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Articles from the February 3, 2018 edition

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Memories of Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station Mojave

I have been thinking a lot about the Marines and the aircraft they flew, when they served here during World War II. I sense their presence every time I walk into the Administration Building or...

 

Local racer Jenee Dugan prepares to race in Bakersfield

Local Tehachapi racer Jenee Dugan is putting together a team to race on the dirt tracks of Bakersfield, Calif. Jenee is a veteran fan, going to the Okie Bowl at Bakersfield Speedway since she was a...

 

Now offering art classes

Alicia Garver has been teaching art classes in the Antelope Valley for 20 years. She is now teaching in Tehachapi at Slice of Life on Wednesdays. Her students have won county, state, and national art...

 

Tehachapi's 11th Annual Valentine's Wine and Chocolate Walk

The 11th Annual Valentine's Wine Walk and Chocolate Tasting, sponsored by Main Street Tehachapi, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. This is the perfect time to join...

 

What's the investment outlook for 2018?

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. By most measures, 2017 was a pretty good year for investors. But what can you expect in 2018? It's...

 

Mojave look to the future – 1956

I found an old Mojave newspaper article from May 17, 1956 with a headline proclaiming "Wonder Acres Grow with Mojave Area." An adjacent photo showed a photo of a newly drilled well in Wonder Acres. I...

 

Canine Companions for Independence visit the Lions

"We Serve" is the motto of all Lions Clubs. Not only does the Tehachapi Lions Club serve our community by doing service projects and giving back, but it also has a main mission of vision and hearing...

 

Switch from Chrome to Firefox

I've been a fan of Google's Chrome browser for years. When it first launched, it was fast and very configurable. The sync feature made it easy to have the same bookmarks on both my desktop and my...

 

Tehachapi Humane Society donates bench to Mojave Animal Shelter

The Tehachapi Humane Society recently donated a cast iron bench to the Mojave Animal Shelter for their outside meet and greet area. The teakwood bench donated to the shelter in the 90s by THS...

 

Diet influences health

A low-carb diet can cure diabetes and lower cholesterol. Dr. Susan Hall knows this because of her personal and her family's experiences. She spoke about healthy eating at a Kiwanis meeting, citing...

 

Death and Life

The season of Lent can be rather somber. Within the church, the prayers, liturgy and hymns are written to evoke deeper contemplation, as people symbolically walk with Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem...

 

Can a brain injury qualify for disability?

Social Security identifies a traumatic brain injury (TBI) under Listing 11.18. A TBI may result in neurological and mental impairments with a wide variety of post-traumatic symptoms and signs. The rat...

 

Do I need to file a tax return?

The answer depends on your filing status, your age and the type of income you earn. Each person is allowed to earn a certain amount of income before they are required to file a tax return. Each...

 

2017 Year in Review

The City of Tehachapi has released our "2017 Year in Review". This is an annual project we started several years ago to showcase the accomplishments of the City, our various departments and the...

 

Molly Sherman – A woman with a purpose

Born and raised in Coalinga, Calif., Molly Sherman moved to Tehachapi in 1967 and has resided here ever since. She studied massage therapy at the Institute of Holistic Studies in 1988 and opened her m...

 

Lions honor January Students of the Month

The Tehachapi Lions Club was pleased to honor two outstanding young men during their Student of the Month dinner meeting on Jan. 18. Brock Moore was selected by the staff at Monroe High School. Brock...

 

Trinity Madden wins Junior Miss Antelope Valley

Trinity Madden made history on Jan. 27, 2018 as she was the first-ever Junior Miss Tehachapi to win the prestigious title of Junior Miss Antelope Valley, where she competed against eleven other...

 

The tax benefits of your retirement savings plan –Part 1

Taxes can take a big bite out of your total investment returns, so it's encouraging to know that your employer-sponsored retirement savings plan may offer a variety of tax benefits. Depending on the...

 

Bellissima welcomes new manager

Welcoming a new member to a company that is built with determination, aspirations, and care is always a choice that is carefully and thoughtfully made. That is why today Bellissima Medical Aesthetics...

 

Soul food

I've been on a Southern food kick lately. There's something comforting in the cuisine. Maybe that's why it's called "soul food". This recipe couldn't be any more Southern if it tried. Take a humble...

 

High School Build-a-Plane Program takes off

A fortunate and lively group of high school students from the Tehachapi area is taking advantage of a special class in building a small airplane. This is a hands-on project in which the students...

 

An imaginary interview with Playwright Oscar Wilde

The cast was deep into rehearsals of "The Importance of Being Earnest". I was following along with the script when I thought I heard an unknown voice chuckling at the back of the BeeKay Theatre. I...

 

City of Tehachapi: A $20 million business

The city of Tehachapi is run as a business. "We are a non-profit business," City Manager Greg Garrett told members of the Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi on Jan. 31 at the Tehachapi Police Department...

 

PART 6 - Flaws doom district-based election petition

The city of Tehachapi has rejected a citizen's petition that would have required the City Council to rescind its Dec. 4 ordinance establishing district-based elections. According to the city,...

 

Marching again

Last year about this time I wrote about my experiences marching in Los Angeles in the Women's March, along with some 750,000 other people. This year I'm writing about the same kind of event, but this...

 

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