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Freedom Plaza/Visitor Center Grand Opening, June 30

To celebrate and recognize the great contributions of the men and women throughout all of the branches of the military, we'll be opening our new Freedom Plaza on June 30, 2016, at the corner of Curry...

 
 By Pat Doody    Local News    June 25, 2016

Welcome Nannette Keller

For those of you who have not visited the new boutique, Nannette Keller, at 116 South Robinson across from City Hall, be prepared for a feast of color and style for all women. The Nannette Keller Bout...

 

Hooray for USDA, and Other Stuff

This fall, the USDA home loan program is reducing its mortgage insurance premiums, which will make its loan program more affordable than ever. In context, it means that using USDA financing to buy a...

 

Start Me Up

We’ve had a Start menu in Windows since Windows 95. It’s changed a bit in every version of Windows until that darn Windows 8 came along. I think some folks at Microsoft took a look at PC and...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    June 25, 2016

Not So Long Ago

I was just reading Jon Hammond's fine article about local man, Rufus Thomas, showing his realistic miniature reproductions of the once common oil derricks which, at one time, dotted the countryside. A...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 25, 2016

School Board update

Anna Hoffmann, Dean of Students for Tehachapi Independent Learning Academy updated the school board on the successful first year of the program. TILA is a K-12 institution. According to Hoffmann,...

 

Exercise and Dementia

I went to an all-day seminar yesterday for updates on dementia in general including Alzheimer’s disease. The speaker was a neurologist who is also a researcher in the field. Among the topics explored were whether any particular foods could slow or...

 

Tehachapi's Seed Crop

This week I found an article in a 1957 copy of the Tehachapi News that had reprinted an article from the Fresno Bee in my mom’s files. The article was written by Leo Dollar, following a tour he took of the Tehachapi Valley’s seed industry. At...

 

Program Updates

The " Miracle Mutts" program – Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue's Outreach, Education, and Therapy Dog Certification endeavor – continues to spread joy across Kern County, reaching ever-farther into the...

 
 By Liz Block    Community    June 25, 2016

It's Ok to Water Trees

Trees are having a tough time right now because of the drought. Nobody knows better than residents of Bear Valley Springs and other forested areas. The drought has weakened the trees and left them more vulnerable to bark beetles, mistletoe, and...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    June 25, 2016

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

The Stallion Springs Property Owners Association congratulates to THS student Hailee Riddle who received a $1,000 scholarship in May from the SS POA. Hailee had a great application and grade average....

 

Testimonial From an Acne Client

This is a testimonial received from the mother of one of my young acne clients. While I do have several mature acne clients, it's the teens I believe, who suffer the most: "One day in July, 2015, I...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    June 25, 2016

New Apparel at Trains Etc.

Trains Etc. has added new lines of merchandise to better serve Tehachapi and visitors to the area. They have added a line of clothing ranging from bibs, creepers and PJs to T-shirts and sweatshirts...

 

What is Emotional Abuse or EA?

As a therapist, I am often asked about the characteristics of emotional abuse (EA). Essentially, EA is any attitude or behavior that uses humiliation or fear or verbal degradation to control, demean,...

 

Not-so-lazy Days of Summer

When I was young I stayed on my uncle’s farm during the summer. They farmed feed corn, wheat, and hay and had a dairy herd, pigs, and chickens. Their garden for household use was huge. Most of the produce would be canned and used during winter. My...

 

Five Years After the Shuttle

President Obama is a lame duck. That means that his primary focus is no longer on bold plans for the future, but on what his administration has accomplished over the last eight years – his legacy. M...

 

Electing Delayed Social Security Retirement Benefits – Part 1

You can elect to delay receiving Social Security retirement benefits You can choose to delay receiving Social Security retirement benefits until you are past normal (full) retirement age. Perhaps you...

 

A Hawk's Tale

Driving home from work, on April 20, 2016, I saw a bird in the middle of the road, and assumed it was a Raven, which would normally fly away as cars approached, but this bird didn't. As I got closer,...

 

Tehachapi Police Foundation Becomes 501C Non-Profit

Recently the board members of the newly formed Tehachapi Police Foundation met to sign the documents making the foundation officially a non-profit body. Board member Darrel Brown stated, "Our...

 

Catch and release

Summer is upon us and the kids are out of school, vacation time is here and perhaps some time to go fishing. One of the least talked about subjects when it comes to angling is proper catch and...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    June 25, 2016

'Hate Has No Business Here'

Recently, I saw this poster, “Hate Has No Business Here” at an elementary school. It was refreshing to see these words while children from different cultures played on the playground. Boys and gir...

 

Planning Your Estate – Part 9

Fundamentals of wills A will is a legal document which directs how a person’s property should be distributed after his/her death. Within this document you designate your executor (the person who wil...

 

July 1 • 5-8 p.m. Downtown Tehachapi

First Fridays have become a popular event of fun, refreshments, hospitality and shopping at all the participating venues. Nannette Keller Boutique at 116 So. Robinson across from City Hall. New to...

 

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