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Articles from the July 23, 2016 edition

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Tehachapi's National Night Out

The Tehachapi Police Department and the City of Tehachapi are again hosting its annual "National Night Out" event. National Night Out is a communitybuilding campaign that promotes policecommunity...

 

Dye Natatorium Re-opened July 20

On January 20, 2016 the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District (TVRPD) delayed the seasonal opening of Dye Natatorium. We are pleased to announce that the pool was re-opened on Wednesday, July...

 
 By Liz Block    Community    July 23, 2016

Get some life into your life

Here at Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District (TCCWD), we’ve been very actively promoting the State Department of Water Resources Turf Replacement Rebate Program (up to $2000) and providing assistance to help residents through the process....

 

Why a Calculator Isn't Helpful

She was very surprised when I told her the monthly payment would be $1127 per month. “But my Realtor told me the payment would be only $925!” The Realtor was using a mortgage calculator to...

 
 By Ben Graham    Local News    July 23, 2016

Investing: A marathon, Not a Sprint

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Next week, the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most compelling events is the...

 

Walmart Appeal, July 26

The long-awaited July 14 Walmart appeal hearing has again been rescheduled. The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno has now scheduled the hearing for July 26 when a three judge panel will hear the case. In July of 2015 Kern County Superior...

 

Planning Your Estate – Part 10

Property not affected by your will Generally speaking, your will affects only those assets which are in your name alone at your death. Some assets which are not affected by your will include: •...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    July 23, 2016

Meet Your New Neighbors

I met Bryanna and Paul Pleis in Phillip Marx Central Park during the 4th of July Hot Dog Festival. Although they had actually moved here at the end of last summer, Bryanna said that she is not able...

 

Tehachapi Water Woes – 1968

I found an article my mother Marion Deaver written about water in Tehachapi in 1968 and which was discussed by the city council during a special meeting. The city engineer, whose name was only listed...

 

Stuff

I have recently been involved in trying to help some people move. Since they are going to a smaller place they have to get rid of stuff. A lot of stuff. And even when something isn’t an heirloom it can still be a memory; and a memory can be...

 

Stein and Alberstrom Play Oak Tree Country Club, Aug. 2

World class musicians Paul Stein and Ralph Alberstrom team up to bring the Tehachapi area an afternoon of "Romantic and Classical Treasures" for violin and piano. This special Summer Concert is...

 

King and Queen of the Mountains Gran Fondo Jerseys Unveiled

Cash the Wonder Dog is excited to show off the 2016 Gran Fondo jerseys that will be awarded to the King and Queen of the Mountains. He hopes folks are out getting ready to Fondo in...

 

Dog Days at Souza is a Lot of Fun!

From May to September, Souza Winery hosts the Dog Days of Summer. Once a month people and their furry friends come out and show their support to a nonprofit organization which helps dogs (and cats)....

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    July 23, 2016

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Welcome to Rebecca Sipes the new Office Administrator for the Stallion Springs CSD. Becky, as she prefers to be called, started Tuesday, July 5. Her experience includes past employment at the Murrieta...

 

Thunder on the Mountain Car Show Benefits 'Shop With a Cop'

We've all heard that it's better to give than to receive. There is joy in giving. Some children never get to experience this. Thunder on the Mountain supports a program that gives children a chance...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 23, 2016

Doctors Madge and Harold

Doctors Madge and Harold Schlotthauer came to Tehachapi in 1932 and founded the Tehachapi Hospital in 1934. At first they practiced medicine in the Asher Home on the corner of Curry and E Street but...

 

It's Meteor Season

August is often called, "Meteor Month," because some of the best meteor showers of the year occur in August. But why should that be? What is it about the earth's orbit that causes a flood of meteors...

 

The Genius of Charles H. Kaman – Part 1

This specialized Kaman K-MAX helicopter operated by Rainier Heli-Lift of Kirkland, Washington was based at Tehachapi Airport ten years ago in 2006. The K-MAX is powered with a Lycoming T-53-17A gas...

 

Ransomware

Ransomware – what is it and how to protect yourself from it. Ransomware is malicious software that attackers use to encrypt your pictures, documents, and other files for ransom; demanding payment...

 

The Triumphant Return of Tehachapi Idol

Sunday July 10 marked the return of Tehachapi Idol at Big Papa's Steakhouse and Saloon. In previous years, the singing contest had been held at Pacino's, but by popular demand has been brought back to...

 

Electing Delayed Social Security Retirement Benefits – Part 3

How to do it Decide whether you want to delay receiving retirement benefits by comparing your options You can estimate your retirement benefit online using the Retirement Estimator calculator on the...

 

TSP Awards $8,000 for Scholarships in 2016

Tehachapi Society of Pilots (TSP) Scholarships has awarded $8,000 total in scholarships to three students in the Tehachapi area. Two academic scholarships were awarded to assist high school graduates in their quest for college degrees in aviation or...

 

Re-Creation Time

Tis’ the season, vacation time is here! However, I am often asked, “why do I come back from vacation feeling so worn out?” We are Americans and we are after the American dream but often that...

 

Tehachapi Relay for Life 2016

With the help of local businesses and hundreds of donors, Tehachapi Relay for Life 2016 has raised $86,208.56 to fund cancer research. The morning kicked off with breakfast in the Survivor's Village,...

 

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