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Articles from the July 9, 2016 edition

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 By Pat Doody    Community    July 9, 2016

Solar dilemma: To lease or to purchase?

You know that you want to add solar energy to your home, but where do you start? The guy at the big box store told you that he can set you up and you can lease the entire system for 20 years to keep...

 

Come join us for 'A Night in the Vineyard'

Excitement is growing for the second annual "A Night in the Vineyard" dinner/ auction fundraiser on Saturday evening, August 27, 2016. Last year's debut proved to be incredibly successful for Tehachap...

 

Playwrights Festival 2016 at the BeeKay

Howdy, folks! It's that time of year again! When the Tehachapi Community Theater (TCT) presents its 7th "Playwrights' Festival" held at Tehachapi's beautiful BeeKay Theater. This year's festival will...

 
 By Tammy Engel    Local News    July 9, 2016

Choosing your escrow company

It’s less prevalent than it was before, but sometimes you still see listings where the seller has an established relationship with their own title and escrow company. Oftentimes this would be a bank...

 

Mojave Unified Fire Insurance

I find the strangest things when going through my mother Marion Deaver’s files. This week I found an appraisal listing the values of all the schools within the district May 15, 1964, for the...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 9, 2016

Meet Your New Neighbors

Katelyn Fritz and Brian Blades moved to Tehachapi in May from the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles. Brian was downsizing his screen printing business and they are expecting baby daughter, Maia, in...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    July 9, 2016

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Police Chief Mike Grant reports, the Stallion Springs Police Department assisted the Kern County Sheriff at the Erskine Fire. Two units responded to the Fire on Thursday, June 23 and again on Friday,...

 

Google History

The more time we spend on the internet, the more advertisers and search engines know about us. But what do they know? And what, exactly, are they tracking? When we use Google to search for something or use Gmail, or watch videos on YouTube or...

 

Have a Heart Humane Society Sends Love, Hope and Supplies to Lake Isabella Shelter

A Facebook plea for donations went out to Have a Heart Humane Society followers for pets in the Lake Isabella fire area. All day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Tehachapi pet lovers dropped off dog and...

 

Big Dreams

Do you have dreams bigger than your obstacles? There are a lot of people who hope their dreams will come true, but they don’t have an opportunity big enough to achieve their dreams. Owning your own...

 

Chalk on the Walk is Coming to the Sidewalks of Tehachapi, Aug. 13

Artists of all ages and skill level will grace our sidewalks with their creations. Tehachapi Valley Arts Association is looking for sponsors to make the event a spectacular success. Sponsors at the $100 level will receive their name or business name...

 
 By Mark Fisher    Community    July 9, 2016

Good Ideas

I get a lot of ideas some good, some bad. Of course the first place to go after you get an idea is to the Internet, and usually a quick search will show that I’m not the first person to have that...

 

Horse Thief Womens Golf Club News

The Horse Thief Women's Golf Club held their annual meeting to elect officers for the 2016-2017 year and to celebrate and honor the winners of the annual President's Cup Tournament held June 21st and...

 

Giving Hope and a Helping Hand

St Vincent de Paul St. Malachy Conference for many years has provided those in need with food, rent, utilities financial assistance, clothing vouchers, bus tickets, and referral service contacts. In 2...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 9, 2016

The Honor Flight

Picture the end of World War II with the troops coming home. Men, and some women, mostly in their twenties and early thirties, still young and ready to pick up their lives or make a new start. Some...

 

Kerry Patrick Clark's July 15 Concert

Kerry Patrick Clark has been called "A Musical Norman Rockwell" because of the portraits he paints with his music of everyday life. Rockwell gave us an affectionate and humorous look at small town...

 

Super Kids Music Show in Central Park, Tehachapi

On Saturday, July 23, TVRPD will present, as part of the free Music In The Park series, Super Kids Music Show. This interactive program will feature The Nick and Jen Show at 4p.m. The kids will be...

 

Fire Season is Ahead

Kiwanis members learned about fire safety at a recent meeting of the club. Three members of Kern County Fire Department spoke about programs to prevent fires and precautions that should be taken to...

 

Home Brews at Cheers to Charity

Cheers to Charity 2016, on Saturday, August 13, is shaping up to be the best ever! Aviator Park, located on the Tehachapi Airport property, will be the location for this annual fundraiser. Dozens of...

 

Electing Delayed Social Security Retirement Benefits – Part 2

Your delayed retirement credit isn’t counted toward your family maximum When you retire, your family may be eligible to receive benefits based on your PIA. These benefits may be limited by the...

 

WWII Marine Recalled for Korea; Survived Mao's Trap

In 1950, Marine Reservist George Williamson, age 21 and already a veteran of the World War II battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, received orders to report again for duty. Troops of the Peoples Republic...

 

Forde Shorts

Fires – Above, a helicopter vacuums up water at Middle Lake in Bear Valley Springs through a snorkel, filling its tank in 45 seconds. Helicopters fitted with buckets scooped up loads in 10 seconds....

 

'Once Upon a Time' Dance Recital

The Dance Craze's "Once Upon a Time" was a show that wowed the audience! On June 18, the Lancaster Performing Arts Center filled with families waiting to see the 115 dancers tell their story. Mary...

 

Boys in for a Swim...

Lakes in Southern California usually are man-made domestic water reservoirs like Brite Lake, and no human contact is allowed. Three Island Lake at Bear Valley Springs is a real swimming lake where...

 

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