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 By Mel White    Community    May 14, 2022 

The otherworldly Trona Pinnacles

If you like rocks and rock formations and geological wonders, you'll love visiting the Trona...

 

By any other name

In "Romeo and Juliet" Shakespeare wrote: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 30, 2022

Happy Mother's Day

The last couple of years have been rough around all the holidays, as we haven't been able to get...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 30, 2022

Bird Dog Arts in Tejon Outlet Mall

When you want to visit an art gallery, the first place that comes to mind usually isn't an outlet...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 16, 2022

Standing up and moving

I was loading groceries into the back of my Escape the other day when a pickup truck pulled into...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 16, 2022

Cal City, Desert Tortoise Preserve

I get hankerings every now and then. If that sounds too old-school and you're wondering what I mean...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 2, 2022

Take a flowery April drive

Weatherwise, March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, or at least that is...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 2, 2022

Rosamond's Cat House

You don't have to be a crazy cat lady to enjoy visiting the EFBC's Feline Conservation Center ...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 19, 2022

Day Trippin' to the borax mine in Boron

Gas prices have soared these past couple of weeks so last Saturday I opted for an outing not too...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 19, 2022

Finding our history

March is designated Women's History Month by presidential proclamation, but historically speaking,...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 5, 2022

The Tachi Palace in Lemoore

The old adage suggests that you have to spend money to make money, and that may be true in business...

 
 By Mel White    Community    March 5, 2022

Love those Irish limericks

St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and I can't help but celebrate it here in my column. I have a bit...

 

Black History Month

February is designated Black History Month (BHM), a time to celebrate "the wide breadth of history,...

 

Downtown Lancaster and MOAH's 'Activation'

Years ago I used to drive down to Lancaster to shop at King Photo Supply. It was one of a handful...

 

Live and let live; live and let love

Valentine's Day is coming right up, a holiday to celebrate love. But aside from that rather...

 

Winter walk: Ripley Woodlands

Cabin fever is a real thing. It's described as "the psychological symptoms that a person may...

 

Taking care of yourself

The holidays are over, and life is getting back to business-as-usual. Or it's supposed to be anyway....

 
 By Mel White    Community    January 8, 2022

Endings and beginnings

Usually when we put up new calendars I like to write a rah-rah sis-boom-bah column about the joys...

 

Christmas lights

One of my favorite parts of the winter holiday season is driving around town after dark and seeing...

 

See it, hear it, do it now

My friend Vicki emailed me a copy of the following letter, which was reportedly written by an...

 

For the little things

Many people like to celebrate Thanksgiving with a wonderful old tradition, which is to pause before...

 

December happenings and changes ahead at Tehachapi Treasure Trove

Many changes are coming up for the Treasure Trove over the next few months, but some things will rem...

 

Happy Holidays

Two years ago, 2019, most of us celebrated Christmas (and the many other religious holidays of the...

 

Funnie punnies

As a writer, I'm used to and okay with taking a bit of poetic license now and then, and making up...

 

October Halloween

I love the month of October for many reasons – the little chill in the air, the leaves turning...

 

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