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Articles from the September 30, 2017 edition

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Apple Festival, Oct. 7-8

This year we celebrate the 5th year of The Tehachapi Apple Festival. It takes place on Oct. 7 from 10 til 6 p.m. and Oct. 8 from 10 til 4 p.m. on Green St. in Downtown Tehachapi. The first two years...

 

Eating healthy on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget is easier than you think. In fact, the healthiest foods are among the cheapes. The highest nutrient-rich food per dollar are sweet potatoes. A single cup of sweet potato is...

 

Bear Valley Springs Schoolhouse Museum

The purpose of the museum is to provide residents a glimpse into our area's past. Many residents do not know the history of Bear Valley Springs (BVS). The Schoolhouse Museum is the only place in the...

 

Lions honor local students

The Tehachapi Lions honored three local students as their September Students-of-the-Month on Sept. 21. Vincent Mendoza, a sixth grader, was chosen by the staff at Jacobsen Middle School because of...

 

How to get started

The caller wanted to learn how to get ready to buy his first house. "I just paid cash for my business, and I have no credit." Nice, a clean slate to work with! After the mortgage meltdown, Congress...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Photographer Ben Dewell moved to Tehachapi in July. Ben felt it was time to downsize from his home in Valencia, a town about an hour and a half south of Tehachapi. He had loved the outdoors since he...

 

What's important when you're shopping for a computer

So, the time has come to replace your computer. You're ready to start looking at the Best Buy ads and checking out Costco and Amazon for deals. But deals on what? Computer descriptions often include...

 

Fall: my new favorite season

Whenever someone asks me what my favorite season is, I find it really hard to pick just one. That's because my favorite season is usually the one that is coming up or just starting, whatever season...

 

Donated Pet ID Scanner put into action

Officers from the Tehachapi Police Department used a new piece of equipment on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 27) to reunite a lost dog turned into TPD. Makaya was identified and returned to her family...

 

Free Grief/Support Counseling Sessions - Monday, Oct. 9

What: Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley will host the first in a free series of grief/support counseling sessions to those affected – directly or indirectly – by the mass shootings in Las Vegas....

 

Reflection on a week in Orange, Texas

In the early morning hours of Sept. 9, six Tehachapi residents loaded into a van for a journey to Texas. All, members of the Tehachapi Church of the Nazarene (TNAZ), answered the call to pray, give...

 

Tehachapi Community Theater presents 'The Cemetery Club'

The Cemetery Club, directed by Brian Terpstra, will not only tickle your funny bone, but tug at your heart strings while reminding you of the gift of life itself. This performance is so real that...

 

Kiwanis learns about the origins of GPS

Kiwanis members were informed about the development and secrets of GPS when Larry Wells spoke to the Club recently. For 30 years he worked at Interstate Electronics Corporation, a company that...

 

Invocation of Bear Valley Springs Historical Kawaiisu Preserve, Oct. 22

On Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m., carpool up to the intersection of Stirrup and Sunset, near Jacaranda, to be part of the Invocation of the Bear Valley Springs' Historic Kawaiisu Preserve. It will be a c...

 

Lehigh cycle park

Everyone is familiar with the Lehigh Southwest Cement plant located off Hwy 58 between Love's Travel Stop and Sand Canyon. Many don't realize that the plant has been in operation for over 100 years....

 

U.S. Highway 466 – Where are you?

Years ago U.S. Highway 466 came directly through Tehachapi. Trucks rumbled by and auto traffic on the way to Bakersfield and parts north passed through town. Many stopped to stretch their legs and...

 

Big changes to the Board of Equalization

George Runner, representative of the California State Board of Equalization, District 1, spoke to the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce at their Sept. 19 luncheon concerning the new changes...

 

There's good news about the new Hospital

Christina Scrivner is excited about the partnership Tehachapi has developed with Adventist Health as the new hospital nears completion. She spoke at a Kiwanis meeting about her participation with...

 

Day of the Dead Festival to benefit the Old Tehachapi Cemetery

The Old Tehachapi Cemetery was established in 1858, just a few years after early settlers came to Williamsburg, now called Old Town. This is not the resting place of the vast land owners, but of the m...

 

What is the Lions' Apple Drop?

The Tehachapi Lions Club will be holding their 5th Annual Apple Drop on Oct. 8 at the Tehachapi Apple Festival. You might be wondering what the Apple Drop is. It is a fundraiser put on by the Club to...

 

The Equifax data breach

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data- including names, addresses,...

 

California City Renaissance and Fantasy Faire, Oct. 21-22

Come journey to the past with us for our 15th Renaissance and Fantasy Faire! October 21 & 22 will see California City's Central Park transformed into Elizabethan England, as the Queen and her...

 

PART 2 - Cozy! 5 mini-districts

In an analysis of the amended California Voting Rights Act, Marguerite Mary Leoni and Christopher E. Skinnell, writing for the League of California Cities, cite the cities of Dinuba (population...

 

Tehachapi City Council Update

The second of four public hearings regarding the transition from at-large council representation to district representation was held at the Sept. 18 City Council meeting. Attorney Youstina Aziz from...

 

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