and resume to the District by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the District office. The application is available at the CSD office, online on the website,, or for further information contact, General Manager, David Aranda at

Police Report

In the month of November the Stallion Springs Police Department logged two arrests and issued 25 citations. There were 66 calls for service, 46 reports, seven want and warrant checks, 108 officer initiated investigations, and two medical assists.

The Community Service Unit conducted 26 vacation house checks, and three bus stop checks.

The California POST awarded Chief Mike Grant the Management Certificate. Grant now has all of the certificates a police officer can earn in California including the Executive Certificate. He wants to go after his Master's degree.

Mountain Lion visit

On Dec. 4, a large mountain lion was observed near the intersection of Stallion Springs Drive and Bold Venture Drive, near Woodward West. Chief Grant and Neighborhood Watch sent out a Nixel to Stallion residents reminding them that they do live in wild cat country and mountain lions are an indigenous species to the Tehachapi Mountains. Beautiful to look at, thrilling to encounter, mountain lions are nonetheless wild animals and should be treated with all the deference and respect an animal of this potential deserves. If you do happen to encounter a mountain lion, please give it a very wide berth and respect its position and space.

Neighborhood Watch

The December meeting was canceled. The next meeting will be on Jan. 23, 2018 in the CSD Board Room.

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meet on the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the CSD Board Room.


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