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Articles from the May 13, 2017 edition

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Memorial Day Vintage Sailplane Regatta

Each Memorial Day Weekend, Tehachapi's Mountain Valley Airport plays host to a Vintage Sailplane Regatta, where vintage and classic sailplanes from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s are displayed and...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    May 13, 2017

$11,000 is too much

A repeat client phoned me and she was hoppin’ mad. “We got a VA buyer offer on our house and they want us to pay $11000 in closing costs!” That made me mad, too. Here’s why. The VA home loan...

 

PCT hikers are here!

The Pacific Crest Trail Hikers are coming through Tehachapi now in large numbers, most on their way from Mexico to Canada! They come from all over the world and carry heavy packs including their...

 

Doug Pickard accepts position of Curator at the Tehachapi Railroad Museum

We're happy to announce that Doug Pickard accepted the position of Curator for the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum. With his extensive experience and knowledge of the rail world, Doug is highly...

 
 By Larry LaCom    Community    May 13, 2017

Meet Tehachapi's Destination Imagination Team

Destination Imagination www.destinationimagination.org is an international organization that provides kids with opportunities to enhance their education by forming teams that participate in...

 
 By Mel White    Community    May 13, 2017

Remembering mom

As Mother’s Day approaches, as I always do, I can’t help thinking about and remembering my mom, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 29, 2003. I still remember that morning like it was...

 

Nothing new under the sun

“The more things change, the more they remain the same…” There are all sorts of sayings that confirm that though things seem to change and fads come and go, basics remain the same. In searching...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 13, 2017

Meet Your New Neighbors

After having spent 30 years living and working in Yorba Linda, Laura Asbill knew that she wanted a change of scenery away from Southern California. She tried Prescott, Ariz. but she was not happy...

 

Delete an autocomplete entry from Outlook

Outlook “remembers” every email address you type into the address fields To:, cc:, and bcc:, even if you accidentally type in a wrong email address. If one of your contacts gets a new email...

 

The Lucky Truck Grand Opening

After a year of preparation, The Lucky Truck Gourmet Pub Food held their ribbon cutting in front of LCB in Tehachapi on May 8. Chamber members and guests were on hand to sample a variety of foods....

 

What it means to probate an estate – Part 2

(From CALDA, California Association of Legal Document Assistants) Property that passes outright to a surviving spouse or registered domestic partner The probate code states that no administration is...

 
 By Liz R. Kover    Community    May 13, 2017

It's a Dog's Life

Alexander the Great said, "I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." While undoubtedly he was referring to a human father and his biological progeny, and/or he meant f...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    May 13, 2017

Been there, done that

Last Sunday, in church, our Pastor announced that Mother’s Day was soon to be upon us. That same day I watched a little girl with a blonde pony tail, walking in holding her mom’s hand. It...

 

Classes & Events

Event Come and join the fun. No reservations necessary. First Friday Fun Fest, June 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Tehachapi Treasure Trove will celebrate First Friday. Featured artist will be Kelly Keller, creator...

 

Children in Uganda are helped by local church

A Global Missions project for Tehachapi Community Congregational Church is supporting Pearls of Africa in Uganda. This is a home that provides loving care, education, and life skills for 29 children...

 

Woodcarving is a fun hobby

Janice Polletta spoke to Kiwanis about the joy of wood carving. Her enjoyment of that art began 30 years ago when she attended wood carving classes at a business called The Wooden Apple. Her father,...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    May 13, 2017

May proclaimed Asthma Awareness Month

May proclaimed Asthma Awareness Month At the May 1 City Council Meeting, Mary Hash and Abigail Romo of the Asthma Coalition of Kern County received a proclamation naming May as Asthma Awareness month....

 

Help the world by leading

People who speak positive and hopeful messages for young people are vital to the well being of our country. This is the message which Tracy Keefe delivered to Kiwanis members and guests. Keefe is a...

 

'Art on the menu' at the Tehachapi Museum

A collection of some of the most beautiful and expensive menus ever produced in America will be on display this summer at the Tehachapi Museum, beginning June 2. Tehachapi resident Gene Stirm created...

 

Measuring risk – Part 3

Beta A better method of measuring risk is referred to as beta. Beta measures an individual investment’s volatility in relation to the stock market in general, as measured by the Standard & Poor’s...

 

Jill Knight and The Luckys bring 'Soulful Americana' to Fiddlers Crossing

Spring is finally here! The sun is out, the days are warmer and longer and flowers are in bloom everywhere. The beauty of the season stirs the senses and the soul. The same can be said for great...

 

Auto Air Conditioning know how

Summertime rolls around, you push the air conditioning button on your dashboard, and . . . no cold air comes out. No one wants that. There could be several reasons for air conditioning (A/C) failure....

 
 By Kevin Belsby    Community    May 13, 2017

Obesity and depression

I recently had a real wake-up call in my life. As an older middle aged male I have dealt with various waves of being in good shape and then slipping into differing shades of obesity. Frequently...

 
 By Dale Martin    Community    May 13, 2017

Fibromyalgia and massage

For those of you who don't know much about Fibromyalgia; in simple terms it is characterized by widespread muscle pain, tenderness to touch and extreme fatigue. Researchers still don't know...

 

Disc brakes

Your brakes are extremely important as you drive around Tehachapi, Calif. Having good brakes just keeps you out of trouble. You'll want to carefully maintain your brakes. With disc brakes, brake pads...

 

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