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Articles from the August 19, 2017 edition

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Sailplanes on Labor Day weekend

On Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3, Mountain Valley Airport and Skylark North Gliderport will be hosting the Experimental Soaring Assn. Western Workshop. On Saturday and Sunday, the group will be...

 

Who gets paid?

Did you know that in a real estate transaction, the seller usually pays for the Realtors? A buyer asked about this last week, so let’s spend a few minutes discussing it. When a property is for sale,...

 

New Manager at Pioneer True Value Home Center

Congratulations to Aleshia Ripoli-Culpepper. She was promoted to Manager of Pioneer True Value Home Center in Old Town this month. Aleshia grew up in Tehachapi and attended Tehachapi High School. She...

 

Global Leadership Summit a winner

"As a leader, develop a grander vision for your workplace than just success." This week I am taking a right turn from writing about history to tell you about an amazing training I attended recently...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

Bob Bakeman from the Tehachapi Moose Lodge appeared at the Aug. 7 City Council meeting to sell Mountain Festival Good Time Badges at gunpoint to council and audience members alike. Police Chief Kent...

 

Tehachapi School Board Update

At the Aug. 8 School Board meeting, some Board members expressed their concern about recent vandalism at Golden Hills Elementary School. They wanted to be sure repairs could be made before students...

 

Brighten your grandchildren's financial future

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Mother's Day and Father's Day may get more attention, but National Grandparents Day, observed on Sept. 10...

 

Time to replace your computer? Used might be the way to go

But not a used computer like you’re probably thinking. I’m talking about a refurbished computer. You can buy a refurbished computer direct from the manufacturer, e.g., Dell, HP, Apple, etc., or...

 

Audubon August activities to highlight Raptors

Everyone is invited to attend an Audubon field trip on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Nature Park in Golden Hills. Come walk the trails in the west part of the park; identifying birds, viewing raptor...

 
 By Mel White    Community    August 19, 2017

Even in Tehachapi

My folks moved to Tehachapi in 1986, and I came to visit them often. They loved this little mountain town but I couldn't quite share their enthusiasm at the time. You see, on one of my first visits,...

 

Can avascular necrosis qualify for Social Security Disability?

Avascular necrosis, or bone death (osteonecrosis), happens when an area of the bone does not get enough blood supply. Avascular necrosis causes small breaks throughout the bone structure that can...

 

Kiwanis applauds Child Care Program

Improving the lives of children is a goal of Kiwanis so it was appropriate that Rev. Ken Burton, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, was invited to speak to the group about the church's...

 

Long-term care insurance: How does it work?

Whether you've had a long-term care insurance (LTCI) policy for years or you're thinking of buying one, it's critical to understand exactly what set of conditions will trigger coverage. This...

 

Ray Bonneville brings New Orleans groove to Fiddlers Crossing Aug. 26

As a native French speaker from Canada, it's only natural that Ray Bonneville would love New Orleans. The Juno winning singer-songwriter will bring his blues-influenced New Orleans-style groove to...

 

2017 Old Timers Reunion

Tehachapi Recreation & Park District just hosted the 2017 Old Timers Reunion in Philip Marx Central Park on Aug. 6, and by all measures, it was a success. The event was well attended, and a good...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 19, 2017

Marley's Mutts to get a new home

At the Aug. 2 Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting, Zack Skow of Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue announced that the organization has purchased a 20 acre ranch in Cummings Valley with the...

 

Lion of the Year Award

On July 20, Past President Walt Satalino presented Tehachapi Lion Carla Schultz with the Lion of the Year Award for 2016-2017 for all that she has done for the Tehachapi Lions Club and the community...

 

Great USAF cargo planes of yesterday

The U.S. Air Force was formed in 1947 and there was a need for a larger cargo aircraft. At the time Douglas Aircraft Co. had produced the C-74 Globemaster, which was also ordered as a commercial airli...

 

The Sting and Singin' in the Rain coming to Hitching Post Theaters

August 24 - 26-The Sting-1973 (Paul Newman, Robert Redford) August 24 is fast approaching, and with it, the movie "The Sting" at the Hitching Post Theaters; the way it was meant to be seen-on the big...

 

Truck stop bones

Future commerce in the city of Tehachapi – The vehicle and truck pump stations and metal frame of the 14,788 square foot building of the Pilot Flying J Travel Center are emerging quickly at the...

 

Joel's legacy

A year after Joel Beckmann's death on Aug. 31, 2016, the STEAM Center (science, technology, engineering, arts/agriculture and mathematics) is bursting with programs and ideas. STEAM provided 2,200...

 

Hospital total cost $100m

The total cost of building and equipping Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital will be $98.9 to $99 million, perhaps a bit more, according to Eugene Suksi, CEO of the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare...

 

A visit to Souza Family Vineyard on Sept. 17

Close out the Summer of 2017 by coming to the Souza Family Vineyard for an afternoon of information, wine and cheese and some music by local musicians, Mountain Pass. The fun people of Tehachapi will...

 

AST presents check to School District

Members of the Board of Art, Science and Technology Educational Corporation (AST) presented TUSD with a check for $100,000 at the August 8 School Board meeting. The grant is to reinstate the...

 

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