The Renegade Rip

Op-Ed: My bitter-sweet emotions of K-Mart closing in Tehachapi

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The K-Mart in Tehachapi is closing in December. While it was an anticipated closing, due to Walmart opening in town this past August, it is a bittersweet reality my family has to face. While I was growing up, my parents both worked so my grandma would take care of me in the mornings until one of their shifts ended. She would put some lipstick on my cheeks, grab my hand and...

Op-ed: Pros and cons of growing up in a small community

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Tehachapi is a small town in California that I am sure most people don’t know actually exists. The population is approximately 12,000 people and growing up in Tehachapi has been an experience that I wouldn’t change. Let’s face it, every small-town shares common characteristics and have their pros and cons.    Pro: A small-town community is a tight-knit community in...

Two children compete in the apple bobbing contest.

Tehachapi hosts annual Apple Fest

October 17, 2017

Tehachapi community leaders, residents, farmers and the public from surrounding communities, gathered on Oct. 6-7 to celebrate the annual harvest of the...

Food with a steampunk bite

Food with a steampunk bite

February 1, 2017

If you’re not a Tehachapi local, the Steampunk Café and Grill might be hard for you to find, but you should find it. It’s located at 20324 W. Valley...

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