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Articles from the May 23, 2015 edition

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2015 Intermediate Space Challenge

Debbie Lee's fifth grade class at Golden Hills Elementary may be the most excited students in Tehachapi this week. "The Little Einsteins" took home the trophy from the 2015 Intermediate Space Challeng...

 

Billingsley Vet Clinic Celebrates Five Years!

Wow! It has been five years, five, cinco anos since Dr. Billingsley's veterinary hospital was finished. Over fifteen years ago, Dr. Beverly Billingsley started her practice as an equine only mobile...

 

Start of the 2015 Junior Rodeo season

The Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association is pleased to announce that the 2015 Junior Rodeo season will kick off on Sunday, May 31. This will be the first of six junior rodeos for our young competitors...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 23, 2015

Meet your new neighbors

I first met Laurence Gutierrzez last summer at the Tehachapi Beer and Wine Fest where he had a booth for his business, Blacktop Cyclery. He said that he had plans to move to Tehachapi when he and his...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    May 23, 2015

It's taking forever!

You’d think that all the new automation in mortgage lending would make things easier, right? Faster? More efficient? It’s not the case, and here’s why. Back in the day, not so long ago but befor...

 
 By Liz R. Kover    Community    May 23, 2015

Life skills class the Mission at Kern County

You know how when you're on a long, intense hike up a steep incline, and your focus is solely on reaching the summit – then, when you finally get there, you have a breathtaking vantage point from...

 

Should you make investment moves based on a strong dollar?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Ben Graham. Currently, the U.S. dollar is pumped-up and powerful. But what does a strong dollar mean to...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    May 23, 2015

Drought, grasshoppers and crickets

My parents moved to Tehachapi in 1923. Then, in 1926 they moved to Mojave as my father secured employment as a switchman for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Consequently, I was born in the Mojave...

 

Half a dozen of one, six of another

It was the end of another beautiful day in Tehachapi. We had just finished a successful dinner and our family was spending quality time together relaxing in the family room. Suddenly I recalled an...

 

Sunshine vitamin

Of all the vitamins needed by the body, the easiest one to get in sunny California is vitamin D because the greatest source of vitamin D comes free of charge in the everyday sunlight. Actually, vitamin D already exists in the skin and becomes active...

 
 By Mark Fisher    Community    May 23, 2015

National donut day

It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I’m sure we can all think of organizations and groups, and even individuals that have done terrible things with the best of...

 

Homeward bound

Most of us remember JFK’s assassination and coverage of his funeral. The image of his two year old son saluting as his father’s casket slowly passed is an iconic moment in American history....

 

Living Responsibly in Bear Country

On May 12 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hosted a "bear aware" public meeting at the BeeKay Theater in Tehachapi. The presentation on how to cohabitate with our native...

 
 By Dale Hawkins    Community    May 23, 2015

It's time to party! 'Star Party', that is

With April showers and May flowers behind us, summer nights will soon be upon us. This year Tehachapians can look forward to two community star parties where we can get together to learn about the...

 

California City, 1962

Three years into its infancy in 1962, Nat K. Mendelsohn – president of California City Development Company, and main visionary for the desert city of California City – declared that much growth...

 

Herb companions in your garden?

I am delighted to have this opportunity to share my passion for herbs and their eatin’, curin’ and smellin’ benefits. Join me monthly as we explore these amazingly beneficial plants. We will start with some companionable herbs. They will turn...

 

Retirement withdrawal rates

During your working years, you’ve probably set aside funds in retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, and other workplace savings plans, as well as in taxable accounts. Your challenge during...

 

Sierra trout time

Here we are again, its spring and the Sierra Trout season is in full swing. DFG did their trout plants last fall giving the latest arrivals the full fall and winter to adapt and grow. If you...

 
 By Cathy Hansen    Community    May 23, 2015

Remembering our greatest generation

The month of May has some significant anniversaries for our World War II Veterans, The Greatest Generation. The 70th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe), was on the 8th of May. The unconditional...

 

Local artist wins international award

Local artist Mark Pestana, a member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, and former US Air Force and NASA pilot, has been honored with a 2nd Place award in the ASAA 2015 International Aerospace Art Exhibition at the National Museum of the Mig...

 

Tehachapi Treasure Trove

First Friday Fun Fest will be celebrated at Tehachapi Treasure Trove, on Friday evening, June 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. The featured artist for June will be Flo Sussell. Flo works with paints, inks, and...

 

Stone embraces hospital healing garden

The new Tehachapi Hospital is destined to be more than a building. Architect Stephen Wen of Pasadena has included soothing fountains, a walking labyrinth and a healing garden wrapped in an undulating...

 

Forde Shorts

Water, water – Brite Lake, also known as the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District Jacobsen Reservoir, is full to bursting. Shown above, the fishing dock (normally resting partially on land) floats beyond access. In planning for an extended...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    May 23, 2015

Tehachapi School Board update

At the May 12 meeting of the Tehachapi School Board, Superintendant Susan Andreas-Berval had some exciting news to report. The Jacobson Middle School track team, under the direction of coach Amy Lang,...

 

Declaration of the 2015 Fire Season

Kern County, CA - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Cal Fire and Kern County Fire Department (KCFD) announced an “Interagency Declaration for the 2015 Wildland Fire Season” on Friday, May 15. Fire officials,...

 

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