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Articles from the July 8, 2017 edition

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Getaway to César E. Chávez National Monument

Chances are that you have heard the name César Chávez. You may have driven on a road or past a school that bears his name. If you were alive during the 1960s and '70s, you may remember his...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    July 8, 2017

Community Wide Open House on July 22

The Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors is holding a Community Wide Open House on July 22. Agents in the know tell me that if you want to have much of a choice in our current market, you’ll want...

 

Sheridan's is on the move once again

Sheridan's is on the move once again. Just a few months ago, Sheridan's Annex moved to Mill Street. Then a second Tehachapi Blvd. location became available, due to the retirement of Trains Etc....

 

Gold Star Financial

They knew there just had to be a better, safer way to grow their client's money. Ron Mejia and Laura Asbill of Gold Star Financial spent 3 years searching for the answer. Somehow, consistent,...

 

The 4th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest is just a week away!

The fourth annual Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest is gearing up once again to gather thousands of craft beer and wine lovers together. Leave the Bakersfield heat behind for the weekend and retre...

 

Ransomware – what is it and how do you protect yourself against it?

We've heard and read the word ransomware a lot lately, but what is it and how can you protect yourself against it? Ransomware is a form of malware or malicious software. Malware is software designed...

 

Exercise: do you need it?

Exercise is what a lot of us do to stay healthy and fit. Exercise is what all of us should do to stay healthy and fit. Exercise is good for your heart, your lungs, your digestion, your liver, your...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 8, 2017

Tehachapi School Board Update

Tehachapi Unified School District's Education Center will become a GED testing site. At their June 27 meeting, the Tehachapi School Board unanimously approved an agreement between the district and...

 
 By Nancy Bacon    Community    July 8, 2017

Roman Holiday: mixed cultural and religous messages

Greetings! I was lucky and blessed to spend my summer vacation mostly in Italy, a place I had dreamed of experiencing. It was the trip of a lifetime and I got to share it with my spouse, our 17 year o...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 8, 2017

Looking back – Part 2

Continuing the 85 year history of the American Legion Auxiliary: The 1930s began slipping by and it seemed that each of Roosevelt's New Deal programs all had three initials by which they were...

 

GAVEA in Mojave

The Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance held its quarterly meeting in Mojave recently so its members could get a current look at what is happening in East Kern County. In addition to reports giv...

 

Building good behavior with positive reinforcement -- 'I am like a whole new kid'

The Tehachapi Unified School District (TUSD) has implemented a program that seeks to change student bad behavior by rewarding good behavior. The concept is called Positive Behavioral Interventions...

 

Protect yourself from the sun

Did you know that skin cancer rates are on the rise in the U.S., where it is the most common type of cancer?1 It’s no wonder. Just in the past year alone, one-third of the adult population has been...

 

A gift of friendship

Mary Beth Dillon, a resident at the Adventist Medical Health Center Tehachapi, recently passed away but her memory will never leave us. Mary's roommate, June Schwark said she looks at Mary's passing...

 

Ball and Sultan bring 'good-time' music back to Fiddlers Crossing

If you have ever driven Hwy 154 north of Santa Barbara on a Sunday afternoon and stopped at the Cold Spring Tavern for a tri-tip sandwich, you will undoubtedly remember the "good-time" blues music...

 

Comparing long-term care insurance policies – Part 1

Because long-term care insurance (LTCI) is a relatively new product, policies are not standardized. This can make it especially difficult to compare policies when you’re shopping for this type of...

 

The buzz about 'Vampire Facials'

Kim Kardashian. Love her or hate her she is definitely a beauty icon when it comes to cosmetics and skincare. Her skin always looks flawless and glowing. We've all seen those infamous photos of Kim...

 

3rd Annual Battle of the Bands was a big success

On Saturday, June 24 the Battle of the Bands was held at Philip Marx Central Park. The weather made it a very pleasant day as it turned out to be the coolest day of the week. Sponsored by Lehigh...

 

Tehachapi Gandy Dancers host their June Bug Dance

Despite triple-digit temperatures around the surrounding areas, the Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Square Dance Club played host with their June Bug Dance to 33 diehard dancers. People representing the...

 

'Normal Schnormal' takes Gold

The votes are in! The winners of Tehachapi Community Theatre's Gold, Silver and Bronze Quill awards were announced after the final performance of the 2017 Playwrights' Festival on June 25. The winning...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    July 8, 2017

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

The Stallion Springs Propriety Owners Association held its annual meeting and elected new officers for the coming year on Saturday, June 24. The new Officers are: Debbie Rodriquez, President;...

 

'Definitely possible' in Kern - Regional innovation centers spark economic growth

Kern Economic Development Corporation President and CE0 Richard Chapman told the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council July 5 that hubs of technology and business innovation are sprouting up...

 

Forde Shorts

Determined director – Ten-year-old Phoebe Morgan-VerHagen of Tehachapi co-directed two of the 10-minute plays recently presented in Tehachapi Community Theatre's Playwright's Festival. Phoebe's...

 

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