Tehachapi's Online Community News & Entertainment Guide

What's Up in Bear Valley Springs?

The wild boars are back after a five- or six-year hiatus, and they are dangerous to humans or pets. If you suspect them being on your property, the BVPD has cages to trap them. As you all know, no hunting is allowed in the community, and only the police are allowed to trap them, but do call. They are there to help. Uprooted soil is good evidence that the boars are around.

The CSD is looking for volunteers for committees, particularly in administration, finance, infrastructure, and public safety. If you are interested and feel you have the skills required, send a letter of interest to the CSD, attn: Committee Recruitment, 28999 S. Lower Valley Rd, Tehachapi, CA 93561, or email your letter attention to [email protected].

Lastly, regarding the CSD, all but two pads for pneumatic stations have been completed. The promised generators are now completed. The automatic transfer switches required to continue should have arrived the first week in February.

People are getting vaccinations, left, right and center, and reporting minor side-effects. They are available at Adventist Health, through Dr. Susan Hall’s office, in Bakersfield at the fair grounds, or with Kaiser if you carry them.

The Tailwaggers Dog Club completed our dream dog park sign project! Congratulations! Credit for the design and work on the sign goes to John Corona. Soon, trees and ground cover will be completed, too, for summer shade and beauty as well. The signs are great!

One thing people like about living in Bear Valley Springs is that the stars are visible. However, intrusive lighting can blot out the wonderful night sky. Our Environmental Control Committee has rules on exterior lighting, encouraging it to be as unobtrusive as possible. As a guideline, all exterior lighting must be extinguished by 10:30 p.m., with the exception of short periods to facilitate departure or arrival of family or guests. Security lights programmed to stay on all night are prohibited. Landscape or decorative lighting should be shielded and no more wattage than 15 watts, or 120 lumens. For further guidelines, contact the BVSA.

Daffodils around the community are announcing the imminent arrival of spring! Bring them on!

Bear Valley Springs is a private gated community in which the residents pay an annual association amenities fee. To participate in the above events, a non-member or non-resident must arrange with a friend or family member in the community for a guest pass that would permit them to engage in the activities. Guest passes will be checked.