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Articles from the September 3, 2016 edition

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Massage and Aging

Okay.....we all know the visible and physical effects of aging...right? For most people these effects start to become noticeable during their thirties. Believe it or not, massage therapy can address...

 

Tehachapi's New Travel Wizard

You no longer need to spend hours online or your hard-earned gas money to go to Bakersfield or Lancaster to arrange your dream vacation. Jenni Richard of Travel by Jenni is bringing her business to Te...

 

Lace 'n' Up Breast Cancer Walk

Links for Life, Tehachapi, was started in October 2009 as a support group for Breast Cancer Survivors by Mary VanBlake-Shoaf. Mary was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2007. In her quest for support...

 

Tom Neisler named water district manager

At the end of a marathon 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. closed meeting on Fri., Aug. 26, the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District board of directors selected district Assistant General Manager Tom Neisler to...

 

Really – shop that internet offer!

Out of curiosity, I looked at online mortgage rates today. The findings are astonishing, and suggest that before you click away, you really should shop any online mortgage offer you’re...

 

Bike Path on Valley Blvd.: First, New Storm Drains

City of Tehachapi requests letters of support to help win more Active Transportation Program (ATP) grants. Those big three-foot wide concrete pipes lining a four-block stretch of West Valley Blvd....

 

Cantil Sewage Dump?

I found a file belonging to my mother Marion Deaver about a story that I had never seen or heard of before. My brother Bill Deaver remembered it, and why it did not happen. It seems that two members...

 

2016 Gone to the Dogs Fun Run/Walk and Pet Festival

Mark your calendar! Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. There will be signs all over Tehachapi pointing the way. If you and your family love to have fun with your dog, then the Gone to the Dogs Fun Run/Walk and Pet Festival is an event you don’t want to...

 

TVRPD RunFondo

The next event in the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District series of races will be the RunFondo, on Sept. 17. This race is a collaborative event with the GranFondo. If you don't plan on...

 

City of Tehachapi Candidates on the November Ballot

In the Nov. 8 election, we will be voting for many national, state and local leaders as well as voting for a new president. Running for Tehachapi City Council will be Ed Grimes (incumbent), MaryAnn Hester, Kenneth R. Hetge and Kim Nixon (incumbent)....

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

When Marcus came to Tehachapi as a student at Airstreams Renewables, he had no idea that Tehachapi would become his family’s home but in April of this year Marcus and Ayrissa Canty and their five...

 

Technology Myths

Myth: For digital cameras, the more megapixels the better. For normal viewing, megapixels aren’t as important as having a good quality lens and a good light sensor. There’s more to digital...

 

Students PLEDG(e) to Make a Difference

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue has an extended community of impassioned supporters that spans the globe. Affectionately branded "The Mutt Militia", this group is nearly a million strong, its members'...

 

Memories of Al Hansen's DeHavilland Vampire Mk. III

Over 40 years ago, my husband, Al Hansen and his good friend, Al Letcher, both owned de Havilland (English Electric) Vampire Mk IIIs. The two Vampires flew around the pylons at the 1978 Mojave Air...

 

HOW STUFF WORKS: Stuff you missed in history class

I’ve been getting exposed to history that I was never taught in school. I’m learning quite a bit from a podcast (which is an internet audio “lecture” or “discussion”) called “Stuff You...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Police Chief Mike Grant was recognized by the Board of Directors for his graduation from P.O.S.T. Command College, known to be the premier law enforcement executive development program in the nation....

 

I Love a Parade

The parade used to go down Main Street, now called Tehachapi Boulevard. I was just a kid at the time so as far as where the traffic was rerouted, I have no idea. Maybe they all stopped and watched...

 

What About Taxes

Whether you are starting a business or have been in business for some time, what do you do about taxes? There are strict tax laws in the United States that make this is an important question, but...

 

GLS Inspires Local Leaders

What a privilege it is to come out of a seminar inspired, rejuvenated and full of ideas and steps to make improvements that will have a positive impact in one's life. Such was the experience of more...

 

Important Things to Know About the Cost of Auto Repair

Protech is a full-service automotive service center. Profit margins are a lot narrower than many people imagine. Cars are far more complex, thus the tools and diagnostic equipment are also more complicated. Diagnosing why your Check Engine light is...

 

The Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh is my favorite artist. When I look at his individual deeply textured brush strokes, I feel intense emotions. He didn't live a long peaceful life. He was not successful during his...

 

Get Your Mind on the Gutter

The rains are coming. Now is the time to prepare for them when it's nice and warm and rain or snow isn't making an outside job miserable. Uncontrolled rain can cause a lot of damage with water...

 

45th Anniversary of High Flight

On August 18, 2016 it will be 75 years to the day since a teenager named Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr. lifted his Supermarine Spitfire Mk I from the aerodrome at RAF Llandow in Wales and climbed “sunward” up into the “long,...

 

Be Prepared to Retire in a Volatile Market

In an ideal world, your retirement would be timed perfectly. You would be ready to leave the workforce, your debt would be paid off, and your nest egg would be large enough to provide a comfortable re...

 

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