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4th Annual Wine Pairing Dinner

The Rotary Wine Pairing Dinner has been a sell out for the last three years. This year it will be taking place at The Shed on Jan. 28 starting at 6 p.m. Mano Lujan will be creating a sumptuous four course meal, each course pairing with the selected...

 

Artists in residence, Mary Beth Dillon & Lela June Schwark

In 2009, The Arts Council of Kern started the art cart program at San Joaquin Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. The purpose of the program is to provide and engage patients with art projects that will...

 

Healthy holidays for you!

The holidays may be a source of many special memories. Also temptation, stress, and oversize expectations may throw you a curve ball or two. How can you possibly maintain your balance through it all,...

 

That beer has style

For this edition of Brewer's Corner I want to talk beer styles. I just brewed our 260th batch, another extravagantly hopped super cloudy New England style IPA called "hop down for what?" This is the l...

 

Be like 'Buyer A'

“I’ve never worked with someone like you before when buying houses … it makes me wonder how many times I’ve been swindled or made bad decisions – thank you for walking us through...

 

'Do gooders' are everywhere

Sitting around with family a few weeks ago, we began sharing stories, as families do, laughing at inside jokes which are funny only to those related, and just generally having a good time. By the...

 

Clubs serve up Santa, sausages and cheer

Families with children all dressed up for their Christmas photo (some in jammies) came to see Santa and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes and sausages Dec. 3 at Tehachapi's annual Breakfast With Santa at...

 

Forde Shorts

Young person with a goal – Forde Files happened to stop on the way to Albuquerque a month ago and discovered a charming Brigadoon-like place called Ludlow, Calif., a hundred or so miles past...

 

Growers invest $80m in Cummings Valley

The SunSelect hydroponic greenhouse complex in Cummings Valley, which did not exist four years ago, is a high-tech wonder. "It's a world-class facility and one of the most modern greenhouses in the...

 

Supervisors approve Grapevine development

20-year build-out for new Tejon Ranch community To access information on the Grapevine plan that the supervisors approved Dec. 6, go to the Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department web...

 

Meet Your New Neighbors

Brian and Christina Porter are thrilled that they finally live in a place where Brian can be home with his family every night instead of just once a week. For the last 10 years, Brian has been a...

 

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

Christmas is coming and it was a busy week in Stallion Springs. Over 120 kids and their parents came to Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3. Santa was kept busy for the three hours he was able...

 

What you measure is what you get done

It’s late December and now is the perfect time to reflect back on the past year. Ask yourself, how did you do? What could you have done better and what turned out better than you had planned? Was...

 

The human-canine feedback loop

When someone mentions therapy dogs, naturally called to mind are scenarios in which dogs bring comfort to people in need of a little extra. While this aspect of therapy dogs’ job description is...

 

Treasure Trove featuring artist Cynthia Aronson

On Friday Evening, Jan. 6, Tehachapi Treasure Trove will celebrate First Friday from 5-8 p.m. The eatured artist will be Cynthia Aronson, creator of handmade rosaries and rosary bracelets. A little...

 

'Breakfast With Santa' a big hit

Breakfast with Santa was the perfect way to start the Christmas Season in Tehachapi. It was held on the morning of December 3 at Jacobsen Middle School cafeteria where children and their parents were...

 

Herb legends of Christmastide!

There are many legends about herbs and the roles they played in the Christmas story. We will explore some of these charming tales in this column. I hope they will add a new dimension to your celebrati...

 

Celebrate the New Year with 'First Day Hikes'

Rejuvenate by taking a family friendly trek through a state park close to home. California State Parks will sponsor free guided hikes at Saddleback Butte State Park and Red Rock Canyon State Park on...

 

20th Annual Senior Luncheon

On Dec. 8 at noon the Rotary Club of Tehachapi held it's 20th Annual Senior Holiday Luncheon. This event started with eight in attendance and over the years has grown to over 300 local seniors...

 

To idle or not to idle?

It is that time of the year when many motorists let their vehicle "warm up" or idle before driving. In fact, today's modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says...

 

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