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  • Get healthy with microgreens

    C. Turner, staff writer|Jun 8, 2024

    Phoenix Pharms Owner, Jacqueline Meadows, wanted to grow food that she could share with her community that is nutritious down to the cellular level. A lot of change has made its way into households on how to get rid of toxins in our lives. She grows microgreens to provide highly nutritious, toxic-free and clean food. They are extremely easy to add to your meals and can be eaten every day, or a few days a week to get a wide variety of vitamins and macro/micro elements. Phoenix Pharms will be...

  • Got a sweet tooth?

    C. Turner, staff writer|Jun 8, 2024

    Sugar Babe is proud to offer 100% organic cane sugar. They also strive to make the majority of their cotton candy flavors vegan-friendly, gluten-free and with no preservatives. They offer a wide variety of flavors ranging from the classics like watermelon and cherry, and exciting flavors such as pineapple whip, lavender lemonade, and waffles. Customizing and creating your perfect combination is always an option. This year at the Tehachapi Farmers Market, they are offering gigantic cones of...

  • Grimmway Farms, Cal Organics Produce Stand re-opening June 1

    C. Turner, staff writer|May 28, 2024

    The fresh organic produce stand will officially be open for business on Saturday, June 1, and run through Aug. 31 (Labor Day weekend). They will have variations of the following produce available for purchase: onions, potatoes, various lettuces, kales, carrots, cilantro, parsley, dandelions, broccoli, corn, beets, radishes, daikon, carrot chips, watermelon and honeydew. They accept cash or check. Go visit them at 23968 Bear Valley Rd., Tehachapi to get your produce, while it lasts! Open on...

  • Come and join the fun activities at Tehachapi Adult Day Health Care

    C. Turner, staff writer|May 11, 2024

    Tehachapi Adult Day Health Care recently held a pool tournament. Three winners were named, which led to one champion. The air was filled with competitiveness and excitement. Specific rules were set up by a member of the center, and a playing grid kept track of those who won and lost each game. Those who lost were placed on a new player's grid to compete for a second chance to become the champion. The outcome of the tournament was champion Scott Peck. He modestly spoke about the event, "I did not...

  • Traveling through time with Tehachapi murals

    C. Turner, staff writer|May 11, 2024

    Lyn Bennett has been painting murals since 2005. She's self-taught and thoroughly enjoys the process of taking a blank wall and making it interesting to look at. She's currently working with Tehachapi Murals to restore all of the murals in Tehachapi. Bennett was commissioned to start with the Avelino Martinez mural, which she has completed. She fondly describes the process for the mural, "The Martinez mural went pretty smoothly. The pieces that needed to be removed weren't terribly huge, and I...

  • Tehachapi's Wind Festival: let's go fly a kite

    C. Turner, staff writer|May 11, 2024

    Tehachapi celebrated the Wind Festival at Meadowbrook Park on April 20. "Old timers" may remember past wind festivals from many years ago. This year, the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District brought it back. This event was inspired by parkgoers flying their kites and the value of the wind to our city. Vendors, food trucks and local businesses came out to showcase their products and services. Sim Sanitation donated kites to all the children...

  • It was a Rock 'Enroll' Time at Cerro Coso Community College

    C. Turner, staff writer|Apr 27, 2024

    Everyone was welcome to take part in Cerro Coso Community College's Express Enrollment to streamline their registration process, which took place on Wednesday, April 17. Snacks and beverages were offered as students went from room to room to see what was in store for their future. Each student received one-on-one attention with programs such as financial aid, academic advising and many other support needs. Friendly staff awaited new and current students, ready to explore their many options for...

  • A furry, fun place to call home

    C. Turner, staff writer|Apr 20, 2024

    I'm not a four-legged creature but I was taken straight to doggy heaven as I came through the doors of Canine Creek: Pet Wash and Boutique. The elite shop has everything you need to get your pet pampered from haircuts and walk-in nail trims to soothing soak baths, including self-serve or full-grooming options, plus a premium array of clothing and products. As if the pampering wasn't enough, the variety of treats will get your furry companion begging to visit again and again. A trip to the store...

  • Mango Haus is serving up a wholesome dining experience

    C. Turner, staff writer|Apr 20, 2024

    Get ready for a dining and culinary experience unlike any other in your hometown of Tehachapi. Open for six months, owners Karen and Johnny Diaz's brilliant idea of "New Wholesome," the Mango Haus Lounge, has turned what they do best into a unique, healthy and inspiring food service. Pledging to be Blue Zone certified, their dishes are primarily plant-based, wholesome, freshly organic and locally sourced with a few meat options to satisfy everyone's stomachs and taste buds. Need a relaxing...