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Articles written by Anne Marie Novinger

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Why doesn't Murtz like to fly in small planes?

Looking at a tiny plane flying across our valley this week brought to mind some harrowing landings in George's small Cessna! Although we flew all over the United States without incident, and he flew a...

 

George Thomas "Tom" Novinger 1956-2017

George "Tom" Novinger passed away with his wife Gladys at Rainbow Falls in Hilo, Hawaii. After growing up in La Crescenta, this fifth-generation Californian became Student-body President at Crescenta...

 

Summer is alive and well up in Onyx!

Where is Onyx? It's east of Lake Isabella on the south side of Highway 178. From Tehachapi drive north on Highway 14, and turn left (West) on the 178! Onyx is west of Walker Pass and east of Weldon....

 

Cow tales!

Friday, July 14, was National Cow Day. This made me think of a story. Here goes. Did I ever tell you about the time George and I were volunteering at Wildlife Waystation in the mountains north of Los...

 

PCT hikers are here!

The Pacific Crest Trail Hikers are coming through Tehachapi now in large numbers, most on their way from Mexico to Canada! They come from all over the world and carry heavy packs including their...

 

Pacific Crest Trail hikers soon to arrive in Tehachapi

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) covers 2,663 miles of rugged terrain following the ranges of California, Oregon and Washington. Most hikers start at the Mexican border and, if they finish, complete the...

 

Saving our planet starts with each of us!

George and I spent a week this October touring beautiful little-known spots in Southern California: Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Calloway Winery, White Water Preserve, Mt. San Jacinto State...

 

Novinger's Travels

Someone just asked me if we had ever been to remote, untouched villages on our travels, and that got me to thinking . . . . and writing! I never thought we would get to Borneo! It is the third largest...

 

PCT Hikers visit Tehachapi on their way North

Five Duke University students arrived in town on June 1, after hiking from the Mexican border. They intend to continue north to the Canadian border. They are showering and sleeping at Aviator Park at...

 

A glimpse into California's past

On August 16, 2015, eleven of us met in Sacramento for a five-day tour of historic and beautiful places in Northern California. Two former Directors of the California State Park System led this tour:...

 

Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club Solves Big Problem!

The little train circling above Tehachapi’s Original Apple Shed dining area has been on the blink for many months, leaving diners and their children disappointed! The Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club stepped up to the plate and came in while...

 

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