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California City Renaissance and Fantasy Faire

The California City Parks and Recreation Department and California City Arts Commission will present the 14th annual California City Renaissance & Fantasy Faire, taking patrons back in time to...

 

Biography of Charmène Vega, a Culitritionist™

Since her pre-teen years, Charmène Vega has been cooking and preparing meals from scratch without formal recipes. Her mother, a hematologist, and her father, a businessman, expected her to have...

 

Cars, kids, food, fun and a world of goods at the Apple Festival

On Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. you are invited to Downtown Tehachapi for the 4th Annual Tehachapi Apple Festival. This year a red Car Show...

 

It's taking FOREVER (again!)

Several weeks back my phone rang and a California City caller wanted to know if it was real that home loan appraisals were taking over a month. For her rural area, it was true. What’s that about?!...

 
 By MK Waiss    Community    October 1, 2016

Norbertine Sisters: 'A Night in the Vineyard' wrap up, Part 2

In Part 1 in the last issue of The Loop, I shared how my disappointment at the absence of keynote speaker, Hollywood producer Leo Severino, at the Second Annual "A Night in the Vineyard" on August...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    October 1, 2016

Meet Your New Neighbors

I met Paul and Pamela Forbat in Central Park on the 4th of July. They said that they had bought their new second home in Bear Valley Springs last April and were only weekenders. It took a few months...

 

An old time Railroad Engineer

I knew one of the steam locomotive engineers whose usual run brought him from Bakersfield up and over the Loop, through the Tehachapis and down to the desert area. They called him "Olie" (O-lee) but...

 

Spice it Up!

October is here: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, colorful leaves, windy days and the last full month of presidential political ads. God help us. This, too, shall pass. I write today knowing that...

 

Making miracles

As most regular readers of our column know, I am the director of Marley's Mutts' community outreach, education, and therapy dog certification program, also known as "Miracle Mutts". Zach and I...

 

Disneyland fundraiser for Have a Heart Humane Society

Have a Heart Humane Society is pleased to once again offer a family pack of 4 Park Hopper Disneyland (Anaheim, Calif.) tickets. These one day Park Hopper tickets are valued at over $600. We are looking to raise $2000 through an opportunity drawing...

 

Recruiting for EMT Academy: Paid training as you learn to become an EMT

Hall Ambulance Service has opened recruitment for Class 32 of the Hall EMT Academy, which begins January, 2017. Recruits are full-time employees who learn everything they need to get started working a...

 

American Indian Celebration at Antelope Valley Indian Museum SHP

The annual American Indian Celebration at Antelope Valley Indian Museum returns on October 15 and 16, 2016, from 11 to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults (cash only). Children age 12 and under are...

 

First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi

First Fridays have become a popular event of fun, refreshments, hospitality and shopping at all the participating venues. Gallery 'N' Gifts will be hosting a Costume contest. Gallery 'N' Gifts is located at 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Tehachapi Treasure...

 

Treasure Trove celebrating our teachers

Lucinda Thomas teaches a drawing class on Monday morning in addition to an afternoon kid's class. Lucinda has 30 years experience in teaching a variety of art forms including drawing, painting, clay...

 

Gallery 'N' Gifts Costume contest

Witch's Hats and Costume contests mean one thing...fall is right around the corner. What better way to kick off the season than with some cool prizes to celebrate your creative spirit? With Halloween...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Stallion Springs Parks and Recreation invites you to the annual Octoberfest Celebration on Oct. 1, from Noon to 6 p.m. at the Stallion Springs Community Center. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Food, beer, wine, gifts, and kid friendly...

 

FOTD announces new Vice President Keith Sackewitz

Friends of the Tehachapi Depot (FOTD), the organization that operates the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, is happy to announce the election of Keith Sackewitz as its new Vice President. In his new ro...

 

Juno survives its first Jovian Orbit

On the Fourth of July, NASA/JPL's Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter. It's the first probe dedicated to the study of the planet itself: its atmosphere, its internal structure; and of particular...

 

Student director brings Ax of Murder to the T.H.S. Stage

Taylor Shumway, a senior at Tehachapi High School and a four year veteran of the T.H.S. Drama Program, is excited to be directing Ax of Murder. Shumway was interested in this comedic mystery because...

 

Shiso, Zisu or Kkaennip

Any one of these names will do! Shiso is Japanese, Zisu is Chinese and Kkaennip is what the Koreans call this very versatile herb. I find it to be beautiful, tasty and unusual in flavor. I think you...

 
 By Bill Mead    Community    October 1, 2016

Bernie blew his bugle while I toted cymbals

Today, We Honor The Overall Man Classic Bill Mead Reprinted with permission from Tehachapi Lifestyle Magazine, March 2014 issue. A few weeks ago I had lunch with Bernie, a fellow I grew up with back...

 

Retrograde

Every night about nine o’clock, Moonpi (our dog) and I step outside. For him it’s an opportunity to do some sniffing around and do some other doggy business. For me it is an opportunity to look...

 

Erskine fire disaster relief

St. Vincent de Paul, St. Malachy Conference along with the financial assistance of our National Organization was able to provide some relief for those in the Erskine fire that lost so much. Larry...

 

Show off your baking skills

The Tehachapi Apple Festival is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9 in Downtown Tehachapi. If you are an excellent baker, love to make apple pie, feel that apple pie is one of your spe...

 

Twelve Angry Jurors

Don't miss this courtroom thriller directed by Rick Gould. It was originally written in 1954, as a CBS teleplay by Reginald Rose, then adapted to the stage play known as "Twelve Angry Men" the...

 

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