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Articles from the March 15, 2014 edition

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Taco Samich Celebrates 17 Years

Taco Samich is celebrating 17 years in business after having become a Tehachapi staple. Owners Irma Sanchez and Alfonso Gracian have contributed to Tehachapi's Downtown beautification by renovating...

 

Antelope Valley Fair Home Show

Homeowners looking for new ways to bring efficiency and style to their properties are encouraged to attend the 26th Annual Antelope Valley Fair Home Show presented by Rally Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Kia,...

 

Got Transcripts?

When something happens repeatedly at my desk, you get to hear about it. Twice in the past few weeks we’re running into problems about federal tax returns and being able to independently verify their...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    March 15, 2014

Meet Your New Neighbors

Rick and Cindy Remillard had been trying to move to Tehachapi for five years. Last November they were finally able to realize their dream. They both still commute to Bakersfield for work, but Cindy...

 

Aging Gracefully

Some people don’t mind getting old, but few want to look the part these days. It’s all about aging gracefully. Know the keys to feeling and looking young and, most importantly, staying healthy as...

 

PCT Section E: Part 1, Desert

"The Trail" is the Pacific Crest Scenic Trail (PCT). It begins at the Mexican border, travels north through some of the most beautiful, at times the most dreadful, most picturesque and sometimes...

 

Loving Fred: Reflections of a Service Dog Trainer

My job over the last year has been to train a Labrador puppy as a service dog for a child with autism. Having graduated with an A.S. in Assistance Dog Education from Bergin University of Canine...

 

Cancellation of Debt Income

With the tough economic times we are currently enduring, many people unfortunately find themselves unable to meet their financial obligations. In preparing our clients’ tax returns we are seeing an...

 

Kindness in Our Community

There are times that move swiftly…. This is one of those seasons for me. I have letters I haven’t answered and my filing is piled up. It’s an enjoyable fullness: our church’s Lenten kindness...

 

Singer Ernest Troost Brings 'Cinematic Folk' on March 21

The "big dream" for many singer-songwriters is to have their music used in film or TV scores. For Ernest Troost, it was the other way around. Troost became an Emmy Award-winning composer of movie and...

 

'Steel Magnolias'

Bakersfield Community Theatre is proud to announce our next production, and the cap to our 87th Season: Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Pat Kerley. The play is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all...

 

TVAA All Youth Art Contest Entry Forms Are Now Available!

All Tehachapi Youth Art Contest Entry Forms are available now. Young artist don't miss this exciting event. 2014 will be the eighteenth year for the very successful All Tehachapi Youth Art Contest (AT...

 

California City

As usual I was digging through my mother Marion Deaver’s files and found some notes about the early days of California City, CA. It was not enough for an entire column, so I went to the East Kern...

 

State Farm® Invites Community Residents to Submit Causes to Assist their Neighborhood

Forty causes will each receive a $25,000 grant to help complete their project. Do you have an idea that would make your community a better place to live, and would $25,000 be a game-changer? State Farm is here with the assist. From March 3 through...

 

Communication is Tough

I’m sitting here at the keyboard trying to figure out what I’m going to say, while Moonpi my dog paces around my chair attempting to communicate with me. Sometimes it can be pretty obvious what...

 

'One of the Toughest Beats in America'

Throughout my law enforcement career, I have had countless people from all walks of life thank my partners and I for the job we do, for being cops, and for protecting their families. I have always tried to keep things in perspective and to remember...

 

How the Kawaiisu Depended on Local Plants

On Saturday March 22, Jon Hammond will talk on "Native Plants in Native Culture: How the Kawaiisu Used the Flora of the Tehachapi Mountains for Food, Fiber and Medicine" at the Tehachapi Depot at 6...

 

Preretirement

What is it? Preretirement is the stage of life before retirement and offers an opportunity to plan and save solely for your retirement years. Determining your retirement income needs when retirement...

 

Optimal Hospice: It's About Living

In the past, when we thought about hospice care we tend to conjure up only images of death because the bottom line is that someone we love or care a great deal about is dying. And while we can't...

 

Spring/Summer Surf Fishing

One of my most favorite things in fishing is to surf fish. Being on the beach, standing knee deep in the surf, and smelling the salt air just gets me going. There are fewer environments that are tough...

 

Relay For Life has Kicked Off, Teams are Needed!

Today, two out of every three cancer patients will beat cancer; and one reason is the research conducted by groups such as the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life, an ACS event, has become the...

 

Classes & Events

At Tehachapi Treasure Trove (TTT) Come and join the fun. No reservations necessary. Open Studios at the Treasure Trove do not require reservations – you can come and be inspired to do your best work (or play!) in our comfortable and creative...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Happenings    March 15, 2014

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

• The Stallion Springs Police Department is seeking qualified men and women to join the new citizen volunteer program. Becoming part of this unit will allow local residents to give back to the community and assist our police department in the...

 

Faithful Companions

Greetings, fellow pet lovers. I am the Pet Nanny and I am so honored to bring you another heart warming story about the pets I care for and how they enhance our lives. I met Jack – a Golden...

 

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