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Articles from the January 5, 2019 edition

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Get to know the Pacific Crest Trail

Every year hikers pass through Tehachapi while travelling the Pacific Crest Trail. Here's some info about the trail and the people in the community who help the hikers along the way. The PCT may...

 

Make a resolution to help our local nonprofits

I make New Year's resolutions each year and typically they are broken quickly. They are also all about me and pretty stereotypical - lose weight, eat healthier, stop procrastinating, finally become...

 
 By Ed Gordon    Community    January 5, 2019

What's Up in Stallion Springs?

The Stallion Springs Board of Directors seated three directors at the Dec. 18 meeting. Two of the directors were appointed by the Kern County Election Board as no one ran against them. Ben Dewell...

 

Becoming an astronaut – a dream come true for Mark Stucky

Exciting dreams come true at Mojave Air & Spaceport! Dec. 13 produced a calm, crisp morning and there was excitement and an edgy sense of accomplishment hanging in the air around the Virgin...

 

Community donates $1 million to Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation in 2018

Community members donated more than $1 million to the Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Foundation in 2018 to go toward the purchase of life-saving equipment, art to warm hospital walls and other...

 

Wine and dine – an experience to remember at the Rotary's 5th Annual Wine Pairing Dinner

On Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. at The Shed, the Rotary Club of Tehachapi will be hosting the 5th Annual Wine Pairing Dinner, which is one of the Club's major fundraisers for the year. This year the...

 

Five EMB Martial Arts students receive black belts

On Dec. 21 five EMB Martial Arts students received their black belts in the style of "Eclectic Mind and Body," which is a martial art that combines techniques from several traditional styles and...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    January 5, 2019

Meet Your New Neighbors

Walt and Tina-Marie Bayer moved to Bear Valley from Mission Viejo in November accompanied by their two cats, Mini and Pepper. Walt retired last May after 28 years with Experience Marketing. He...

 

Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Christmas party

Tehachapi Gandy Dancers' Annual Christmas Party was well attended by clubs from Palmdale and Bakersfield. Dancers were asked to bring Toys for Tots. They were extremely generous, not only in the...

 

LITERARY WINTER - Stories as unique as snowflakes

I love winter. A roaring fire in the fireplace, a cozy blanket on the couch, a good book to sink into. Winter days seem perfect for reading books saved throughout the busy year, or finding a book so...

 

Rotary learns about Tehachapi Cancer Foundation

Founder of the Tehachapi Cancer Foundation, Jim Wallace, told the Rotary Club of Tehachapi about the mission of the organization that was established by Wallace and his wife Tammy who passed away...

 

Major Tax Reform for Federal Tax Returns for 2018

The Tax Cuts and Job Act (TCJA) is the most sweeping change in federal tax law since 1986. It contains more than 115 new provisions. I will list a few of them now. The federal standard deduction for...

 

Teardown? Healthcare board weighs fate of old hospital

The Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District board of directors is asking the public to offer ideas regarding future use of the old hospital on West E St. The 64-year-old structure needs significant...

 

We have created a wonderful place

I've written before about the great work being done by very smart and talented people on behalf of the City of Tehachapi. It's work that has an everyday positive impact for the community, our...

 

Being fiscally fit in 2019

Nearly eight out of 10 adults are vowing to put a new focus on their financial wellness in 2019, according to a new survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education. It's a great goal, but...

 

Top passwords, Alexa's wake word and Instagram photos

Top passwords of 2018 A company called SplashData analyzed more than 5 million accounts/passwords that have leaked online and compiled a list of the most-used passwords for 2018. For the fifth year...

 

Sacramento water torture. Who will fix the WaterFix?

The transition from the Jerry Brown to the Gavin Newsom gubernatorial administrations is creating uncertainty among water agencies as to the direction of the complicated WaterFix plan. "We had a...

 

A dog's best friend is those who love them

Everyone has a dog story. Those animals whose main concern is the person who owns them. Their love is unconditional and they would die for us. They are funny, affectionate and protective. They die...

 

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club

Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club took a small group to one of Central Valley Youth Wrestling Association toughest tournaments, the California Republic. TVWC traveled to Corcoran, Calif. on Dec. 15 and...

 

2018 year in review

I am grateful for the honor and privilege of serving Kern County's Second District on the Board of Supervisors. Together, we have accomplished much, and this newsletter focuses on some of the...

 
 By Mel White    Community    January 5, 2019

Starting over in the new year

Something about new beginnings and firsts have always delighted and fascinated me. Which is one of many reasons I always look forward to the New Year, every year. Jan. 1 signals a great time to start...

 

Local holds on to hope and memories after Camp Fire

Around the holidays, when Angela Newton reflects on her childhood in Paradise, Calif., she thinks about the home her family built. The one with the light blue siding and wraparound decks. The one...

 

Consider some New Year's financial resolutions

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. As the year winds down, you may want to look ahead to see which areas of your life you can improve in...

 

Classes & Events

The Tehachapi Treasure Trove is open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit us online at www.tehachapitreasuretrove.com and on Facebook at www.facebook...

 

Can Tourette's syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary physical movements or vocal sounds. These actions may include kicking, facial tics, sudden jerking movements, shouts, grunts, or...

 

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