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By Ed Gordon 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?


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Sandbags ready for pick up.

Ready for the rain

In anticipation of the storms, the Stallion Springs Community Services District provided sand and sandbags to members of the community. The sand stockpiles were located at 28500 Stallion Springs Drive and were available to all residents of Stallion Springs. Residents were limited to eight sandbags per household, and were being provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents needing bags were able to pick up empty bags at the Stallion Springs Community Services building located at 27800 Stallion Springs Drive, Tehachapi. The CERT team assisted residents in filling bags for those that needed help.

To collect sand at the designated site, citizens needed to bring their own tools which include shovels. 

In order to obtain the best results, residents were advised to avoid overfilling their sandbags and to leave enough room to allow for the bags to be tied off and easily stacked. Overfilling sandbags may cause them to tear and not stack properly, which in turn will compromise the usefulness of the barriers

CSD staff worked throughout the night to ensure that the roadways were clear for the morning commute. Residents were advised to use caution as there was some water and debris in the roadway in areas and to drive at reasonable speeds with regard for weather, visibility and the safety of other drivers on the road. Great job Stallion Springs community for doing your part.

Mountain lion observed

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 20, a mountain lion was observed near Tanforan Dr. and Bold Venture Dr. We do live in wild cat country and mountain lions are an indigenous species to the Tehachapi Mountains. If you do happen to encounter a mountain lion, please give it a very wide berth and respect its position and space. We have included some mountain lion information below.

Safety measures for living in Mountain Lion Country. Don't feed deer; it is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions.Deer-proof your landscaping by avoiding plants that deer like to eat. Trim brush to reduce hiding places for mountain lions.Don't leave small children or pets outside unattended. Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house. Provide sturdy, covered shelters for sheep, goats, and other vulnerable animals. Don't allow pets outside when mountain lions are most active-dawn, dusk, and at night. Bring pet food inside to avoid attracting raccoons, opossums and other potential mountain lion prey.

Please stay safe.

Police Report

In the month of February the Stallion Springs Police Department logged five arrests and issued 19 citations. There were 73 calls for service, 68 reports, 29 want and warrant checks, 48 officer initiated investigations, five field interviews, three impounds, and two medical assists.

The Community Service Unit conducted 33 vacation house checks, and two bus stop checks.

Please report suspicious activity that is in progress to the SSPD by contacting KCSO dispatch at (661) 861-3110. Do it when you see it. A delay in reporting can allow the suspicious persons to leave the area making it difficult to locate the subjects. Remember to tell the dispatcher that you are in Stallion Springs and requesting a Stallion Springs officer.

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The POA will hold a Round Up and Flea Market on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Community Center and are looking for vendors. It will be a large community yard sale in the parking lot and inside the gym. New and craft items will be available in the gym along with yard sale items in the parking lot. Here's your chance to sell your crafts and all of your unwanted items after spring cleaning. Space is limited. To reserve an inside spot or an outside space email The POA is a nonprofit organization with profits going to community needs and the scholarship fund.

The POA Board of Directors election is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at the annual meeting. If you are interested in serving on the Board, or if you have questions about the time commitment and responsibilities, or maybe just want to know more about serving on the POA Board contact President Debbie McCasland at

Stallion Springs Board of Directors

The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. in the CSD Board Room.


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